Abdominal enlargement is not an unusual occurrence. It can be due to a simple increase in intra abdominal fat due to weight gain but this is only one cause.
Various types of medication are used for pregnancy termination (abortion) in female dogs.
Acepromazine is used as a sedative and a preanaesthetic agent. Acepromazine may also be used for behaviour modification and to prevent vomiting when travelling (motion sickness).
Aciclovir is an antiviral drug. It is used to treat viral conditions affecting the eyes such as conjunctivitis.
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.
Ademetionine is used in the treatment of chronic liver (hepatic) problems. It helps the liver cells to function normally and reduces fibrosis of the liver.
Almost all tumours of adipose tissue (fat) are slow-growing and benign. They are called lipomas. The tumours are usually permanently cured by full surgical removal.
Insulin, to stabilise diabetic pets, is the usual drug that has to be administered daily by owners.
Manufacturers of registered products for dogs have today made tremendous efforts to ensure that medicines are not only efficacious but also palatable.