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1

Loss of appetite can be a sign of what?

•mouth ulcers
•nasal congestion (impaired olfactory function)
•infectious diseases and pyrexia
•metabolic diseases

2

What symptoms does a voracious appetite with weight loss mean?

Pancreatic insufficiency or worms

3

What does pica mean?

Craving for un natural food stuffs which may be due to dietary in balance

4

What does coprophagia mean?

The eating of faeces

5

Polyuria means?

Increased urinary production

6

Polydipsia means?

Increased thirst

7

What can the symptoms of polyuria and polydipsia be due to?

Nephritis
Diabetes mellitus
Diabetes insipidus
Pyometra

8

Dysuria means?

Difficult in passing urine

9

Anuria means?

Total inability to pass urine

10

Haematuria means?

Presence of blood in the urine

11

Changes in urine can emergency situations and can be caused by?

Cystic calculi
Feline urological syndrome
Prostatic enlargement

12

Constipation means?

Failure to evacuate faeces

13

Constipation can be caused by?

Ingestion of foreign material (poison)
Tumours
Environmental factors
Enlargement of the prostate gland
Dehydration
Key Gaskell syndrome in cats

14

Diarrhoea means?

The frequent evacuation of watery faeces from the bowel

15

Diarrhoea can be caused by?

Canine parvovirus
Bacterial infection (lepto)
Distemper
Feline panleucopenia
Colitis
Tumours of the intestines
Intussusception
Endoparasites
Unsuitable diet
Ingestion of placenta after bitch giving birth

16

Vomiting means?

Emission from the mouth of stomach contents

17

Vomiting can be caused by?

Ingestion of foreign material (poisons)
Diabetes mellitus
Nephritis
Pancreatitis
Pyometra
Foreign bodies
Endoparasites
Viral infection (parvovirus)

18

Vomited should be examined for?

Volume
Blood
Mucus
Evidence of poisons

19

Vomited can be related to?

Feeding patterns

20

Projectile vomit?

Forceful vomiting without retching

21

Regurgitation?

Backflow of food from the oesophagus

22

Stercoraceous vomit?

Vomit contains faeces

23

Haematemesis vomit?

Vomit containing blood

24

Bilious vomit?

Vomit containing bile

25

Cyclic vomiting?

Recurring acts of vomiting

26

Retching?

Ineffectual attempts to vomit

27

Nasal discharge is often accompanied by?

Sneezing

28

Nasal discharge can be caused by?

Foreign bodies
Distemper
Feline calicivirus
Feline viral rhinotracheitis

29

Aural discharge is often accompanied by?

Head shaking and more common in long eared breeds

30

Aural discharge may be caused by?

Foreign bodies
Ear mites
Infection