Case of the month

Each month, we post an interesting case to work through from start to finish.
 

Paraparetic Newfoundland

This month's case is a 7-year-old intact male Newfoundland that was referred for evaluation of progressive difficulty walking and trouble going up stairs.

Bichon mix with abnormal gait

The patient was referred to our hospital for evaluation of abnormal gait thought to be due to intervertebral disc disease.

Acutely weak cat

The August case of the month is a 6-year-old cat that was brought in to the Emergency Department for evaluation following a sudden onset of inability to walk the day before.

Border Terrier with seizures

A 13 yr MC Border Terrier was presented to the Neurology Department following a sudden onset of generalized tonic-clonic seizures.

Painful & ataxic Cavalier

The patient was referred for progressive neurologic signs. He started scratching his abdomen about 3 weeks prior to referral. There was no response to a course of oral cefpodoxime and topical antibiotic spray. He was taken to the ER department of another local specialty hospital 5 days later for suspected pain and inappetance.

Acutely blind Sphinx cat

The cat was referred to the Neurology Department for additional evaluation by a local veterinary ophthalmologist. The owners noticed that the cat had dilated pupils, was bumping into objects and seemed "off."

Tetraparetic Yorkie

This month's case is a Yorkie that had a sudden onset of lameness/weakness in the hind limbs the night before presentation that had progressed to inability to walk on all 4 limbs by the following morning.

LHL weakness in a Lab

The dog was referred to the Neurology Department for evaluation following a sudden onset of left pelvic limb weakness one week earlier.

Blind Maltese

The dog was brought in to the Ophthalmology Department following an acute onset of blindness. Ocular examination revealed no obvious cause for the blindness.

COTM: Baker's dozen 2014

The cat was brought in to the Neurology Department for evaluation of circling to the left. He had been pacing and circling to the left (wide circles).

Labradoodle with progressive weakness

This month's case is a 5yr MC Labradoodle that was presented to our ER Department for rapidly progressive weakness. He became weak earlier that afternoon. While the owner was outside raking leaves, he laid down and was then unable to stand/walk on his pelvic limbs.

Cat with seizures

A 9yr MC DSH cat was presented to the ER Department following a sudden onset of episodes characterized by meowing incessantly, curling up into a ball to his right, and circling to the right at times