by Patricia S. Ries, DVM, MS, CVA, CVCP
SIGNALMENT: "Carley" is an eight year old, 32kg, lab./ hound mix breed, spayed female dog.
HISTORY: "Carley" is up to date on vaccinations. She has a history of intermittent diarrhea. Her feces tested positive for Ancylostoma caninum (hookworms) and was treated with pyrantel. The dog ate BBQ with some rib bones during the day. The dog went outside at night and was observed straining to defecate. Ten hours later the owner reports "Carley" is unable to get up and that her stomach appears distended.