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Sucky vet visit

Postby Leslie H » Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:51 pm

I brought Xanny to the vet Monday for her rabies shot. All was fine. Then this morning she was rolling around on her back playing, and I saw a growth on her, almost like a tiny new nipple. Back to the vet we go today.
While we waited, first a couple w/the woman weeping, then a few minutes later, another man, who's clearly been crying, leave the office. I had a hard time not crying myself. The vet sees Xanny, said the growth is tiny, like a BB and right in the "mammary chain". I didn't spay Xanny until she was 7, so she's got a greater risk of mammary cancer. So, she goes in for surgery to remove it, a chest x-ray and a biopsy on Friday. She's certainly acting fine, though she's going to be bummmed out to have to be left at the vet. fortunately, I'm off until the 5th, so she can recuperate comfortably. But, I'm worried about my poor dog. She just turned 10 in Oct, and her line has good longevity, and she's in good shape, but I don't think cancer cares about any of that.

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Postby pitgrrl » Tue Dec 23, 2008 4:58 pm

Lumps are evil. Good luck with Xanny, and try not to stress too much while waiting.

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Postby spammie » Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:24 pm

:hug:
Hope all is well with your girl

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Postby KadillacGrrl » Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:27 pm

Ugh, I'm sorry Leslie. I hate that kind of stuff. Betty is *still* intact at 8+... I need to get her butt in to be spayed.

Thoughts and prayers for nothing bad for my fave girl Xanny.

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Postby PitBoss208 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:33 pm

Ick. I hope it all turns out well!

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Postby Nickdawg » Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:08 pm

:hug:

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Postby vadersmom » Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:30 pm

I hope all goes well for you and your beautiful girl.

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Postby elegy » Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:43 pm

well the good news is that caught small and removed promptly makes the picture a whole lot brighter. only 50% of mammary tumors are malignant, and of them, only a small number are really ugly to deal with. fingers crossed that xanny's will be no big deal!

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Postby GoingPostal » Tue Dec 23, 2008 6:53 pm

Fingers crossed that it's nothing serious.

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Postby HappyPuppy » Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:09 pm

Warm wishes sent your way!

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Postby Leslie H » Tue Dec 23, 2008 8:18 pm

Thanks for the support guys. I'm not panicking yet. Elegy, those statistics are what I was hoping to hear.
KadillacGrrl, I spayed Xanny at 7 when she had an intestinal blockage. I asked the e-vet (who I really liked, very straightforward) if she was healthy enough during the surgery for the obstruction, could he go ahead and spay her. She bounced back very well from the surgery. Because she's had a neurological problem, there's a greater risk for her to be anesthetised(sp).

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Postby mommy2kane » Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:37 pm

Hope everything turns out ok!

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Postby msvette2u » Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:55 pm

I hope it all turns out well for her and you.

We're at the vet weekly and see people leaving crying all the time, it is always so sad :frown:

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Postby Iron_Crutch_Lee » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:00 am

i hope for all the best for you and Xanny

-Mike

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Postby Misskiwi67 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:46 pm

I had a friend adopt a puppy mill dog from our surgery lab in vet school and the dog developed a similar mass about 4 months later. Everyone thought for sure it would be a mammary tumor due to the location, but it turned out to be an unusually firm lipoma...

Fingers crossed for something totally benign!


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