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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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I think my gerbil has a tumor. the other day she was dragging

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i think my gerbil has a tumor. the other day she was dragging both back legs and looking very ill we went to the vet on friday. they said to come back on monday. today it she has a big lump on the back of her neck. i cant get a vet until tomorrow morning! also she is not moving. please help!
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I'm sorry to hear about your Gerbil. This is almost surely to be a type of cancer. It sounds like it has spread to multiple areas. It will likely be fatal within hours to days if you don't do anything. I would probably consider euthanasia if she continues to decline clinically. If it were one tumor, we could consider surgical removal. When there are metastatic lesions (ie multiple tumors), then the prognosis is poor even with surgery. I'm sorry again for your situation. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 2 years ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Gary