Vet Education Webinars

Nothing Cute About It – Acute Diarrhea

Free Webinar brought to you by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, USA

Kenichiro Yagi

Who is it for?
Start Date
April 24, 2019


Acute diarrhea can be caused by dietary indiscretion, infectious diseases, toxins, immunologic diseases, stress, and metabolic dysfunction. Acute diarrhea is not just unpleasant and inconvenient for owners, it is uncomfortable and potentially life-threatening for patients. Diarrhea can cause dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and/or acid-base imbalances. For milder cases, symptomatic outpatient therapy may be employed. Client education regarding treatment and nutritional support are key to client compliance and ultimately patient recovery. Patients hospitalized for acute diarrhea are provided treatment for the underlying cause while supportive care including intravenous fluid therapy, nutritional support, antiemetics, and gastric protectants are employed. It is during this time that effective and appropriate nursing care considerations are paramount to patient care and recovery.

Objective Statements:

  • Identify the causes of acute diarrhea in canines
  • Learn about diagnostic testing and treatment options
  • Feel confident in providing effective and appropriate nursing care

When is it?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.


Kenichiro Yagi


Ken practices at Adobe Animal Hospital in California as an ICU and Blood Bank Manager. He is an active educator, lecturing internationally and providing practical instruction on-site and online, on topics including transfusion medicine, respiratory therapy, and critical care nursing. He serves on the board for VECCS, and as the NAVTA State Representative Committee chair, and is a graduate student in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery through the University of Missouri. Ken invites everyone to ask "Why?" to understand the "What" and "How" of our field, and to constantly pursue new limits as veterinary professionals.

Watch the Recording of this lecture and get your CE certificate here