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My dog is a 12-year old male English Springer Spaniel with leukemia. He will not eat his dog food, but will eat some people food. The inside of his ears are pale white and his gums are somewhat white. He is exceptionally skinny (you can count his ribs through 2+ inches of fur)

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?

Hunter

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Hunter?

Other than what I have already stated, no. Well, I suppose I should mention that he is now def, little energy and has anal bleeding from a swollen anal sac

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

I am sorry to hear you are worried about Hunter. I am very worried by what you are telling me.

Pale/white gums is a sign he is either very anemic from the leukemia, or is bleeding internally.

Being so skinny that his ribs show is a sign that his leukemia may be advanced, and spreading.

The anal bleeding could be an anal gland infection, or an anal gland tumor.

He sounds very ill. How are you treating his leukemia? He may be past the point where any medication can help, and if his gums are white he might pass away soon. There are some "rescue" leukemia drugs that might help him feel better for awhile.

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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

I have not heard from you. How is Hunter doing?

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