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Hello, I am Dr. RB:) It would be impossible to say if his gastrointestinal issues were related to the mass in his muzzle. Do you remember what type of cell was described to you? Is he currently on any medications? Has any blood work been done recently?
Intermittent vomiting every 2-3 day is pretty non-specific symptom but it is a significant frequency. At this point, it would be advised for him to have a thorough medical work up including complete blood count, blood chemistry, urinalysis, fecal testing and chest/abdominal radiographs. Blood work would tell you a great deal as vomiting can be caused by endocrine disorders such as diabetes, hypothyroidism, hypo/hyperadrenocortism as well as kidney or liver disease especially in older dogs. Radiographs/x-rays of the chest and abdomen could rule out heart disease, esophageal disease (such as megaesophagus) or a mass in chest or abdomen.
I do think that the pattern of vomiting does warrant you to make an appointment with your veterinarian who can examine him and determine what direction to head in first.. I hope this is response if helpful for you:)
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