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Experience:  15 yrs in practice, specialist canine/feline medicine
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Ihave a14yr old Boxer female who has an breast tumor that

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Ihave a14yr old Boxer female who has an breast tumor that sticks about 21/2inches. She does not act like it hurts or anything .She still wants to play and act like a kid. I can't find a vet that will let me pay it out I really need some advice, Please Jeanne cason
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Joey replied 2 years ago.

Hello I am Dr. Joey. Thanks for trusting me to help you and your pet today. I am a licensed veterinarian with over 15 years of experience. I look forward to working with you.

This does sound like a concerning mass. You are correct that surgical removal with histopathology (biopsy) is really the best next step especially if this is bothering her. If you can apply for Care Credit ( then find a vet in your area that accepts this, then that would allow you to pay this out over 6 to 12 months with no interest, depending on the plan offered by the hospital. Unfortunately, most hospitals will not do payment plans with new clients. :(

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Expert:  Dr. Joey replied 2 years ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Nicole. How is everything going?
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