Articles by Dr. Seth Ghantous

Double Ureters With Ureteral Ectopia in a Domestic Shorthair Cat

A 5-month-old domestic shorthair cat was presented for evaluation of urinary incontinence since birth. Excretory urography revealed dilated double ectopic ureters draining a hydronephrotic right kidney. Urine culture yielded a pure culture of Klebsiella pneumoniae. The cat was treated initially with bactericidal antibiotics, followed by right-sided nephroureterectomy. The surgery and antibiotic therapy led to complete […]... READ MORE

An Interesting Manifestation of Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia

by Seth Ghantous, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine) Bella, a 4 year old, female spayed American Cocker Spaniel was presented to the Chicago Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center (CVESC) for further evaluation of severe thrombocytopenia, uveitis, and crusting dermatologic lesions of the nasal planum. About one month prior, she had been seen by her referring veterinarian […]... READ MORE

Successful Therapy of Vitamin D-Dependant Rickets in a Kitten

John M. MacKenzie, DVM, DACVIM*, Jason Crawford, DVM, DACVR*, Seth Ghantous, DVM, DACVIM* Abstract A 7 mo old, 2.4 kg, intact female kitten was evaluated for an inability to walk after falling out of the owner’s arms. Diagnostic testing abnormalities included hypocalcemia, low ionized calcium, and elevated intact parathyroid hormone concentration. The 25-hydroxyvitamin D level […]... READ MORE