Barri Morrison was born and raised and currently resides in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She went to University of Florida for her undergraduate degree and graduated from Ross University School of Vet Medicine in 2009. Dr. Morrison practiced small animal medicine for almost 10 years in New York City before moving back to Florida to start her family. She is part of Chewy’s Connect with a Vet team and has a special interest in veterinary neurology.
Dr. Morrison and her husband have an amazing daughter and 2 cats that they raised after they were born in the bushes outside their front door (a fun surprise mid-pandemic project!). In her free time, Dr. Morrison enjoys traveling, spending time with her daughter, going to the beach, and exploring new things outdoors. She also enjoys all sorts of baking and cooking.
What Is Ascites in Dogs?Ascites, also known as an abdominal effusion or free abdominal fluid, is a serious, possibly life-threatening medical condition in which a dog’s abdomen fills up with fluid. The abdomen contains important organs such as the liver, pancreas, stomach, intestines, spleen, and urinary bladder, with little to no fluid surrounding them. When a dog has ascites,...