Odontoma

  This oral benign tumor that is effecting the dental structure is known as an Odontoma.  This was an incidental finding during a routine spay procedure and it affected teeth on both sides of the upper arcade in this specific case.  The arrows above show the abnormal growth of the teeth because of the tumor.  This dog was likely born with this malformation (aka congenital … Continue reading Odontoma

Coccidiosis Infection

  This is a microscopic view from a fecal float that has Coccidia (Isospora species) oocysts present.   Coccidia is host specific and can not infect other species of animals.  Clinical signs for coccidiosis is watery-to-mucoid, possibly blood tinged, diarrhea.  It is most commonly seen in puppies and kittens and it may cause weakness if chronic and/or severe.  Animals are infected via the environment that has … Continue reading Coccidiosis Infection