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"animal medical center" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:34 min | 1 year ago

"animal medical center" Discussed on KOMO

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"animal medical center" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

02:10 min | 1 year ago

"animal medical center" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"And Angela I want to ask you how you got involved with all of this well unfortunately I am very dear cousin of mine died on April the fourteenth Anita was unfortunately fell and broke her hip beginning of March and was it the animal Medical Center and that was one of about the time that the lockdown started with the nursing homes or skilled and in the inpatient skilled nursing homes and she was discharged and transferred into the skilled rehab and everyone thought that should be safe there because no family or visitors were allowed other than staff and unfortunately communication stopped with her family and the only time that they got through was to find out that she was being tested four cove it then the call about she's positive and then she is our final hours how you can come see her and then a call at the end that she passed in who's going to pick up her body I was outraged that prompted me to get on the phone or an email with the Maryland apartment health and ask about data about it because no one knew that covert work it was in the nursing homes I just found this whole situation outrageous and a similar situation happened with my neighbor as well recently who died on Tuesday this week of Kobe while he was at the rehab place in Chestertown so I I've been full on fire actually with this issue when I reached out to Dr Palmisano about this and and that's how I ended up here was through her in in in my telling the story well doctor promise on a let me ask you this I saw and read hi where are the the seniors association is very concerned about the situation assume there are other groups that are very concerned about the situation have you been communicating with any of these folks you know with the.

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"animal medical center" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

04:33 min | 1 year ago

"animal medical center" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"A tiger at the New York City Bronx zoo has tested positive for coke at nineteen more from A. B. C.'s divvying Dhaliwal in New York the question now can the virus to be transmitted to humans through pets Dr Anna holen house from New York city's animal Medical Center says yes but so far only three cats almost the identical virus receptor on the cells that let the virus in that people do because this pandemic is unfolding situation proper hygiene practices should always be done officials say the code nineteen testing on the four year old female Malaysian tiger was performed at a veterinary school laboratory and is not the same test as is used for people

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A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

The KFBK Morning News

00:46 sec | 1 year ago

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

"A tiger at the New York City Bronx zoo has tested positive for coke at nineteen more from A. B. C.'s divvying Dhaliwal in New York the question now can the virus to be transmitted to humans through pets Dr Anna holen house from New York city's animal Medical Center says yes but so far only three cats almost the identical virus receptor on the cells that let the virus in that people do because this pandemic is unfolding situation proper hygiene practices should always be done officials say the code nineteen testing on the four year old female Malaysian tiger was performed at a veterinary school laboratory and is not the same test as is used for people

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"animal medical center" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

02:10 min | 2 years ago

"animal medical center" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"The cops do this I did this on purpose where they they have a car at that there's a sweltering baby or dog in there and they break all the window all of them well I gotta vented the front window of the flow of the back windows the side windows the rear view no hatch back everything gets busted I got a way to get the dog either maybe next time you want shutting these windows well I I can't if you blow mall out Bob what's going on with the video so tough to bear we're only showing a bit of the dog couldn't even bark it was pending so heavy the mouth was dry he was a sergeant she couldn't even street on a Saturday night let's run that by me again the mouth was dry he was the sergeant yeah by the way I think it look the sergeant begins with an al not an end maybe we go back to is schooling about the distance of the earth sun is I don't the mouth was dry he was the sergeant no in India charging no because it comes from north towards a call just said F. at the hall all teachers and the mouth was dry he was lethargic she couldn't even control himself and with the help of the German sounding you know what we need to stop that into a promo that typically junior show here's our mouth is dry he was no thought are doing he couldn't control himself tonight at six animal control rush the dog named Pedro to safety the dog was in very bad distress and was taken to the wi ridge medical animal Medical Center okay and a dog our live on KFI more Bender Disneyland has had to patch up the matter horn the park says a chunk of the artificial mountainside broke off yesterday before the park opened it was about the size of a door the ride was at half capacity for the day riverside county officials have blocked access to the Santa Ana river in her group of valley because of a possible outbreak of deadly bacteria officials said the water will be tested for Shigella bacteria which can cause blood poisoning infections whether end.

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"animal medical center" Discussed on One Life Radio Podcast

One Life Radio Podcast

09:36 min | 2 years ago

"animal medical center" Discussed on One Life Radio Podcast

"I have a very special guest who's back, Dr Nick trout. He graduated from veterinarian school at the university of Cambridge in nineteen eighty nine he is a diplomat of the American and European colleges of veterinary surgeons for the past twenty years. He's been a staff surgeon at the procedures Angell animal medical center in Boston. His latest novel. The wonder of loss causes is absolutely fabulous. By the way, doctor trout is a passionate advocate for the cystic fibrosis foundation. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife Kathy and their adopted labrador tie as such a pleasure to have you back. Welcome back to actor, trout. Hi, thanks for having me on the show. Again, it's a play to be here. I have so enjoyed your book. I can't even tell you there's so many life lessons at. It is absolutely one of the best, and I don't read fiction, Dr trout. I really don't. But your book has captured me just captured me and, and like you said, the ending of it is going to make everybody cry. It's a great read. I highly recommend it the wonder of loss causes, we're talking today about about that book, which is about cystic fibrosis and the battle that families go through through some of the most difficult things that you could go through in life is when you have a child that so desperately sick. So as I said, this book is such a beautiful story about a dog's love. And loyalty. Can you talk about your daughter's cystic fibrosis and how this inspired your book, the wonder of loss causes? Yeah, really. So, you know, my daughter Emily bone with this disease. It's even my wife Kathy. Yeah. I had any idea that we would carry as for this, this awful genetic disorder and daughters been, you know throughout life. She's twenty six years older, total inspiration to, to both of us. I mean, she's she's the, the lesson and we as parents always have so much to learn from her because of her bravery and determination. And I wanted to try and capture some of that in the book, I wanted to have something that took about what it's like to be a kid with this disease and to have a positive outlook on life. And it was also really important for me to, to try my best to capture a woman's voice, I right in the first person as, as a boy with CF and also in the first person as his mom Kate because, like not the prime can't give as children with chronic disease. Whether it's if I Bros us, or autism, diabetes, or whatever of the moms and the moment. Work, incredibly hard at brave selfless. And I wanted to try to catch us some of the struggle that determination and you did. And you didn't really well, it's in the book has a lot of humor in it to love that you incorporated, a lot of humor because, really? That's, that's the one thing that you really have to have is a sense of humor to get through this thing called life, right? Yeah. You know, it's, you know, it's, it's, it's a tough subject, but, you know, we'll we'll want to try to make the most of our life, who to want to, you know, be on a pass. That's entertaining and fun and challenging. And you know, in, in this instance, about this, the struggling moment, this cat made up with a totally under dull tipple dog, who imparts that canine, Salafi life? I'm just gonna live for the now you know, dogs don't that they're stuck in the presence. They don't have to worry about the past of the future. And sometimes that's the lesson. We only to that we. Want to get on with it and enjoy what we have. And, you know, I in my professional world see these dogs, whom you know, they don't have a bad head. They don't have to look in the mirror to make sure they look beautiful, just enjoying their lives that, that living. It's the max and I wanted some of that be pot of the message in this story. And that's what makes dog so amazing all animals really that they don't look back. They're not looking forward. They are in the present moment. They don't care as you said, what their hair looks like or anything else. And they're so full of love. They're very Senate, just, you know, setting creatures that just really are never going to be aggressive in life, unless their life is at risk. And so animals can teach us so much. You know, I I love how you say dogs, unlike humans like I said, had never had a bad hair day. They're never self absorbed, and they have to live their lives without regret. Why can't humans to be more like dogs, Dr trout? Hopefully I knew I mean I, I just wanted to impart that message you know, this is a this is a positive book. No nobody dies in this book, no pets in this book. It's, it's meant to be ab- lifting. I opening, you know, I want I won't people to get a sense of, you know, the reality of what it's like to be a parent child with correct disease. But also apparent who finds a way who, who sees thanks to this dog in a life that I can I can I can actually enjoy myself? I can see my child enjoying himself and you know, it's not complicated. If we, if we try to embrace that, and it's got some great characters like anti Gwen, you know, and Burt and. Really, there's so many lessons in this book, and I'm just going to read this excerpt out of it. If I may says, as soon as the dogs got off the leash. They went crazing running running around, like their butts were on fire. They don't stretch or warm up. They pace themselves or, or worry who sees their white legs. They just do it all, or nothing because they want to have fun. They're all about fun. I mean, when was the last time that you saw a dog do grumpy or whiny or embarrassed? I even circled this doctor trout. When I was reading it because it's so true. You never see a dog being grumpy or whining or embarrassed. And it says if we ate the exact same meal day in day out. We would go nuts. We'd go on a hunger strike not dogs. They jump up and down tail sent to crazy time snarling down there. Kibble like its prime rib. And, and, and even when they sleep they give it everything out for the count able to flop down anywhere. I mean, when was the last time you saw a dog chugging on a bottle of Nyquil? I just love your writing. Well, that's kind of. Yeah. I mean there's no addiction centers for dogs, right? Or rehab for dogs. You know. I'm just fortunate in my day job to, to, to share my time with, you know, and, and that's you know, over the last thirty years, some of that is elated through, and I'm trying to just document it. So everybody can share. Well, you know, I speaking of your, you know, sharing and your daughter. What does the average day look like for your daughter? Yeah. Right. I mean right now, she's on two different potent intravenous antibiotics. She has a port for which you hook up and she gets those delivered three times a day. She has a feeding tube in her stomach to make sure that she gets adequate nutrition because always fighting that battle of burning calories on some of the 'Bacterial, causing the Monja in chest and not wanting to lose weight. And we are, you know, she's currently waitlisted for Cleveland Clinic for both double lung transplants and liver transplant. I mean she's, she's a truly remarkable person and, you know, it's not just her this CF kid amazing. They, they have this amazing spark in their lives that, that, that is just humbling to be around. Round. And, you know, I, I know so many clinicians nurses, who in awe of the way, CS children and young adults and adults can be they just inspiring characters. They've got a personalities because they're trying to squeeze in as much life because they never know what the, the next few days when t is will hold. And they're just trying to max out in much the same way dogs incredible. Got it gratitude, you know, we can all learn a lesson from it. The book is so good. It really is anything else, you want to share with our listeners, Dr trout. If you're interested, you can study. Visit me on talk to the trout dot com. I'm also in good read. And if you joy this book, how your friends and family, I you know, I really wanted to get it into the hands of CF parents haven't of chronic disease, really mums, who are just looking for some relief and sense that, that not in this alone and also just minded. It's a positive of lifting book uplifting book with a ton of beautiful lessons, and lots of humor, and I appreciate you writing at thank you so much for jumping on the air with us again. Dr trout. Oh, thanks so much for having me a pleasure. It's been our pleasure as well. Everyone we've got a great show continuing on here and I'm gonna give showed up for the book again. The wonder of lost causes, Dr trout's website is Dr Nick are Dr period. Nick trout dot. Com. So we'll be right back. Stay tuned, everyone. You're listening to.

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"animal medical center" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

02:17 min | 3 years ago

"animal medical center" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"Earlier I had a friend last year who had to put her down because she couldn't afford medical care for her kitty, and it turns out in New York City. There's a gigantic veterinary hospital called the animal medical center is busiest veterinary hospital in the country, and they actually have a number of funds. There's ten different funds where people can apply for and receive assistance to get free medical care for their pets. If they can't afford it. That's something. So this is an operational for profit hospital for pets as well. Or it's strictly on donations. Around since nineteen ten looks like a hospital for people. There's eight stories they have a cancer unit. They have an ophthalmology unit. They have a rehab center would treadmills is really quite a thing why they just rely on private funds. I guess donations. And not all the cares fee. Of course, the funds are for providing free medical care are provided by private donors just for that purpose. So most people who use the hospital they have to pay. But if you can't afford, it you can apply, and they told me that eighty eight percent of people who do apply for free medical care for their pets received it last year kidding. Who's eligible? Anybody who can't afford care for their pets? But there's some funds that are dedicated to some really interesting specific cases. So there's one fund that regardless of knee provides free medical care for every single seeing. I guide dog in the city about two hundred dollars seeing eye dogs who get free medical care, regardless of whether or not they're kinda Ford it there's one that. I think is kind of cute with it's a fund set up by private donors, just for German, shepherds and rabbits, I guess so animals like there's a fund that just for birds. There's another fun for animals with the cancer. So depending on and there's a fun for animals who have like medical emergencies. So depending on on what the situation is. There's probably something that will cover your pet. What's the cost of some of this care? Horrible..

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"animal medical center" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

04:19 min | 3 years ago

"animal medical center" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"Special guest who's an expert in diabetes melodies. And so so grateful to have Dr Nisa Ryan Sol's who's going to be talking to us about diabetes. Nisa? Thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you for having me just seen. So just so our dog and cat audience knows who you are do you mind? Just giving us a little bit of background about who you are where you went to veterinary school what your specialty is in and what you do now. Oh, certainly certainly I actually went to veterinary school at the university of Florida and graduated believe it or not twenty five years ago. And then went on to do an internship in small animal internal medicine and surgery at the animal medical center in New York City, and then I did a residency in small animal internal medicine and achieved my board certification in internal medicine in two thousand after that I stayed on as a staff doctor at the medical center focusing mostly on endocrinology Nephrology neurology. And once I left that position. I briefly worked as a consultant for the veterinary information network, and now I am currently the internal medicine consultant for Merck animal health, which most of my responsibilities in this area are in advising veterinarians how to treat diabetes in dogs and cats thank you so much now the first thing I wanted to talk about is what is the definition of diabetes now most people just say diabetes, but they don't oftentimes understand what's happening to the body. So I was just wondering if you could actually explain it for our dog and cat owners. Certainly certainly diabetes melodies is a disease in which the body has excessive amounts of blood sugar either related to an inability to make insulin which is the main hormone that controls plug sugar in our bodies or it can also be from having the right amount of insulin. But it doesn't work. Well, and what happens when you have excessive amounts of blood sugar in your body is that you lose a lot of blood sugar through urine and anew urinate, more. And then you end up drinking more so patients with diabetes Melodist will classically drink excessively and urinated excessively another consequence of having excessive amounts of blood sugar is that despite having that sugar they can't get it to where it needs to be. So they're constantly hungry and despite being hungry, they'll also lose weight. So if you notice that your dog or your cat is drinking more than usual or has bigger clumps in a litterbox. I always tell people if your cats clump is bigger. Than your fist that's clenched, especially if you're a female that bag, and so again, you want to look for these obvious signs. I would also add it to that that even just as an owner of a cat. If you recognize that, your cat is drinking and urinating because many times, they do it rather serve tissue, sleet, if you suddenly notice. Hey, I'm noticing. My cat is actually going to the water dish that to me is also something to raise the flag that maybe there's something else going on exactly especially if the drinking an unusual places like all of a sudden, you see them at the bathroom sink or they're trying to drink out of the tub most cats, remember their desert creatures. They don't drink a lot of water in front of you. And all of a sudden you start noticing this more you always want to check with your veterinarian sooner than later. So what is the main treatment prediabetes? Well treatment in diabetes in dogs and cats has some differences all start with dogs dogs the form of diabetes that dogs get is most similar to type one diabetes in people which is. Also called juvenile diabetes dogs get diabetes because their pancreas no longer makes insulin. So the treatment for diabetes in dogs is one hundred percent dependent upon getting exogenous or insulin that we administer they're also need to have their diet closely monitored and watched but the specific diet that they will eat will not necessarily be altered just because they have diabetes as far as cats. Go the type of diabetes cats, get most closely resembles type two diabetes in people which in people can sometimes be managed with diet and other medications cats, of course, have their own rules of how to do everything. So they have their own rules with their diabetes..

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"animal medical center" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

04:19 min | 3 years ago

"animal medical center" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"A special guest who's an expert in diabetes melodies. And so so grateful to have Dr Nisa Ryan solves who's going to be talking to us about diabetes. Nisa? Thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you for having me. So just so our dog and cat audience knows who you are do you mind? Just giving us a little bit of background about who you are where you went to that Nari school. What your specialty is in and what you do now. Oh, certainly certainly I actually went to veterinary school at the university of Florida and graduated believe it or not twenty five years ago. And then went on to do an internship in small animal internal medicine and surgery at the animal medical center in New York City, and then I did a residency in small animal internal medicine, and my board certification in internal medicine in two thousand after that I stayed on as a staff doctor at the animal medical center focusing mostly on endocrinology Nephrology neurology. And once I left that position. I briefly worked as a consultant for the veterinary information network, and now I am currently the internal medicine consultant for Merck animal health, which most of my responsibilities in this area are in advising veterinarians how to treat diabetes in dogs and cats thank you so much now the first thing I wanted to talk about is what is the definition of diabetes now most people just say diabetes, but they don't oftentimes understand what's happening to the body. So I was just wondering if you could actually explain it for our dog and cat owners. Certainly certainly diabetes melodies is a disease in which the body has excessive amounts of blood sugar either related to an inability to make insulin which is the main hormone that controls blood sugar in our bodies or it can also be from having the right amount of insulin. But it doesn't work. Well, and what happens when you have excessive amounts of blood sugar in your body is that you lose a lot of blood sugar through urine, and then you urinate, more. And then you end up drinking more so patients with diabetes Melodist, classically, drink excessively and urinated excessively another consequence of having excessive amounts of blood sugar is that despite having that sugar. They can't get it to where it needs to be. So they're constantly hungry and despite being hungry, they'll also lose weight. So if you notice that your dog, your cat is drinking more than usual or has bigger clumps in a litterbox. I always tell people if your cats clump is bigger. Than your fist that's clenched, especially if you're a female that guys too bad. And so again, you want to look for these obvious signs. I would also add it to that that even just as an owner of a cat. If you recognize that, your cat is drinking and urinating because many times, they do it rather surreptitiously if you suddenly notice, hey, I'm noticing. My cat is actually going to the water dish that to me is also something to raise the flag that maybe there's something else going on exactly especially if they're drinking an unusual places. Like, all of a sudden, you see them at the bathroom sink, or they're trying to drink out of the tub most cats, remember desert creatures they don't drink a lot of water in front of you. And all of a sudden you start noticing this more you always want to check with your veterinarian sooner than later. So what is the main treatment prediabetes? Well treatment in diabetes in dogs and cats has some differences I'll start with dogs dogs the form of diabetes at dogs. Get is most similar to type one diabetes in people which is. Also called juvenile diabetes dogs get diabetes because their pancreas no longer makes insulin. So the treatment for diabetes in dogs is one hundred percent dependent upon getting exogenous or insulin that we administer they're also need to have their diet closely monitored and watched but the specific diet that they will eat will not necessarily be altered just because they have diabetes as far as cats. Go the type of diabetes cats, get most closely resembles type two diabetes and people which in people can sometimes be managed with diet and other medications cats, of course, have their own rules of how did you everything? So they have their own rules with their diabetes..

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"animal medical center" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

05:31 min | 3 years ago

"animal medical center" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"Expert in diabetes. Melody, and so so grateful to have doctrine Nisa. Ryan solves who's going to be talking to us about diabetes. Nisa? Thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you for having me just seen. So just so our dog and cat audience knows who you are do you mind? Just giving us a little bit of background about who you are where you went to veterinary school what your specialty is in. And what you do. Now, certainly certainly I actually went to veterinary school at the university of Florida and graduated believe it or not twenty five years ago. And then went on to do an internship in small animal internal medicine and surgery at the animal medical center in New York City, and then I did a residency in small animal internal medicine and achieved my board certification in internal medicine in two thousand after that I stayed on as a staff doctor at the medical center focusing mostly on endocrinology, Nephrology and urology and once I left that position. I briefly worked as a consultant for the veterinary information network, and now I am currently the internal medicine consultant for Merck animal health, which most of my responsibilities in this area are in advising veterinarians how to treat diabetes in dogs and cats thank you so much now the first thing I wanted to talk about is what is the definition of diabetes now most people just say diabetes, but they don't oftentimes understand what's happening to the body. So I was just wondering if you could actually explain it for our dog and cat owners. Certainly certainly diabetes. Melody S is a disease in which the body has excessive amounts of blood sugar either related to an inability to make insulin which is the main hormone that controls sugar in our bodies or it can also be from having the right amount of insulin. But it doesn't work. Well, and what happens when you have excessive amounts of blood sugar in your body is that you lose a lot of blood sugar through urine, and then you urinate, more. And then you end up drinking more so patients with diabetes Melodist will classically drink excessively and urinated excessively another consequence of having excessive amounts of blood sugar is that despite having that sugar they can't get it to where it needs to be. So they're constantly hungry and despite being hungry, they'll also lose weight. So if you notice that your dog or your cat is drinking more than usual or has bigger clubs in a letterbox. I always tell people if your cats clump is bigger. Than your fist that's clenched, especially if you're female that guys to bag, and so again, you want to look for these obvious signs. I would also add it to that that even just as an owner of a cat. If you recognize that, your cat is drinking and urinating because many times, they do it rather surreptitiously if you suddenly notice, hey, I'm noticing. My cat is actually going to the water dish that to me is also something to raise the flag that maybe there's something else going on exactly especially if they're drinking an unusual places. Like, all of a sudden, you see them at the bathroom sink, or they're trying to drink out of the tub most cats, remember desert creatures they don't drink a lot of water and Fabio and all of a sudden you start noticing this. Mar you always want to check with your veterinarian sooner than later. So what is the main treatment for diabetes treatment in diabetes in dogs and cats has some differences. I'll start with dogs dogs the form of diabetes at dogs. Get is most similar type one diabetes in people which is. Also called juvenile diabetes dogs get diabetes because their pancreas no longer makes insulin. So the treatment for diabetes in dogs is one hundred percent dependent upon getting exogenous or insulin that we administer there also need to have their diet closely monitored and watched but the specific diet that they will eat will not necessarily be altered just because they have diabetes as far as cats. Go the type of diabetes cats, get most closely resembles type two diabetes and people which in people can sometimes be managed with diet and other medications cats, of course, have their own rules of how did you everything? So they have their own rules with their diabetes. So despite having a type of diabetes that resembles type two diabetes and people they almost invariably need to be treated with exhaustion is insulin insulin that we give them. Unlike dogs changing the type of. Diet. A cat receives when it's diagnosed with diabetes is an essential part of treating their diabetes as altering their diet can make it sometimes so that they actually can achieve what is called diabetes remission. Meaning they will no longer need to receive that exogenous insulin treatment. Okay. Great. So that's super helpful. So remember when it comes to clinical signs of diabetes. If you notice your dog or your cat, drinking more water acting hungrier having bigger clubs in the litterbox or more dilute urine, you wanna get to the veterinarian right away. Because we wanna make sure it's not diabetes and just to clarify. There's two types of diabetes type one and type two and it sounds like dogs once they're diabetic they have type wind. So you're gonna need to give insulin twice a day for the rest of their life. They have lifelong insulin needs versus with cats cats get type two diabetes where they're making some insulin. But not enough and. That's why.

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"animal medical center" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

08:23 min | 3 years ago

"animal medical center" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"Guest who's an expert in diabetes Melodist. And so so grateful to have Dr Nisa Ryan Sol's who's going to be talking to us about diabetes. Nisa? Thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you for having me. So just so our dog and cat audience knows who you are do you mind? Just giving us a little bit of background about who you are where you went to that Nari school. What your specialty is in and what you do now. Oh, certainly certainly I actually went to veterinary school at the university of Florida and graduated believe it or not twenty five years ago and then went on to do an internship in small animal internal medicine. And surgery at the animal medical center in New York City in and I did a residency in small animal internal medicine and achieved my board certification in internal medicine in two thousand after that I stayed on as a staff doctor at the animal medical center focusing mostly on endocrinology Nephrology neurology. And once I left that position. I briefly worked as a consultant for the veterinary information network, and now I am currently the internal medicine consultant for Merck animal health, which most of my responsibilities in this area are in advising veterinarians how to treat diabetes in dogs and cats thank you so much now the first thing I wanted to talk about is what is the definition of diabetes now most people just say diabetes, but they don't oftentimes understand what's happening to the body. So I was just wondering could actually explain it for our dog and cat owners. Certainly certainly diabetes is is a disease in which the body has access. Amounts of blood sugar either related to an inability to make insulin which is the main hormone that controls blood sugar in our bodies or it can also be from having the right amount of insulin. But it doesn't work. Well, and what happens when you have excessive amounts of blood sugar in your body is that you lose a lot of blood sugar through urine, and then you urinate, more. And then you end up drinking more so patients with diabetes Melodist will classically drink excessively and urinated excessively another consequence of having excessive amounts of blood sugar is that despite having that sugar they can't get it to where it needs to be. So they're constantly hungry and despite being hungry, they'll also lose weight. So if you notice that your dog or your cat is drinking more than usual or has bigger clumps in a litterbox. I always tell people if your cats clump is bigger than your fist that's clenched, especially if you're a female that guys to bag and so again. You want to look for these obvious signs. I would also add to that that even just as an owner of a cat. If you recognize that, your cat is drinking and urinating because many times, they do it rather surreptitiously if you suddenly notice, hey, I'm noticing. My cat is actually going to the water dish that to me is also something to raise a flag that maybe there's something else going on exactly especially if the drinking an unusual places like all of a sudden, you see them at the bathroom sink or they're trying to drink out of the tub most cats, remember their desert creatures. They don't drink a lot of water in front of you. And all of a sudden you start noticing this more you always want to check with your veterinarian sooner than later. So what is the main treatment prediabetes? Well treatment in diabetes in dogs and cats has some differences I'll start with dogs dogs the form of diabetes at dogs. Get is most similar to type one diabetes in people, which is also called juvenile diabetes dogs get diabetes because their pancreas no longer makes. Insulin. So the treatment for diabetes in dogs is one hundred percent dependent upon getting exogenous or insulin that we administer they're also need to have their diet closely monitored and watched but the specific diet that they will eat will not necessarily be altered just because they have diabetes as far as cats. Go the type of diabetes cats, get most closely resembles type two diabetes in people which in people can sometimes be managed with diet and other medications cats, of course, have their own rules of how did you everything? So they have their own rules with their diabetes. So despite having type of diabetes that resembles type two diabetes and people they almost invariably need to be treated with exaggerates insulin or insulin that we give them. Unlike dogs changing the type of diet cat receives when it's diagnosed with diabetes is in these essential part of tree. Meeting their diabetes as altering their diet can make it sometimes so that they actually can achieve what is called diabetes remission. Meaning they will no longer need to receive that exodus insulin treatment. Okay. Great. So that's super helpful silver member when it comes to clinical signs of diabetes. If you notice your dog or your cat, drinking more water acting hungrier having bigger clumps in the litterbox or more dilute urine, you want to get to the veterinarian right away. Because we wanna make sure it's not diabetes and just to clarify. There's two types of diabetes type one and type two and it sounds like dogs once they're diabetic they have type one. So you're gonna need to give insulin twice a day for the rest of their life. They have lifelong insulin needs versus with cats cats get type two diabetes where they're making some insulin. But not enough, and that's why we need to give injections of insulin twice a day, but like necessarily if you will. Work with your vet with dietary changes, which reading your cats, insulin deficiency. In other words, giving the injections helping your cat lose weight. Our goal is to hopefully, make cats go into remission. So hopefully, you don't have to treat them for long. Periods of time. Now, what are the potential side effects? If pet owners decided not to treat diabetes what can happen. Well, left untreated your dog or cat who has diabetes can get exceptionally. Sick. What happens when you have absolutely no insulin in your body is that your body starts to make excessive amounts of key tones, which are little packets of energy that we normally make. But when you have them in an amount that exceeds the amount that your body can handle them. They can actually make you rather sick. I can speak from personal experience as my son actually has type one diabetes, and there are times when he was younger where he was his insulin. Pump would follow and he would develop these key. Zones and within hours. He would start feeling really nauseous and start vomiting, and as a patient who has diabetes when you start to vomit because you still have the high blood sugar and are losing sugar and water at your urine, you're very prone to getting dehydrated and this will set off a vicious cycle where you'll develop a condition called diabetic Kito as doses which is rather life threatening and requires very intensive therapy and just the ink in certainly attest to. Yes. And that's one of the reasons why we that Marion's want to help prevent your cat or your dog going to the emergency room or the specialty clinic because the sooner we diagnose, diabetes, the sooner. We can teach you how to give that insulin. The sooner we can treat it the better your prognosis. And once your dog or cat starts running out of energy because the sugar can't get into the cells without that insulin. The body is starving. And as a result, those Keaton's can be really poisonous the body. They're gonna. Make your dog or cat, really the Dr Jack it's gonna make them not wanna eat. It can make them John. It can make them develop even Oregon injury. So we ideally want to prevent that diabetes Kito acidosis crisis. What I call a diabetic crisis or decay. And I think it's also important to highlight. That certainly when you find out that your pet has diabetes. It can be very daunting and scary I can personally attest to this. Because my son was diagnosed when I was already a practicing veteran and chronologies for thirteen years. I always share the story that the very first time I ever tested Jones blood sugar. I inserted the tester backwards just to highlight that even a professional who has been dealing with the disease can be taken aback by the diagnosis. But what I can assure.

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04:18 min | 3 years ago

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"Guest who's an expert in diabetes Melodist. And so so grateful to have Dr Nisa Ryan Sol's who's going to be talking to us about diabetes. Thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you for having me just seen. So just our dog and cat audience knows who you are do you mind? Just giving us a little bit of background about who you are where you went to veterinary school what your specialty is in. And what you do. Now, certainly certainly I actually went to veterinary school at the university of Florida and graduated believe it or not twenty five years ago. And then went on to do an internship in small animal internal medicine and surgery at the medical center in New York City, and then I did a residency in small animal internal medicine and achieved my board certification in internal medicine in two thousand after that I stayed on as a staff doctor at the animal medical center focusing mostly on endocrinology Nephrology neurology. And once I left that position. I briefly worked as a consultant for the veterinary information network, and now I am currently the internal medicine consultant for Merck animal health, which most of my responsibilities in this area are in advising veterinarians how to treat diabetes in dogs and cats thank you so much now the first thing I wanted to talk about is what is the definition of diabetes now most people just say diabetes, but they don't oftentimes understand what's happening to the body. So I was just wondering if you could actually explain it for our dog and cat owners. Certainly certainly diabetes melodies is a disease in which the body has excessive amounts of blood sugar either related to an inability to make insulin which is the main hormone that controls blood sugar in our bodies or it can also be from having the right amount of insulin. But it doesn't work. Well, and what happens when you have excessive amounts of blood sugar in your body is that you lose a lot of blood sugar through urine and anew urinate, more. And then you end up drinking more so patients with diabetes Melodist will classically drink excessively and urinated excessively another consequence of having excessive amounts of blood sugar. Is that the spite having no sugar they can't get it to air needs to be. So they're constantly hungry and despite being hungry, they'll also lose weight. So if you notice that your dog or your cat is drinking more than usual or has bigger clumps in a litterbox. I always tell people if your cats clump is bigger. Than your fist that's clenched, especially if you're a female that bag, and so again, you want to look for these obvious signs. I would also add to that that even just as an owner of a cat. If you recognize that, your cat is drinking and urinating because many times, they do it rather serve tissue sleep. If you suddenly notice. Hey, I'm noticing. My cat is actually going to the water dish that to me is also something to raise the flag that maybe there's something else going on exactly especially if they're drinking an unusual places. Like, all of a sudden, you see them at the bathroom sink or they're trying to drink out of the tub in most cats, remember their desert creatures. They don't drink a lot of water in front of you. And all of a sudden you start noticing this more you always want to check with your veterinarian sooner than later. So what is the main treatment prediabetes? Well treatment in diabetes in dogs and cats has some differences I'll start with dogs dogs the form of diabetes at dogs. Get is most similar to type one diabetes in people which is. Also called juvenile diabetes dogs get diabetes because their pancreas no longer makes insulin. So the treatment for diabetes in dogs is one hundred percent dependent upon getting exogenous or insulin that we administer there also need to have their diet closely monitored and watched but the specific diet that they will eat will not necessarily be altered just because they have diabetes as far as cats. Go the type of diabetes cats, get most closely resembles type two diabetes and people which in people can sometimes be managed with diet and other medications cats, of course, have their own rules of how to do everything. So they have their own rules with their diabetes..

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04:18 min | 3 years ago

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"Guest who's an expert in diabetes melodies. And so so grateful to have Dr Nisa Ryan solves who's going to be talking to us about diabetes. Nestle thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you for having me just seen. So just our dog and cat audience knows who you are do you mind? Just giving us a little bit of background about who you are where you went to school. What your specialty is in and what you do now. Oh, certainly certainly I actually went to veterinary school at the university of Florida and graduated believe it or not twenty five years ago. And then went on to do an internship in small animal internal medicine and surgery at the animal medical center in New York City, and then I did a residency in small animal internal medicine and chief my board certification in internal medicine in two thousand after that I stayed on as a staff doctor at the animal medical center focusing mostly on endocrinology Nephrology neurology. And once I left that position. I briefly worked as a consultant for the veterinary information network, and now I am currently the internal medicine consultant for Merck animal health, which most of my responsibilities in this area are in advising veterinarians how to treat diabetes in dogs and cats thank you so much now the first thing I wanted to talk about is what is the definition of diabetes now most people just say diabetes, but they don't oftentimes understand what's happening to the body. So I was just wondering if you could actually explain it for our dog and cat owners. Certainly certainly diabetes melodies is a disease in which the body has excessive amounts of blood sugar either related to an inability to make insulin which is the main hormone that controls legit in our bodies or it can also be from having the right amount of insulin. But it doesn't work. Well, and what happens when you have excessive amounts of blood sugar in your body is that you lose a lot of blood sugar through urine and anew urinate, more. And then you end up drinking more so patients with diabetes Melodist will classically drink excessively and urinated excessively another consequence of having excessive amounts of blood sugar is that despite having not sugar they can't get it to air needs to be. So they're constantly hungry and despite being hungry, they'll also lose weight. So if you notice that your dog, your cat is drinking more than usual or has bigger clumps in a litterbox. I always tell people if your cats clump is bigger. Than your fist that's clenched, especially if you're a female that bag, and so again, you wanna look for these obvious signs. I would also add it to that that even just as an owner of a cat. If you recognize that, your cat is drinking and urinating because many times, they do it rather surreptitiously if you suddenly notice, hey, I'm noticing. My cat is actually going to the water dish that to me is also something to raise the flag that maybe there's something else going on exactly especially if the drinking an unusual places like all of a sudden, you see them at the bathroom sink or they're trying to drink out of the tub most cats, remember their desert creatures. They don't drink a lot of water in front of you. And all of a sudden you start noticing this more you always want to check with your veterinarian sooner than later. So what is the main treatment for diabetes well treatment in diabetes in dogs and cats has some differences I'll start with dogs dogs the form of diabetes that dogs get is most similar to type one diabetes in people which is. Also called juvenile diabetes dogs get diabetes because their pancreas no longer makes insulin. So the treatment for diabetes in dogs is one hundred percent dependent upon getting exogenous or insulin that we administer there also need to have their diet closely monitored and watched but the specific diet that they will eat will not necessarily be altered just because they have diabetes as far as cats. Go the type of diabetes cats, get most closely resembles type two diabetes and people which in people can sometimes be managed with diet and other medications cats, of course, have their own rules of how did you everything? So they have their own rules with their diabetes..

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04:17 min | 3 years ago

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"Specialist. They may be talked to their general practitioner, and they changed their minds. So and the other thing is you start steroids. Some of the other tests that we may need to do like flow to figure out which of the lymphomas it is and where else in the body. It is aren't going to be accurate. So I would in general recommended that you not get, you know, predators own from the from the emergency clinic until you have a diagnosis, and you have major decision if the dog's not eating because a lot of the times when I lecture. General practitioners it will say, well, what do I do with the dogs not eating can I start steroids? I would say try something else. Like, maybe Serena and app or that new appetite stimulant enticed. There are other ways that we can try to encourage this dog to eat rather than the steroids. Finally, my other other tip is if the dog is having difficulty breathing because those lymph nodes around the neck are starting to press, you know, on the trachea and things like that. Or the dog is having a crisis. Absolutely. I tell emergency doctors general practitioners. It's okay to you steroids, in those cases. But I really wanted to think twice before we're giving steroids to a dog. That's eating feeling great. Maybe just a little bit of a picky appetite with big lymph nodes for bringing that up and clarifying it. I think the most important thing that pet owners and veterinarians need to take away is while steroids are relatively inexpensive. We wanna make sure that we have the diagnosis just to make sure we don't affect the response to chemotherapy. Yeah. And you had asked that and I didn't get to it. But you're right. So steroids. Are you know, very, very inexpensive and chemotherapy, depending on the size of the dog because chemo cost associated to how much drug they actually get. So, you know, a big Rottweiler is going to be much more expensive to treat than, you know, a little Chihuahua hour or something like that. But you know, chemo can cost thousands of dollars over a period of five or six months at zones gonna cost dollars in comparison. But I think we just want to give the owner the opportunity to really think about chemo, and they're less expensive chemotherapy options, as well that, you know, an oncologist can walk the owner through and again, if I had a dime for every time, a veterinarian called me and told me the owner will one hundred percent never give chemo, and how many times the owner changes their mind, not because I convinced them just because you know, you're in shock when you find out your pet has cancer. And it's really scary. And it's really overwhelming, and you just really need to give them the chance to make an informed decision. Right now. Another important thing. I think pet owners need to know about. Chemotherapy is sometimes you will rarely see some side effects. And so oftentimes, I'm seeing cases that are undergoing chemotherapy with their veterinary oncologist or their veterinarian, and sometimes they'll come into the -mergency room from some of the side effects have vomiting or diarrhea. And thankfully, most of these guys do not need to be hospitalized. But you might just talking about some of the biggest side effects of chemotherapy. I think pet owners oftentimes. Well, thank gosh. All the hair is gonna fall out. They're gonna get really sick. And you might just talking a little bit about some of the side effects that dogs and cats can show from chemo. Yeah. So one of the things that surprising to most pet owners and actually was really surprising to me during my internship at animal medical center in New York City is that cats tolerate chemo better than dogs and dogs and cats are better than people. But you know, we think cats are fragile and small and they won't handle chemo. But so there's three main categories of side effects that we can see the first one is hair loss. And luckily does. Dogs and cats unless they are a breed like Scotties and westies and old English sheepdog some of the terrier breeds. So if your dog is a continuously growing hair coat, it could lose a little bit more hair poodles, but most dogs go undergoing chemo will not lose their hair coat. Hats may temporarily lose their whiskers, but their hair coat will remain the same. So and those are aesthetic, you know, it just change the way the dog or the cat feels about themselves. But not the main ones that orders may drive to the emergency clinic the other two categories as you mentioned the first ones gastrointestinal, so they may lose their appetite for the first couple of days after chemo. They may get some mild vomiting or diarrhea and again that usually occurs within the first week after chemo. The good news is most of the time. It's going to be mild eighty percent of dogs and cats have.

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04:18 min | 3 years ago

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"They talked to a cancer specialists. They may be talked to their general practitioner, and they changed their minds. So and the other thing is you could start steroids. Some of the other tests that we may need to do like flow to figure out which of the lymphomas it is and where else in the body. It is aren't going to be accurate. So I would in general recommend that you not get you know, owned from the from the emergency clinic until you have a diagnosis, and you have major decision if the dog's not eating because a lot of the times when I lecture. General practitioners it will say, well, what do I do with the dogs not eating can I start steroids? I would say try something else. Like, maybe Serena and app or that new appetite stimulant enticed. There are other ways that we can try to encourage this dog to eat rather than the steroids. Finally, my other other tip is if the dog is having difficulty breathing because those lymph nodes around the neck are starting to press, you know, on the trachea and things like that. Or the dog is having a crisis. Absolutely, tell emergency doctors and general practitioners. It's okay to use steroids in those cases. But I really want us to think twice before we're giving steroids to a dog. That's eating feeling great. Maybe just a little bit of picky appetite with big lymph nodes for bringing that up and clarifying it. I think the most important thing that pet owners and veterinarians need to take away is while steroids are relatively inexpensive. We wanna make sure that we have the diagnosis just to make sure we don't affect the response to chemotherapy. And you had asked that. And I didn't get to it. But you're right. So steroids. Are you know, very, very inexpensive and chemotherapy, depending on the size of the dog because chemo cost is associated to how much drug they actually get. So, you know, a big Rottweiler is going to be much more expensive to treat than you know, a little to hour or something like that. But you know, chemo can cost thousands of dollars over a period of five or six months at zones gonna cost dollars in comparison. But I think we just want to give the owner the opportunity to really think about chemo, and there are less expensive chemotherapy options, as well that, you know, an oncologist can walk the owner through and again, if I had a dime for every time, a veterinarian called me and told me the owner will one hundred percent never give chemo, and how many times the owner changes their mind, not because I convince them just because you know, you're in shock when you find out your pet has cancer. And it's really scary. And it's really overwhelming, and you just really need to give them the chance to make an informed decision. Right now. Another important thing. I think pet owners need to know about. Chemotherapy is sometimes you will rarely see some side effects. And so oftentimes, I'm seeing cases that are undergoing chemotherapy with their veterinary oncologist or their veterinarian, and sometimes they'll come into the -mergency room from some of the side effects. They have vomiting or diarrhea and thankfully, most of these guys do not need to be hospitalized. But you might just talking about some of the biggest side effects of chemotherapy. I think pet owners oftentimes. Well, thank gosh. All the hair is gonna fall out. They're going to get really sick. And you might just talking a little bit about some of the side effects that dogs and cats can show from chemo. Yeah. So one of the things that is surprising to most pet owners and actually was really surprising to me during my internship at animal medical center in New York City is that cats tolerate chemo better than dogs dogs and cats are better than people. But you know, we think cats are fragile and small and they won't handle chemo. But so there's three main categories of side effects that we can see the first one is hair loss. And luckily dot. Dogs and cats unless they are a breed like Scotties and westies and old English sheepdog some of the terrier breeds. So if your dog is a continuously growing hair coat, it could lose a little bit more hair poodles, but most dogs go undergoing chemo will not lose their hair coat. Hats may temporarily lose their whiskers, but their hair coat will remain the same. So and those are aesthetic, you know, it does change the way the dog or the cat feels about themselves. But not the main ones that orders may drive to the emergency clinic the other two categories as you mentioned the first ones gastrointestinal, so they may lose their appetite for the first couple of days after chemo. They may get some mild vomiting or diarrhea and again that usually occurs within the first week after chemo. The good news is most of the time. It's going to be mild eighty percent of dogs and cats have.

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04:17 min | 3 years ago

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"Specialists. They may be talked to their general practitioner, and they changed their mind. So the other thing is you've you start steroids. Some of the other tests that we may need to do like flow to figure out which of the lymphomas it is and where else in the body. It is aren't going to be accurate. So I would in general recommend that you not get, you know, from the from the emergency clinic until you have a diagnosis, and you have made your decision if the dog's not eating because a lot of the times when I lecture general practitioners will say, well, what do I do with the dogs not eating can I start steroids? I would say try something else. Like, maybe Serena and apple or that new appetite stimulant entice there are other ways that we can try to encourage this dog to eat rather than the steroids. Finally, my other other tip is if the dog is having difficulty breathing because those lymph nodes around the neck are starting to press, you know, on the trachea and things like that. Or the dog is having a crisis. Absolutely, tell emergency doctors. In general practitioners. It's okay to use steroids in those cases. But I really want to think twice before we're giving steroids to a dog. That's eating feeling great. Maybe just a little bit of a picky appetite with big lymph nodes for bringing that up and clarifying it. I think the most important thing that pet owners and veterinarians need to take away is while steroids are relatively inexpensive. We wanna make sure that we have the diagnosis just to make sure we don't affect the response to chemotherapy. Yeah. And you had ask that I didn't get to it. But you're right, so steroids are, you know, very, very inexpensive and chemotherapy, depending on the size of the dog because chemo Costa's associated to how much drug they actually get. So, you know, a big Rottweiler is going to be much more expensive to treat than, you know, a little Chihuahua or something like that. But you know, chemo can cost thousands of dollars over a period of five or six months apprentice zones gonna cost dollars in comparison. But I think we just wanna give the owner the opportunity to really think about chemo, and they're. Less expensive chemotherapy options, as well that, you know, an oncologist can walk the owner through and again, if I had a dime for every time, a veterinarian called me and told me the owner will one hundred percent never give chemo, and how many times the owner changes their mind, not because I convince them just because you know, you're in shock, would you? Find out your pet has cancer. And it's really scary. And it's really overwhelming, and you just really need to give them the chance to make an informed decision. Right now, another important thing. I think pet owners need to know about chemotherapy is sometimes you will rarely see some side effects. So oftentimes, I'm seeing cases that are undergoing chemotherapy with their veterinary oncologist or their veterinarian, and sometimes they'll come into the -mergency room from some of the side effects. They have vomiting or diarrhea and thankfully, most of these guys do not need to be hospitalized. But do you mind just talking about some of the biggest side effects of chemotherapy? I think pet owners oftentimes while thank gosh. All the hairs going to fall out. They're going to get really. And you might just talking a little bit about some of the side effects that dogs and cats can show from chemo. Yeah. So one of the things that surprising to most pet owners and actually was really surprising to me during my internship at animal medical center in New York City is that cats tolerate chemo better than dogs dogs and cats are better than people. But you know, we think cats are fragile and small and they won't handle chemo. But so there's three main categories of side effects that we can see the first one is hair loss. And luckily dogs and cats unless they are a breed like Scotties and westies an old English sheepdog some of the carrier breeds. So if your dog is a continuously growing hair coat, it could lose a little bit more hair poodles, but most dogs go undergoing chemo will not lose their hair coat. Cats may temporarily lose their whiskers, but their hair coat will remain the same. So and those are aesthetic, you know, it does change the way the dog or the cat feels about themselves. But not the main ones that orders may drive. To the emergency clinic the other two categories as you mentioned the first ones gastrointestinal, so they may lose their appetite for the first couple of days after chemo. They may get some mild vomiting or diarrhea and again that usually occurs within the first week after chemo. The good news is most of the time. It's gonna be mild eighty percent of dogs and cats have.

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05:38 min | 3 years ago

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"Guest who's an expert in diabetes mellitus. And so so grateful to have Dr Nisa Ryan solve who's going to be talking to us about diabetes. Thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you for having me just seen. So just so our dog and cat audience knows who you are do you mind? Just giving us a little bit of background about who you are where you went to school. What your specialty is in and what you do now. Oh, certainly certainly I actually went to veterinary school at the university of Florida and graduated believe it or not twenty five years ago. And then went on to do an internship in small animal internal medicine and surgery at the animal medical center in New York City, and I did a residency in small animal internal medicine and achieved my board certification in internal medicine in two thousand after that I stayed on as a staff doctor at the animal medical center focusing mostly on endocrinology Nephrology neurology. And once I left that position. I briefly worked as a consultant for the veterinary information network, and now I am currently the internal medicine consultant for Merck animal health, which most of my responsibilities in this area are in advising veterinarians how to treat diabetes in dogs and cats thank you so much now the first thing I wanted to talk about is what is the definition of diabetes now most people just say diabetes, but they don't oftentimes understand what's happening to the body. So I was just wondering if you could actually explain it for our dog and cat owners. Certainly certainly diabetes. This is a disease in which the body has excessive amounts of blood sugar either related to an inability to make insulin which is the main hormone that controls blood sugar in our bodies or it can also be from having the right amount of insulin. But it doesn't work. Well, and what happens when you have excessive amounts of blood sugar in your body is that you lose a lot of blood sugar through urine and anew urinate, more. And then you end up drinking more so patients with diabetes Melodist will classically drink excessively and urinated excessively another consequence of having excessive amounts of blood sugar is that despite having not sugar they can't get it to where it needs to be. So they're constantly hungry and despite being hungry, they'll also lose weight. So if you notice that your dog or your cat is drinking more than usual or has bigger clumps in a litterbox. I always tell people if your cats clump is bigger. Than your fist that's clenched, especially if you're a female that guys do bag, and so again, you want to look for these obvious signs. I would also add to that that even just as an owner of a cat. If you recognize that, your cat is drinking and urinating because many times, they do it rather surreptitiously if you suddenly notice, hey, I'm noticing. My cat is actually going to the water dish that to me is also something to raise the flag that maybe there's something else going on exactly especially if they're drinking an unusual places. Like, all of a sudden, you see them at the bathroom sink or they're trying to drink out of the tub most cats, remember their desert creatures. They don't drink a lot of water in front of you. And all of a sudden you start noticing this more you always want to check with your veterinarian sooner than later. So what is the main treatment for diabetes treatment in diabetes in dogs and cats has some differences. I'll start with dogs dogs the form of diabetes that dogs get is most similar to type one diabetes in people which is. Also called juvenile diabetes dogs get diabetes because their pancreas no longer makes insulin. So the treatment for diabetes in dogs is one hundred percent dependent upon getting exogenous or insulin that we administer they're also need to have their diet closely monitored and watched but the specific diet that they will eat will not necessarily be altered just because they have diabetes as far as cats. Go the type of diabetes cats, get most closely resembles type two diabetes and people which in people can sometimes be managed with diet and other medications cats, of course, have their own rules of how to do everything. So they have their own rules with their diabetes. So despite having a type of diabetes that resembles type two diabetes and people they almost invariably need to be treated with exaggerated insulin or insulin that we give them. Unlike dogs changing the type of. Diet. A cat receives when it's diagnosed with diabetes is an essential part of treating their diabetes as altering their diet can make it sometimes so that they actually can achieve what is called diabetes remission. Meaning they will no longer need to receive that exogenous insulin treatment. Okay. Great. So that's super helpful. So remember when it comes to clinical signs of diabetes. If you notice your dog or your cat, drinking more water acting hungrier having bigger clumps in the litterbox or more dilute urine, you want to get to the veterinarian right away. Because we wanna make sure it's not diabetes and just to clarify. There's two types of diabetes type one and type two and it sounds like dogs once they're diabetic. They have type wines you're gonna need to give insulin twice a day for the rest of their life. They have lifelong insulin needs versus with cats cats get type two diabetes where they're making some insulin. But not enough and. And that's new we need to give injections of insulin twice a day. But like Nisa said if you work.

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08:23 min | 3 years ago

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"Special guest who's an expert in diabetes melodies. And so so grateful to have Dr Nisa Ryan Sol's who's going to be talking to us about diabetes. Thank you so much for joining us today. Thank you for having me, just steam. So just so our dog and cat audience knows who you are do you mind? Just giving us a little bit of background about who you are where you went to veterinary school what your specialty is in and what you do now. Oh, certainly certainly I actually went to veterinary school at the university of Florida and graduated believe it or not twenty five years ago. And then went on to do an internship in small animal internal medicine and surgery at the animal medical center in New York City, and then I did a residency in small animal internal medicine, and my board certification in internal medicine in two thousand after that I stayed on as a staff doctor at the animal medical center focusing mostly on endocrinology Nephrology neurology. And once I left that position. I briefly worked as a consultant for the veterinary information network, and now I am currently the internal medicine consultant for Merck animal health, which most of my responsibilities in this area are in advising veterinarians how to treat diabetes in dogs and cats thank you so much now the first thing I wanted to talk about is what is the definition of diabetes now most people just say diabetes, but they don't oftentimes understand what's happening to the body. So I was just wondering if you could actually explain it for our dog and cat owners. Certainly certainly diabetes melodies is a disease in which the body has excessive amounts of blood sugar either related to an inability to make insulin which is the main hormone that controls in our bodies or it can also be from having the right amount of insulin. But it doesn't work. Well, and what happens when you have excessive amounts of blood sugar in your body is that you lose a lot of blood sugar through urine and anew urinate, more. And then you end up drinking more so patients with diabetes Melodist will classically drink excessively and urinated excessively another consequence of having excessive amounts of blood sugar is that despite having that sugar. They can't get it to our needs to be. So they're constantly hungry and despite being hungry, they'll also lose weight. So if you notice that your dog or your cat is drinking more than usual or has bigger clumps in the litterbox. I always tell people if your cats clump is bigger. Than your fist that's clenched, especially if you're female that guys to bag, and so again, you want to look for these obvious signs. I would also add to that that even just as an owner of a cat. If you recognize that, your cat is drinking and urinating because many times, they do it rather surreptitiously if you suddenly notice, hey, I'm noticing. My cat is actually going to the water dish that to me is also something to raise the flag that maybe there's something else going on exactly especially if they're drinking an unusual places. Like, all of a sudden, you see them at the bathroom sink or they're trying to drink out of the tub most cats, remember their desert creatures. They don't drink a lot of water in front of you. And all of a sudden you start noticing this more you always want to check with your veterinarian sooner than later. So what is the main treatment prediabetes? Well treatment in diabetes in dogs and cats has some differences I'll start with dogs dogs the form of diabetes at dogs. Get is most similar to type one diabetes in people which is. Also called juvenile diabetes dogs get diabetes because their pancreas no longer makes insulin. So the treatment for diabetes in dogs is one hundred percent dependent upon getting exogenous or insulin that we administer there also need to have their diet closely monitored and watched but the specific diet that they will eat will not necessarily be altered just because they have diabetes as far as cats. Go the type of diabetes casket most closely resembles type two diabetes and people which in people can sometimes be managed with diet and other medications cats, of course, have their own rules of how to do everything. So they have their own rules with their diabetes. So despite having a type of diabetes that resembles type two diabetes and people they almost invariably need to be treated with exhaustion is insulin or insulin that we give them. Unlike dogs changing the type of. A cat receives when it's diagnosed with diabetes is an essential part of treating their diabetes as altering their diet can make it sometimes so that they actually can achieve what is called diabetes remission. Meaning they will no longer need to receive that exogenous insulin treatment. Okay. Great. So that's super helpful. So remember when it comes to clinical signs of diabetes. If you noticed your dog or your cat, drinking more water acting hungrier having big clumps in the litter box or more dilute urine, you want to get to the veterinarian right away. Because we wanna make sure it's not diabetes and just to clarify. There's two types of diabetes type one and type two and it sounds like dogs once diabetic they have type one. So you're gonna need to give insulin twice a day for the rest of their life. They have lifelong insulin needs versus with cats cats get type two diabetes where they're making some insulin. But not enough. And that's when we need to give injections of insulin twice a day. But like Nisa said if you work with your vet with dietary changes, which reading your cats insulin deficiency in other words, giving the injections helping your cat lose weight. Our goal is to hopefully, make cats go into remission. So hopefully, you don't have to treat them for long. Periods of time. Now, what are the potential side effects? If pet owners decided not to treat diabetes what can happen. Well, left untreated your dog or cat who has diabetes can get exceptionally. Sick. What happens when you have absolutely no insulin in your body is that your body starts to make excessive amounts of key tones, which are little packets of energy that we normally make. But when you have them in an amount that exceeds the amount that your body can handle them. They can actually make you rather sick. I can speak from personal experience as my son actually has a type one diabetes, and there are times. When he was younger where he would his insulin pump would follow and he would develop these key tones and within hours. He would start feeling really nauseous and start vomiting, and as a patient who has diabetes when you start to vomit because you still have the high blood sugar and are losing a sugar in water at your urine. You're very prone to getting dehydrated and this will set off a vicious cycle where you will develop a condition called diabetic Kito acidosis, which is rather wife threatening. And requires very intensive therapy as just the inconsistently attest to. Yes. And that's one of the reasons why we want to help prevent your cat or your dog going to the -mergency room or the specialty clinic because the sooner we diagnose, diabetes, the sooner. We can teach you how to give that insulin. The sooner we can treat it the better your prognosis. And once your dog or cat starts running out of energy because the sugar can't get into the cells without that insulin. In the body is starving and as a result. Those key tones can be really poisonous the body. They're gonna make your dog or cat, really the Dr Jack it's gonna make them not want to eat. It can make them. John best. It can make them develop even Oregon injury. So we ideally want to prevent that diabetes Kito acidosis crisis. What I call a diabetic crisis or decay. And I think it's also important to highlight. That certainly when you find out that your pet has diabetes. It can be very daunting and scary I can personally attest to this. Because my son was diagnosed when I was already a practicing veteran and technologies for thirteen years. I always share the story that the very first time I ever tested Jonas blood sugar. I inserted the tester backwards just to highlight that even a professional who's been dealing with the disease can be taken aback by the diagnosis. But what I.

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