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Old 02-18-2009, 05:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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In the past 3 weeks our 10 yr old Boxer has drank and urinated excessively. We took him to the Vet and they did a urinalysis, put him on an antibiotic, just in case an infection wasn't showing up, and put him on Hill's Prescription Diet dog food. They tested him for Diabetes and Cushings disease, both of which came back negative. Last week, we noticed that he looked bloated around his abdomen. He seems to get larger each day. We took him back to the Vet, and they ran some more tests on him yesterday. Has anyone experienced anything like this? Any information would be much appreciated.
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow I'm sorry your baby isn't feeling good. I would be considered that it is bloat b/c you said that his tummy is bloated. Did your vet talk about this or look into Bloat?
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The Vet said that this is fluid collecting in his abdomen area. They are talking about maybe his Kidneys or Liver not allowing this body to absorb protein.
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Oh poor baby I'm sorry I don't have any advice. I hope he feels better soon and they figure out whats the matter.
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Old 02-18-2009, 08:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hope they can find the problem!
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Never have heard of it either. If your vet is not giving you the information you need, I would get a second opinion. Hope all is well soon.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear your boys not well. I'm certainly no expert but it does sound rather like liver or kidney from my own experience with my last two old dogs and Arbie's recent liver failure. There can be many reasons for it occurring in older dogs. The vet may be able to put him on a diuretic tablet to help remove the excess fluid. Other than that I don't know. I will pray you get answers soon. [-O<
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