Other Endocrine-related Emergencies

December 12, 2017

Jamie M. Burkitt, DVM, DACVECC, assistant professor of clinical surgical and radiological sciences at the University of California, Davis, gives some examples of endocrine-related emergencies other than diabetic ketoacidosis.

Jamie M. Burkitt, DVM, DACVECC, assistant professor of clinical surgical and radiological sciences at the University of California, Davis, gives some examples of endocrine-related emergencies other than diabetic ketoacidosis.

Other emergencies include things like addisonian crisis (Addison's disease), which is generally a problem in dogs; thyroid storm, which is generally seen in cats with hyperthyroidism, but has never been properly documented; insulinomas, which are common with unexplained hypoglycemia; and myxedema coma, which is a very uncommon, life-threatening complication of hyperthyroidism seen in dogs usually in the winter.