Several drugs have been reported to alter thyroid function tests in dogs. These include glucocorticoids, potentiated sulfonamides and anticonvulsants, such as phenobarbital. Many other drugs have been reported to affect thyroid function in humans and other species.
Calcium oxalate (CaOx) was the most common (47 percent) mineral in feline uroliths submitted to the Minnesota Urolith Center during 2003 (Table 1). More than two-thirds of feline nephroliths were composed of CaOx.
Your veterinarian has just informed you that your dog has otitis, or inflammation of the ear. Luckily, most cases of otitis are caught during the early stage of the disease, so the chances for getting your dog's ears back in tip-top shape are good.