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Experience:  Practicing small animal veterinarian for 18 years.
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I hope you can help! I have a 14 year old mixed breed dog

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Hi I hope you can help! I have a 14 year old mixed breed dog who most likely has cancer. I say most likely because he was losing weight very fast over a period of months. He's had an ultrasound that shows a mass in the area of his bladder, or spleen. They wanted to d a biopsy to make sure but it would be very costly. In he vet's opinion there was most likely some form of cancer. Sense then he has lost all control of his bladder and rectum. I wash him just about every day, tried different kinds of shampoos and he still smells bad afterwards. Could that be the cancer that I smell? He realllyyyy stinks. Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.
Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and happy to answer your questions today.
I am so sorry to hear your senior friend is having so many issues
My primary concern when I hear a dog is leaking urine is that he has developed a urinary tract infection as a result. This is terribly common, in fact I treated a dog just a few weeks ago with bowel and urine control issues that had a horrific smell and with urine evaluation was found to have a significant UTI. Once that was treated the smell didn't completely go away because of the leaking urine and feces but it did improve drastically on recheck evaluations
So if you are able to collect some urine or have your veterinarian collect some urine I would test it first and foremost for a uti and if he has one begin appropriate antibiotic therapy to resolve the infection and hopefully the odor as well
Please let me know if you have any additional questions I can assist with today. I am so very sorry you both are in this situation, I know how difficult it can be on everyone involved...
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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.
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