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I have a 6 year old boxer that started drinking a lot of water over the past week. We took him to the vets the day after Christmas because every time he drank he threw up bile. He also has some incontinent with his bladder. He has never peed in the house and now losses bladder control while sleeping. We did a urine sample that was negative for sugar but came back with bacteria in sample. He was put on antibiotics and a drug to keep him from throwing up. We also did a CBC and he has elevated levels of calcium. We got him to eat the next day but only a small amount. Returned to vets and did x rays that didn't show any masses or tumors. The x rays did show that his GI track was inflamed and other examinations show that his prostrate is enlarged. He is an intact male. He was put on a appetite stimulant and he is still only eating about 1 1/2 cups a day. He is still very sick and lethargic and is now having issues getting up on the couch. Any help would be greatly appreciated as we try to find out what to do next.
 

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Did the vet do a Spec-cPL test to see if pancreatic specific lipase is elevated. Could be pancreatitis. Is there an emergency ER nearby where he could see an Internal Medicine specialist, and maybe have an ultrasound done. Your vet should give you the location of one.
 

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The vet didn't do a Spec-cPL test. I will call vet as soon as they open to get this test done. There is a ER nearby and will check to see if they have an Internal Medicine specialist. Thanks
 

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Was at vets today and Spec-cPl test was normal. Was referred to a Internal Medicine specialist to find out why he has high calcium levels.
 

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If your vet has ruled out Addison's disease through blood work than I would suspect that it's probably cancer some where within the body. Excessive drinking and elevated calcium levels are usually a tell tale sign.

You will need an internist to do an ultrasound to confirm.
 
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