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Old July 22nd, 2009, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr Lee View Post
Some rectal prolapses can be treated medically and some are treated both medically and surgically. If the prolapse gets really bad, it can be fatal. Once treated and managed, this part of the dog usually goes back to normal for the rest of their life (most of the time).
Thank you again, Dr. Lee! This vet in MI led them to believe that if the cause is neurological, the surgery would be ineffective and nothing more could be done. They even cancelled the surgery today based on that assumption. It still seems odd to me they would come to that conclusion and go so far as not do surgery based on the sole observation he doesn't hunch to go and just leaks. Hopefully they can get him into another vet asap for a second opinion.
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