I'm sorry to hear of all your bad luck! I wish you the best of luck for both of them!
No actually the fatty tumors are harmless unless they're in a bad spot. Butch has one of these on his leg. then they need to be removed. the mast cell tumors are bad, they're a form of cancer. they can spread and do damage to the organs. hopefully the one Honey has is benign. we're hoping. she has a bunch of skin right there on her neck, so the vet said it wont be a problem hopefully to remove it and some of the surrounding tissue.augrad said:Are these the same as "fatty tumors"? Sophie's got a ton of these - the only one we're worried about is the one under her arm.
Good luck to both your babies. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for both.
Tyger9791 said:We found a lump between Honey's neck and shoulder. She went to the vet today and the vet stuck a needle in it and put the cells on a slide. she said the lump is a mass cell tumor (sp?). Honey is having surgery on Tues. morning to remove the lump. This just after my Rhodesian, Butch, had surgery last week to remove two growths in his mouth on his gumline. This has a been an expensive and crazy month. It seems we've been spending every week at the vet's...oh wait we have!
We havent gotten the results back on Butch's growth yet. We're crossing our fingers that it's not a epulis. And hopefully Honey's surgery goes well and they can remove the whole tumor and she wont have any more.
Tyger9791 said:We use Novey Animal Hospital. Dr. Justice did the surgery on Butch and she will be operating on Honey on Tuesday. Our dogs love her. And she explained everything that she will be doing and what it is and everything. She's really good and really puts you at ease. I'll still worry of course!
No, not to scare anyone at all. Thank you for bringing that up! I know this isn't MY THREAD, but if Kendra's lump DOESN'T go away, and I go to the vet about it, I will DEFFINANTLY bring that up to my Vet! Anything is possible and I NEVER thought about lump's growing INWARD as apposed to OUTWARD, but it is deffinantly possible! Thanks for the post, again, this isn't MY THREAD, but anybody would learn more by reading this post and someone could be dealing with "lumps" right now, but they are waiting to say anything to see if they go away or not and maybe this post will get them to the vet SOONER and could possibly save a Pits life! You never know! Thanks again for the post about them growing inward as apposed to outward! Thanks!angie7349 said:Sorry to hear the bad news :cry..............Not to scare anyone, but one of my friends has a dog that gets the lumps the DOc said he thought it was harmless until he realized on a different patient that the lumps can grow in more then out causing other more serious problems..The Doc has been in practice for years and has only seen it on one patient so it is rare but something that i would inquire about :