Dehydrocholic Acid Uses and Side Effects in Veterinary Medicine

Using Dehydrocholic Acid to Improve Biliary Drainage in Animals Dehydrocholic Acid is a man-made synthetic bile acid that is created by oxidizing cholic acid, a naturally occurring bile acid. It is most commonly used in veterinary medicine as a hydrocholeretic, a diuretic, a cholagogue, or as a diagnostic aid. Pharmacology of Dehydrocholic Acid Dehydrocholic Acid […]

Surprising Causes of Seizures in Cats

causes of cat seizures

What Causes Seizures in Domestic Felines? When a cat has a seizure, it can be a terrifying event for the owner. One feels so helpless because nothing can be done to help the feline pet until the seizure is over. And, while epilepsy might be the first thing to come to mind when your cat […]

An All-Purpose Guide to Potassium Bromide for Use in Dogs

Potassium Bromide: An Anti-Epileptic Medication Potassium Bromide (KBr) is an anti-epileptic medication used by veterinarians to treat dogs suffering from idiopathic epilepsy. It is rarely given to cats because of its elevated potential for causing side effects in felines. Potassium bromide is often chosen by veterinarians over phenobarbital due to the fact that potassium bromide […]

How to Respond When Your Dog or Puppy Suffers a Seizure

Don’t Panic If Your Puppy Has a Seizure Not everyone who takes home a puppy knows this – it’s not necessarily that even seasoned dog owners know, but puppies and adult dogs can have seizures, just like humans. Also called “fits,” or convulsions, seizures in puppies and adult dogs can be caused by a variety […]