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    Shelby – April Pet of the Month

    AN UNUSUAL CASE -

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    Shelby is a 7 year old Bischon Frise. In late 2016 she was brought to the Animal Hospital very off form and with a high temperature.
    We routinely see cases like this and usually an antibiotic and an anti inflammatory rectifies the problem.

    This was not the case for Shelby however………..

    Several weeks later all Shelby’s lymph nodes were swollen and she had lost a lot of weight. This is a very worrying sign and and rings a lot of alarm bells. Despite weeks of treatment and further tests here in the Animal Hospital Shelby continued to deteriorate.
    Eventually we sent her to the Referral Hospital in UCD, After many investigations Shelby was diagnosed with a problem with her immune system.

    She was put on immunosuppressive treament along with other meds. Gradually over the coming months she slowly returned to her old self.

    At a check up several days ago she was in fab form. She continues to receive daily meds and will probably do so for life…….

    Shelby

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