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Old 02-22-2016, 06:27 AM
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If he lost half his weight already in only 3 weeks time, I would do a full blood panel and xrays. I don't understand why your vet did not do them the first visit. I would not wait.
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Old 02-22-2016, 04:27 PM
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You definitely need a Vet to work with. As already suggested, if you don't trust the Vet you are going to, its time to find one, you do trust and can work with. The results from the tests etc. that have already been done are yours, so you can take those with you to another Vet. Unfortunately any medical procedure is expensive, whether its for a human or a canine. Talk to neighbors and other dog owners, about their Vet experiences. I found the Vet we use for Samantha, via neighbors with dogs that had nothing but good things to say about him, and after six years, I too am very pleased with his care.
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Old 04-07-2016, 06:34 PM
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I don't know where you are but here in Southern California what we'd call a "senior wellness panel" costs about $95 - $150 depending on where you go. The tests they do will rule some things out and other things IN. I would think any vet would have offered something similar. If you've had him 10 years, and he wasn't a baby when you found him, your guy is a senior for sure, and at the very least a full panel would give you a baseline for what's going on with him.
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:07 AM
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Probably time for him to be checked out by an internist. They tend to look, in far more depth than a GP Vet does. Don't know where you are located, but in this area there are several animal specialty hospitals/clinics that have Vets that specialize in specific medical specialties.
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