This is one of our lovely patients called Daisy. She is a 9 year old Patterdale terrier who came into the practice to see us one evening when her owners noticed she was very off colour. She was diagnosed with a condition called immune mediated haemolytic anaemia. Later in this blog we will tell you all about Daisy’s medical treatment here at Aurora but first we will start with some background on her condition.
This lovely lady is Cassie. She is a 20 year old domestic shorthair cat. Cassie’s owner recently brought her to see us as she had noticed Cassie appeared to be losing weight. During her consultation and clinical examination it became apparent that Cassie had indeed lost weight despite still enjoying her meals. Further clinical findings included a significantly increased heart rate and a goitre (an enlarged thyroid gland presented as a small swelling in the neck). Individually these symptoms can be caused by any number of different conditions, but together, they gave a strong indication that Cassie may have developed a medical condition called hyperthyroidism.