Archives for February 2011

Differences between Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

Kidney disease in cats can occur acutely or chronically.  Potential causes of acute kidney disease in cats are certain toxins, infections, cancer, obstruction of urine flow, or a decreased blood flow to the kidneys. Chronic kidney disease is not reversible but can be managed … [Read more...]

Fatty Liver Disease in Cats

Fatty liver disease (hepatic lipidosis) in cats occurs most frequently when an overweight cat has a dramatic decrease in the amount of food they eat over the course of days to weeks.  Often times there is an underlying medical condition, such as pancreatitis, that will cause … [Read more...]

Addison’s Disease in Dogs

Addison's disease in dogs is caused by a deficiency of glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids.  These hormones are made and released by the adrenal glands which are very small peanut shaped glands that reside next to the kidneys.  In dogs with Addison's disease the adrenal … [Read more...]