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I have an 8 year old boxer who started vomiting about a month ago. First it was every now and then and then it became every time she ate then even every time she drank. We took her to the vet, she was diagnosed with hook worms and gastritus. She was given worm meds and antibiotics for the gastritus. She went through one round of worm meds, finished her antibiotics... that was literally all she kept down for that week. We took her to the vet for testing 5 days later, she was down 20 pounds from the beginning. They did an xray of her abdomen to check for a blockage and the vet vaugly saw a "mass" around her stomach. He was unable to really tell what he was seeing and suggested we go see a specialist as soon as possible, he fear cancer. So we loaded up that afternoon and drove 2 hours south to the emergency vet school at the college. Long story short, they ran more tests (another xray of her abdomen, xray of her chest and esophagus, and a ultrasound of her abdomen.) They found nothing wrong other than mild lower intestine swelling. They didn't have an answer as to WHY there was swelling, but offered to keep her over night, give her fluids and send her to a gi specialist the next morning. The first tests done were so expensive we couldn't afford to leave her over night. She wasnt dehydrated, even after weeks of keeping what seemed like nothing down, so they offered to treat the symptoms and see if we could get her to keep things down at home. She was sent home with anti nausea meds, enough for 2 weeks and suggested we start her on prilosec daily. Here we are, a week later. She has kept water down, but has refused to eat most of the time. In the last week, she has eaten a pork chop and a couple pieces of sliced turkey successfully. Turned her nose up to anything and everything else we have offered (and we have literally tried everything deemed "mild" the Google has to offer, plus not mild options. Tonight, we smashed the special wet food the vet sent us home with into some water and offered it to her in a syringe. She accepted it and actually finished what was in the bowl (which in total was maybe 3 tbs) on her own, then threw it up a couple hoirs later. I'm so frustrated. I don't know what else to do for our pup. We can't afford another trip to the specialists. She obviously can't live off of water alone. She refuses any broth, chicken, beef, now pork... dog food, human food. I'm glad she's able to keep water down but something has got to give. What haven't we tried ? Any and all advice is surely appriciated! TIA
 

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That is scary that she isn't eating. I can understand your frustration when you have tried everything. Tyson has gi issues as well. He's on Pepcid ac everyday. He was on cerenia for nausea when he had a stomach bug , they gave him a shot of it and pills to take home but it made him legarthic so we stopped it. Its rough that she's not eating but at the very least it's good she's drinking water. Often times the swelling in their abdomen is an infection. I would say offer her bland chicken and brown rice but I know you mentioned she is putting her nose up to everything. Now that the specialist knows its swelling can they treat her for that without running additional tests or if it's an option for you maybe they offer payment plans? If not, many people create fund me pages online to raise money for certain situations. That a big weight decrease I can understand your concern. I hope she eats soon better yet I hope she eats and keeps it down. Poor baby.
 

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I have an 8 year old boxer who started vomiting about a month ago. First it was every now and then and then it became every time she ate then even every time she drank. We took her to the vet, she was diagnosed with hook worms and gastritus. She was given worm meds and antibiotics for the gastritus. She went through one round of worm meds, finished her antibiotics... that was literally all she kept down for that week. We took her to the vet for testing 5 days later, she was down 20 pounds from the beginning. They did an xray of her abdomen to check for a blockage and the vet vaugly saw a "mass" around her stomach. He was unable to really tell what he was seeing and suggested we go see a specialist as soon as possible, he fear cancer. So we loaded up that afternoon and drove 2 hours south to the emergency vet school at the college. Long story short, they ran more tests (another xray of her abdomen, xray of her chest and esophagus, and a ultrasound of her abdomen.) They found nothing wrong other than mild lower intestine swelling. They didn't have an answer as to WHY there was swelling, but offered to keep her over night, give her fluids and send her to a gi specialist the next morning. The first tests done were so expensive we couldn't afford to leave her over night. She wasnt dehydrated, even after weeks of keeping what seemed like nothing down, so they offered to treat the symptoms and see if we could get her to keep things down at home. She was sent home with anti nausea meds, enough for 2 weeks and suggested we start her on prilosec daily. Here we are, a week later. She has kept water down, but has refused to eat most of the time. In the last week, she has eaten a pork chop and a couple pieces of sliced turkey successfully. Turned her nose up to anything and everything else we have offered (and we have literally tried everything deemed "mild" the Google has to offer, plus not mild options. Tonight, we smashed the special wet food the vet sent us home with into some water and offered it to her in a syringe. She accepted it and actually finished what was in the bowl (which in total was maybe 3 tbs) on her own, then threw it up a couple hoirs later. I'm so frustrated. I don't know what else to do for our pup. We can't afford another trip to the specialists. She obviously can't live off of water alone. She refuses any broth, chicken, beef, now pork... dog food, human food. I'm glad she's able to keep water down but something has got to give. What haven't we tried ? Any and all advice is surely appriciated! TIA
This is a sad story, sorry you had to go through this. Can you give us an update?
 

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I have an 8 year old boxer who started vomiting about a month ago. First it was every now and then and then it became every time she ate then even every time she drank. We took her to the vet, she was diagnosed with hook worms and gastritus. She was given worm meds and antibiotics for the gastritus. She went through one round of worm meds, finished her antibiotics... that was literally all she kept down for that week. We took her to the vet for testing 5 days later, she was down 20 pounds from the beginning. They did an xray of her abdomen to check for a blockage and the vet vaugly saw a "mass" around her stomach. He was unable to really tell what he was seeing and suggested we go see a specialist as soon as possible, he fear cancer. So we loaded up that afternoon and drove 2 hours south to the emergency vet school at the college. Long story short, they ran more tests (another xray of her abdomen, xray of her chest and esophagus, and a ultrasound of her abdomen.) They found nothing wrong other than mild lower intestine swelling. They didn't have an answer as to WHY there was swelling, but offered to keep her over night, give her fluids and send her to a gi specialist the next morning. The first tests done were so expensive we couldn't afford to leave her over night. She wasnt dehydrated, even after weeks of keeping what seemed like nothing down, so they offered to treat the symptoms and see if we could get her to keep things down at home. She was sent home with anti nausea meds, enough for 2 weeks and suggested we start her on prilosec daily. Here we are, a week later. She has kept water down, but has refused to eat most of the time. In the last week, she has eaten a pork chop and a couple pieces of sliced turkey successfully. Turned her nose up to anything and everything else we have offered (and we have literally tried everything deemed "mild" the Google has to offer, plus not mild options. Tonight, we smashed the special wet food the vet sent us home with into some water and offered it to her in a syringe. She accepted it and actually finished what was in the bowl (which in total was maybe 3 tbs) on her own, then threw it up a couple hoirs later. I'm so frustrated. I don't know what else to do for our pup. We can't afford another trip to the specialists. She obviously can't live off of water alone. She refuses any broth, chicken, beef, now pork... dog food, human food. I'm glad she's able to keep water down but something has got to give. What haven't we tried ? Any and all advice is surely appriciated! TIA
I’m sure you have already figured this one out. We have one doing the same for the last two weeks and it turns out he has leukemia with about a month left. He is only three so this has been a big shock for us. Tough to lose part of the family that young.
 

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Is it possible to get an update, here? This sounds like what is happening to my Sadie -- 8 yrs and 3 mos. Blood tests, urinalysis, xray of the abdomen, ultra sound -- all negative. We are on day 23. Just had 72 hrs of some normalcy -- not back to her old eating habits -- but taking nutrition, keeping it down, and not regurgitating water (I only give her ice cubes, pretty much) and then back we go. Went through a course of anti-biotics, suflacate (sp?) at $15 a day to coat her innards, taking prevacid. She also has some coughing. She is the 9th boxer in my life, and I am clueless -- thinking it could be something systemic, lymphoma?, or something that has not shown up on radiographs, yet, like a tumor, or megaesphogus -- except for surgery, one can only treat symptoms, any way, it appears. Thoughts?
 
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