Wednesday, August 12, 2020

3395. A Silkie Terrier has high cholesterol levels and liver disorders

Thur 13 Aug 2020

TP 40213   Silkie Terr, FS, 11 yrs

The lady owner saw a large dark blue left elbow tumour 2 cm x 1.5 cm x 1 cm on 6 Jul 2020.
Consulted Dr Daniel.

Pre-op blood test done on 6 Jul 2020.

1. High cholesterol
>20.7 mmol/L (3-6.6)

2. High level enzymes
ALT  503 U/L   (less than 59)

3 Low White Cell count. 
3.6 x 10^9/L  (6-17)

N,L % normal (59%, 21% respectively), but absolute numbers lower than normal.
Monocytes 16.9% high (3-10%) but absolute number normal.

Platelets 566 x 10^9/L (200-500)


Pre-op blood test done on 13 Aug 2020.
Pending



DIET  Fish4Dogs and JerHigh 


OWNER'S WORRIES
1.  Drastic drop of 2 kg bodyweight from 7 kg on 2 Jul to 5 kg today.  Owner stopped JerHigh feeding 3 strips a day for the past 10 years and feed vegetables and home-cooked food. 

2.  Dog not eating the Hills ID low fat canine kibbles. 
 CP 25.9%  Crude Fat 7.4%

compared to Fish4Dogs Finest Salmon Complete (Small bites). CP 26%, Fat 12%


CONCLUSION
1. Stop feeding excessive JerHigh said to be 20g/3 days




2. Weight loss drastic. BCS 3/9 thin. Top of lumbar vertebra visible.
3/ Feed ID in small amounts---powdered till 100% in 4 weeks.
    Peservere
4.  L elbow tumour to be operated. Teeth had dropped. Thick tartar crust.

5. Liver Zentonil  continue





Diet management - ID low fat according to weight wanted,  i.e. 6 kg. Now 5 kg thin. .
Weight monitoring
Excercise
No dog treats
Home cooked food and vegetables some.


  

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