POTW Candidates for April 9th thru April 13th

Patient of the Week Candidates

for the week of April 9th thru April 13th , 2012

 

Review the patient summaries below then vote for your favorite patient.
The patient with the most votes wins the “Patient of the Week” title.

Then the POTW with the most votes in a month will be dubbed Azzore’s Patient of the Month, and will receive an extra special prize package from the Azzore Staff.

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Greta is a beautiful, 11 year old, German Shepherd Mix.  She weighs 75 lbs and her veterinarian is Dr. Miller at Chenal Valley Animal Hospital. Greta came to see Dr. Dew for a CT Scan after having trouble with rear limb ataxia. There were no comprehensive lesions noted on the scan, however there was mineralization of the dura noted. Greta will be on limited activity, and a more accurate prognosis can be given for recovery after the spinal fluid analysis and radiologist review of  her Ct Scan.

Dexter is a handsome 4 year and 8 month old, Dachshund. He weighs 26.8 lbs and his veterinarian is Dr. Smith at Parkway Animal Hospital. Dexter had rear limb lameness resulting from back issues. Dr. Dew performed a CT Scan which indicated a large amount of acute disc material necessitating a Hemilaminectomy. Dexter’s prognosis is good for healing and improved neurologic function.

 

 

Joey The Garden Cat is famous for showing up on KTHV’s News Program and winning the hearts of his viewers.  He is 5 years old and weighs 10.4 lbs. His veterinarian is Dr. Hale at Briarwood Animal Hospital.  Joey came to see Dr. Dew for a CT scan and a biopsy on a tibial mass. Joey’s prognosis is good for recovery from the CT and biopsy procedures. The long term treatment plan will be based on the results from the radiologist and the information gained by the bone biopsy. Check out Joey on his facebook page, and our photos in our gallery.

 

 

Dolly is a charming,1 year 6 month old, Great Pyrenees/ Labrador Retriever Mix. She weighs 77 lbs and her veterinarian is Dr. Patchell at Patchell Veterinary Clinic. She came to see Dr. Dew for a Femur Fracture Stabilization. Her prognosis is good for normal osseous healing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weezy is a gorgeous, 2years 1month old, Labrador Retriever. She weighs 60 lbs and her owner is Dr. Summerford at Waggin’ Wheel Veterinary Clinic. Weezy came to see Dr. Dew for a Fragmented Coronoid Process due to a history of right forelimb lameness. Her prognosis is good for healing, improved function and decreased progression of degenerative joint disease (arthritis).  Nursing care, physical therapy, exercise restriction and the use of Glycoflex will play critical roles in an uncomplicated recovery and optimization of long term function.

 

 

 

 

Sebastian is a cute, 7year old, Yorkie Mix. He weighs 13 lbs and his veterinarian is Dr. Mills at North Arkansas Veterinary Clinic. Sebastian came to see Dr. Dew due to a history of 2 episodes of acute respiratory distress and cyanosis. Dr. Dew performed a Bronchoscopy, diagnosing Allergic Airway Disease. Sebastian’s prognosis is  good for recovery from the procedure, and should be able to be managed with prednisone during the allergy season and limiting his exposure to grass and leaves

 

 

 

 

Peggy Sue is a sweet, 1year 9 month old, Pomeranian. She weighs 11 lbs and her veterinarian is Dr. Willman at North Hills Animal Clinic. She came to Azzore due rear limb lameness, where Dr. Dew performed a Bilateral TTT. Her prognosis is good for healing, improved function, and decreased progression of degenerative joint disease. Nursing care, physical therapy, exercise restriction and the use of Glycoflex will play critical roles in an uncomplicated recovery and optimization of long term function.

 

 

 

Nike is an adorable, 2 month old, Bichon Frise. He weighs 4.3 lbs and his veterinarian is Dr. Bell at The Pet Clinic. After being diagnosed with a heart murmur, Nike was sent to Dr. Dew to perform a Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) closure. His prognosis is good for healing and improved cardiac function.

 

 

 

 

 

Kolbe is a striking, 11yr old,  Terrier Mix. He weighs 39 lbs and his veterinarian is Dr. Willman at North Hills Animal Clinic. Kolbe had lameness, pain,  fever and swelling of the carpal and tarsal joints for 3 months. Dr. Dew discussed immune mediated polyarthritis with Kolbe’s owner and came up with a plan to better diagnosis the issues. Dr. Dew performed an Arthrocentesis on the carpi and tarsi, and sent them to lab for cytology and fluid analysis. His prognosis is good for recovery from the diagnostic procedures. If immune mediated arthritis can be confirmed, most dogs respond well to treatment.

 

 

Chester is a handsome, 5 ½ year old, Labrador Retriever. He weighs 104.2 lbs and his veterinarian is Dr. Burks at Countryside Animal Hospital. Chester suffered from left rear limb lameness, Dr. Dew performed an Arthrocentesis to determine a diagnosis of suspected tick disease. His prognosis is good for the recovery from the procedure. The long term prognosis will be dictated by the lab results and response to treatment.

 

 

 

 

 

Lizzie is a loving , 9year 5month old, Shih Tzu. She weighs 11. 2 lbs and her veterinarian is Dr. Reynolds at Little Rock Veterinary Clinic. She came to see Dr. Dew due to spontaneous luxation of right hip. He performed a Total Hip Replacement (THR).  Her prognosis is  excellent for recovery and lifetime pain free function with her hip replacement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mia is a feisty, 6 month old, Labrador Retriever. She weighs 40 lbs and her veterinarian is Dr. Miller at Otter Creek Animal Hospital.  She came to see Dr. Dew to have an ultrasound of her heart due to a heart murmur.  The cardiac ultrasound showed a ventricular defect that, unfortunately, cannot be treated medically or surgically.

 

 

 

CRUCIATE LIGAMENT SURGERIES:

The following patients were all seen for Cranial Cruciate Ligament rupture or tear.
This is similar to a football player’s ACL injury.

There are two surgeries that Dr. Dew uses to repair/correct CCL injuries:
TTA (tibial tuberosity advancement)
EFS (external fascial strip)

With either of these surgeries, each of these babies will have strict confinement for the first 2 weeks after surgery, and then gradually increased exercise (controlled with leash) for the next 8-10 weeks after that. Physical therapy and medical therapy, which could include Glycoflex III (joint supplement) and an NSAID called Previcox if not previously on a different NSAID, will play a critical role in the patient’s recovery.

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Sadie is a lovely, 12 year old, Cocker Spaniel. She weighs 29 lbs and her veterinarian is Dr. Reece at Greers Ferry Veterinary Clinic. Sadie was diagnosed with a CCL tear, Dr. Dew performed a TTA. Her prognosis from his surgery is good for healing, improved function and decreased progression of degenerative joint disease (arthritis).  Nursing care, physical therapy, exercise restriction and the use of Glycoflex will play critical roles in an uncomplicated recovery and optimization of long term function. Sadie also had some issues with her left eye, so Dr. Hodgson took a episcleral biopsy. He will have the results approximately next week and will proceed with further diagnostics then.

 

Drake is a stunning, 2 year old, Labrador Retriever. He weighs 112 lbs and his veterinarian is Dr. Huff at Animal Medical Center. Drake was diagnosed with a CCL tear, Dr. Dew performed a TTA. His prognosis is good for healing, improved function and decreased progression of degenerative joint disease (arthritis).  Nursing care, physical therapy, exercise restriction and the use of Glycoflex will play critical roles in an uncomplicated recovery and optimization of long term function.

 

Happy Voting !!

 

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