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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Have they done any bloodwork on Lucy?
Okay thanks for the additional information. Looks like your veterinarian has done an extensive workup on Lucy. Since she is still not improving, probably the next step would be an ultrasound of the abdomen to see if anything else is going on. One issue that can cause this is an unusual case of inflammatory bowel disease. That is tricky to diagnosis and often involves an invasive technique to get an answer.
Yes if it is inflammatory bowel disease it can be treated. Usually it requires some type of steroid therapy and a special diet. In some dogs they can be weaned of of the steroid therapy just depending on how severe it is
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Thanks Dr. Alleyne