Cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) is the cessation of functional ventilation and effective circulation.
Without treatment, canine parvovirus (CPV) infection is often a fatal disease ending in severe dehydration, endotoxic or septic shock, and multiple organ failure.
Canine babesiosis is a tick-borne disease caused by a hemoprotozan parasite belonging to the order Piroplasmida within the phylum Apicomplexa.
Two species of Hepatozoon organisms have been reported to infect domestic dogs worldwide.
Immune mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA) can be a common cause of acute lethargy, depression, weakness, and collapse in emergency patients.
Diabetes mellitus occurs in both dogs and cats and is the most common endocrine disorder in the emergency setting.
Hypoadrenocorticism, or Addison's disease, results from deficient production of glucocorticoids and/or mineralocorticoids by the adrenal glands.
In people, there are four types of heat-induced illness described: heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heat prostration, and heatstroke.
Critically ill animals are often presented to the veterinarian for emergency medical management.