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He's shaking on exhale and has a rear leg limp. He was

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He's shaking on exhale...

He's shaking on exhale and has a rear leg limp

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?

He was diagnosed with lymphoma a month ago, so I'm not sure if it's related. no wound on foot

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name and age?

Duke, 2yo

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Duke?

2

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Duke?

We have started to take him off western meds and are going towards raw foods.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Expiratory dyspnea (difficulty breathing as evidenced by shaking?) is generally caused by lower-airway, pulmonary circulatory, pleural, mediastinal, or metabolic problems and lymphoma, then, should certainly be considered as the cause. His rear leg limp, however, isn't expected with lymphoma unless that cancer had invaded his spinal cord or is involving tissues of his leg itself. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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