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My 15 yr old dachshund has had two unattached fat tumors.

Customer Question

My 15 yr old dachshund has had two unattached fat tumors. She suddenly developed a outcropping of fruits next to the one. They seem to be spreading. I can't get her into the vet until Monday.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dachshund's name?
Customer: Rosie
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Rosie?
Customer: She has seasonal allergies and cedar is at all time highs right now. She has done is swelling in her legs.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
Sorry fruit should be lesions or growths.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 4 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 4 months ago.

Can you share a few pictures of what you're seeing?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I have attached them.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 4 months ago.

It would be worthwhile to have Rosie examined as this is not a normal occurrence, with allergies or with fatty tumors. The tumors also seem to be open and oozing, so your vet will likely want to utilize a course of preventive antibiotics, may give you directions on keeping the area dressed and also want to sample some of the cells in this area for microscopic evaluation.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
We can't get in until Monday. We have been spraying vetericyn on it and covering it with non stick gauze. It is very odd and sudden.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 4 months ago.

I agree and worth having examined. I think you are doing the right thing with the vetericyn. At very least it should prevent infection. The night before you intend to have the area examined, clean the area with a mild soap, rinse, pat dry and do NOT apply the spray. You'll want to ensure the area is well prepped without the vetericyn interfering with any diagnostics your vet may wish to perform.