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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Does my dog have pancreatic cancer?

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Q.I have a cocker spaniel that I have had about 10 years. I noticed about 3 or 4 months ago that she acted as if she just didn’t feel well. She was vomiting up her food. It would be covered in mucous but then she would eat it again. We took her to the vet and he said she had pancreatitis. He put her on amoxicillin and cephalexin. We took her back to the vet yesterday. Her white blood cell count had gone from 29.54 to 39.37. He thinks she has cancer and there is nothing that can be done.

 

A.Unfortunately, it could be pancreatic cancer. We don’t usually treat pancreatitis medically; we treat it nutritionally with diet, supplements and homeopathic remedies. A really good sonographer could help with a more definitive diagnosis so ask around and try to find the best. If you’re anywhere on the east coast, I would highly recommend Victor Randano at Multi Imaging in Groton or Ithaca, New York.