Calcium

Canine Hyperparathyroidism

Canine Hyperparathyroidism

Canine hyperparathyroidism is one of several causes of hypercalcemia in dogs. Hypercalcemia, or elevated calcium level in the bloodstream, is defined as any laboratory reading above 11.4 mg/dl. In dogs, as in people, the four parathyroid glands are located nestled into the thyroid glands, thus their name. Para is a Latin prefix meaning “beside.” Both […]

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  March 5, 2014   No comments
Eclampsia In Dogs And Cats

Eclampsia In Dogs And Cats

Eclampsia, also called puerperal* tetany, is defined as low blood calcium levels detected just before or up to 4 weeks after giving birth to puppies and/or during lactation (giving milk, feeding puppies). Eclampsia occurs in cats, but much less often than in dogs. Signs can be terrifying to pet owners, as feeding mothers can exhibit […]

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  August 23, 2013   No comments