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Maumee Valley Veterinary Clinic, IVDD & Rear Limb Paresis, Lhasa Apso

Owners presented patient to a veterinarian after the dog was reluctant to climb stairs. On physical exam, the patient was painful in T-L spine and had motor ability in rear legs but was weak (paretic). Survey spinal radiographs showed narrowed IV disc space at T13-L1 and multiple calcified discs in lumbar spine (evidence of IVDD).

Author(s): Maumee Valley Veterinary Clinic, Woodburn, IN

VetMed Animal Clinic, Severe Spondylosis & Osteoarthritis, Pug

History of CHF, epilepsy (on chronic phenobarbital), urinary tract infection (from laying in urine), osteoarthritis. Patient’s chronic UTI’s were from immobility, urine scald, and chronic medications precluded the use of certain pharmacologics for osteoarthritis pain. Spinal/Pelvic radiographs revealed severe spondylosis and osteoarthritis of both hips.

Author(s): VetMed Animal Clinic, Covington, GA

Maumee Valley Veterinary Clinic, Osteoarthritis, German Shepherd

Patient presented with posture that was very poor, maintaining a half crouch most of the time. The left stifle revealed a slight anterior drawer motion. The Cincinnati Orthopedic Disability Index (CODI) was only 47 out of a possible normal score of 100. Radiographs revealed severe bilateral osteoarthritis of the hips and likely partial CCL tear in left rear leg.

Author(s): Maumee Valley Veterinary Clinic, Woodburn, IN

Best Friends Forever, Progressive Non-Painful Paresis, Labrador Retriever

Rowdy, 14 year old, intact male, 80 lb, Chocolate Lab
Progressive hindlimb paralysis, loss of CPs, non-painful suggestive of DM

Author(s): Jerri Smith, DVM

Woodland Springs Veterinary Hospital, Otitis, Mixed Breed Canine

Left ear very inflamed and the canal was swollen with yellow debris. Visual inspection with otoscope; ear cytology revealed bacterial and yeast otitis

Author(s): Woodland Springs Veterinary Hospital, Ft. Worth, TX

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