Diaphragmatic Hernia

This is a common complication from severe trauma, particularly to the abdomen. When a dog or cat is hit by a car, this is a condition we always need to consider as it can be life-threatening.

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus, or sugar diabetes, is a common condition affecting both cats and dogs. We do see quite different types of diabetes in each species, and we need to be aware of the possible complications of the disease.

Diabetes Insipidus

Not to be confused with diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus occurs when the kidneys stop concentrating the urine of affected animals. This can be caused by the failure to produce, or the failure to respond to a hormone called anti-diuretic hormone.


Demodecosis occurs when a little mite, demodex, occurs in unusually high numbers in the hair follicles of affected animals. Fortunately, it is now very easy to treat.