Wednesday, 16 January 2013

2. Internship. Swollen right fore paw in a 12 year old shih tzu cross

Swollen right fore paw in a 12 year old shih tzu cross

Shih tzu cross, Male, 12 years old, not sterilised
Active: 5.8kg, in good condition
è Heart and lungs are okay
è No history of panting/ breathing difficulty
è No medical history
è Low risk
Problem: Foreign body under paw. Right front paw is swelling. Big scab/wound about 6mm in diameter. Might have stepped on something.

Treatment: Surgery to remove foreign body (found out to be a tumour)
History: Went for grooming about 2 weeks ago
Owner worried about effects of anaesthesia
Owner does not want dog to undergo histology (old age)

1. Internship. False pregnancy in a very old dog

False pregnancy in a very old dog 

Active, in good condition
è Food: Caesar can, Dog food (soaked in water) A & F dog food for old dogs, 1 egg everyday
è Drink: when asked to do so
è Pee: ??
è Poo: Once/ twice a day
Menses: Red, dark brown discharge, colour gets lighter towards the end,
Duration: 2 – 2.5 weeks (since young)
è Last menses: start of October
Has a breast tumour
Problem: False pregnancy
è Signs: Milk in breast
Problem: Itchy paw
è May be due to allergy to Dettol
Conclusion: Should have sterilised it 

- Toh Ming Hui