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  • 1 Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA 91766.
  • | 2 Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762.

A 14.5-year-old 6.3-kg (13.9-lb) spayed female West Highland White Terrier was examined because of a long-term history of vomiting that had progressed over the last 4 months from 3 to 5 episodes/wk to 3 episodes/d. These episodes were reported to occur approximately 15 minutes after water intake. The dog was current on core vaccinations and was receiving a monthly preventative against fleas, ticks, and heartworm.

On physical examination, the dog was bright, alert, and responsive and had a rectal temperature of 38.5°C (101.3°F; reference range, 37.8°C to 39.2°C [100°F to 102.6°F]), pulse rate of 110 beats/min (reference range, 80

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Address correspondence to Dr. Lee (aplumley@cvm.msstate.edu).