Catriona MacPhail, DVM, PhD, BA, DACVS
Feline inflammatory polyps are benign growths originating from the middle ear of cats and can result in upper-airway obstruction, otitis externa and otitis media. The two most common methods of removal are by traction and ventral bulla osteotomy.
For certain procedures in the abdominal cavity, surgical staples may be an appropriate alternative to suturing.
Nutritional support is indicated in cases of acute weight loss, persistent inappetence, malnutrition, increased metabolic demand, ongoing metabolic loss, or if the animal is physically unable to eat.
Brachycephalic airway syndrome refers to the condition of airway distress attributable to anatomical abnormalities.
Urinary incontinence is a relatively common problem in small animals with a variety of etiologies.
Leakage of urine into the abdominal cavity is a common condition following vehicular trauma in small animals.