I have an 11 year old Beagle Buster Brown. He has had skin allergies his whole life. But, was not really diagnosed properly. The vets I took him to always perscribed prednisone. I think this has caused him problems. He had a seizure and I took him to the Vet and was told they would charge me $3,000.00 to run some tests. These foks really did not care about my Guy, mainly my debit card. About 1 year ago I noticed his kidneys or liver is slightly swollen. Even though this was obvious he was still given this drug. I was not happy with this Vet but I did give him this medication. Then About 6 months ago I noticed a mushy lump under his right leg. His new Vet which I am SO HAPPY with noticed also. I took him in because he was snorting, like he was trying to get a buger out of his nore. When she examined him she detected a heart murmer. She wanted to treat him so in order to find out what was up his nose, she performed an ex-ray nothing was found. She really wanted to scope his nose but he would have to be put under antestheisa and she was nervous about it. Well this then he started to get sick, it looks like water. He is incredibly thirsty and drinks water constantly he also goes the bathroom contantly outside. He is doing this about 2-5 times a day, then he runs and drinks a bunch of water. It looks mucasly, not much substance jsut watery. He has been sleeping so much lately, he has a play pal Choppers. As of the last 3 days, he is not really active at all. He is not his happy camper self. My Vet wants me to try and give him Pepcid AC, 10 miligrams a day. Then next week she wants to run a Blood Panel. I am willing to do this and I want to do this. I need to know something, I know Dogs have a high tolerance for pain.
Is Buster in pain? Is this disease hurting him? This is my companion and I cannot bear the thought of my Guy in pain. Any information you can give would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You in Advance