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My dog has terminal pancreatic cancer with about 30 tumors

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My dog has terminal pancreatic cancer with about 30 tumors on the liver her stomach has started to look and feel extremely bloated is their anything I can do to relieve some pain
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

Hello, my name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will try and help you as best as I can.

Please allow a few minutes for me to read your responses and for me to respond back.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm looking for the answer to my question
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.


I apologize for the delay. The question seemed to have disappeared from my interface.

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

I am sorry to hear your dog has pancreatic cancer, it can be quite devastating.

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

Does she seem very uncomfortable right now?

How is appetite?

does she have fluid in her belly or do you think she is gassy right now?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
she can't get comfortable she seems very hot needs to lay on cool surface such as tile floor.appetite is very good.
She is gassy,seems like her organs are swollen
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

did your vet give you any pain medications or steroids or other medications to give when she is uncomfortable? She may be a little gassy in which case you can give a single gas-x tablet. That may help with her comfort. If she is painful, pain medication such as tramadol or gabapentin may be helpful.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My vet gave me pain medication & she is on steroids & a liver medication. I was wondering if the liver pill are making her organs worse.i know her time is limited just want to make her time comfortable
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

The liver pill should not make anything worse. The steroids can cause the belly muscle to stretch a little bit causing a pot belly, that may be playing a role here. I would continue the medications she is on for now, including the pain medication, and I would add in gas-x.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
O.K thanks for your help
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome.

I wish you and your dog the best.

Hopefully you have some more good time left together.

Have a great day.

Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

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

Dr. G.