Tummy Trouble in Feline PatientsCat

Chronic diarrhea and vomiting are common clinical signs in the adult feline patient population. In affected cats, it is important for veterinarians to be able to determine the cause of these clinical signs so that they can recommend the most appropriate treatments.  This is particularly true for the two most common causes of chronic gastrointestinal […]

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)Cat

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Species affected: felines, canines, humans, equines   Human Terminology: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative colitis Description: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) involves chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Typical IBD symptoms in humans include severe and chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, fatigue, and weight loss. Symptoms vary due to severity and […]

Groundbreaking Heart Surgery in Dogs Offers Opportunities for Advancement in Human SurgeryParvovirus

In 2018, Colorado State University opened the first of its kind hybrid cardiac operating room in veterinary medicine. This advanced technology allows for heart interventions that have never before been possible in pets. In early 2019, Dr. Scansen performed the first ever transcatheter aortic valve replacement in a dog, Sabbath, with the help of UCHealth […]

Mitral Valve DiseaseParvovirus

(myxomatous mitral valve disease, chronic mitral valve disease, degenerative mitral valve disease, mitral insufficiency) Species affected: Humans, Canines Brief Disease Description: Mitral  valve disease (MVD) can be congenital (a defect in the valve the patient is born with) or acquired (valve conditions that develop with aging or due to infection) and includes both mitral valve […]