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Roscoe, and his recurring urinary stones

Roscoe is a 12-year-old, neutered male Poodle who was originally presented in September 2017 for having urinary accidents in the house, straining to urinate, and increased frequency of urination. His physical examination was unremarkable except for having a large bladder. A urinalysis and x-rays were performed which showed evidence for a urinary tract infection and several urinary stones in the bladder as well as the urethra. Two types of stones were suspected based on the results, including struvite stones, which are most frequently caused by a urinary tract infection in dogs, and calcium oxalate stones, which are associated with increased calcium and oxalate in the urine and a decreased pH.

Madison and the Meibomian Gland Tumor

Roscoe is a 12-year-old, neutered male Poodle who was originally presented in September 2017 for having urinary accidents in the house, straining to urinate, and increased frequency of urination. His physical examination was unremarkable except for having a large bladder. A urinalysis and x-rays were performed which showed evidence for a urinary tract infection and several urinary stones in the bladder as well as the urethra. Two types of stones were suspected based on the results, including struvite stones, which are most frequently caused by a urinary tract infection in dogs, and calcium oxalate stones, which are associated with increased calcium and oxalate in the urine and a decreased pH.

Kristoff, the Kitten, and Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

Kristoff, an approximately 5 month old kitten, was found as a stray with a limp and brought into Animal Care Center of Plainfield. This kitten was non-weight bearing on his left hindlimb. X-rays showed that Kristoff either had a rare condition called Legg-Calve-Perthes disease or possibly an old fracture to the joint. It is likely […]

Tasha: A Case of Pyometra

Tasha, a 10-year-old intact female English Mastiff, presented to ACC of Plainfield on recommendation from their routine veterinarian. Tasha had been lethargic for the past 72 hours and over the last 24 hours began refusing food. Her owners noticed she seemed uncomfortable, continuously repositioning herself and never seeming to be able to relax or get […]

Pepper: A Case of Hydronephrosis

Pepper, a 10 month female spayed mixed breed dog, presented to the Animal Care Center of Polaris for a few days duration of a slightly reduced appetite.  Given her non-specific signs, blood work was performed.  Initial lab work (complete blood count, chemistry profile, and urinalysis) showed a mild elevation in SDMA (early biomarker of kidney […]