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She certainly could have bruised herself. Along the same lines as the recommended blood work for suspect kidney issues, if she's prone to these types of bruises or you begin seeing more them more frequently the blood work may help determine if there is a cause. And this would be something to know before she had any surgical procedure, for sure. As far as mammary cancer, I'm not seeing obvious signs at this time. The mammary or mammaries will become enlarged, often hard, sometimes hot and painful. If she's due for a heat cycle in 2 weeks or so, the mammaries being more enlarged than normal could be normal for her.
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Almost all kidney disorders will cause some type of abnormal appearance on ultrasound. If this happened 3.5 years ago, she was only a puppy. She may have a condition polycystic kidney disorder where we see enlarged kidneys. The best approach at diagnosing kidney disease is to continue on with diagnostics like blood work. A renal biopsy can also be useful in determining the cause, in some cases.I like Embrace, but like all animal insurances they will have a pre-existing condition clause. http://www.embracepetinsurance.com
Diagnostics will tell you if this is a problem for her or not. I would urge you to have it properly diagnosed as early as possible. Many dogs can function with one or more abnormal kidneys, but you can also slow the progression of illness if you know about it early. If this is a dysfunctional kidney, she may wind up in kidney failure before you know it.
Testing is the only way to know. Blood work may be the easiest and least invasive way to start.
Checking in, JA Customer. How is your companion feeling?
I'm glad to hear they are sending the sample off for histopathology. If you don't mind, I'd love an update on how she's doing after surgery and once you hear back about the results *crossed fingers*
It sure does! I am waiting on a histopath report to come back for a personal pet of mine. It helps to talk to others about their own pets to keep my mind off of it ;)