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  • Canine haemorrhagic gastro enteritis, (HGE) is a very acute form of dysentery (bloody diarrhoea) usually combined with vomiting.

  • The medical term for Addison's disease is hypoadrenocorticism. The term indicates diminished or lowered hormone production from the outer part (cortex) of the adrenal gland.

  • Prevention starts with puppy training and socialisation. Early and frequent pleasant association with other dogs will enable your pet to learn how to recognise and interpret canine interactions and reactions.

  • Allergic reactions are very common in dogs and are fully described in a separate handout on Allergies and Hypersensitivities.

  • Allergies are common in dogs. These reactions occur when the immune system ‘over-reacts’ to a foreign substance (the allergen or antigen).

  • Anaemia describes a reduction in the amount of red blood cells in the circulation and is a relatively common problem in cats.

  • Anaemia occurs when the amount of haemoglobin is reduced. It can be due to a reduction in the total number of circulating red cells or to a reduction in the amount of haemoglobin carried by them.

  • Anal gland (sac) disease is very common in dogs. The sacs frequently become impacted, probably due to blocking of the ducts.

  • Anaphylaxis is the name given to a sudden, unusual or exaggerated reaction by an animal to a particular substance. It is always a very sudden (acute) reaction and in dogs frequently results in swelling of the face, head, ears and other parts of the body.

  • Unfortunately anthrax has been used as a method of bio-terrorism and cats can be infected, as can most mammals.

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