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He is on prednisone for palliative cancer care, and he is…

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He is on prednisone...

He is on prednisone for palliative cancer care, and he is drinking water excessively, but not urinating much at all. Also, he is drooling, and his tummy is so full of water, I can hear it sloshing around

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Problems with drinking can be serious. I'm glad you noticed it. The Expert will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?

Dexter 15 years

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Dexter?

He has a 4cm tumour in his abdomen. He will not eat.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: petdrz, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Hello. Welcome to JustAnswer. I am Dr Z. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with a reply ASAP.

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Cat Veterinarian: petdrz, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Thanks for trusting me to help you and Dexter today. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 30 years of experience and would be happy work with you but need a bit more information to better assist you if you don’t mind.

How long has he been taking the prednisone?

Is he doing any vomiting?

When was the last time he had blood work done?

Do you know what organ the tumor is involving?

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