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LUA DOESN'T FEEL WELL

Veterinaris Montuiri - mammary tumor

Lua is a 10-year-old female dog who came to the Hospital in Llucmajor on Saturday afternoon because she had a lump in her breasts. The owners were very worried because they had not seen it before and it was a very large nodule.

On the physical examination, Lua had fever and pain when we touched the lump, which was located in the area of the mammary glands. A blood test and x-ray were performed to determine the extent of the lesion. In the blood test there were alterations derived from the strong inflammation.

The main suspicions were that Lua had a strong mastitis or a mammary tumor. An antibiotic and anti-inflammatory treatment was started and we made an appointment a few days later to see the progress and to do more tests if necessary.

After a few days on antibiotic and anti-inflammatory the nodule remained the same, so a cytology was done that was compatible with a tumor. At the same time, chest X-rays were taken to assess if there was metastasis, since most malignant tumors of the mammary gland end up reproducing in the lung.

Fortunately, no evidence of metastases was seen on the radiographs, and Lua was cited for surgery, to try to remove the tumor, or at least to do a biopsy that tell us what kind of tumor it was to be able to give a prognosis. There are different types of mamary tumors and depending on the type they can be more or less aggressive. The only way to diagnose them is through a biopsy.

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JULY FREE FOOD PRIZE DRAW DELIVERY

Veterinaris Montuïri - prizewinner july 2017


Here is Eva Ferrer Garcia. Today has been to pick up the free feed bag HPM. Congratulations!

 
EMILY HAD BELLY ACHE

Veterinaris Montuiri - pyometra

A few weeks ago we attended Emily for an emergency visit, she is a 9 year old Golden Retriever dog that had not feel well for several days and didn’t want to eat. She had been in season recently but was still spotting vaginally. The owners were very worried as she did not want to go out for a walk.

During the physical examination, Emily was found to have hypothermia, ie, temperature lower than normal, weak pulse and abdominal pain. After the examination and an abdominal ultrasound, Emily was diagnosed of pyometra.

A pyometra is a disease caused by a uterine infection in which a large amount of purulent material (pus) accumulates in the uterus. The bacteria that cause the infection produce substances harmful to the animal that can give alterations at the hepatic and renal level. Occasionally, there may even be perforations in the uterus, due to the large accumulation of material, which can cause peritonitis or, in the worst case, even death.

Veterinaris Montuiri - ultrasound

We did a general analysis to Emily in order to evaluate her general condition in the face of surgery, since the recommended treatment in these cases is emergency surgery. This consists of an ovariohysterectomy or commonly known as sterilization. The cause of this infection in the uterus is a hormonal imbalance during estrus that can be prevented by early sterilization. It must be taken into account that the surgical risk is greater in a surgery in which the animal is ill than if it is done in a preventive way in a healthy animal.

Emily had greatly increased liver parameters, as well as an increase in her white blood cells due to infection and anemia.

After stabilizing her and performing the surgery, Emily began to improve rapidly. She began to have appetite, to increase her temperature and of course to stop having that abdominal pain as a result of her infection in the uterus. At 72 hours, she was descharged from the hospital to rest at home. To this day, the owners say she has rejuvenated a few years.

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WE HAVE THE DRAW WINNER OF FOOD FOR FREE THIS AUGUST

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THE WINNER IS: "JORDI", Mª Rosa Fornes Esteban.


ALTHOUGH YOU DIDN’T HAVE ACCESS TO THE PRIZE, REMEMBER THAT JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE A VETERINARIS MONTUÏRI CUSTOMER YOU ARE MONTHLY INCLUDED IN A DRAW TO WIN FOOD FOR YOUR PET FOR A MONTH. LUCK!


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BAD BREATH

Montuiri Veterinaris - dental campaing

Odi is an 4 years old male “ratero” who came to Algaida's clinic because he had something in his mouth, rubbed his mouth with his legs, drooled a lot and even his mouth has bleeding a little and had very bad breath!. He had had a similar problem four months before but not so serious and it had improved with the antibiotic.

To explore his mouth we had to sedate him, because he was in pain. Odi had the gums and the inner face of the lips very red and with bleeding ulcers, the teeth had a little tartar. We do not detect any foreign bodies.

Montuiri Veterinaris - stomatitis

As it had happened to him before, we proposed to do a cleaning of tartar and a biopsy of the gum. We performed a complete blood test and a chest x-ray, since during the examination we had detected a murmur in the heart. In this way we could assess his condition and the extent of his heart disease to performe an adapted and safe anesthesia. A test of leishmaniosis was also done, which was fortunately negative.

Odi started with an antibiotic treatment and was scheduled for surgery a few days later to improve inflammation of the gums prior to surgery.

On the day of the surgery, plaque was cleaned and gum samples were taken for biopsy. There was enough gingival retraction but the teeth were healthy and there was no need to remove any. After a few days with antibiotics the gum looked better and did not bleed.

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Veterinaris Montuiri - dental cleaningVeterinaris Montuiri - gingival retraction

A week later the laboratory sent us the result of the biopsy, Odi's injury was chronic lymphoplasmacytic gingivitis. It is a chronic nonespecific inflammation of the gum and oral mucosa, the cause may be a reaction to tartar and bacteria in the mouth, but the cause can not always be found and the problem can be repeated.

To treat it is recommended a good dental cleaning and antibiotics, after cleaning should maintain a good dental hygiene, with dental brushing and the application of disinfectant products directly into the mouth or the water they drink. In the most severe cases, treatment with anti-inflammatory or immunomodulators drugs may be necessary.

Odi recovered very well after cleansing of tartar and antibiotic, but now should carry on with daily dental hygiene with a mouthwash and periodic controls to avoid relapses.

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Laura Gomila
 
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