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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I do have a couple of questions to see if I can better assess your situation.
Is she still vomiting?
Is she drinking water?
Did your vet take any x-rays?
Do you know the values of her WBC, HCT and platelets?
Thanks for the information. Neither the WBC count nor anemia seem severe. They are both mild, but it does suggest a chronic inflammatory response. A normal x-ray and ultrasound most likely rule out a GI foreign body, that is not 100%. There is still a small possibility. I may be more concerned about a lesion in the gastrointestinal tract, which can be hard to find with an ultrasound and impossible to see with an x-ray. An ulcerative lesion, viral lesion, inflammatory bowel disease or even lymphoma are possible. At this point, the next step would be gastrointestinal endoscopy or exploratory surgery. I personally would want to do endoscopy first because it is far less invasive and biopsies of the inner stomach and intestinal lining can be taken. I am not sure who did the ultrasound, but if it wasn't a board certified veterinary radiologist or even an internist, I may pursue a recheck of that as well. Some things can be difficult to find on an ultrasound if there hasn't been more specific training on it. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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