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22 May, 2015 Focus: Small animals - dogs, cats, guinea pigs, hamsters, turtles & rabbits
Mammary adenomas in
did you delay seeking surgery
till the breast lump is gigantic
in size, like two tennis balls combined?" I asked the
Buddhist temple teacher who taught Buddhism
and morals to over 800
children of devotees.
The solution was surgical removal but the family did not want to pay the medical costs. She was kind to enough to bring in this old dog for surgery at Toa Payoh Vets.
The 8-year-old dog was not spayed. Mammary
adenoma was diagnosed. No malignancy, according to the
histology report. I was surprised as it was a massive tumour. Dr
Daniel and I operated. I took over the stitching to ensure that the
stitches were tight.
The dog came back 4 days later. There was a swelling at
one end of the tumour. "
After that, we had no more visit from the Buddhist teacher. I was glad that this dog was not abandoned when she had the tumours. Such incidents do occur in Singapore. It is best to spay the female dog when she is young as breast tumours are less likely to develop in spayed dogs.
BE KIND TO OLDER DOGS &
CATS --- GET TUMOURS REMOVED EARLY --- WHEN THEY ARE SMALLER.