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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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He's a 13 y.o. german shephard with DM. Has not walked on

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He's a 13 y.o. german shephard with DM. Has not walked on his own for about 6 months. Now will drink but wont eat anything, not even favorite foods or treats. Tried plain rice and chicken stock, too. Does not seem to be in pain.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: no hes fine there
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Luke
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Luke?
Customer: He's om thyroid replacement and i have given rimidyl as needed in past.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

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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, how long Luke has been anorexic? If over 72 hours I have to consider the degenerative disorders we see in a 13 year old large breed such as chronic liver and kidney insufficiency as well as age-related malignancies.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

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

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