Sunday's April 17, 2011's
interesting cases of 3 female spayed dogs. Has one of them got
a stump pyometra & the other one got an endocrine alopecia?
Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS
22 April, 2011
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Bright sunshine and
blue skies. Sunday morning April 17th, 2011
Started work at 9.30 am and finished at 6.00pm with Dr
1. Shih Tzu bites till the paws and feet bleeds. Very
distressed to see a dog going at its body and feet.
E-collar helped but bleeding stains apartment. Couple saw
Vet 1 twice but no resolution. Expat husband phoned Vet 1
today (Sunday) but no response. "When Vet 1 returns call,"
the husband said to me, "I had already phoned Toa Payoh
Vets for an appointment."
"Skin diseases are not easy to cure in many cases," I
said. I handled this case as the leading vet with Dr
Vanessa as it would be an emotional case and I prefer to
take the responsibility. Dr Vanessa was OK with this
approach. The dog was warded and clipped bald. Demodectic
mites were abundantly seen and Dr Vanessa advised
regularly ivomec injection. I advised bathing with tactic
wash first as the dog has poor immune status.
Rabbit with big jaw abscess. I asked my vet whether she
would operate. She passed. So I did it the next day.
3. Three female
SPAYED Jack Russells with 3 different conditions.
1. Jack Russell,
6 years. Spayed. Low platelet. Lots of yellow pus in
vulva. Why? Image in this article. Could this be a case of
a stump pyometra?
2. Jack Russell, 3 years. Spayed. Bites flanks both sides.
Alopecia. Endocrine? Vulva very small (spayed very young).
Reddish infantile vulval lips. The owner said the cause is
the environmental changes during Chinese New Year. She
said that Ovarid is better than stilboestrol oral tablets
which I had prescribed for similar skin problems some
months ago. The dog was clipped bald and given a good
bath. Ovarid was prescribed. The lady was happy with the
previous clipping and so asked for the same procedure. My
tentative diagnosis is endocrine alopecia.
3. Jack Russell, 10 years, spayed. Came in for vaccination
which most dog owners will have forgotten. Health
screening advised by me. So a blood test was done. On
examination, the vulva was pink and of normal size. Blood
results not abnormal but not perfect with some elevations
of ALT. Eats, drinks, pees and poops OK. The owner is
quite happy to know the blood test results. A urine test
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