Chronic regurgitation in a geriatric dog : A case report
Fischer, Daniel Jarred
A 12 year-old spayed female Golden Retiever was referred to the Cornell University Hospital for Animals, Ithaca, New York, with a chief complaint of a three-month history of regurgitation. According to the patient's owners, the regurgitation events would occur daily, when the dog would surreptitiously consume dry dog food instead of its usual canned food. These events were characterized by the passive expulsion of a tubular, undigested food bolus. Thus, the events were indeed likely to be regurgitation and not vomiting. The owners reported no other problems, and the patient was active and alert at home with an excellent appetite. At the time of presentation, the dog was receiving prednisone (10 mg per os once daily) to alleviate inflammation associated with degenerative joint disease of her left stifle as well as L-thyroxine (0.4 mg per os twise daily) for treatment of hypothyroidism.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2004 F57
Dogs -- Diseases -- Treatment -- Case studies