In recent years I’ve seen a series of cats with a striking syndrome of acute, severe diarrhoea of unknown cause. The more I see of these; the more I’m suspicious it’s a disease entity which isn’t fully described in the published literature. The three recent cases described below are typical representatives of the phenomenon. All … Continue reading
Almost the most frequent presenting problem we see in our sonography practice is canine acute abdomen. And perhaps, more specifically, acute vomiting which fails to resolve within a couple of days supportive care. The bottom line for these is ‘does this dog need surgery or will it resolve with supportive care’. If you can see … Continue reading
Gastric acid suppression in cats and dogs: are PPIs and H2 blockers indicated in a wide range of vomiting patients?
I’ll start by saying that we don’t have a whole lot of evidence on which to base an answer to that question. The root of trying to answer it is that it is my observation that omperazole, famotidine and ranitidine are widely used in general practice in cats and dogs with acute gastrointestinal disorders. And … Continue reading