Diagnosis: Pancreatic Abscess
Brutus Adams, a 9 year old male Rottweiler came to Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care because he was vomiting, lethargic and had a decreased appetite. Initially, Brutus had been seen by a general practitioner a few days earlier, who did standard diagnostic tests and started conventional treatment. After a few days, it appeared this treatment was not enough for Brutus -- he was getting worse. His family decided they needed a second opinion from a Veterinary Internist.
Dr. Cain examined Brutus and used 'x-ray' and ultrasound for a more thorough diagnosis. Dr. Cain located a mass on the pancreas and he was immediately scheduled for surgery to remove the abscess.
Dr. Cain managed Brutus's post-operative care by closely monitoring his medications and blood work. Brutus continued to improve and is still doing well today. Brutus continues to see Dr. Cain for rechecks and his family is very happy with the outcome.