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Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency

…Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency is recognized as the most common cause of digestive enzyme problems in dogs and is usually related to an atrophied pancreas. Evidence strongly suggests that exocrine pancreatic insufficiency has genetic causes and German Shepards and certain collies are especially at risk for developing this syndrome. In cats, it is believed that chronic pancreatitis is the primary cause of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency but…

Dog Diabetes

…type of sample are indicative of diabetes. Furthermore, a veterinarian may check these samples for abnormally high levels of organic compounds known as ketones, which are produced by the liver when insulin levels are insufficient. Through a combination of evaluating clinical signs and laboratory results, a veterinary doctor will be able to determine whether or not your dog is suffering from diabetes. Once a diagnosis of this condition has been…

Cat Addisons Disease

Addisons disease or hypoadrenocorticism is a disorder of the endocrine system due to insufficient production of the adrenal gland hormones. Addison’s disease affects young cats, although it is a relevantly rare disease. The condition is very treatable but can be fatal without proper veterinary care.Causes The most common cause of Addisons disease in cats is the destruction of the adrenal tissue, mainly due to the over active response of the cats…

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