Gastric Ulcer

Animal: Dog
Breed: Patterdale Terrier

Pet Symptoms: I took my patterdale terrier to the vets because his poo was black, the vet ran some bloods and all his organs are fine, his white blood cells are high and so are the red cells He is on antibiotics and doesn’t seem to be getting better the vet thinks it may be cancer of the spline he is 7 years old Could it be cancer or an infection.

Our Advice: It could be gastric ulcer or tumor. This is impossible to be diagnosed without any more investigations (Ultrasound abdomen is the best tool to diagnose abdominal abnormalities). Sometime if there is nothing visible on the ultrasound we send the animals for endoscopy so they can see if there are any lesions on the stomach mucosa.