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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Great dane has been retching ..ateast 6 months Saw vet

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Great dane has been retching for awhile..ateast 6 months Saw vet several times he checks out fine. This week he began retching and puking he hasnt been eating and so now its strictly white mucous. At first it was food and white mucous
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Can you tell me, please, if your dog was X-rayed in order to evaluate his esophagus? I'm concerned that a megaesophagus - a ballooning out of the normally rigid esophagus - is present. If this has been ruled out, has myasthenia gravis been considered? This is a neuromuscular disease tested for by the acetylcholine receptor antibody blood test. Finally, has Addison's disease (hypoadrenocorticism) been considered?

Can you upload a copy of his test results to our conversation? I not only review the results but also note which tests should have been performed but weren't.