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Hi my dog has a large lump on his neck the vet charged me $200 to tell me they can't help him I want to know what can I do
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
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Hello,
I am sorry to hear about your Pug having this lump. I am a veterinarian and will try to do my best to help.
How big is it: an orange? a lime?
What was done for the $200; did they do any kind of biopsy?
How long has the lump been there?
This is an Info Request, to help me answer your question.
Rebecca
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
2 months ago it was a gobogeyslf ball size
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
Thanks for the additional information.
Was any kind of biopsy done?
The first thing with any lump is to find out what it is. I usually start with FNA, fine needle biopsy, to get some cells or fluid from inside the lump, to look at microscopically. Then we can tell whether it is cancer or not.
If it is golf ball sized, it should be able to be removed surgically. What did the vet that you saw tell you about what they think it is, and if it can be removed?
Rebecca
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
A biopsy was done and that they are not certified to do what he needed. A fine needle aspirate cytology. Meds : carprofen 25 mg and amoxi/clav mg AMF if I can take him to a vet about 100 miles away and they would forward his chat to them and I do apologize for taking so long thank you for being so patient
Customer reply replied 3 years ago
That I would have to take him to a certified vet 100 miles away
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
For $200, they did not do any biopsy, just an exam? No report on what this is: cancer, a benign growth? Did they do any blood tests?
Are they sending you to a surgery specialist?
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Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
Sorry, did not scroll up to see your first response!
What did they tell you they found on the FNA; cancer or not?
What are they recommending that they are not certified to do? Surgical removal?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
They didn't say just that they are not certified also they wouldn't give me the results but if I take him to a certified vet that they would forward the results not certified to remove it they did not mention cancer just that there's veins and things in his neck and they can't tell or would know how to treat him
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
It does sound like this should be removed. The bigger it gets, the harder it will be to safely remove, and have enough skin to close the incision.
I am sorry you took him to a vet who does not feel qualified to remove the growth. The only choices you have are to live with it, watch it possibly get bigger, and cause him problems, or to find a veterinarian who will remove it for you.
I wish we could get the results of their tests.
Rebecca
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Maybe you can, but I'm not at home right now can we continue this tomorrow
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
Yes. I will be at my clinic tomorrow, and do not get online when I am there, but will check online early in the morning, and later in the day.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Ok Pugg and i will be waiting thank you so much
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
Do you mean for me to get the report? Sorry if I misunderstood. I don't even know who or where your veterinarian is. Only you, the owner of the dog, can get that information, it can only be released to the owner of the dog.
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Yes I'm sorry I will go and see if they would give it to me then I can read it or fax it to you they wouldn't before hopefully they will tomorrow
Dog Veterinarian: Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 years ago
Yes, please let me know if you get it.
Rebecca
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