PNEUMONIA /PULMONARY MASS
- Natural Immunotherapy is often beneficial to been along with traditional antibiotic therapy
- Strengthening the immune response can enhance the therapeutic effects of drug therapy
Age/Sex/Breed: 4 year old female Yorkshire Terrier
12/21/2007 - Riley was presented with chronic coughing, anorexia and listlessness. Initial radiographs revealed severe pneumonia with fluid lines and consolidation of the accessory lung lobe and evidence of a mass or enlarged lesion in the caudal dorsal lung field. Initial oral antibiotic therapy was started.
1/28/2008 - More extensive radiographs were performed and submitted for diagnostic evaluation. The radiology report confirmed relatively extensive changes in the lung parenchyma and the presence of a soft tissue opacity mass lesion in the left caudal lung field most likely associated with chronic active inflammatory processes – infarction, infection, granuloma formation or neoplasia.
1/28/2008 - Riley immediately began a treatment plan with Veterinary Immune Tabs.
2/7/2008 - At a reassessment, Riley showed marked clinical improvements and radiographs revealed that the caudal lung mass appeared to be clearing. Radiographs dated 4/21//2008 showed significant clearing. Riley’s owners declined further diagnostics due to cost, but Riley continues to take Veterinary Immune Tabs and is doing well.
Attending veterinarian: Dr. Jim Kramer