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Articles by Audrey K. Cook, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA

Treating chronic diarrhea in cats

Targeted drug therapy, dietary changes, prebiotics, and probiotics are some of the tools that can help you get cats with persistent diarrhea back to normal GI function.
Jul 1, 2010

Chronic diarrhea is best managed with targeted therapy based on a specific diagnosis.

How to manage feline chronic diarrhea, Part I: Diagnosis

A combination of patient history, fecal analysis, and additional diagnostic tests will help you discover the cause of this all-too-common clinical sign.
Jul 1, 2010

An increase in the frequency and liquidity of bowel movements is an important sign of gastrointestinal (GI) disease in cats.

What you want to know about diabetic regulation

Jun 1, 2010

We asked you if you had questions for Dr. Audrey Cook about diabetes. Here are her responses.

Identifying the reasons behind difficult-to-control diabetes in dogs

In this second article of a two-part series, an internist reviews the insulin-related, client-related, and patient-related problems that can make a diabetes management regimen ineffective. Here is a step-by-step approach to identifying and addressing problems that underlie cases of poor diabetic regulation in dogs.
Apr 1, 2010

Diabetes mellitus is a common endocrinopathy in canine practice, but successful patient management sometimes can be a challenge.

Discovering the reasons underlying difficult-to-control diabetes in cats

In the first of a two-part series, an internist reviews the insulin-related, client-related, and patient-related problems that can make a diabetes management regimen ineffective. Here is a step-by-step approach to identifying and addressing problems that underlie cases of poor diabetic regulation in cats.
Mar 1, 2010

Cats with diabetes can be challenging to monitor and treat because of the complex pathophysiology of the disease and cats' propensity for stress-related hyperglycemia.

An update on gallbladder mucoceles in dogs

Once thought to be rare in dogs, gallbladder mucoceles are now frequently diagnosed. And although primarily thought to be best treated surgically, mucoceles may be effectively managed medically in some patients when caught early.
Apr 1, 2009

Before 2000, gallbladder mucoceles were rarely reported in dogs. However, they are now considered one of the more common causes of extrahepatic biliary disease.

Diagnosing and treating canine copper-associated hepatopathies

Whether from inflammatory hepatic disease or an inherited metabolic defect, copper accumulation can lead to hepatocellular damage and even cirrhosis. Treatment can successfully mitigate or even reverse copper-associated changes.
Aug 1, 2008

A review of the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, definitive diagnosis, and treatment

Guidelines for evaluating hypercalcemic cats

Cats with hypercalcemia exhibit clinical signs less frequently than dogs do. However, with this article's helpful mnemonics for recalling the causes of feline hypercalcemia and a diagnostic algorithm, you will be prepared to provide the best care for your feline patients.
Jul 1, 2008

Review the steps to evaluating a hypercalcemic cat.

Trilostane: A therapeutic consideration for canine hyperadrenocorticism

Choices in medical therapy for dogs with hyperadrenocorticism can be limited. Studies have shown that trilostane provides another option for treating this disease—as well as alopecia X.
Feb 1, 2008

A brief review of the diagnosis and treatment of hyperadrenocorticism and the current knowledge on trilostane, including its therapeutic considerations and possible adverse effects.

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