Surgery-free solutions

November 2, 2020

Tallulah, an 8-year-old English bulldog, suddenly began exhibiting blood in her urine. Upon further inspection, Lindsay Merkel, DVM, DACVIM, suspected that Tallulah’s left ureter (a tube that connects the kidneys to the bladder) was draining blood into her bladder. Merkel referred Tallulah’s case to Chris Stauthammer, DVM, DACVIM, who spared Tallulah of an incision by first inspecting her bladder through a scope, and then injecting a solution that stopped the bleeding.

Now, Tallulah is back in action.

“This is only the second time that we have performed such a therapy,” Stauthammer says. “And it’s the first time we were able to do so without an incision. Tallulah has an excellent prognosis.”