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  • An insulinoma is a tumor that involves the beta cells of the pancreas. Beta cells are the cells that produce the hormone insulin. Insulinomas are surprisingly common in ferrets.

  • Generally, the following screening tests are recommended: a complete blood count (CBC), a serum biochemical profile, and a urinalysis.

  • Leptospirosis is an infectious disease caused by a type of bacteria called Leptospira. The disease often causes serious damage to the kidney and liver, and may be fatal in severe cases.

  • Generally, the following screening tests are recommended when liver disease is suspected: a complete blood count (CBC), a serum biochemical profile, and a urinalysis.

  • When we think of dogs who are different—dogs with disabilities—we generally first think of dogs with obvious, visible differences. For instance, we may get a mental image of a dog with three legs, or missing an eye, or perhaps a dog who is paralyzed. We may simply overlook the invisible disabilities a dog may be living with. Deafness is one of these hidden issues.

  • Careful monitoring of epileptic pets is necessary, not only to make sure the dose of the medicine is right, but also to ensure there are no problems related to the long-term use of the medication.

  • Besides making your dinner taste great, onions, garlic, leeks and chives can instigate severe medical problems for your dog. Although clinical signs of illness can occur soon after your dog eats the veggies, symptoms may take days to appear.

  • The pancreas is a glandular organ located close to the liver, the stomach and the small intestine. The pancreas has two separate and distinct functions, which are its endocrine functions (functions associated with hormone production) and its exocrine functions (functions associated with enzyme production).

  • Pancreatitis is a disease caused by inflammation of the pancreas. In the cat, inflammation of the pancreas is often part of a larger inflammatory condition that typically involves the liver and intestine, as well as the pancreas.

  • Pancreatitis is a disease caused by inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas has many functions related to digestion and the regulation of blood sugar levels.