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Addison’s Disease

Ettinger & Feldman — Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine Client Information Sheet Addison’s Disease Edward C. Feldman What is Addison’s disease? Addison’s disease is a hormonal disorder named after Thomas Addison, a British scientist, who is credited for being the

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Canine Hypothyroidism

Ettinger & Feldman — Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine Canine Hypothyroidism J. Catherine R. Scott-Moncrieff   What is canine hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism is the clinical condition caused by thyroid hormone deficiency. The thyroid hormones (thyroxine, T4 and triiodothyronine, T3) are produced

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Adequan (Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan)

Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan (Adequan) (for information only) Available as injectable Background A joint consists of articulating bones, a fibrous capsule enclosing the joint, and slippery lubricating joint fluid to facilitate the gliding of the two bones across each other when the

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Care and Use of Feeding Tubes (E-Tube Care)

Ettinger & Feldman — Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine Client Information Sheet Care and Use of Feeding Tubes Stanley L. Marks   When are feeding tubes used? Feeding tubes are used to facilitate feeding of dogs and cats that refuse

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Otitis Externa

Ettinger & Feldman — Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine Client Information Sheet Otitis Externa Sandra R. Merchant   What is otitis externa?Otitis externa is an inflammation or infection of the outer (external) ear canal. Many factors can cause or contribute

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Food Hypersensitivity

Ettinger & Feldman — Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine Client Information Sheet Food Hypersensitivity               Catherine A. Outerbridge   What is food hypersensitivity?Food hypersensitivity, or food allergy dermatitis, is a chronic skin disorder that occurs in dogs and cats. Food hypersensitivity

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Flea Allergy Dermatitis

Ettinger & Feldman — Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine Client Information Sheet Fleas and Flea Allergy Dermatitis Catherine A. Outerbridge   What is flea allergy dermatitis? Flea allergy is the most common cause of itching and scratching in dogs and

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Canine Atopic Dermatitis

Ettinger & Feldman — Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine Client Information Sheet Canine Atopic Dermatitis Sandra R. Merchant   What is atopic dermatitis?Atopic dermatitis (atopy) is an inherited predisposition to develop allergic symptoms after repeated exposure to some otherwise harmless

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Pancreatitis

Ettinger & Feldman — Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine Client Information Sheet Acute Pancreatitis in the Dog and Cat Michael Schaer   What is pancreatitis? The pancreas is a dual functioning gland that is located in the front part of

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Seizures

Ettinger & Feldman — Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine Client Information Sheet Seizures       Michael Podell   What is an epileptic seizure?The diagnosis and treatment of seizure disorders in small animals is similar in many respects to the treatment of other

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