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Fleas in Rabbits
Rabbits can acquire external parasites. Fleas are a small insect parasite that may take up residence on your rabbit, especially if exposed to fleas outdoors or in a house with dogs or cats who themselves have fleas.
Acepromazine is used as a sedative and a pre-anesthetic agent. It also possesses the following properties: prevents vomiting, prevents muscle spasms, alleviates itching as a result of skin irritation and decreases temperature. Acepromazine may be used to help manage feline urinary tract disease.
Acetaminophen may be used in dogs to relieve pain and reduce fever. This medication should NEVER be given to cats, since it is highly toxic to them.
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Poisoning Alert for Dogs and Cats
Acetaminophen (Tylenol®, Paracetamol, APAP, N-acetyl-p-aminophenol) is a pain relief and fever-reducing medicine people use for many types of pain.
This medicine may be prescribed to treat glaucoma – a disease of the eye that increases intraocular pressure and produces defects in the field of vision. Acetazolamide will reduce the amount of pressure in the eye.
Addison's Disease in Dogs
Addison's disease is the common name for hypoadrenocorticism. Hypoadrenocorticism is a condition where there is diminished or lowered hormone production from the outer part or cortex of the adrenal gland.
Addison’s Disease - Testing
Addison's disease (or hypoadrenocorticism) is caused by a decreased production of two hormones from the adrenal gland. These hormones are cortisol (a stress hormone) and aldosterone (a mineralocorticoid hormone that regulates the body's water balance through its effects on sodium and potassium).
Adipose (Lipoma) Tumors
These notes are provided to help you understand the diagnosis or possible diagnosis of cancer in your pet. For general information on cancer in pets ask for our handout "What is Cancer". Your veterinarian may suggest certain tests to help confirm or eliminate the diagnosis, and to help assess treatment options and likely outcomes.
Adrenal Cortex Tumors
Endocrine glands produce specialized chemicals called "hormones". These regulate and integrate many activities to maintain internal stability of the body.
Adrenal Medulla Tumors
Endocrine glands produce specialized chemicals called “hormones”. These regulate and integrate many activities to maintain internal stability of the body. The hormones pass directly into the blood to affect target cells elsewhere.