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Issue number 33.1 Date Published 19/04/2023

Gastrointestinal topics

Gastrointestinal topics

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Gastrointestinal topics


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Issue number33.1 Published 19/04/2023

Gluten in human and canine health

Gluten-free diets are currently popular for both humans and dogs, but actually how common are gluten-related disorders? This paper compares and contrasts what we know about them in both species.

By Chih-Fan Chiang

Issue number33.1 Published 17/05/2023

Feline exocrine pancreatic insufficiency

Feline exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is more common than generally realized; this article offers pointers for successful diagnosis and treatment of the condition.

By Panagiotis G. Xenoulis

Issue number33.1 Published 24/05/2023

Treating constipation in cats

Is the constipated cat a simple “10-minute consultation”? Anything but, says Jonathan Lidbury, as he discusses a structured and careful approach to all such cases.

By Jonathan A. Lidbury

Issue number33.1 Published 31/05/2023

The feline gut-kidney axis: food for thought

There is now strong evidence that there are significant links between the gut and the kidneys, and that gastrointestinal health may be a key consideration when treating kidney disease, as discussed in this article

By Stacie C. Summers and Jessica M. Quimby

Issue number33.1 Published 07/06/2023

PLE in dogs: causes and treatments

Protein-losing enteropathy is a heterogenous syndrome in dogs, which means that the clinician should approach each case as an individual.

By Sara A. Jablonski

Issue number33.1 Published 14/06/2023

Giardiasis infection in dogs

Giardia infection is commonly identified in dogs, but deciding if it is a significant finding, and selecting the best treatment approach for a given situation, can often raise questions in practice; this article aims to provide some answers for the clinician.

By Rolf R. Nijsse and Paul A.M. Overgaauw

Issue number33.1 Published 21/06/2023

Atypical canine Hypoadreno-corticism

Addison’s disease may not be the first diagnosis that comes to mind when a dog with gastrointestinal signs presents, but this possibility should not be dismissed, as Romy Heilmann describes.

By Romy M. Heilmann

Issue number33.1 Published 28/06/2023

Fecal microbiota transplantation for GI disorders

Fecal microbiota transplantation is starting to be seen as a viable option to treat various acute and chronic gastrointestinal problems in dogs, as Linda Toresson explains.


Issue number33.1 Published 05/07/2023

Dietary fiber: the clinician’s secret weapon

“Fiber” is a term used daily when discussing animal diets, but what does it actually entail? Adam Rudinsky offers an overview of fiber in all its different aspects.

By Adam J. Rudinsky