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Started vomiting yesterdayay. Was put on 40 mg prednisolone…

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Started vomiting yesterdayay. Was...

Started vomiting yesterdayay. Was put on 40 mg prednisolone on 4-17 and this started it all

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?

Abd xray shows large liver with nodules.

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

Abdomen is distended

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

Lover and pancreatic enzymes elevated

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Maggie age 10 chocolate lab. Had breast tumor removed a month ago. Was fine until started on prednisolone 49 twice a day. Now vet wants to out her down due to liver nodules he feels is mets. She is on Iv in bet hospital with pain meds. She is also walking backwards. Liver ultrasound was unremarkable.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
40 not 49
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Vet thought pancreatitis originally but now says not because no fever and WBC is normal.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Presurgery bloodwork a month ago was normal.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
She only ate her wd dry and canned chicken stew.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Has had 6 pounds weight loss since surgery.
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. There are discrepancies in the history you provided that need to be clarified.

"Abd X-ray shows large liver with nodules" yet "liver ultrasound was unremarkable". Which is the case?

"Abdomen is distended". Is this due to free fluid in the abdomen (which would have been seen in both X-rays and ultrasound) or organomegaly (enlargement of abdominal organs)?

A six pound weight loss in a month suggests neoplasia (cancer). Breast cancer often metastasizes to the lungfields. Have X-ray of your dog's thorax (chest) been taken?

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