POTW Candidates for the week of July 30th – August 3rd !

Patient of the Week Candidates

for the week of  July 23rd thru July 27th , 2012

 

Review the patient summaries below then vote for your favorite patient. The poll is in the far right column under our YouTube channe.
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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Harley

is a 9 year old English Springer Spaniel who suffered from cervical pain. Dr. Durham at All For Pets referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Ct Scan and a Ventral Slot.  The prognosis is good for healing and improved neurologic function.

 

Boomer

is a 5 year old French Bulldog who suffered from moderate to severe cervical pain. Dr. Stanton at Stanton Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Ct Scan and a Ventral Slot. The prognosis is good for healing and improved neurologic function.

 

 

Rocco

is a 10 year old Labrador Retriever Mix who suffered from soft tissue mass dorsal to the colon. Dr. Davis at Davis Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Perianal adenocarcinoma tumor recurrence-excision. The prognosis is good for soft tissue healing and improved ease of defecation.

 

 

Rogee

is a Schnauzer who suffered from 5-6 month history of nasal congestion & swelling. Dr. Blount at Rogers Avenue Animal Clinic  referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a  Ct Scan and discovered a nasal tumor, which will be removed next week. The prognosis is good for recovery from anesthesia and CT exam. Rogee would benefit from surgical debulking of the tumor and/or radiation therapy.

 

 

Buddy

is a 7 month old Shelti  who suffered from a ranula on the left side. Dr. Boone at Pointer Trail Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a marsupialization. The prognosis is good for healing and resolution of the ranula. Allergies may play a role in increasing the likelihood of recurrence.

 

 

 

Obie

is a 4year old Shetland Sheepdog who suffered from a draining wound in the left inguinal area for several months. Dr. Gibson at Greers Ferry Veterinary Clinic  had done an excellent work-up with culture, histology and excision, however the fistula has returned so she referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Wound revision. The prognosis is good for resolution of the draining wound.

 

 

Bo

is a 6 year old Labrador Retriever who  suffered from worsening right  rear limb function and difficulty rising.  Dr. Southerland at Kiehl Avenue Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a  right Zurich cementless total hip replacement. The prognosis is excellent for an uncomplicated recovery and pain free right hip function.

 

 

Benny

is a 4 ½ year old Dachshund/Beagle mix who suffered from acute lameness in both rear limbs. Dr. McMahen at McMahen Veterinary Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a CT Scan and a Hemilaminectomy. The prognosis is good for healing and guarded for improved neurologic function.

 

 

Tuffy

is a 7 1/2 year old Dachshund who suffered from Right rear limb weakness. Dr. Brown at Hot Springs Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Ct Scan and  hemilaminectomy. The prognosis is Good for healing and improved neurologic function.

 

 

 

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.

Remington

is a 2 year old German Shorthair Pointer who suffered from acute right rear lameness. Dr. Rice at The Family Pet Vet identified a torn Cranial Cruciate Ligament and referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a TTA. The 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.

 

Molly Ann

is a 9 ½ year old Beagle who suffered from acute left rear lameness. Dr. Gibson a Greers Ferry Veterinary Clinic referred to Dr. Dew after identifying a torn Cranial Cruciate Ligament. Dr. Dew performed a TTA. The 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.

 

Belle

is a 6 year old Labrador Retriever who suffered from chronic left rear lameness. Dr. Windle at Countryside Animal Hospital identified a torn Cranial Cruciate Ligament and referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a TTA. The 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.

 

 

Lucky

is a 2 year old Labrador Retriever who suffered from chronic right rear lameness. Dr. Wolfenkoehler at All Pets Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery after identifying a torn Cranial Cruciate Ligament. Dr. Dew performed a TTA. The 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.

 

Pheonix

is a 6 year old Bichon Frise who suffered from acute left rear lameness. Dr. Nelson at A to Zebra identifyde a torn Cranial Cruciate Ligament and referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a TTA. The 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.

 

 

To vote : look to the right hand side of the screen, you’ll see the patient’s names with a circle beside the name, simply click the circle beside the name you would like to vote for, then select vote. You can only vote once per computer or device. Happy Voting !!!

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