Tag Archives: Oxymorphone

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Acute Therapy

Just as with dilated cardiomyopathy, cats that have respiratory distress suspected of having heart failure secondary to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may need to be placed in an oxygen-enriched environment as soon as possible. If possible the cat should be initially evaluated by doing a cursory physical examination, taking care not to stress the patient during this… Read More »

Treatment of Systemic Arterial Thromboembolism

Euthanasia In cats that are in acute pain that have a poor prognosis due to severe cardiomyopathy, euthanasia is a humane means of dealing with the problem. Systemic throm-boembolism is often a horrible complication of cardiomyopathy, the treatment options are all relatively poor, and rethrombosis is common. Consequently, although one should not automatically give up… Read More »

Acepromazine Maleate (PromAce, Aceproject)

Phenothiazine Sedative / Tranquilizer Highlights Of Prescribing Information • Negligible analgesic effects • Dosage may need to be reduced in debilitated or geriatric animals, those with hepatic or cardiac disease, or when combined with other agents • Inject IV slowly; do not inject into arteries • Certain dog breeds (e.g., giant breeds, sight hounds) may… Read More »

Diseases of the Stomach

Functional Anatomy The stomach’s main function is to act as a reservoir that controls the size and rate of passage of ingesta into the small intestine. The stomach also initiates the digestion of protein and fat and facilitates the absorption of vitamins and minerals. Anatomically the stomach is composed of four regions, the cardia, fundus,… Read More »

Gastric Dilatation And Volvulus

Gastric dilatation and gastric dilatation and volvulus are characterized by the dramatic distension of the stomach with air. With volvulus the stomach twists about its axis, moving dorsally and left of the fundus. Both dilatation and dilatation and volvulus cause caudal caval obstruction and impair venous return to the heart. This results in hypovolemic shock… Read More »