Q. How do you treat a large gall stone in gall bladder of 13 yr old lab/golden. Liver is enlarged and has loose stools. Pants frequently may have Cushing

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A. Your vet can do a blood test to check for Cushings and then can treat appropriately. Enlarged liver is a symptom of cushings so if it is this treatment will help. The gall stone will require a different treatment or surgery to remove. Your vet will have to do a health check considering the dogs age as to wether it is a suitable candidate for anaesthetic and surgery.

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