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Our lab developed a tumor under her nipple its swollen and split the skin shes on asprin and antibiotics,but is now suffering w nausa and panting.she threw up once today.she was seen by a vet on fri

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the dog?

Shes nine yrs normaly very healthy .shes been eating small amounts and is taking cephalexin 500 mg.2 pills every 12hrs, and1 300mg dog asprin4times ady.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I'm sorry to hear of this with your dog. Both aspirin and cephalexin can cause gastrointestinal disturbances and when on board at the same time those disturbances are even more likely to arise. Both drugs need to be discontinued at this time. Her vet can prescribe a better tolerated antibiotic and analgesic. Please note that once a tumor ulcerates ("splits the skin") conservative (medical) treatment will fail. These tumors need to be removed surgically. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
Hi Nancy,

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

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