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BACKGROUND Hyperkalemia occurs in dogs with chronic kidney disease (CKD). OBJECTIVES (1) To determine the incidence of hyperkalemia in dogs with CKD, (2) to determine the proportion of hyperkalemic dogs that required modification of dietary potassium intake, (3) to evaluate the response to dietary modification. METHODS The hospital database was reviewed(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the body condition score (BCS) distribution for dogs examined at a teaching hospital and examine whether the BCS distribution for dogs with cancer differed significantly from the distribution for dogs without cancer. SAMPLE POPULATION 1,777 dogs with cancer and 12,893 dogs without cancer. PROCEDURES A retrospective prevalence(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the long-term risk of recurrence of calcium oxalate (CaOx) cystic calculi in dogs of various breeds fed 1 of 2 therapeutic diets. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. Animals-135 dogs with a history of CaOx cystic calculi. PROCEDURES Medical records for 4 referral hospitals were searched to identify dogs that had had CaOx cystic(More)
  • Lisa P Weeth
  • 2016
Obesity is not a cosmetic or social issue; it is an animal health issue. The metabolic effects of obesity on insulin resistance and development of hyperlipidemia and the mechanical stress excess weight places on the musculoskeletal system are well established in the literature. Additional health risks from obesity, such as fatty accumulation in the liver,(More)
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