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Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian
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Experience:  Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience
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I just got bad news from my vet that my dog has liver,

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I just got bad news from my vet that my dog has liver, spline and stomach cancer just trying to come to grips and maybe get a second opinion by no means nothing against the vet just maybe coming to grips with it all and maybe a second opinion.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Charlie and about nine he was a stray when we got him and the clinic said he was 1 to 1.5 years in age
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Charlie?
Customer: Not that I know of he was throwing up and stools were soft but a couple months ago he was vibrant this all came on at once
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Ana Bascunan replied 6 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** and I'm so sorry to hear about Charlie's recent diagnosis. I know how hard it is to receive unexpected, awful news about your loved ones. Can you give me a little more information as to how this diagnosis was made?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
They scoped him and found the cancer blood work didn't show this so they went in and found it
Expert:  Ana Bascunan replied 6 months ago.

Ok, thank you. It sounds like your vet used some advanced imaging/equipment and did a thorough work up for Charlie. You must be devastated (again, I'm so sorry).

I think it is never wrong to seek a second opinion. In this case I recommend a specialist opinion, as they will be best suited to discuss your options. I'm happy to help find a board-certified oncologist in your area, if desired.

Expert:  Ana Bascunan replied 6 months ago.

Hi, how are you and Charlie doing today? I know it takes time to process bad news. Are you still interested in a second opinion for him? Would you like me to help you find another veterinarian (a specialist, if desired) to evaluate Charlie?