Please help! We were just told that our little girl, Caitlin, a mix lab 11 year old, had a pancreatic tumor.
First of all, do you have any info about that? Almost no information on internat about canone pancreatic dogs.
Also, she is not eating anymore, neuther the vet suggested food. What to do? I know there is anything to do for her, but we are not able in leeting her go, she seems still happy in seeing us and playing with us...
What can I do to let her eat... anything......
Sorry to hear of this serious diagnosis in your dog. Can I assume it was diagnosed with an ultrasound exam?
If the diagnosis is correct, and she is not eating, there are a variety of tubes that can be placed to allow you to maintain her weight and enrgy with liquid or semiliquid diets. The simplest to place and maintain is the espohagostomy tube, which is placed on the left side of the neck and stays put with a light wrap and a couple of anchoring sutures. These can remain in place for months or longer.
If your veterinarian is not offering you this option, or the diagnosis was not made with ultrasound or surgery, then you may need a second opinion. Consider seeing a board certified internist (credential is "DACVIM") to do so.
Good luck with her. Nutritional supplementation, even in the face of a form of cancer, can be very helpful to her quality of life.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.