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My 13 yr old Min Pin developed a cough (no other symptoms

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My 13 yr old Min Pin developed a cough (no other symptoms other than hookworms) so I took her to my Vet
She told me she has a tumor inside her chest and put her on prednison, She also has a lemon size hematoma under the skin on her left side. since she started taking the prednison she now pants and her tummy is bloated but she only coughs when she exhurts herself.
I am thinking of taking her for a second opinion. Any suggetions or advice?
M. Rosier
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

If nothing else, a recheck would be wise. It sounds like she has developed two fairly common symptoms of steroid usage:

1) Chronic panting
2) Cushings-related or cushingoid symptoms

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Bloodwork and an examination would be indicated at this time, along with the second opinion.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

Checking in, JACustomer. How is your companion doing?