Feline Resorptive Lesions
Bobbers (a 9 year old domestic shorthair feline) presented to GVH for a routine exam earlier this fall. During his exam it was noted that Bobbers had gingivitis and tartar with evidence of resorptive lesions on multiple teeth. Resorptive lesions are defects in the tooth structure. The pulp and dentin of the root are destroyed and the lesion becomes visibly evident when it starts affecting the crown of the tooth. Resorptive lesions are very painful and require treatment.
Rehabilitation After Surgery
Red is a 4 year old Neapolitan Mastiff Mix that was referred to GVH for a 2 year history of left hind limb lameness. The diagnosis was a torn cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) that was causing instability. Dr. Albrecht and his surgical team performed a tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) surgery to stabilize Red’s knee in August. His owners, Renee and Bill, were anxious to get him back to normal activity before returning to Pennsylvania for the winter so they opted for a rehabilitation consult with Jen Hill, CCRP of Paw-sitive Performance. Jen is based in Helena but sees consults here at GVH every Tuesday. At Red’s initial rehab consult his owners were provided with a custom at home rehabilitation plan that fit their needs.
Is your dog sneezing?
Fritz, an 8 year old Miniature Dachshund, presented to Gallatin Veterinary Hospital in the beginning of August for acute onset of sneezing after running around outside. After a course of anti-inflammatories and antihistamines did not resolve the repeated bouts of sneezing, Fritz’s parents decided to pursue rhinoscopy to identify a potential cause for his symptoms.