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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My 11 year old male dachshund has lumps on s back that are

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my 11 year old male dachshund has lumps on his back that are splitting open.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Can you upload a photo(s) of these lumps to our conversation? You can use the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see the icon) or you can use an external app such as I can be more accurate for you if I can see what you're seeing.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no i don't know how to do that. but his abdomen is also swollen.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

A swollen abdomen is even more worrisome. If it's effusive (full of fluid), a thorough physical exam including analysis of a small sample of that fluid needs to be performed. Effusions can represent right-sided heart failure, a lack of albumin (a small protein) produced by a failing liver, loss of albumin through failing kidneys or bowels, blood from a bleeding tumor of the spleen or liver, and inflammation associated with either infection or cancer inside his abdomen.

Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
we have an appt with our vet tomorrow, they just couldnt see us today.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm pleased to hear that he'll be attended to soon. Fast him from midnight tonight so that any blood test results will be more accurate. Never restrict water, however. I'd be pleased to review any test results for you if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about Shalaina Cruthirds. How is everything going?

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