A 10-year-old Jack Russell Terrier presented with a six-month history of chronic vomiting. Initial bloodwork and ultrasound demonstrated mild and non-specific changes. Vomiting dramatically improved upon feeding a home-made elimination diet, and clinical signs reappeared following a provocation trial. However, 12 weeks after the first visit, the dog became inappetent and lost weight despite this food change. A gastroscopy was performed, and histological examination of gastric mucosal samples revealed high-grade B-cell lymphoma, which was confirmed on immunohistochemistry. Systemic chemotherapy was initiated, and the dog survived 30 months on treatment. This is an exceptional long-term survival time of a dog presenting a gastric lymphoma and concurrent dietary intolerance.
- Internal medicine
- Received September 19, 2014.
- Revision received May 7, 2015.
- Accepted May 18, 2015.
- British Veterinary Association
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