A 5 year old castrated male Rottweiler Labrador mix canine was presented at AcaseAweek Clinic for lethargy and inappetence for the past 4 days. He was still drinking water, and urinating normally. The diet consists of adult dry food, Alpo, of which he is eating less of. He has also lost a lot of weight recently. Vaccinations were giving 12 days ago, and the dog is currently on ivermectin.
The patient weighed 20 kg (44 lbs) on physical exam, he was lethargic. His temperature was 103.2, pulse rate was 100 and respiration rate was 40. Mucus membranes were pink, and CRT was less than 2 seconds. On physical exam there were enlarged pre-scapular and popliteal lymph nodes. All other systems were within normal limits.
On general blood chemistry, all the values fell within normal limits except for ALT which was slightly increased, 166 (10-100). The complete blood count revealed a hematocrit of 28.1 (37.0 – 55.0), hemoglobin of 10.2 (12.0 – 18.0), granulocytes of 3.1 (3.3 – 12.0), neutrophils of 1 (2.8 – 10.5), eosinophils of 2.1 (0.5 - 1.5) and platelets of 36 (175 – 500).
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