Category Archives: Case of the Week

Chronic UTI’s in a Female Dog

Dr. Kirsten Plomin Associate Veterinarian – Hinsdale Animal Hospital   Chronic UTI’s in a Female Dog Tequila is an approximately 5-year-old female spayed French Bulldog who has had recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) for the majority of her life. Upon examination by Dr. Kirsten Plomin of Hinsdale Animal Hospital, Tequila was noted to have a […]

Tia With The Terrible Breathing

Dr. Kasey Aona Associate Veterinarian – Animal Medical Center   Tia with the Terrible Breathing         Tia, a 12 year-old, 5.5 pound chihuahua, presented to Animal Medical Center of Gahanna for difficulty breathing. Tia had been previously diagnosed with a loud heart murmur, an enlarged heart seen on X-ray and was taking […]

Legend “Glutton for Trouble”

Dr. Jennifer Marlatt  Associate Veterinarian – Animal Care Center of Plainfield EMERGENCY   Legend “Glutton for Trouble”    Legend is a 2 year old male neutered doberman mix. He was recently adopted by his new family who did not know of his counter surfing bad habits. The owner’s left the kitchen for a brief period […]

The Tail of Heartworm Disease

Dr. Maxine Koyanagi Associate Veterinarian – Animal Care Center of Shorewood   Here at the Animal Care Center of Shorewood, we are seeing an increased incidence of heartworm disease but are often asked “is heartworm prevention absolutely necessary and, if so, do we really need to give it year around?” The answer is YES because […]

The Emergency C-Section

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.

The Giant Mass on Bailey’s Tail

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.