Case study: Zeus’ Pyothorax Story

Zeus is a 12-year old dog who up to recently has been well apart from his arthritis. A month ago, Zeus stopped eating and became rapidly unwell with what appeared to be frequent gagging and vomiting. When we examined him it was clear that there was something very wrong with his chest and in addition he had a high fever and was dehydrated. It was considered likely that he was coughing due to a severe chest infection (oddly enough coughing in dogs often looks like vomiting). Therefore, we admitted him into our hospital for chest radiographs (xrays), sent off blood samples and started him on intravenous fluids. Continue reading “Case study: Zeus’ Pyothorax Story”