Kidney Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease

The kidneys are part of the urinary tract and serve the purpose of filtering waste from blood, which is later excreted as urine. Kidneys are responsible for maintaining electrolyte (salt), pH (acid-base) and water balance, regulation of blood pressure, and eliminating wastes. They are also responsible for producing hormones and enzymes such as renin, calcitriol, and erythropoietin. Read more about Chronic Kidney Disease

Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs

The pancreas is a V-shaped gland found within the abdomen along the area between the stomach and the first stretch of small intestine. The primary job of the pancreas is twofold - to produce insulin (the endocrine function), and to secrete inactive digestive enzymes and the chemical bicarbonate (the exocrine function).

Insulin, which is secreted into the blood in response to carbohydrate and protein ingestion, is one of the hormones implicated in diabetes, and is administered therapeutically to diabetics to ensure the body can process digested sugars. Read more about Acute Pancreatitis in Dogs