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I have a 10 yr 8 mos old cane corso. She was diagnosed with…

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I have a 10 yr 8 mos old cane corso. She was diagnosed with bronchopneumonia and megaesophagus about 2 1/2 weeks ago. She had a 14 day course of antibiotic along with 80mg of Pepcid and about 3-5 day course of Reglan. We raised her bowls and split her meals to two a day. She showed much improvement until she hit the two week point. Now she's hacking and throwing her food up again. On top of that she has hip dysplasia of her left hip and seems to be having more difficulty getting up the last few days. I'm just not sure what else to do for her. I've bought more Pepcid to see if it helps. The ER VET wanted her to hv more X-rays but I can't find anyone who won't put her to sleep to do it. Just the ER vet. Any suggestions.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the Cane Corso?

I can't think of anything. I can't tell if she's suffering. I don't want that but it's so hard to know. She seems fine in every other way. Labs were good. She's happy to see us. But she's older than I think most in her breed. 110 lbs. runt of litter and only surviving out of litter.

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Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago
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Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago

Good morning, JACustomer. I am sorry to see you have not heard back from us by now. Can you give me some additional information on your girl? How much does she weigh? Has a Bailey chair been discussed as an option in her treatment? Is she on any medication for her her hip dysplasia?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Actually her conditioned worsened rapidly yesterday and last night we had to make the very difficult decision end her suffering.
Dog Specialist: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 6 months ago

I am so very sorry to hear this. Thank you for letting me know.

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