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Pathology in Practice

Cheryl A. Moller BSc, BVMS, MS1 and Hannah Bender BVSc, PhD2
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  • 1 Pathology Department, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth, WA 6150, Australia.
  • | 2 Pathology Department, School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Perth, WA 6150, Australia.
History

A 9-year-old 41-kg (90.2-lb) spayed female German Shepherd Dog was evaluated because of weight loss (2 kg [4.4 lb] over a 3-month period) and an 11-day history of polydipsia and polyuria. The dog had previously received intermittent treatment with stilbestrol for urinary incontinence and meloxicam for bilateral stifle joint osteoarthritis secondary to cranial cruciate ligament disease.

Clinical, Clinicopathologic, and Cytologic Findings

Physical examination revealed signs of mild discomfort on palpation over the kidneys. A CBC, serum biochemical analysis, and urinalysis revealed moderate leukocytosis (38.9 × 103 WBCs/μL; reference interval, 6 × 103 WBCs/μL to 17

Contributor Notes

Dr. Moller's present address is Antech Diagnostics, 17672 Cowan Ave, Irvine, CA 92614.

Address correspondence to Dr. Moller (Cheryl.Moller@antechmail.com).