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My friends dog is 4 yrs old and been very lethargic Vet

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My friends dog is 4 yrs old and been very lethargic
Vet has run blood test which came back fine but an ultrasound shows thickening of her intestinal lining and swollen lymph node. What could this be?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for helping your friend and his dog. I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.
What breed of dog is she? Do you have copies of the blood tests?
Any vomiting, or diarrhea?
Thickening of the intestinal lining and swollen lymph nodes can be due to infection (virus, bacteria, parasites), inflammatory bowel disease, or intestinal cancer (but this is unlikely in a dog only 4 years old).
What treatment are they recommending? Is she on any medication?
Let me know what other questions you have.