Sunday, August 12, 2018

3233. A 13-year-old Miniature Pinscher has a gigantic gum tumour

Sunday Aug 12, 2018

When the gum tumour is small, the owner applied cream. It grew explosively large now. It is likely cancerous as it is fast growing.

1. Yearly dental and health check up would have detected this gum tumour when it is very small. This dog was not checked up by a vet for the past 13 years. No dental scaling.

2. Poor dental hygiene is known to result in oral tumoours.


Singapore is a developed city.

A new generation of Singaporeans are now in their 30s.  Around 80% of them live in apartments. Many are busy with their careers and young children. Many live hectic life-styles. Some do voluntary charitable work.

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Family responsibilities - fatherhood

Volunteer Charitable work

Friendships, shopping

Many travel overseas. Many tourists come to Singapore

However some do have time to send their older pet dogs and cats for annual examination. Tumours are detected early and removed.

Singapore apartments

 This generation loves their pets much more than the older Baby-boomer generation. Many do get their dogs checked up yearly. During the check up and regular dental scaling, any small gum tumours can be detected early and removed.

In this case, the older generation owner applied cream when the gum tumour was small last year. A kind woman in the same generation brought the dog to consult me when the tumour was gigantic.  The 13-year-old Miniature Pinscher had become emaciated. There is a possiblity that the tumour would recur as it grew rapid and is probably cancerous.

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