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My 13 year old toy poodle has been diagnosed with lymphoma.

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My 13 year old toy poodle has been diagnosed with lymphoma. His nodes in the right side of his neck are very enlarged.He!'s still eating sleeps alot but doesn't show any signs of pain. He vomited his dinner last night and then I noticed a pocket of fluid on his right lung area. It was gone this morning and he had what we call a good day today.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am sorry to hear of this diagnosis. I know this can be challenging to manage, is your veterinarian treating with steroids?

The fluid can occur as a result of lymph edema, basically the connection between lymph nodes is not moving readily and so there can be swelling of limbs and certain areas of the body that can come and go. I am glad it was a good day, perhaps starting him on famotidine (pepcid) over the counter 0.25 mg/ pound every 12 hours will help reduce the nausea and vomiting he is experiencing whether he is on steroids or not...

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