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My wife and I have 4 toy poodles and my oldest female poodle is about 10 years old she started getting lumps on her breasts and they weren't causing her any pain. We thought they were calcium deposits because she was getting old and she wasn't fixed. Almost a year later she got a rash, I thought she had got bit by some ants so I treated her with hydrocortisone cream the rash spread fast and it blistered up so bad I took her to the vet. He looked at her and said she has cancer he never took blood work or any kind of fluid sample to check it out. I've been taking her back and forth to him for about 2 months he put her on some antibiotics called Baytril 68 she has gotten 10 times as bad I took her in yesterday and he told me to put her down because all he can do for her is try to make her comfortable. Me and my wife don't want to do that because she a loving dog and she still eating good she moves a little slower but she doesn't cry at all the only thing she does thats not normal is that she licks the rash all the time. I've tried giving her Aveeno oatmeal baths 2 to 3 times a week and it doesn't help. This dog was a gift from my wife's mom, when she was younger she found out that she wasn't going to be able to have kids so she went through a depression stage, and her mom bought her a male and a female poodle to help her get through the rough patches.This dog means the world to us so we don't want to put her down unless we're 100% sure that she is better off being put down. I do think she might have some form of breast cancer but I don't think the rash is the same thing. The only thing that had changed in our dog's life before she got the rash was that she had started taking Trifexis 3 to 4 months before the rash came, but none of my other poodles are having any problems. Could someone please help us in this time of need. And if I can could I please send some pictures of the rash and the lumps so someone can just take a look and tell me what they think. I'M THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR TIME.

Smartliving Guest asked this
October 15, 2015 at 3:06 AM



Dear Suan,

If Trifexis was more than what her body could handle, you could try DERMA-IONX to help detoxify the body to see if the rash improves. I also recommend PROBIOTICS when antibiotics have been used because the intestinal flora needs to be restored.

I would also consult with a veterinary acupuncturist that has been trained in TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine). Acupuncture and Chinese herbals might be able to extend her life if there is still time. You may attach a picture but one should not diagnose from a picture. If you can find an acupuncturist then you can get the second opinion that you want.

Best regards,

Dr. Char

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
October 16, 2015 at 1:23 PM
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