Author Rosanna de Castro Basto, CertVN ECC, RVN

ABSTRACT Diabetic ketoacidosis is a potentially fatal condition if not recognised and acted on swiftly. However, following prompt diagnosis and treatment from the veterinary surgeon and with intensive care from the nursing team, these patients can often make a good recovery. This article discusses the clinical signs, diagnostic aids and care required for the treatment of this patient.

Keywords diabetes mellitus, diabetic ketoacidosis, nursing care, diagnosis

To cite this article: VNJ Volume 37 (4) September 2022 pp 14-19

DOI: 10.1080/17415349.2021.1962469

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