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My dog has a cancer tumour and it really smells. She is in

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My dog has a cancer tumour and it really smells. She is in no pain and not yet ready to be euthanaized. How
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Is there a way of dealing with the smell.
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Customer: 16 years old
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Ruby
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 10 months ago.
Hello. Thanks for the question. The best way to deal the smell is to keep it clean. The smell is from necrotic or dead tissue. These tumors have a tenancy to outgrow their blood supply and turn necrotic. You can keep them clean and keep the bacterial count down by cleaning with soap/ water as needed. I would do it every 1-2 days. You can also use Malaseb wipes- they have antibacterial and antifungal properties. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

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