Friday, August 31, 2012

1074. Young couple cares for old dog

I showed the young couple, 20-30 years old, my writing on the case card cover: "young couple cares for old dog" - written on Nov 25, 2009. Happy, black and white Shih Tzu, female, was adopted as a 13-year-old by them. R eye had deep white ulcer and black pigment 99% covering the cornea. Loose teeth. Heart OK. These were recorded in my case sheet.
3rd eyelid flap and dental work was done.
R eye had pus

Dog very lethargic this afternoon, came to consult me. Last time I saw them was 2009. Now the couple thought left eye (being closed) had ulcers too. Did fluourescein tests. Both eyes had ulcers but they were old ones.
"Lack of grooming," I said. The dog sat quietly on the table. "But the dog would move here and there at home," the wife said.  

This couple really cared for an old abandoned dog. 13 years old. Now she is 16 years old and they thought she had eye ulcer. I checked the temperature. 40.3 C. "Fever, that's why the dog was not standing up," I said. "The left eye has no tears and may be painful. The right eye was tearing and the tears matted the hairs at the medial side. I wipe off the matted hair. The dog wrinkled and wanted to bite me.

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