Histiocytic sarcoma in a 10-year-old FS English Bulldog: Our Case Of the Month September 2015

Histiocytic sarcoma in a 10-year-old FS English Bulldog: Our Case Of the Month September 2015

A 10-year-old FS English Bulldog was presented due to diarrhea, decreased appetite, and vomiting 3-4 times in a day. An interstitial lung pattern was seen on radiographs. Upon physical examination the patient was QAR with a painful abdomen upon palpation. A CBC found WBC 18.8, neutrophils 15416, monocytes 1692, and 0 eosinophils. A blood chemistry…

CT – Bilateral Elbow Dysplasia in a young Male Bernese Mountain Dog

The patient has had an unusual gait from birth. The last few months this has worsened; he appears sore in all limbs, sometimes cries out on rising and favors the right front leg. Radiographs performed at rDVM who prescribed Rimadyl and made referral. The dog is very active but appears painful after play. Rimadyl is…

Restrictive Cardiomyopathy vs Dilated Cardiomyopathy in an 11 year old MN Devon Rex cat

The patient presented on 6/22/15 with lethargy and diarrhea. Radiographs showed pleural fissure lines and scalloping lung margins, and a possible mass in the left thorax. Thoracocentesis performed 6/23/15. 100ml of pink, opaque fluid was aspirated. SG of the fluid was 1.026 and protein 4g/100ml. Physical exam revealed a gallop rhythm, respiratory rate 60 and…

Lymphoma vs. Lymphadenitis in an 11-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: Our Case Of The Month January 2015

An 11-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was presented for poor appetite and diarrhea. CBC revealed anemia and a hematocrit of 33. Blood chemistry revealed a low total protein of 3.4, albumin of 1.4, and ALKP of 487.

Cranial Abdomen Mass

A 16-year-old FS DSH cat with history of diabetes and hyperthyroidism was presented due to vomiting, diarrhea, and anorexia. Physical exam found poor body condition and weight loss. Urinalysis showed SG of 1.017, proteinuria, and hematuria. A coagulation panel was mildly elevated.

Splenic mass in a 14 year old MN Shepherd mix

A 14-year-old MN Shepherd mix was presented for a routine vaccination with a history of diarrhea that had been treated with metronidazole. On physical examination the body condition was II/V and a round, smooth mid abdominal mass was palpated. CBC was within normal limits; serum biochemistry revealed elevated ALT, ALP, and BUN. Survey radiographs showed…

03_00163 Tucker S Lymphoma

A 14 year old FS DSH with a history of constipation was presented with anorexia and intermittent episodes of diarrhea and obstipation. The patient was still drinking, but was less active and had been losing weight. The cat was dehydrated and a heart murmur was auscultated upon examination. Thrombocytopenia was present on the CBC. Blood…

Lymphoma in an 11 year old FS DSH cat

An 11-year-old FS DSH cat was presented with a history of hemorrhagic diarrhea. After changing the diet and starting a course of metronidazole the pet became constipated. Additional history was that there had been loss of appetite and weight loss over a few months. Abnormalities on CBC and blood chemistry were monocytosis and elevated liver…

Lymphoma and extramedullary hematopoiesis of the spleen and liver diagnosed by FNA in a 5 year old FS Boxer

A 5-year-old FS Boxer was presented for vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, and weight loss. The blood chemistry revealed elevated ALT and elevated AST enzyme activities. The CBC showed a leukocytosis consisting of a neutrophilia and a monocytosis. Thoracic radiographs were performed; there was no evidence of mass lesions, and the cardiac silhouette was within normal limits.

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