How You Can Help Us Make A Diagnosis of Your Pet’s Problem, Part 3: Breathing

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In almost every case of significant respiratory disease, there will be an increase in the respiratory rate early in the course of the illness.
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How You Can Help Us Make a Diagnosis of Your Pet’s Problem, Part 2: Appetite

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Monitoring for any changes in appetite is the first sign in any observation of illness in a pet. The medical term for a complete lack of appetite is anorexia.
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How You Can Help Diagnose Your Pet’s Problem, Part 1

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Photo by Fotol Eldar. Diagnosing a disease in animals is quite the challenge, and we need to be like Sherlock Holmes at times. Our patients cannot talk to us, and they have substantially different anatomies and physiologies, with different...
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Anemia in Animals, Part 3—Diagnosis of Anemia

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This is the third in a series of articles about anemia in pets. In the last two, Dr. Palazzolo laid out the anatomy of a blood cell and discussed the physiology of anemia itself. This article covers the disease’s diagnosis.

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Anemia in Animals, Part 2—Physiology of the Red Blood Cell (RBC)

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 Last week, Dr. Palazzolo gave us an anatomy of the red blood cell. This article, part 2 of a series on anemia in pets, will tell us about how the blood cells are processed and how veterinarians examine them.

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Anemia in Animals, Part 1—Anatomy of the Red Blood Cell (RBC)

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Almost everyone has heard of anemia, but few people really understand what it is. When one of our doctors tells a client that their dog or cat has anemia, they invariably want to know what vitamin to give to...

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Fluid Therapy in Animals—Part 3

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In part 3 of his fluid-therapy series, Dr. Palazzolo gives a step-by-step guide for pet owners who choose to administer fluids to an animal with renal disease. It’s not as difficult as you may think.

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Your Kitten’s First Year

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'Tis the time of year for families, celebrations and (maybe) a new kitten. Maybe it’s your first time with a new kitten, or maybe it’s been a decade (or several) since you’ve had a kitten.

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Fluid Therapy in Animals—Part 2

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Many ill pets need supplemental fluids on a long-term basis, especially cats with chronic kidney disease. Giving these fluids at home in such cases is equivalent to a human with kidney problems having dialysis treatment.

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Fluid Therapy in Animals—Part 1

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Fluid therapy might just be the most critical treatment we perform on sick animals. Dehydrated pets feel ill, cannot fight disease well, do not eat well, and cannot metabolize drugs efficiently.

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