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Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.
How can I best help today? Are you main concerns the growths and curving of her body?
I'm not able to offer a phone call at this time but we can continue talking online, if you like.1) How long has the sinus infection been a concern? 2) Has your vet performed any diagnostics on the sinuses? Culture and sensitivity? nasal scope? 3) Have you had any bloodwork performed to determine the cause of the weight loss? X-rays?4) Have any of the growths been removed and sent for histopathology? 5) Do you have pictures to share of the growths?6) Is she on any meds?
JACustomer, I have listed questions above, did you see that reply? I will need more info to help you.I do not handle any billing at all. I am simply here to assist customers. If you would like, I can contact customer service for you but it will lock the thread and I will not be able to reply to you further. Which is preferable?
Has any bloodwork been run? I ask because her symptoms of weight loss and water consumption are often witnessed in dogs with diabetes.
Here's where I would start:1) Blood work2) Culture and sensitivity/nasal scope to determine cause of the sinusitis and how to best treat with antibiotics3) Removal of masses, if indicated, with histopathology.At 10, we do see dogs with tumors and boxers are perhaps the most prone breed of them all.It may also be worthwhile to look into resources that can help financially, such as those posted below. Without the diagnostics recommended, you'll have a hard time determining what is causing so many of her symptoms and won't know how to effectively treat them.
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Do you have pictures? Most of the small skin tags and moles we find on dogs aren't too worrisome. I would be more concerned about the drinking and sinusitis, personally.
There is an attachment function on the page that should allow you to post pictures and video. You can also use websites like tinypic.com and youtube.com to upload pictures and video respectively. Once this is done, a set of links will appear. You can then post the link back and I can access them.