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Causes Of Diabetes Mellitus In Cats

Causes Of Diabetes Mellitus In Cats

Diabetes mellitus (DM) in dogs and cats has many causes, just as there are multiple causes in people. Canine diabetes mellitus is always Type 1, or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM). Type 1 diabetes results from congenital or acquired failure to produce insulin, requiring insulin replacement therapy by injection. On the other hand, cats may be afflicted by […]

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Preparing Your Pet For Laboratory Tests

Preparing your pet for laboratory testing varies according to the type of test being performed. The two most-commonly performed tests, fecal flotation and heartworm test require no preparation at all. However, to save your pet from the discomfort of staff having to obtain a stool specimen with a rectal probe, bring in about a tablespoon […]

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At The Laboratory With My Pet’s Doctor, Chemistry Profile II

In our ongoing series about how and why your pet’s doctor chooses laboratory tests, and what the results mean, we continue our look at the Chemistry Profile.  Click here to read Part 1.  Click here to read about the Complete Blood Count (CBC).   Click here to read about urinalysis. Glucose. Everybody knows glucose. It’s also […]

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