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Hydrocephalus

…the amount of CSF in the brain, corticosteroids help to reduce intracranial pressure. Diuretics are also often utilized as they have similar effects. If your pet is experiencing seizures specific medication (i.e. Phenobarbital) is diagnosed in order to treat this symptom. There is also a surgical treatment that involves inserting a permanent shunt in the brain to drain CSF. This option is obviously more expensive, requires a specialist, and…

Cat Jaundice

…is the result of and other liver disorders and can be caused by: • Hepatitis, cholangitis (disease of the bile duct system) or both • Toxins being ingested, such as heavy metals, certain chemicals • Drugs such as Phenobarbital, corticosteroids, chemotherapy • • Viral, protozoal or bacterial infections • Cirrhosis that is end stagePosthepatic Causes • Disease of the pancreas, gall bladder or bile duct • Intestinal disorders that cause blockage…

Cat Detoxification

…use safely on a regular basis with your cat to keep him or her healthy?Liver supplements: Especially if your cat has shown high liver enzymes on blood tests, or may be taking medications that affect the liver, like phenobarbital or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, detoxification is good idea. Its also a good idea to help your cat with a detoxification if he or she has recently undergone general anesthesia, such as that used for spaying…

Dog Detoxification

…use safely on a regular basis with your dog to keep him or her healthy?Liver supplements: Especially if your dog has shown high liver enzymes on blood tests, or may be taking medications that affect the liver like phenobarbital or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, detoxification is good idea. Its also a good idea to help your dog with a detoxification if he or she has recently undergone general anesthesia, such as that used for spaying…

Cat Liver Disease

…this disease. Drugs or toxins can also cause feline liver disease. Such drugs include some medications that are perfectly safe for other species but are very harmful for cats. For example, acetaminophen (Tylenol), phenobarbital (an epilepsy medication), and glucocorticoids (cortisone) can all have a toxic effect on a cats liver. Tumors are also capable of causing liver disease in cats. Cancer that triggers this condition can be primary (arising…

Dog Jaundice

…tumor •Hepatic Causes This is the result of and can be caused by: • Hepatitis, cholangitis (disease of the bile duct system) or both • Toxins being ingested, such as heavy metals, certain chemicals • Drugs such as Phenobarbital, corticosteroids, chemotherapy • • Viral, protozoal or bacterial infections • Cirrhosis that is end stagePosthepatic Causes • Disease of the pancreas, gall bladder or bile duct • Intestinal disorders that cause blockage…

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