POTW Candidates for the week of June 11th – June 15th

Patient of the Week Candidates

for the week of  June 11th thru June 15th , 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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Maggie

is an 11year 8month old Shih Tzu who suffered from a Corneal Ulcer. Her veterinarian is Dr. Baeyens at North Hills Animal Clinic.  Dr. Hodgson performed a Lamellar Keratectomy. The prognosis is good for recovery from the surgery and for healing the ulcer.

 

Reba   

is a 10 month old German Shepherd who suffered from a history of left fore limb lameness for past 4 months. Dr. Ford at Hubbs  Animal Clinic referred to Dr. Dew for surgery. Dr. Dew performed a Partial ulnar ostectomy.The prognosis  is good for healing, improved function and decreased progression of degenerative joint disease (arthritis).

 

Topaz

is a 7year 5month old Doberman Pincher who suffered from acute onset of cervical pain and reluctance to move. Dr. Stanton at Stanton Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew. Dr. Dew performed a  CT scan and a ventral slot . The prognosis is good for healing and improved neurologic function.

 

Roby

is a 7year old German Shepherd police k9 who suffered from  a history of acute onset tenesmus followed by rear limb weakness. Dr. Durham at All for Pets referred to Dr. Dew. Dr. Dew performed a CT Scan. The spinal fluid analysis, the assessment by the radiologist as well as response to therapy may allow us to give “Roby” a more accurate prognosis for long term function.

 

Buddy

is a 10year 3month old Border Collie mix who suffered from a mass caudal to the left trochanter. Dr. Dew performed a mass excision. The prognosis is good for healing. The long term prognosis will be confirmed with the histology results.

 

 

Sweetie

is a 6year old Brittany Spaniel who suffered from an eyelid tumor. Dr. Magie at Morrilton Veterinary Clinic referred to Dr. Hodgson who performed the  removal of third eyelid tumor. The prognosis is good for recovery from the surgery, the histopath will confirm that the entire tumor was removed.

 

Sassy

is a 3 year old Siamese mix who suffered from feline herpesvirus infection. Dr. Davis at Davis Veterinary Clinic referred to Dr. Hodgson. Dr. Hodgson performed a Conjunctival pedicle graft. As for the prognosis, this virus cannot be completely cured or eradicated from the cat, but by reducing stressful situations and treating active infections aggressively, future outbreaks can be reduced or prevented.

 

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.

Zoey

is a 3year 7month old Golden Retriever who suffered from acute right rear lameness. Dr. Baeyens at North Hills Animal Clinic 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.

Sugar

is a 2year 8month old German Shepherd who suffered from acute left rear lameness. Dr. McCutcheon at Park Avenue Animal Hospital referred to Dr. Dew for surgery after identifying a CCL rupture.  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.

 

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Comments

  1. Sugar is such a sweet dog and i hope this is the last surgery she has to have. She will be fine I know because she has such good owners. She is also very pretty.

  2. Yes, Sugar IS a sweetheart!

  3. Linda Fryer says:

    they are all so adorable but has to be officer Roby…

  4. Be sure to click on the button in front of Roby’s name and then click on the “Vote” button to register your vote!

  5. Sugar is very happy to be home and is getting around very well with her two new knees (one two months ago and this one last week). The Dew Crew is awesome.

    Vote for Sugar, the sweetest dog ever!

  6. Sugar IS very sweet! Her name suits her well. Glad to hear she is doing well the week after surgery.

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