Comments: Gata, a 16 year old, female, domestic short hair had chronic oral pain and difficulty eating.
Follow Up Care: Extreme sores and pain where found in her mouth and dental xrays revealed retain tooth roots after extractions had been preformed at previous hospital. The tooth roots were removed and she was sent home with antibiotics and anti-inflammatories.
Comments: Sky, a 12 year old male lab, presented with seizures, was unable to walk at times and drooling excessively. We conducted a cat scan. The results of the scan showed life threatening swelling of the brain. Within the next hour, Dr. Donop had performed a spinal tap which showed bacterial meningitis. Sky’s brain swelling was decreased with rapid acting diuretics, antibiotics, and steroids.
Comments: Yemaya, a 9 1/2 year old Jaguar from the Austin Zoo, came to us with a large swelling on her abdomen/groin area. The suspected abscess was opened to allow for drainage. Antibiotics and antiinflammatories were prescribed.
Follow Up Care: Monitored for changes in size and shape. The growth had not responded to medical treatment and it was surgically removed with biopsies sent for evaluation.
Comments: Bailey a 12 year old male lab was brought to AVDH because he was having trouble breathing. During physical exam a growth was discovered. This growth was inhibiting his air intake. Within an hour, surgery was performed and Bailey was breathing normally.