Thursday, July 24, 2014

1424. Images of BKTP videos. An 8-year-old Shih Tzu has a bigger bluish breast lump

July 25, 2014

Groomer Clara popped in with a 8-year-old Shih Tzu. "She will bite if you pull her out of the crate," she warned me. "Other dogs don't do it."

So we weighed the dog + crate = 8.1 kg. She poured the dog out and the crate weighed 2.1 kg. Once out, the dog did not bite but she would hum a few soothing words and rub her shoulder when the dog got injections. Dog bites are groomer's risk.


"6 kg and normal temperature of 38.6C" I checked the vagina for discharge. There was none.
"When was the last heat bleeding?" I asked. Clara phoned the owner who said it was 4 months ago.





























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GUIDELINES FOR DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT OF FALSE PREGNANCY & MAMMARY TUMOURS IN DOGS

A non-pregnant bitch shows signs of pregnancy and maternal behaviour in middle or late diestrus. Also known as Pseudopregnancy, Pseudocyesis, Phantom Pregnancy.

1.  SIGNS.
1.1 History.  1.2  Physical Examination Findings
3. DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS
4. CBC/BIOCHEMISTRY/URINALYSIS
5. IMAGING - Radiography or ultrasonography
6. DIAGNOSIS
7. TREATMENT. Medical/Surgical
8. CLIENT EDUCATION



1.  SIGNS.
1.1 History - Behaviour changes - self-nursing (suck own nipples), restless, nesting, mothering activity.
Vomiting, anorexia and lethargy. Abdominal distension and mammary gland enlargement.

1.2  Physical Examination Findings - Large mammary that secrete a brownish serous fluid or milk.

3. DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

4. CBC/BIOCHEMISTRY/URINALYSIS. Usually normal. If not, reproductive or systemic diseases.

5. IMAGING - Radiography or ultrasonography. To rule out closed pyometra and normal pregnancy.

6. DIAGNOSIS is made by a history of estrus 2-3 months before clincial signs and clinical signs present.

6. TREATMENT. Medical/Surgical

Usually will resolve 2-3 weeks without treatment
Do not spay till the dog is in during anestrus will prevent recurrence.
Do not spay during false pregnancy as milk will still be present post-surgery requiring medical treatment.
Breed bitch during next estrus if puppies wanted.
Elizabeth collar

Synthetic progesterone - megestrol acetate. 1-2mg/kg/24 hrs PO, 8 days. May cause pyometra, mammary gland hyperplasia, diabettes mellitus, weih gain, diabetes melltus, increased weight gain, adrenal cortex atrophy

mild tranquilsers excepr phenothiazine which increase prolactin concentration.

Surgery - ovariohysterectomy (spay).

8. CLIENT EDUCATION. Important for family members as the dog is family and to explain medical costs. Vet can illustrate the location, size and number of breast tumours or make a video clip.






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