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So sorry to hear Candy is having such difficulties swallowing
Have you considered going to a veterinary internal medicine specialist? The recommendation with the information provided would be 1.) a barium study to evaluate the technique of swallowing and following it through the esophagus to the stomach or more importantly 2.) endoscopy to video the larynx and/ or esophagus to find the cause of her discomfort
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I have thought of that, but was unsure of what they could do, because one of the vets Candy has seen said there's really no way to check her throat.
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That is absolutely not true. It might be true at your veterinarian but a specialist will have the capability to evaluate the throat
Did you see the response, "have you considered..."?
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Maybe it went to my email address.
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Okay, yes that would be great. I live in Shelley, ID 83274.
I think that I have been to see an internist before in Jackson Hole, WY, which is only an hour away, or so. I think I was told she was the best one in our area, but I'm not sure she was in internist. Candy went there a few years ago for an ultrasound of her liver, because he BUN levels were high. They just inexplicably went away shortly after that though, but they've checked her blood every 3 months since. Would that Dr. have been an internist?
Yes, that's who we saw!