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Canine Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus: RIP Barbie

Canine Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus: RIP Barbie

Veterinary Partner calls bloat the Mother of all Emergencies. According to some sources, bloat is the number two dog killer, right after cancer! Gastric dilatation is a distention of the stomach from an accumulation of gas and fluid. Gastric dilatation can be further complicated by volvulus, in which the distended stomach rotates on itself (gastric torsion), cutting off its blood…

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Hyperthermia in Dogs: Heatstroke Is No Light Matter!

Hyperthermia in Dogs: Heatstroke Is No Light Matter!

Do you know that too much heat can seriously harm and even kill your dog? Hyperthermia is a term that describes [dangerously] elevated body temperature. It falls in two categories: fever non-fever Fever is an increase in body temperature as part of the immune response. A heatstroke is a form of hyperthermia that happens that the body’s ability to cool…

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Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency in Dogs: Weight Loss, Brittle Fur, Starving All The Time … Beaner’s Story

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency in Dogs: Weight Loss, Brittle Fur, Starving All The Time … Beaner’s Story

The pancreas is an essential organ that is involved both in food digestion and metabolism. The two crucial functions it fulfills is the production of digestive enzymes and the production of insulin. Without digestive enzymes present, your dog cannot break down their food and can literally starve to death regardless of the amount of food they consume. Thank you, Angie…

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