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I have a quick question on my greatdane he did bust it vet

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Hi I have a quick question on my greatdane he did bust it vet on Friday and my vet called me on sat for a quick conversation but I still don't understand what's going on. He has been sick. No vomit just loose stoole not as bad now it's sort of become more solid. His protein level is low he has lost quiet anit of weight but last week hasn't been eating less and less he is on antibiotics and seems to eat alittle more and more he is just sleepy. I assume this is normal w a low grade infection ? He is drinking .. Just concerned or maybe will take a few days on antibiotics. He is a 8 year old Great Dane who has had a lick wound on his foot he picks at which I assume caused this infection ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Jess K replied 1 year ago.

Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am sorry to hear about Kenyon. Can you give me a little more information? How long has he been losing weight and having loose stools for? Did your vet think he was losing protein through his intestinal tract? Is his wound really big? When we see low protein levels we worry about protein loss from a few different areas. We can have protein loss from the intestinal tract (which I would be worried about with Kenyon because of his diarrhea), protein loss through the kidneys (did they check his urine), protein loss because of liver failure (did they check liver values?), or protein loss through wounds but these are usually huge- like large burn wounds. What is the medication he is on? Did the vet recommend any other testing?

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