When things go wrong in the feline pancreas

Subtle, nonspecific clinical signs coupled with no identifiable trigger make pancreatic disease an elusive diagnosis.

WVC—Chasing the ketones when diabetes runs amok

Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is the body’s breaking point when diabetes mellitus wreaks havoc. What pushes the diabetic animal over the edge is typically an underlying disease that hinders compensatory mechanisms.

WVC—Opioids in veterinary medicine: panacea and pandemonium

Opioids lob their powers against many of the body’s evils, from pain to coughing to diarrhea. But there’s a dark side to opioids, both for the pets prescribed them and for their human caregivers.