Pollakiuria in a Labrador Retriever
Sierra is a ten year old, spayed, female, chocolate Labrador Retriever on a raw diet and in lean body condition. She presented to the Internal Medicine Service of the Cornell University Hospital for Animals with a four-month history of pollakiuria, stranguria, and dribbling urine that was unresponsive to a 10 day course of Clavamox. Significant physical exam findings included a firm, cord-like urethra on rectal palpation. Free catch urinalysis showed elevated white blood cells, elevated red blood cells, elevated protein, and bacteria. An ultrasound revealed a few tiny cystic calculi. A urinary sample obtained by cystocentesis lacked any of the previous abnormalities. Cystoscopy showed a swelling of the distal urethra with an atypical ridge lesion. Urethrography showed significant narrowing of the urethra at the cranial and caudal aspects, with no abnormalities seen in the urinary bladder. Histopathology was used to distinguish between chronic urethritis and neoplasia.
Senior seminar paperSeminar SF610.1 2010
Dogs -- Diseases -- Case studies