Great article. My goldendoodle ( yr) used to have frequent wet dermatitis until I switched to a prescription food high in fish. Last week, however he developed a spot on his leg that I could not manage with homeopathics (Florasone Cream) and triple antibiotic ointment. I took him to the vet (my regular vet was out) and he gave him a shot of Dexamethasone. It has been a bad experience. Extreme thirst, such frequent urination that I had to take him out all through the night every two hours. Panting. He is losing a lot of hair when I brush him, as well. I had asked the vet if I could expect frequent urination and he said no and did not inform me of any other side effects.
The spot is not improving, either. He is wearing a e-collar during the day but can’t sleep with it, so he licks it at night. Any suggestions are appreciated.
HER2 testing: If esophageal cancer is found but is too advanced for surgery, your biopsy samples may be tested for the HER2 gene or protein. Some people with esophageal cancer have too much of the HER2 protein on the surface of their cancer cells, which helps the cells grow. A drug that targets the HER2 protein called trastuzumab (Herceptin ® ) may help treat these cancers when used along with chemotherapy . Only cancers that have too much of the HER2 gene or protein are likely to be affected by this drug, which is why doctors may test tumor samples for it. (See Targeted Therapy for Esophageal Cancer .)