My 10 yr. old lab Rudy has many fatty tumors and almost all have been checked by Vet.
On his side there is under the skin tumor and vet said it could eventually press on organs. We have noticed that he seems restless at times so I am assuming that they are becoming uncomfortable. His appetite has decreased only a slight amount, but has decreased nonetheless. Today upon returning home after work we came across a huge wet spot in the hall along with some drippage trails. Naturally we thought it was pee. He has NEVER did any "duty" in the house.
I am petrified to take him to the Vet for fear of what is going on with him. I am sick over this.
I would take him to the vets for a check up...I understand your fear of hearing bad news, but it may be nothing and you will get some peace of mind. Prayers and good thoughts that your pup is fine. Keep us posted.
You need to get him to a vet. Like what was said, it may be nothing and you get relief. It may be something that there is a simple treatment for, and you both get relief. And it may be serious and you need to find out what you need to do to make him as comfortable as possible.
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.
We know you're scared but in this case it's best to know what is going on. It's not fair to Rudy to do otherwise. Good luck, maybe it's nothing serious.
♣ Laura ♣
Have vet appointment tomorrow. Came home from work and found another big spot. He has been doing an awful lot of drinking water too. My poor guy! I have to be strong for him and whatever the results are..they are.
Prayers its nothing serious. the excessive drinking - I would have a full blood panel done to check organ function. Also take a urine sample to check for a UTI as this could be the cause of accidents in the house. Collect urine first thiing in a.m prior to food or water and in mid stream
Be sure to fast for 12 hours prior to blood draw to avoid a false elevation in anything.
This could be diabetes too.
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
Sorry didn't answer back to this..but it turned out that Rudy has diabetes and has to be on Humulin N twice a day. Plus he has to start on a food that will bring some weight off.
It;s been a yr and a half now and we have seen an improvement in his behavior (wetting indoors) and he is eating normally.