Thursday, November 14, 2013

1169. Vomiting & diarrhoea - kidney stones in a dog

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Date:   15 November, 2013  
Focus: Small animals - dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs, turtles & rabbits
The Silkie had double kidney stones Dr Sing Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS
Date:   15 November, 2013 
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Silkie Terrier, F, spayed, 13 yearsFed dry food + bread since 5 years of age (adopted from another owner who migrated).

2 days ago, presented with vomiting and diarrhoea. I treated and advised blood tests and X-rays if the symptoms persisted. The dog came back yesterday, "dying" according to Dr Daniel who got the X-rays and blood tests done.
A rare case of kidney stones in the 2 kidneys was diagnosed based on evidence. Dogs usually suffer from bladder stones. No urine tests done in this case. 
Blood urea and creatinine are extremely high. The dog vomits dark brown fluid in the crate and has heavy abdominal breathing as at 11.14 am Nov 13, 2013 when the lady owner came to visit as I phoned her to say that the dog was suffering in pain and was on the last leg of his life. The dog vomited white froth on the reception room floor.

The owner will bring home for today and had decided on euthanasia later in the day.
Two kidneys are packed with stones
Vomiting and diarrhoea can be a sign of kidney failure although most cases are due to gastroenteritis. This dog was treated for gastroenteritis at the first consultation without blood test so as to reduce medical costs. As the vomiting persisted, I advised a blood test and Dr Daniel took it since I was out. This was a case of renal urolithiasis resulting in kidney failure. 
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