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An Uncontrolled Diabetic Dog

Six months before presentation, Buster was presented to his primary veterinarian for polyuria, polydipsia, and weight loss. Physical examination and complete blood count (CBC) were unremarkable, while the serum biochemical profile demonstrated: mildly increased alkaline phosphatase (ALP)…

The ADR (Ain’t Doing Right) Dog: Endocrine Emergencies

The owner reported that Lucky vomited in the car a week earlier when coming home from the groomer. Over the past week, Lucky’s appetite diminished but she seemed thirstier. Lucky had become progressively more lethargic and anorectic over the past 2 days….

Weakness & Collapse in a Beagle

Ann Della Maggiore, DVM, and Richard Nelson, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM Blue, a 10-year-old spayed female beagle, presented to the University of California William Prichard Veterinary Teaching Hospital to be evaluated for a 4-month history of episodic weakness and collapse. HISTORY The owner noted that Blue was lethargic and experiencing short episodes of weakness and collapse. …

Senior Cat with Front Paw Swelling & Pain

Stephanie Apple, DVM Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Sandra Diaz, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVD Ohio State University A 15-year-old castrated male domestic shorthair cat presented with a 2-month history of progressive lameness, swelling, and pain in its right front paw. HISTORY The patient was an indoor only cat. No other animals in the household were …

In-Clinic Hematology Results: What’s Your Diagnosis?

Daniel Heinrich, DVM, and Leslie Sharkey, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP (Clinical Pathology) University of Minnesota In-Clinic Hematology: The Blood Film Review discusses why microscopic evaluation of blood films is critical to patient care. Two main reasons highlight the importance of blood films: To verify in-clinic analyzer results To identify critical diagnostic features that these analyzers …

An Uncontrolled Diabetic Cat

Ann Della Maggiore, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM University of California—Davis Sugar, a 12-year-old spayed female Maine Coon cat, presented for poorly controlled diabetes and diabetic neuropathy. HISTORY Sugar was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus 2 years prior to presentation. Initially, her diabetes was moderately controlled on 5 to 6 units of recombinant human protamine zinc insulin (PZI) …

Alopecia, Easily Epilated Hair, & Inappetence In A Cat

Jennifer C. Olson, DVM; Gary D. Norsworthy, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Feline); & J. Scot Estep, DVM, Diplomate ACVP This article describes clinical signs, laboratory diagnostics, imaging, and cytologic analysis for a cat with progressive nonpruritic dermatologic changes, inappetence, decreased water consumption, and recent anorexia. Can you determine the diagnosis? A 14-year-old spayed female domestic medium-hair …

Estrus in a Spayed Cat

Erin O. Dresner, DVM, MS, and Gary D. Norsworthy, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Feline) An aging spayed female cat is presented with signs typical of estrus. A history, physical examination, and extensive diagnostics are performed. Can you determine the diagnosis? A 13-year-old, 4.54-kg (10-lb) spayed female domestic medium-hair cat presented with a 1-day history of typical …

Nasal Discharge & Epistaxis in a German Shorthaired Pointer

  Elisa M. Mazzaferro, MS, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVECC A 12-year-old, 25.5-kg, spayed female German shorthaired pointer was presented to the emergency service for recurrent unilateral nasal discharge and acute onset of epistaxis. HISTORY Lifestyle The dog was 1 of 3 dogs in the household. She was: An indoor/outdoor pet that had not traveled outside … Protection Status