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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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Candy, I have a 4 year old German Shepard....a rescue, came

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Hi Candy, I have a 4 year old White German Shepard....a rescue, came to us on 30 Jan. He's had a tough time..geardia, demertopic mange....we thought we had gotten past all that until about two week ago. His appetite is increasingly he'll only eat dry hard dog biscuits....we even offered cooked meat....nothing. Vet has prescribed two antibiotics. Starting far no change. He's lost 8 pounds since his last weigh in a month ago.
Blood test appear normal except one high liver number...Feches clear
Very worried I'm going to loss him
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Can you upload a copy of his test results to our conversation? I understand that you might not have a copy of the results at home but his vet should be able to give you one which you could scan into your computer and give me the link or you can photograph the page(s) and upload the images by using the paperclip icon in the toolbar above your message box (if you can see such an icon) or by using an external app such as or

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sure will get them tomorrow
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Sounds good. I'll watch for your next post. I not only review the test results but also note which tests should have been performed but weren't.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ghost was put down today....lymphoma. ...
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

My condolences for your loss of Ghost. I appreciate your taking the time to let me know.

You may receive an inappropriate follow up sent by the site ostensibly sent by me. It wasn't and I apologize in advance should you receive it.

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