Case of the month

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

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

Paraplegic cat

A 7yr MC DSH cat was referred for emergency evaluation following a sudden onset of inability to walk. He was taken to his local veterinarian who found pelvic limb paralysis with absent nociception in both pelvic limbs.

Mentally dull & circling Beagle

This month's case is a 4-month-old Beagle with a 2-week progressive history of mental dullness, circling to the left, and lethargy.

Sloppy eater

This month's case is a 6-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever that was presented for evaluation of a 3-day history of difficulty eating and being a sloppy eater.

Ataxic Pug

A 7yr MC Pug was presented for evaluation of a 5-day history of ataxia on all 4 legs. There was a sudden onset of clinical signs that were not progressive.

Painful Viszla

The dog was brought in to the Emergency Department for evaluation following a sudden onset of left thoracic limb lameness and apparent pain after jumping off a bed.

Maltese with abnormal gait

Signalment: 12yr FS Lhasa Apso History: The dog was referred…

Paraparetic Corgi mix

This month's case is a 4-year-old Corgi mix that was referred to the Neurology Department for evaluation following a sudden onset of inability to walk.