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He's been sick for 16 days our vet did X-rays & blood work…

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He's been sick for 16 days our vet did X-rays & blood work nothing off - he's had major diahreah & it started w him not eating or drinking & legs giving out. We've had him on mostly a chicken & rice diet - but he's getting more picky & wants a variety even wet cat food. I'll do anything to get his meds in him. Anti diahrea antibiotic, Pepcid, pain meds & anti nausea. 1st vet trip 105.9 fever now 103-102. The past 2 days he lays in snow or cold basement floor.

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 the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?

He no longer vomits & diahrea isn't as runny even a bit more solid yesterday. He's just not getting 100% better. He's 11 a medium sized chocolate lab. Vet thought maybe pancreatitis or garbage stomach.

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

Has your veterinarian discussed hospitalizing him to try and get resolution faster?

I would also consider getting an abdominal ultrasound done as sometimes the issues pups have do not show up on blood work or are too small to see on xray.

With his age, we need to consider that there may be internal cancer somewhere ( a tumor) causing his symptoms and sometimes these do not show on xray as it could be small. That would be a major concern for me with his age and symptoms. An ultrasound will also show if he ingested a foreign object that could have gotten stuck in his intestines causing a blockage.

If there is a blockage then he may need surgery to remove it.

I would also tell you that fever of unknown origin in older pets can be a symptom of cancer. I am so sorry to tell you that. I know itis hard to hear.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian replied 5 months ago

The next step I would recommend is the ultrasound. Given what you are telling me if this was just pancreatitis we normally get resolution with the treatments and the timeline you gave.

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