Wednesday, 16 January 2013

2. Internship. Swollen right fore paw in a 12 year old shih tzu cross

Swollen right fore paw in a 12 year old shih tzu cross

Shih tzu cross, Male, 12 years old, not sterilised
Active: 5.8kg, in good condition
è Heart and lungs are okay
è No history of panting/ breathing difficulty
è No medical history
è Low risk
Problem: Foreign body under paw. Right front paw is swelling. Big scab/wound about 6mm in diameter. Might have stepped on something.

Treatment: Surgery to remove foreign body (found out to be a tumour)
History: Went for grooming about 2 weeks ago
Owner worried about effects of anaesthesia
Owner does not want dog to undergo histology (old age)

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