HomePhilippine Journal of Veterinary Medicinevol. 50 no. 2 (2013)

Pulmonary Edema Secondary to Acute Pancreatitis in a Dog

Yun-hye Kim | Ho-seong Cho | Joseph S. Masangkay | Chul Park

Discipline: Veterinary Medicine

 

Abstract:

 A 9-year-old male Yorkshire terrier weighing 2.28 kg was admitted to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital with a one-day history of vomiting and melena. On the basis of clinical history, physical examination, laboratory tests, diagnostic imaging, and c-PLI kit, the dog was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis. The dog was treated with antibiotics, proton pump inhibitors, and analgesia agents with fluid therapy. However, the following day, pulmonary edema was diagnosed on radiography without any evidence of heart disease. The dog was administrated with diuretics, fresh plasma, and additionally 20% human albumin and responded well to the treatment. This report of a pulmonary edema as a complication of acute pancreatitis is a rare case in veterinary medicine.