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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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He has a pc.of poop stuck half in and half our and he smells

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He has a pc.of poop stuck half in and half our and he smells like gasoline
JA: IÂ’m sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Buddy. We rescued him about 10 years ago and they didn't know exactly how old he was then....poetically 3-5 years old then
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Buddy?
Customer: He's lost his hearing and losing
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Customer: And is losing his sight
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. Buddy's odor may be one of uremia - the build up of uremic toxins in his blood stream because his kidneys have failed. (The odor of acetone (nail polish remover) is associated with advanced (ketoacidotic) diabetes mellitus.) Any odor so unusual and detectable implies a severe metabolic disorder that will need to be clarified by Buddy's vet by performing a thorough physical exam including diagnostics in the form of fasted blood and urine tests. Has Buddy been eating and drinking? More or less than usual? Are there any other symptoms to report - vomiting, diarrhea, increased respiratory rate, pale mucous membranes, tongue, or gums?