Lady, a 12 year old female dog, was presented for a rapidly growing bleeding tumour on her abdomen. It was infected and had a horrible smell. It had doubled in size over 1 week.
We suspected a nasty malignant tumour. Prior to surgery we took some x-rays of her body to make sure there was not any evidence of spread to other parts of the body.
Unfortunately, we found a large solid mass in Lady's chest which was probably a secondary (metasises) from the lump on her abdomen. In herself, Lady was very bright and alert. The owners wished to have her a bit longer and so we decided to remove the offending tumour.
It is now 2 months since surgery and Lady is still bouncing around, eating well and looking very happy. We believe the mass in her chest is growing very slowly.
Advantage of desexing female dogs