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Our 10 yr old male cat was diagnosed with thymoma, a benign mass, several months ago. We visited a specialty vet clinic and discussed surgery. We have been reluctant thus far because it is such an invasive surgery. The cat acts like himself; appetite is great, plays with his sister and interacts as usual with our family. I don’t know about how quickly thymomas grow, and how cats do post surgically. Your input would be greatly appreciated. We would love for him to live a full life.
At first, Zena had about 4 small dime size hard bumps in all different places. One was on her snout and one above her rear and she actually chewed them off. The one on her snout is now after about 4 mos. starting to grow back again. Recently, I felt a softer bump on the inside near her rear about the size of a quarter and a short while later another one popped up on the same side. Both are softer thant the outside bumps. She is eating and drinking and going to the bathroom with out any problems. She is very active. Recently, she took a long run and when she came back she looked like she was having a hard time with her back legs. Can this have anything to do with the bumps? I’m afraid to take her to the vet and find out she has cancer. I’ve heard that when they do a biopsy this could trigger a cancer. Is this possible? I have two other dogs and cannot afford one with cancer. I know because I tried with one dog in the past.
My 16 year old Lhasa Aspa was diagnosed with Grand Mal Seizures. When she has an attack we use liquid valium rectally on her which takes her out of seizure. She also seems very disoriented all the time, forgetfull, she will go out at 3am to urinate and start barking again 5 min later, this can go on all night, Also she is blind. How can we help her with seizures and are they common in dogs, she is also on Enalapril 5 mg 1 od. Also is there anything for her disorientation that we can help her with. She is our baby. Thank you Elena Sicurella
Hi PetVet, My 14y Cocker Daisy has been getting these jelly like (usually oblong shaped) “bubble-like bumps” for the past few years and I’ve had vets tell me they are probably fatty cysts. They disappeared mostly in the past, but one of them on her chest feels like it has solidified. It’s similar size to a large marble and oblong. Should I be concerned? Thank you, Lauri
MY 18 YR OLD MALE PERIAN HAS HYPER THROID AND KIDNEY PROBLEMS, IVE TAKEN HIM TO 2 VETS WHICH HAVE TREATED WITH MEDS AND VITAMINS, HE’S GOTTON TO BE SKIN AND BONES AND CAN NO LONGER JUMP, HE DOES’T SEEM TO BE IN PAIN AND I DON’T WANT HIM TO SUFFER BUT I HATE TO PUT HIM DOWN, ANY SUGGECTION??
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Hello Dr. Brown,
I have three Boston Terriers I love very much. I have recently noticed a lump the size of a penny on one of the males “Gizmo” chest and my female “Allie” has one about the same size on her neck below her ear. Should I be concerned and take them to the vet? I am disabled and live on a very limited income. Can you recommend a good vet around Littleton Colorado? Thank you.
Aloha Dr. Brown!
I have a beautiful “6” year old Mini Schnauzer, “U`ilani”, that was diagnosed with Chemodectoma. I have been to my Vet here in Vegas who did x-rays as well as an ultrasound. I also went do another Vet recommended to me by my groomer for a second opinion and she also came up with the same diagnose.
They found that she has a tumor that is pushing against her esophagus/trachea causing her to breath faster, she coughs and when she drinks water or eats hard food she dry heaves and at times vomits a bit. I have changed her to soft can food which of course she likes and has been eating thankfully.
My question to you is this; is there anything I can do to help her myself, I mean is there something I can give her to help shrink the tumor? Both doctors suggested I take her to an Oncologist for surgery and or chemo therapy. They did say that they don’t know if she would even survive the surgery or if they would even be able to get it all.
I have a close friend that I work with and her dog had cancer and she went through the chemo and tried everything so I know what it cost her. To be honest as much as I want to do everything medically necessary that she needs, I would not be able to afford it. My good friend has a husband that is a VP of a company and could. Please understand all that I am asking is if you know of anyway I could do something myself, something that I could afford as far as a medication. When she coughs or dry heaves it seems like she has a lot of mucus that she’s trying to cough out. Like when you have a chest cold and you have a lot of mucus in your chest or throat you can get a decongestant to clear it up. Is there something like this for animals? Or am I thinking way out of the box, it just seems if she could get rid of the mucus it would help?
Please understand all I’m asking for is your knowledge in how I can help my best friend out. These past few years have been the hardest for me and it may sound crazy, but my dog, my friend U`ilani (Beauty from Heaven) helped me through it and is still.
I thank you for your time and consideration, when I saw you on TV today I had to take a chance and email you!
MY DOG WALKS IN CIRCLES AND DOESN’T STOP. SHE WALKS LIKE A TOY SOLIGER,STIFF LEGGED. THREE DIFFERNT VETS SAID SHE HAS A BRAIN TUMOR.WE GAVE THE DOG AMMOXICILLAN AND SHE WAS DOING BETTER THEN WE STOPED THE TREATMENT,AND SHE STARTED ACTING FUNNY AGAIN.SHE HAD HER TEETH CLEANED THEN THIS ALL STARTED SHE NEVER ACTED LIKE THIS BEFORE THE CLEANING. INSTEED OF LETTING HER SUFFER I HAD HER PUT TO SLEEP,WAS THIS THE RIGHT DESISION SHE WAS AN 11 YEAR OLD BOSTON TERRIER
WE have a 2.5 year old toy poodle diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour, he has had scans etc and it there but currently surrounded by a lot of fluid which has given him the symptoms that led us to investigation. So we have him home and he is feeling good thanks to steriods, I want to be sure to give him the best chance via diet and wondered what your experiences have been, I have just seen the Hills ND diet which seems a good thing to use along side freshly cooked foods. Of concern is that animal fats have arachidonic acid which is pro-inflammatory. I would be grateful of any shared experiences. With thanks, heartbroken..