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Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Cats - Risk Factors and Outcome Predictors

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  • Description:
    Diabetes mellitus is a condition that is commonly diagnosed in dogs and cats. One of the severe complications of this condition is ketoacidosis - characterized by a state of metabolic acidosis and ketonuria and/or ketonemia. Although practitioners commonly see diabetic ketoacidosis, little has been known about risk factors for this complication and outcome predictors in affected cats.

    In this Evidence Based Update, there is discussion about:
    - Criteria for diagnosing DKA
    - Common signalment of cats with DKA
    - Cat breeds at a higher risk for developing diabetes mellitus and DKA
    - Common presenting signs of illness
    - Clinicopathologic findings associated with a poorer prognosis
    - Insulin regimens and influence on patient outcome
    - Prognosis for cats with DKA

    Running time: 15 mins
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  • Sponsor: VetVine Specialty Consulting Service
  • Presenter(s): Melissa Holahan, DVM, DACVECC
  • Fee (Basic Membership): $14.95

Featured Publications

The following journal articles or textbook chapters have been selected as Supplements to this event. You can elect to purchase them as part of a discounted seminar package fee.
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  • Diabetes Mellitus

    Canine and Feline Nutrition (Third Edition), 2011; Chapter 29, pp 343-358. Authors: Linda P. Case, Leighann Daristotle, Michael G. Hayek, Me...  more
  • Feline Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetic Ketoacidosis Package

    This package includes 3 textbook Chapters published in 2015 (total of 94 pages) - details below. Member Fee: $19.95; Login to purchase and d...  more