Animal Endocrine Clinic
This blog is written for owners of pets with endocrine disorders, as well as for veterinarians and veterinary staff. For more in-depth discussions of the science behind endocrinology, please read my blog written for veterinarians: Insights into Veterinary Endocrinology.
Animal Endocrine Clinic's Latest Posts
Med-Vet International Issues Recall of 1/2-cc U-40 Insulin Syringes Due to Mismarked Syringe Barrels (1). On February 14, 2014 , Med-Vet International initiated a voluntary nationwide recall of 140 boxes of 1/2-cc U-40 insulin syringes (1). The syringes are incorrectly labeled as 40 units per 1/2-cc syringe, whereas they should be marked with only 20 units per 1/2 cc. Obviously, this could potentially result in a lower-than-prescribed dose of insulin being administered, and lead to […]
I have a 19-year old female DSH cat who was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism 5 years ago. I chose not to do the radioactive treatment because that treatment required her being away for several days. I didn't want to do surgery to remove the thyroid gland because she was very weak at the time of the initial diagnosis. Therefore, I have been treating her with methimazole over all these years. Initially, her daily dosage was 5 mg (divided twice daily). Over the years, it has become necessary […]
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