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I am sorry to hear you are worried about your Boxer. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.
There is a good blood test, called a cPL test that will tell if there is pancreatitis or not.
It would help if I could see the blood tests, so I can understand what your veterinarian saw that concerned him.
An ultrasound is good way to look at the spleen, liver and pancreas to see if there are abnormal growths or masses or tumors. The only way to tell if these are tumors, or cancer, or are benign, is to get cells to look at under a microscope. If this were my own dog, and there are abnormalities on one of the internal organs, I would be getting a biopsy as quick as I could, so I would know what these are, and what my options for treatment are. Getting a biopsy means either doing surgery, using the ultrasound to guide a needle to get a small needle biopsy.
Let me know what other questions you have. Rebecca
How is your Boxer doing? Can I help with anything else?