Hypocalcemia of critical illness in dogs and cats.

  title={Hypocalcemia of critical illness in dogs and cats.},
  author={Marie K. Holowaychuk},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={1299-317, vi-vii}
Hypocalcemia occurs in critically ill dogs and cats and is associated with medications, treatments, and underlying diseases such as acute kidney disease, pancreatitis, parathyroid disease, sepsis, and trauma. Possible underlying mechanisms include hypovitaminosis D, acquired or relative hypoparathyroidism, hypomagnesemia, and alterations in the ionized… CONTINUE READING