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Hypothyroidism is a common endocrine disease in dogs. The most common causes are lymphocytic thyroiditis or idiopathic thyroid atrophy. Although diagnosis can be straightforward in some patients it can be more challenging in others.> Read more
Although the vast majority of heart failure cases in dogs and cats are relatively straightforward, at some point, there will be a case where the treatment does not have the effect that we expect...> Read more
Hypersomatotropism (HS) is the excessive production of growth hormone (GH) by the pituitary gland.
Acromegaly is the clinical syndrome which results from this, with the classic broad facial features, prognathia inferior, snoring and stertor (due to excess tissue growth in the airways), myocardial thickening and large paws...> Read more
The trend for flat faced-dogs has grown significantly in the last decade. Selective breeding for flat-faced characteristics has led to an increased incidence of upper respiratory tract obstruction and subsequent respiratory distress. Whilst the length of the skull is reduced, the volume of soft tissues remains the same...> Read more