Multiple eccrine poromas in the paw of a dog

A 5-year-old, spayed female boxer dog presented to the referring veterinarian with a year-long history of swelling, ulceration and pain in the paw pad of the fourth digit of the right forelimb. Histologically, the paw pad was expanded by a mass composed of small polygonal cells forming broad bands and trabeculae within the lower epidermis that . . . → Read More: Multiple eccrine poromas in the paw of a dog

Juvenile nephropathy in a boxer dog resembling the human nephronophthisis-medullary cystic kidney disease complex

A juvenile nephropathy in a 4-year-old male boxer dog, closely resembling the nephronophthisis (NPHP)-medullary cystic kidney disease complex (MCKD) in humans is described.

Gross examination of the kidneys revealed several multiple cysts at the corticomedullary junction and in the medulla. Histological examination was characterized by a widespread tubular atrophy and dilatation, with a marked thickening of the . . . → Read More: Juvenile nephropathy in a boxer dog resembling the human nephronophthisis-medullary cystic kidney disease complex

Community digs deep for injured staffy

Staff at Nepean Animal Hospital have been fielding dozens of inquiries since an injured Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Earl was admitted to one of its hospitals on July 1.

Two local teenagers, Christina Jurjevic and Tobi Hamill, were driving on Llandilo Road, near Penrith, west of Sydney, when they saw a four-year-old Staffordshire cross that had apparently been struck by a vehicle. The dog sustained severe fractures, including a shattered pelvis and internal injuries.

Jurjevic and Hamill contacted Nepean veterinarian Tony Karolis, who agreed to meet the young women at the hospital and offered to halve the cost of treatment. Continue reading Community digs deep for injured staffy

Titanium teeth for prison dog

A valuable Victorian prison dog is showing off his new “smile” after receiving titanium incisors from veterinary dentist David Clarke. The German Shepherd, Axel, required the dental work after biting his bed board. Clarke, the owner of K9 Gums in Hallam, Victoria, has also treated big cats, gorillas and bears during his career.

“So much is spent . . . → Read More: Titanium teeth for prison dog

Lab technician saves dog from deportation or death

Curtin UniversityAn American couple has a Curtin University physics technician to thank for saving the life of their beloved Brittany spaniel Layla after her microchip became unreadable.
Elizabeth and Franck Tellier immigrated to Perth from Houston, Texas with their two dogs, five-year old Layla, and a seven year-old American Eskimo, Mason, earlier this year.
On arriving the animals were scanned by the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service but the microchip – a RFID transponder – inserted into Layla, could not be read.
The couple was told Layla would have to go back to the US or be euthanised. Continue reading Lab technician saves dog from deportation or death