CASUISTRY OF DISEASES IN DOGS AND CATS ATTENDED AT THE VETERINARY HOSPITAL IN THE COUNTRYSIDE OF SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL
Palavras-chave:Conditions in small animals. Service routine. Hospital practice in small animals.
This study aimed to analyze the main illnesses that affected canines and felines attended during the period from 2017 to 2018 at the Veterinary Hospital of Anhanguera University Center in the city of Leme, São Paulo, Brazil. Through the collection of data from clinical cases obtained from archived medical records, the most common disorders affecting these species were identified and studied, providing relevant information about these alterations. It was observed that out of a total of 530 appointments, 84.3% were for canines and only 15.7% for felines, supporting existing data indicating a higher population of dogs compared to cats in Brazil. The reasons for which the guardians sought specialized care for both species in this study were consultations for a general clinical evaluation (check-up) of the patient, castration procedures, and assistance due to domestic accidents, including foreign body ingestion in dogs and falls/runaways in cats. It was possible to conclude that this study was essential for understanding the dynamics of the occurrence of certain clinical alterations and for contributing to the improvement of animal healthcare in both of the species under consideration.
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