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Endocrine Emergencies in Dogs and Cats

  • Title: Endocrine Emergencies in Dogs and Cats
  • Description:
    Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice,
    April 2013.  Author:  Amie Koenig

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  • Category: Emergency and Critical Care

  • Abstract / Overview:

    Diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome, hypoglycemia, insulinoma, hypoadrenocorticism, pheochromocytoma, thyrotoxicosis, and myxedema coma are all examples of life-threatening complications of endocrine disease.

    Success in treatment of endocrine emergencies is contingent on early recognition and treatment.

    Many endocrine diseases presenting emergently have nonspecific signs and symptoms.  Endocrine crises are often precipitated by concurrent disease, further making early identification difficult.