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Strwbryblnde9 posted:
My girl is looking like she is losing weight again. very frustrated. She eats pretty well. Although she is submissive sometimes when my ROTTEN puppy or any other dog for that matter eats at the same time. She only weighed 68 pds when we rescued her, and her last vet visit which was in April, she weighed 86 pds. But, now she has some sort of "black mark" on her right cheek (if you will) it is about the size of a quarter. Her skin is raised and looks almost bumpy. She does eat healthy, we even have been mixing in real meat, veggies, and she LOVES rice. can you help? at least give me suggestions.
BLESSINGS!!
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Bernadine Cruz, DVM responded:
Dear Strwbryblnde...This is very distressing. I would strongly recommend that you get your dog to your veterinarian as soon as possible for a thorough examination. Since you have not mentioned any vomiting or diarrhea, I would be concerned with possible internal disorders but the lump on the cheek could also be associated with her weight loss...dental disease, skin cancer or cancer in other parts of her body. Please do not wait any longer. Make an appointment have a thorough exam and most likely some blood and urine work performed.

Best of luck....
Dr. Bernadine Cruz


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