V J Parker

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BACKGROUND Obesity in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with longer survival. The purpose of this study was to determine if a relationship exists between body condition score (BCS) and survival in dogs with CKD. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES Higher BCS is a predictor of prolonged survival in dogs with CKD. ANIMALS One hundred dogs were(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe findings in dogs with exogenous thyrotoxicosis attributable to consumption of commercially available dog foods or treats containing high concentrations of thyroid hormone. DESIGN Retrospective and prospective case series. ANIMALS 14 dogs. PROCEDURES Medical records were retrospectively searched to identify dogs with exogenous(More)
BACKGROUND Enteral feeding tubes are frequently placed in animals to provide assisted nutritional support; however, one major reported complication is clogging of the tubes. The goal of this study was to determine which solution is most effective at dissolving in vitro clots made using a veterinary canned critical care diet. METHODS Various solutions were(More)
Spontaneous hyperlipidemia in rats causes glomerular disease. Idiopathic hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) is prevalent in Miniature Schnauzers, but its relationship with proteinuria is unknown. Decreased activity of major lipid metabolism enzymes, lipoprotein lipase (LPL) and hepatic lipase (HL), may play a role in the cyclic relationship between hyperlipidemia(More)
The present case report describes the isolation of the fungus Cokeromyces recurvatus from the intestinal tract of a canine patient. Infection by this fungus is rare, having only been reported in 8 human beings and 1 cat. The fungus is not reported to exhibit tissue invasion. Cokeromyces recurvatus is most likely an opportunistic agent, and most cases(More)
Optimal treatment of protein-losing nephropathy (PLN) should address both medical and nutritional issues. In nonazotemic dogs with PLN, the main nutrients of concern are protein, calories, omega-3 fatty acids, and sodium. In azotemic dogs with PLN, requirements for additional nutrients should be addressed. The amount of protein and the specific diet must be(More)
Hypercalcemia in cats is recognized with increased frequency, especially idiopathic hypercalcemia, which is the most common cause. Idiopathic hypercalcemia seems to be unique to the cat, not occurring in the dog as a specific syndrome. There are many causes of hypercalcemia, and diagnosis relies on evaluation of clinical signs, physical examination,(More)
The optimal weight loss diet for cats and dogs is best determined by obtaining a full dietary history and performing a detailed assessment of the pet, pet owner, and environment in which the pet lives. Incorporating information about pet and owner preferences allows for individualization of the weight management plan and has the potential to increase(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe 2 cats that developed acute iatrogenic water intoxication, one associated with a continuous infusion of water provided via an esophagostomy tube and one following SC administration of 5% dextrose in water (D5W). CASE OR SERIES SUMMARY A 10-year-old cat with squamous cell carcinoma was hospitalized for treatment of dehydration.(More)