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Hi Susan,

Interesting how similar Patch and my dog are. I totally know your pain with thinking about putting him down- I actually contacted my local boxer rescue twice about rehoming in the last 6 months in a panic. My vet also recommended a muzzle. My dog hates wearing anything- muzzle, harness, I think she has bodily discomfort so wearing anything extra on top is just stress. I even got diapers for when she sleeps and urinates but she’ll rip those off. To be totally honest, I think trying to “train out” the issues actually just adds more stress to an already-stressed dog’s life. A sick dog has a much lower threshold of stress.

I will definitely call my vet tomorrow and ask about endoscope and biopsy- is there a specific type that you asked for Patch? Biopsy of which tissues?