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Second opinion] hi my pitbull is 6yrs... 6 mths ago we found out he has skin cancer... last week we found out he has a mass in his lung. he was put on atibiotics and prednisone... last night all of a sudden he began to have problems walking... he looks like "Bambi" when he tries to walk...

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

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. I reviewed your previous conversation with Dr. Wilkerson and agree that his "Bambi" walk indicates metastasis of the cancer to his central nervous system - brain and/or spinal cord. Alternatively, an encephalopathy such as one of the meningoencephalitides or myelopathy (spinal cord disorder) such as intervertebral disk disease (a "slipped disk") or fibrocartilaginous embolism (an interruption in the vascular supply to his spinal cord) has arisen unrelated to his cancer. Regretfully, these considerations would be moot considering the extent to his cancer at this time. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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