Case of the Month

Case Of the Month​

Possible intestinal foreign body, lethargy, weakness. Panting on presentation. Current meds: Cerenia, Unasyn, IVF, Barium series started at 5pm. CBC and blood chemistry from 2/15 showed: WBC 22.57, Neu 18.66, HGB 11.4, PLT 128,. Na 144, ALT 440, ALP 379, GGT 12. In house u/a- USG 1.062, 2wbc/hpf, no bacteria, crystals unclassified 1-5/hpf. U/A pending.

March 18, 2021

A 1-year-old intact female fancy rat was presented for vaginal discharge and concern for a possible abdominal or reproductive mass.

March 5, 2021

A 13-year-old MN Beagle mix with history of increased weakness and respiratory effort presented for a heart murmur, suspected pulmonary edema, enlarged liver, and possible cranial abdominal mass. The patient was abdominally retracting while breathing, but his mucous membranes remained consistently pink. The patient was started on furosemide 12.5 mg 3 tabs BID and Pimobendan…

February 10, 2021

Patient was presented after being “rejected by breeder” due to leaking urine.

December 1, 2020

A 4-year-old intact male labrador retriever was presented for depression, weight loss, intermittent vomiting bile, decreased appetite, and greenish, mucoid ocular discharge. Blood work revealed mild leukocytosis and mild hyperglobulinemia.

December 1, 2020

The patient presented for ADR and hiding which was worsening over time. Blood chemistry, CBC, and urinalysis were both unremarkable. The caudal lumbar area of the patient was uncomfortable upon palpation. Radiographs revealed fused tail vertebrae, enlarged heart, and a mass effect in the chest. A double cavity ultrasound was performed and findings confirmed fused kidneys (which…

November 5, 2020

Extremely lethargic, mass effect in chest. Finished Pred, Gabapentin- no effect Abnormal PE/Chem/CBC/UA Results: SDMA 17(bun, creat wnl)

November 3, 2020

The patient presented for ADR, not eating well, progressive lethargy, and swollen testicles. The owner noted that his testicles had always been large and that he does have some degree of dietary indiscretion. The patient received buprenorphine and SQ fluids pending ultrasound interpretation.

September 10, 2020

Persistent deciduous upper canines without their adult counterparts were noted in a 1 yr old Shih Tzu. Beyond the oral issues, outward physical exam was within normal limits. 

June 25, 2020

The patient presented for hematuria, Stranguria, and proteinuria. Current treatments were Simplicef and NeoPolyDex (for eyes). Urinalysis: 1+ proteinuria, pH 6.5, WBC 2-3 hpf, RBC 21-50, struvite crystals 0-1 hpf, squamous epithelia 2-3 hpf.

May 27, 2020
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