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Veterinary Health Center

January 2006

Signalment Species

SpeciesFeline

Breed

Domestic Shorthair
SexMale castrate
Age15 years, 7 months

Presenting Complaint

  • Inappropriate elimination for approximately 2 weeks. He will go anywhere but in box. He has developed vomiting and bloody diarrhea

Physical Examination

  • Temperature 99.9 °F, Heart Rate 180bpm, Respiratory rate 24 breaths/minute
  • He presented with a thin flaky haircoat and 7-8% dehydrated. On palpation both kidneys were small and the left kidney may be irregular. He had a grade 2 left parasternal heart murmur.

Previous History

  • Chronic renal failure
  • Left hindlimb has been previously amputated due to diagnosis of synovial sarcoma of the stifle.
  • Previous history of urinary tract infection at age 6

Plan

  • Complete Blood Count

  • Serum Chemistry Panel

  • Urinalysis and urine culture

  • Radiographs

  • Ultrasound

Bloodwork results

  • Lymphopenia , anemia, hypoproteinemia, increased BUN and creatinine


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Interpretation