Dog Health Questions? Ask a Dog Vet for Answers ASAP
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1) How long has this been going on?
2) What tests have been performed?
Who did the ultrasound?
Or your family vet?
If you wanted to see a specialist, a board certified veterinary internal medicine specialist would be recommended. Your veterinarian can refer you, or you can use this - LINK HEREWhen going to that link above, you can find an internist with the provided boxes. Under the 3rd box “Specialty”, choose “SAIM - Small Animal Internal Medicine” and then fill out the rest of your information for state, etc. These are veterinarians that went through veterinary school, and then did not only at least 1 year of an internship, but then did a 3 year residency ONLY focusing on this specialty to best diagnose and treat conditions such as this.Endoscopy and intestinal biopsies may be needed if bloodwork, x-rays, and a fecal has not found a cause.
Until then - there is nothing specific that can be recommended.
But I am very glad you are able to get to an internist!
They should - most do!
Yes - your vet would likely be happy at this point to get another opinion!
You are very welcome - good luck!
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