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Donna Y. Almondia vmd1 and Jamie Williams ms, dvm, dacvr2
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  • 1 Veterinary Teaching Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.
  • | 2 Veterinary Teaching Hospital, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.
History

A 10-year-old 18-kg (39-lb) spayed female mixed-breed dog was referred to the veterinary teaching hospital for evaluation of transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder, diagnosed 1 year previously via histologic examination of an ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspirate of a trigone mass. Treatment with piroxicam (0.3 mg/kg [0.14 mg/lb], PO, q 24 h) was started. Stable disease was noted on subsequent serial recheck ultrasonography by the referring veterinarian. During the year between diagnosis and referral, multiple urinary tract infections with various strains of Escherichia coli were treated with enrofloxacin, nitrofurantoin, cefdinir, and amoxicillin. One month prior to referral, the

Contributor Notes

Address correspondence to Dr. Almondia (donnagirl76@hotmail.com).