How Long Does Pancreatitis Last in Cats?

Pancreatitis is often an acute disease and requires hospitalization for diagnosis and management. Treatment typically entails resting the pancreas by restricting food and fluids taken orally. Anti-nausea medication and appetite stimulants may be prescribed, and in cases where cats refuse to eat, nasoesophageal or nasogastric feeding tubes might be necessary in order to avoid complications … Read more

Getting the Distemper Vaccine

Distemper vaccination should begin within six weeks of age for puppies, and boosters administered annually after that. Distemper vaccination is included as part of the combination DHPP vaccine that can also protect against parvovirus, hepatitis, and parainfluenza. Distemper is highly contagious, spreading through saliva and respiratory secretions of infected dogs, even without showing symptoms themselves. … Read more

How Long Can a Dog Live With Hypercalcemia?

High calcium levels can indicate serious conditions, including kidney failure, Addison’s Disease, parathyroid tumors or cancer. They may also lead to increased drinking, urination and listlessness as well as reduced appetite. Your veterinarian will conduct blood tests to diagnose hypercalcemia. They include measuring your serum total and ionized calcium concentrations. How Long Will My Dog … Read more

How Long Does it Take For a Dog to Digest Food?

Digestion is a complex process requiring both mechanical and chemical processes, as dogs chew food mechanically while chemical processes break it down chemically with enzymes. Furthermore, it requires extensive work from gut microbiome bacteria in order to digest properly and turn food into…ehem…poop! Breed, age and exercise can all have an effect on how quickly … Read more