Old dog with fatty lump on leg?(4 Posts)
FlyingMonkeys Tue 24-Jul-18 23:04:55
FlyingMonkeys Wed 25-Jul-18 19:44:19
Fluffypie1 Wed 25-Jul-18 21:53:19
FlyingMonkeys Thu 26-Jul-18 11:53:31
Ddog has a fatty benign tumour on back leg. Vet last checked it out five weeks ago. Based on the fact dog is approaching 13yrs old, vet is in no rush to put her under anathestic. Now Ddog has never seemed to notice it before. But suddenly can't leave it alone (licking it). She's been laid out on the grass in the good weather the last couple of weeks and has possibly irritated it more. I'm not asking for veterinary advice of course! I'm booking her in for the weekend when off work (unless situation deteriorates). I'm more wondering if anyone has experienced this and what the outcome for putting the dog under anathestic was? I'm truly reluctant to at her age if I'm honest - I've known similar aged dogs pass away during teeth cleaning when asleep.
Hello sorry for late reply.I have a 12 yr old lab that had a fatty lump on tummy that didn't seem to bother her and vet said was fine.A year later she really slowed down ,didn't want to walk and seem depressed.I presumed it was just old age catching up with her .Anyway came home one day to find her trying to bite lump out ,blood everywhere.Rushed her to vets to have removed with general anaesthetic and now is a different dog ,full of beans again and loves her little walks now.
@Fluffypie1 Thank you for your reply. That's exactly what I was hoping to hear. I know you can never predict how treatment will turn out with older dogs. But my girl is so healthy still, so fingers crossed.
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