Sunday, January 25, 2015

1180. A Schnauzer has high cholesterol

This kind couple from Woodlands adopted an abandoned overweight 7-year-old male Miniature Schnauzer and got her operated to remove the large rounded bladder stones, each around 6 cm x 6 cm in diameter. X-rays and stone analysis were done after Dr Daniel operated on Jan 16, 2014. Stones were magnesium, ammonium, phosphate with calcium.   

On Feb 23, 2014, he had 3 loose incisors extracted. 

On Jan 19, 2015, the dog came with the head down for the past 2 days. He weighed 11.5 kg and was panting. Ear canals swollen and has hairs. Ears painful.
Abdominal swelling? Ascites. Heart sounds not clear. Liver enlarged?

His blood test showed high triglycerides at 4.79. Total cholesterol was 8.65  HDL cholesterol was 5.55. LDL cholesterol cannot be estimated due to interference from elevated triglycerides level. Specimen is grossly lipemic. This may interfere with the test results.

SGOT/AST was high at 144 (<81 br="" nbsp="">
DIAGNOSIS
Painful ears. A groomer had cleaned the ears 7 days ago.
Possibly ascites. Advised weight reduction owing to high cholesterol.

FOLLOW UP ON JAN 26, 2015

"My dog is OK, " the wife said. "Normal 2 days after treatment. Active."  Most likely painful and swollen ears caused the head to be downwards.

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