Saturday, October 24, 2015

2341. A coincidence - circum-anal tumour in a 12-year-old English Cocker Spaniel and a 13-year-old Siberian Husky

Sunday Oct 24, 2015

The active Blenheim English Cocker Spaniel looks larger than the average seen. He has the face of a Basset Hound.  Male, not neutered, 12 years old came in as he had passed red blood in the urine yesterday.

"I palpated a golf-ball sized lump in the bladder area. It could also be an enlarged prostate" I said to the husband. "It is painless and an X-ray will be advised."
"However, the more important issue is that he has one small circum anal tumour.  It measures 3 cm across below the right side of his anal area.

"No wonder he takes a long time to sit down recently," the wife said. The husband said: "We don't want to take the risk of him dying under anaesthesia. Is there an alternative treatment like medicine?"

So I gave Tardak 2.5 ml SC to bring down the size of this small tumour.Will it disappear since it is detected early?

By coincidence, yesterday, I had another case of 3 circum-anal tumours in a Siberian Husky, Male, 13 years/ The owner decided to operate it but the whole area is infected. The owner had consulted 3 vets before me. The 3rd vet did a biopsy which showed hepatoid adenoma. This test and surgery cost her $1,000. He quoted $2,000 for surgery. The owner consulted me. I told her that the tumours needed to be clean before surgery and there would be no skin to close up the anal wounds as there were 3 large tumours - two on the left and one on the right upper area of the anus, very close to the anal opening. Tardak and painkillers were effective for the past 3 days as the dog did not bite the tumours closing bleeding.

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