A Foreign Body That Is “Sew” Unusual
Foreign bodies within the spinal cord are uncommon, but when they occur the prognosis is often grave. Find out what happened to Leon, an 18-month-old Maltese, when he accidentally ingested a sewing needle.
Long-Term Nursing Care of a Self-Mutilating Moluccan Cockatoo
The challenge? A Moluccan cockatoo named Chula who had been engaging in self-mutilating behavior and hated being restrained. Here’s how a veterinary team helped her recover.
Canine Digit Osteosarcoma Results in Toe Amputation
A dog’s digits are amputated for reasons ranging from osteomyelitis to benign masses to SCC and melanoma. Bella’s case was the author’s first experience with a diagnosis of digit osteosarcoma.
Dentistry Impacted Maxillary Canine Tooth in a Persian Cat
Dental radiography is recommended whenever examination of the oral cavity reveals missing teeth and extraction is preferred to avoid cyst development and subsequent bone/tissue destruction. The author takes you through this case step-by-step.
A Complicated, Multidrug-Resistant UTI
Katmandu was a 9-year-old spayed female Bengal cat with a history of chronic kidney disease. Despite aggressive treatment and very dedicated clients, Katmandu’s multidrug-resistant UTI relapsed. Read her case report.
The 2020 Case Report Challenge!
Today’s Veterinary Nurse is thrilled to partner with Zoetis™ to bring you the 2020 Case Report Challenge! Participants will have the opportunity to win a trip to VMX 2021, including registration, hotel and airfare!
Clinical Progress of Lingual Hemangiosarcoma in a Cat
This case report describes the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, and follow-up of a feline patient with an uncommon oral tumor. The favorable clinical outcome after single-agent doxorubicin chemotherapy and radiation showed that these modalities can be used to manage discomfort and tumor control, improving the quality of life of a patient with lingual hemangiosarcoma.
Hematemesis, Abdominal Pain and Anemia in an Older Cat
Abnormal fatigue, lack of appetite, faster-than-normal pulse, weight loss, pale gums, and loss of energy are common symptoms of feline anemia.
Peritoneal Dialysis Following Urethral Obstruction and Acute Kidney Injury
What began as a routine condition and progressed to a dedicated, one-on-one nursing case, the case report outlines the importance of a thorough workup in managing a patient’s whole disease process and demonstrates the many aspects of renal care, management, and complications.
Sildenafil Exposure in a Dog
Ingestion of high doses of sildenafil, which is used in both human and veterinary medicine, can affect heart rate and blood pressure. This case report describes the mechanism of action of sildenafil, along with recognition and management of a typical case of sildenafil exposure.