I have a female pet dog (Labrador) of 8 years old. She had tumours in her 3-4 nipples for one and a half months. Her veterinarian doctor told us to go for a surgery. We did so. Now, after one week of the surgery I have noticed that her front right and rear legs are swollen up. Her chest is also having a soft bulging appearance. Her doctor said that she might have mammary cancer. But he hasn’t done any tests to get a confirmation. Can you tell me; are these symptoms really the symptoms of cancer?
She has normal diet and normally active. The doctor did a chest x-ray before surgery. There was nothing to worry about. The area of surgery is not swelled up. She is licking too much on the surgery portion.
My Jack Russell is on his 7th day of double introductory dose of Apoquel and it worked within a few hours. He has food allergies so is on Hills Science Diet ZD prescription food, but also suffers seasonal allergies that begin in August and do not let up till our first heavy frost which can be weeks. I have tried everything for tis and nothing works. His under legs areas get raw and very yeast smelling and he scratches himself raw and chews his feet raw too. He is healed in a few days but is coughing a lot and very lethargic. I’m worried about the coughing so am considering discontinuing Apoquel. As long as he is on the ZD food, he has no problems so I though I would just keep him on Apoquel to get him through the seasonal allergies, but I’m worried the coughing during these weeks will harm him permanently.
5mg a day was too much and he was having bad side effects, extreme lethargy, he stopped eating,and drinking and his diarrhea actually got worse. Half a pill ever other day was not enough his stool was normal the first day then back to diarrhea the second. Half a pill mg a day seems to be the formula that works for him. He tolerates it well,and his stool remains normal. Mischief is much more active and healthy now,and is actually gaining weight. I am very pleased. Like I said I think it saved his life. Also the drug is very inexpensive $10 bucks a month