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K9 Medicine

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K9 Medicine

Gastrointestinal/pancreatic/hepatic

Dogs regularly present with signs of gastrointestinal disease such as regurgitation, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation or weight loss.  Using a combination of state-of-the-art equipment (such as Specialist ultrasonography, fluoroscopy, endoscopy, and computerised tomography (CT)) and our knowledge and experience we can provide a non-invasive assessment of the gastrointestinal tract.

 

Hepatic, biliary and pancreatic diseases are also common in dogs.  We are able to investigate these using a variety of blood tests, specialist imaging (ultrasound and CT), angiography and fluoroscopy.

 

Working closely with our colleagues in Anaesthesia, Soft tissue Surgery and Interventional Radiology, allows us to diagnose and treat cases such as portosystemic shunts, obstructive biliary disease and peritonitis.

 

Renal/Urinary

We regularly deal with a range of urinary tract issues, from stabilising and treating acute kidney injury, to managing chronic kidney disease.  Using in house blood gas and electrolyte monitoring we can assess and manage patients that require round the clock care.  In severe cases of acute kidney injury we can provide the monitoring and expertise necessary to perform peritoneal dialysis.  In cases of obstructive ureteric disease, our collaborative working environment allows surgical/interventional radiography (ie SUB placement) to be performed in a timely manner.

In the more stable cases, we are able to investigate the cause of urinary tract issues using blood gas, computerised tonometry (CT), cystoscopy and specialist ultrasonography.

 

Endocrine

The internal medicine team have a wealth of experience dealing with all types of endocrine disease in both dogs and cats.  We are able to use this knowledge and experience to investigate and treat all forms of endocrine disease from unstable diabetes, to diseases of the adrenal or thyroid glands.  We work alongside our Specialists in Diagnostic imaging, using ultrasound and CT to investigate related diseases, and blood work, monitoring tools (implantable glucose monitors, at home monitoring etc) and where appropriate, surgical intervention, to stabilise or treat all known small animal endocrinopathies.

 

Haemolymphatic

We are able to provide blood transfusions to both dogs and cats.  We stock packed red cells and plasma for dogs, as well as having a blood donor list enabling us to provide fresh blood when needed. Being able to provide blood transfusions enables us to stabilise anaemic patients whilst we investigate the cause of their anaemia.  Investigations are tailored to the patients’ needs, but can involve specialist ultrasound, CT, bone marrow aspirates and infectious disease testing.

In addition, to anaemia we are able to investigate and treat all forms of haemolymphatic disease, immune mediated and infectious diseases being treated by our internal medicine specialist consultants, whilst the neoplastic diseases are treated by our colleague Owen Davies, who runs our oncology clinic.

 

Respiratory

We see dogs with a range of upper and lower respiratory tract conditions.  We are able to image the nose, sinuses and lungs with CT imaging, which coupled with our range of rhinoscopes and bronchoscopes allows us to look directly at, and sample specific areas of the respiratory system.

 

Infectious Disease

Infection can affect any area within the body and may be simple or complex.  There are many emerging infectious diseases within the UK, which can prove challenging to diagnose.  We have a wealth of experience dealing with domestic and tropical infectious diseases.

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