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History

A 4-year-old 39-kg (86-lb) sexually intact male German Shepherd Dog was brought to the referring veterinarian because of a 2-day history of vomiting and anorexia; abdominal radiographs were obtained, and the dog was immediately referred for possible exploratory laparotomy because of suspicion of a small intestinal foreign body. The dog had no pertinent previous medical or surgical history.

On physical examination, the dog was lethargic and panting. The capillary refill time was prolonged at > 2 seconds. Dehydration was estimated at 3% to 5%. Hematologic evaluation revealed leukocytosis (26,770 leukocytes/μL; reference range, 4,390 to 11,610 leukocytes/μL) and thrombocytopenia (89,000

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Dr. French's present address is Memphis Veterinary Specialists, 555 Trinity Creek Cove, Cordova, TN 38018.

Please address correspondence to Dr. French (french.emily@gmail.com).