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retrospective companion dog studies are not thought to be representative of the national population of companion dogs (eg, insured dogs or dogs seen at corporate or teaching veterinary hospitals). 7 – 10 Additionally, because some companion dogs die at home

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from those mortality rates, we estimate that 6.2 to 6.8 million pet dogs died in the US in 2020. In a study 4 in the UK, it was found that of dogs that died, 86% were euthanized. An initial report from the Dog Aging Project (DAP) 5 found a euthanasia

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.5 cm in width. Surgery was discussed as the only potentially curative treatment; however, due to associated risks the owner elected to proceed with medical management. The dog was started on trilostane PO (Vetoryl) at 30 mg (1.7 mg/kg) twice daily. ACTH

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History A 4-year-old castrated male Yorkshire Terrier was presented for a history of facial swelling and chronic upper airway noise since adoption 3 years prior to presentation. Historically, the dog had mucoid ocular discharge and wheezing

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professionals in a wide variety of settings. Interest in defining this technique was motivated by the Dog Aging Project, 23 a longitudinal, nationwide study of companion dogs, in which the use of reliable biospecimen collection techniques for participating dogs

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History A 9-year-old 15.1-kg castrated male Beagle dog was evaluated because of a 1-month history of cervical pain and progressive tetraparesis that was initially responsive to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory therapy. Clinical and

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protein level of 5.2 g/dL (reference range, 5.4 to 6.9 g/dL), globulin level of 1.5 g/dL (reference range, 1.7 to 3.1 g/dL), and ALP level of 154 IU/L (reference range, 14 to 91 IU/L). The dog was presented to the Anesthesiology Service for a thoracic

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improvement resulted from the administration of carprofen (1.8 mg/kg) PO twice daily for a week, after which therapy was discontinued. On examination, the dog displayed an abnormal gait involving the left pelvic limb. During the swing phase, the left pelvic

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the left ventrocaudal area, which had been growing for several months. Clinical and Gross Findings At the initial physical examination, the dog was alert, with a bodyweight of 14 kg and body condition score of 3/5, normothermic, properly

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History A 6-year-old 27.8-kg castrated male Belgian Malinois dog was admitted to the Auburn University Veterinary Teaching Hospital with a 2-month history of lethargy, tenesmus, hematochezia, and weight loss. At the initial onset of clinical

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