Jack Russell mamary prob!

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Jack Russell mamary prob!

Post by gary » Wed, 27 Apr 2005 23:01:06



Dear all
            I have a Jack Russell terrier that is around 12 years old, very
active, no grey beard yet & has been spayed!
She has a small lump that a retired vet friend of family has seen & he says
that if it was cancerous, it would grow like wild fire, it doesn't grow,
just stayed the same!
 She also has a *** that occasionally bleeds, especially after exercise &
the *** has stretched & there's a small flat mass around it.
The vet says that an operation is needed to stop the bleeding, but he don't
know what it is. A paper must be signed to say it's ok to do it, but at what
stage is it best to "just lesve well alone", as it don't bother the dog, or
have it done.!!
I'm stuck for a choice, i hate seeing the dog getting all stressed as she
does in the vet, this could cause more damage than the op itself!!
Anyone know what the bleedin *** could be?
Thanks
Gary
 
 
 

Jack Russell mamary prob!

Post by Janet » Wed, 27 Apr 2005 23:13:19


On Tue, 26 Apr 2005 15:01:06 +0100, "gary"

Quote:

> She also has a *** that occasionally bleeds, especially after exercise &
>the *** has stretched & there's a small flat mass around it.
>The vet says that an operation is needed to stop the bleeding, but he don't
>know what it is. A paper must be signed to say it's ok to do it, but at what
>stage is it best to "just lesve well alone", as it don't bother the dog, or
>have it done.!!
>I'm stuck for a choice, i hate seeing the dog getting all stressed as she
>does in the vet, this could cause more damage than the op itself!!
>Anyone know what the bleedin *** could be?

You're relying on a retired vet who doesn't know what operation would
be needed?  Egads.  

Time to see a PRACTICING vet (haven't you been seeing one all these
years?).  Find out what the problem is and fix it.  Poor dog.  

--
Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
http://www.moonsgarden.com/

 
 
 

Jack Russell mamary prob!

Post by Perry Templeto » Thu, 28 Apr 2005 01:06:56


I think maybe he meant that the retired vet didn't know what the *bleeding*
is from, not unsure of what *surgery* to do.  My understanding of how it
reads to me, but it certainly could be misleading.
Perry

Quote:
> On Tue, 26 Apr 2005 15:01:06 +0100, "gary"

>> She also has a *** that occasionally bleeds, especially after exercise
>> &
>>the *** has stretched & there's a small flat mass around it.
>>The vet says that an operation is needed to stop the bleeding, but he
>>don't
>>know what it is. A paper must be signed to say it's ok to do it, but at
>>what
>>stage is it best to "just lesve well alone", as it don't bother the dog,
>>or
>>have it done.!!
>>I'm stuck for a choice, i hate seeing the dog getting all stressed as she
>>does in the vet, this could cause more damage than the op itself!!
>>Anyone know what the bleedin *** could be?

> You're relying on a retired vet who doesn't know what operation would
> be needed?  Egads.

> Time to see a PRACTICING vet (haven't you been seeing one all these
> years?).  Find out what the problem is and fix it.  Poor dog.

> --
> Janet B
> www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
> http://www.moonsgarden.com/

 
 
 

Jack Russell mamary prob!

Post by gary » Thu, 28 Apr 2005 03:11:10


The dog sees a vet, but a very experienced vet that is retired said that
cancerous lumps grow & grow!, the lump is marble size & the bleeding ***
is surrounded by a small mass!, the practising vet says that they will
operate to stop the bleeding & see what's in there, but this don't bother
the dog at all, she's still fit, chases ball & enjoys life in the
countryside!
I'm weighing up the balances:
 1. Traumatise the dog by going to the vet when she's perfectly happy, but
has a lump thats not getting bigger & a bleeding ***, that don't bother
her at all. (not broken don't fix it)
or
2. Take her, general anaesthetic, chance of not waking up, stirring up
trouble that was unneccesary, but again, doing good that it 'maybe' very
necessary to remove!, she aint a pup no more!!
Is that clearer
Cheers
Gary

Quote:
> I think maybe he meant that the retired vet didn't know what the
*bleeding*
> is from, not unsure of what *surgery* to do.  My understanding of how it
> reads to me, but it certainly could be misleading.
> Perry


> > On Tue, 26 Apr 2005 15:01:06 +0100, "gary"

> >> She also has a *** that occasionally bleeds, especially after
exercise
> >> &
> >>the *** has stretched & there's a small flat mass around it.
> >>The vet says that an operation is needed to stop the bleeding, but he
> >>don't
> >>know what it is. A paper must be signed to say it's ok to do it, but at
> >>what
> >>stage is it best to "just lesve well alone", as it don't bother the dog,
> >>or
> >>have it done.!!
> >>I'm stuck for a choice, i hate seeing the dog getting all stressed as
she
> >>does in the vet, this could cause more damage than the op itself!!
> >>Anyone know what the bleedin *** could be?

> > You're relying on a retired vet who doesn't know what operation would
> > be needed?  Egads.

> > Time to see a PRACTICING vet (haven't you been seeing one all these
> > years?).  Find out what the problem is and fix it.  Poor dog.

> > --
> > Janet B
> > www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
> > http://www.moonsgarden.com/

 
 
 

Jack Russell mamary prob!

Post by Janet » Thu, 28 Apr 2005 03:25:05


On Tue, 26 Apr 2005 19:11:10 +0100, "gary"

Quote:

>or
>2. Take her, general anaesthetic, chance of not waking up, stirring up
>trouble that was unneccesary, but again, doing good that it 'maybe' very
>necessary to remove!, she aint a pup no more!!
>Is that clearer

A full ***workup would be necessary before any surgical procedure,
and anesthetic choices are several as well.  A consultation with your
regular vet is in order.  Finding out what the mass is would be a
start, and a needle biopsy may be able to do that.  Bleeding is never
a "good thing", so she really does need to see a vet, no matter how
lively she is.

Whether or not you opt for surgery after discussion with your vet, and
weighing quality of life, is a personal decision you need facts to
base on.

--
Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
http://www.moonsgarden.com/

 
 
 

Jack Russell mamary prob!

Post by gary » Fri, 29 Apr 2005 02:15:55


It's a week until surgery, she is booked in & i've signed the papers! , in
the past, we were told she had a strong heart, hopefully it still is &
surgery will be ok, i'll have to ask the vet to test her heart before
surgery, or is this normal procedure!?
Thanks

Quote:
> On Tue, 26 Apr 2005 19:11:10 +0100, "gary"

> >or
> >2. Take her, general anaesthetic, chance of not waking up, stirring up
> >trouble that was unneccesary, but again, doing good that it 'maybe' very
> >necessary to remove!, she aint a pup no more!!
> >Is that clearer

> A full ***workup would be necessary before any surgical procedure,
> and anesthetic choices are several as well.  A consultation with your
> regular vet is in order.  Finding out what the mass is would be a
> start, and a needle biopsy may be able to do that.  Bleeding is never
> a "good thing", so she really does need to see a vet, no matter how
> lively she is.

> Whether or not you opt for surgery after discussion with your vet, and
> weighing quality of life, is a personal decision you need facts to
> base on.

> --
> Janet B
> www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
> http://www.moonsgarden.com/

 
 
 

Jack Russell mamary prob!

Post by Janet » Fri, 29 Apr 2005 03:13:43


On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 18:15:55 +0100, "gary"

Quote:

>It's a week until surgery, she is booked in & i've signed the papers! , in
>the past, we were told she had a strong heart, hopefully it still is &
>surgery will be ok, i'll have to ask the vet to test her heart before
>surgery, or is this normal procedure!?
>Thanks

A physicall listens to the heart, but an EKG (not cheap) woud give a
better picture.  Not traditionaly done, but *** profile is.

Best of luck to her and you.

--
Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
http://www.moonsgarden.com/