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A 3-year-old FS Golden Retriver was presented for acute onset lethergy, mild weight loss and decreased appetite over a week's time. No vomiting or diarrhea. Blood chemistry found ALT 303, ALP 266, T. bili. 0.4, both albumin and BUN were WNL, neutrophilia was present, PT was normal, PTT was slightly elevated. Ultrasound showed a severely nodular liver and the gallbladder wall was edematous. Fine needle aspirates of the liver were performed utilizing a 22 gauge 1.5" needle and sent out for STAT telecytology read to expedite a diagnosis.

The patient originally presented with a swelling of the lower right palpebrae, a 2 week history of hyporexia, change in treat preference, lethargy, decreased water intake and 2-3lbs of weight loss. Patient began drooling soon after he was sent home on Cefpodoxime, Apoquel and Mycequin for ocular changes. Patient has also been receiving NeoPolyBac ointment along the eyelid.

Patient presented for newly diagnosed grade 2/6 heart murmur, sudden weight loss, and newly diagnosed hypothyroidism. Previous history of random vocalization- unsure if from anxiety or discomfort.

A 13-year-old MN Pit Bull terrier was presented for evaluation of vomiting, diarrhea, lethargic, and weight loss.  Abnormalities on physical examination were dental tartar and possibly a heart murmur.

A 12-year-old, MN, Jack Russell terrier was presented for vomiting and weight loss. Radiographs revealed an abnormal gas pattern.

The patient was presented for heavy breathing, panting, excessive throat clearing, weight loss. Altered CBC/Chem/UA values: BW-NSF. Radiograph Findings: chest rads-NSF.

A 7-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog (BMD) was presented for a history of persistent weight loss. The only abnormality on physical examination was a thin body condition. CBC and blood chemistry showed monocytosis, elevated creatinine, hypercalcemia, and mild hyperamylasemia. Survey thoracic radiographs showed a 4cm diameter spherical soft tissue opacity mass arising at the ventral tip of the lung to the right of the cardiac apex within the right middle lung lobe. There was also a 14cm x 6cm x 8cm mass infiltrating the ventral portion of the caudal subsegment of the left cranial lung lobe. No pleural effusion was seen.

A 3-year-old male Labrador Retriever dog was presented for anorexia and weight loss. CBC was within normal limits, however blood chemistry showed hyperproteinemia, hypoalbuminemia, low albumin/globulin ratio, marked azotemia, hyperphosphatemia, mild hypocalcemia, hyperkalemia, and hyperamylasemia. T4 was within normal range. The urine had a cloudy appearance; 3+ proteinuria and 3+ hematuria were present on urinalysis.

A 3-year-old intact male Labrador Retriever was presented for anorexia and weight loss. CBC was within normal limits, however blood chemistry showed hyperproteinemia, hypoalbuminemia, low albumin/globulin ratio, marked azotemia, hyperphosphatemia, mild hypocalcemia, hyperkalemia, and hyperamylasemia. T4 was within normal range. The urine had a cloudy appearance; 3+ proteinuria and 3+ hematuria were present on urinalysis.

A 4-year-old MN Maltese was presented for an annual exam, but the dog had been noted to be losing weight. Physical exam was unremarkable. Blood chemistry revealed hyperphosphatemia, and elevated ALT, and AST enzyme activities . CBC found leukocytosis consisting of a neutrophilia, lymphocytosis, and monocytosis. The patient was nonresponsive to antibiotic therapy over a 3 week period. The patient was doing well on re-evaluation; he had a good appetite, but was still losing weight. Recheck blood chemistry still showed persistently elevated liver enzyme activities, hypocholesterolemia, low urea and creatinine concentrations. The neutrophilia and monocytosis were still present on the CBC, however thrombocytopenia was also present. Serum bile acids were severely elevated, both pre and post-prandial. A coagulation panel was within normal limits.

A 9-year-old MN DSH was presented for evaluation of ascites. On physical examination a distended abdomen and weight loss was evident. Fluid analysis revealed a moderate neutrophilic exudate - suspected bacterial sepsis. CBC showed neutrophilia, monocytosis, and mild anemia whereas serum chemistry was within normal limits.