NRW: Mast Cell Tumors in Doggos

posted 10 months ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

I’m so sorry! Poor baby. Does he have to take chemo? I’m not knowledgable about cancer with dogs.

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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chitownyogini :  I’m so sorry for your pup. My friend’s dog had this a couple years ago and same thing – they got the entire tumor. He’s been fine ever since! 

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Bee Keeper

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chitownyogini :  Well that is good news!  I’ll bet he’ll be fine in no time at all. Dogs are resilient animals.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Oh my, I am so sorry to see this. Poor baby (and what a sweet photo)! I don’t have personal experience with this, but sending all the healing energy your way.

Post # 8
198 posts
Blushing bee

Out lab had one removed 2 years ago and so far he’s been doing great.  Out vet said to keep an eye out for any new lumps and bumps but otherwise it should not effect him now that it was sucessfully removed with good margins.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

My ferret got diagnosed with a mast cell tumor 5 years ago, got it removed and has been happy and healthy ever since! My vet said it’s quite common in animals and usually goes undiagnosed since they cause so little issues!

Chin up that they got it all 🙂

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Sugar bee

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chitownyogini :  Hello!

My pup just had a MCT removed a few month ago and I also found some really nice people on here who shared their stories with me to help me feel better.

It sounds like you are in a good spot – they got it all!

Mine also came back grade 2 with clean margins. She unfortunately split her site open (right on her stomach, they knew it was gonna be tough), but even with that minor set back, she recovered like a champ. 

There is no reason to be scared still. Its all gone! You just have to take a good look over every now and then and make sure that no others pop up. And if they do, you will be better equipped with knowledge to take care of it ASAP. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

My first bulldog had mast cell tumors, this was decades ago. It is a cancer that likes bull breeds, boxers, and labs. At least, that was the breed list two decades ago. We had first one removed. Another popped up. Another surgery. Third one apoeared. I can’t remember if we had surgery on that one or not, but that was the last surgery. Then we treated it with chemo.

I never really added up the cost of her treatment until after it was all over and she was dead and I think it was around $5000. I would not do it again and it’s not because of the cost, it’s just that I wouldn’t put a dog and our family through that again

she died at the age of seven. That is a somewhat young age for a bulldog to die although it’s common for them to die ages 8 to 10.

If that is a liddle black puggle under that blanket, he is soooooo swell! Our last bulldog died last week of heart disease and we are without a dog. I am highly attracted to black pugs! Maybe we have one in our future.

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