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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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He is a 13 y/o boxer mula have crushings but he will not lay

Customer Question

He is a 13 y/o boxer mula have crushings but he will not lay down he sits and then will move then sit and move again.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Rocky is the dog
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Rocky?
Customer: Nothing other than possible cushings
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
He appears to have a belly ache as he hasnpuked up two large piles of stuff! He does seem to want to lay down now but still has a belly ache.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Rocky's behavior indicates discomfort and it sounds as if that discomfort was in his gastrointestinal tract. The cause of the discomfort is unclear, however. May I have an update on Rocky, please?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Still seems to be nervous and can't lay or sit still for long at a time. He puked up two large Wads of something that appeared to give him some relief. I am expecting him to do that again as he seem to be acting like he is still sick at his stomach
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

...and he shouldn't be stopped from vomiting if he needs to.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

Cushing's is a complicated disease which affects most every body system.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
What if any are the treatments for cushings
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

Either oral trilostane or mitotane. Trilostane is most often prescribed as it appears to be less toxic.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Where would we go to have him 1.) diagnosed 2.) where would we get the treatments
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

His regular vet can perform the test of choice - the low dose dexamthasone suppression test. If positive, the vet would prescribe one of those drugs.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Thank you very much
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

You'e quite welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience. You can bookmark this page for ease of return.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Will do thanks sgain
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.

It's my pleasure.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 7 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin