Today’s case is a 16-year-old female neutered domestic short hair cat with 1-week history of wheezing, drooling, and retching.
The intrathoracic esophagus is diffusely distended, containing fluid. The cardiopulmonary structures appear to be within normal limits. There is mild malangulation between the 2nd and 3rd sternebra. The caudal, cervical and cranial thoracic vertebra have marked ventral spondylosis present. Within the viewable abdomen, a large volume of gas is present within the GI tract. There is marked osteophytosis of the elbows bilaterally.