My dog is about 14 years old he is small and about 15-18 kg. he has two huge bump in rite below and above his but hole. At first there was only one it looked like it burst rite from the middle, but two of them came back. It is hard now, has a wound in the center and its hard Ald looks like flesh.the vets here said we have can remove it by operating but they havent got a positive result in any of previous cases and they adviced me to let it be. It’s been almost a year now and its making me worry so please if anyone can help me
What is the diagnosis? What breed is the dog?
If it is bothering him and causing him pain and discomfort……maybe you should consider the surgery?
You can ask for a referral to a specialist, it is not unusual to operate on a geriatric dog nowadays.
Ask your veterinarian for more information, take the dog in for a revaluation. Let us know what happens.
It doesn’t look painful but he looks uncomfortable and concern when he is about to sit.
He is a mixed breed, smallin height but heavy
If it is an abscess, blocked anal glands. I would get it taken care of right away.
If it is some type of tumor and it is causing him discomfort? Ask the vet that examined him for more information.
I understand your concerns, in order to treat the dog, the veterinarian has to diagnose the condition first, in order to diagnose they usually have to do lab work, ultrasounds or x-rays…..
But, if it was my dog I would see the vet again, or get another opinion. See what he advises and go from there.
Growths around the anus can be removed but the surgery often damages the anal sphincter and causes the dog to loose control of bowel movements.
Reevaluation, not revaluation. Forgive my spelling errors 🙂
I know others have asked, but what was the exact diagnosis given by the Vet? It’s so very hard to tell from your description, but is it an anal sac issue?
We don’t have much good health care for animals here. So I only had him examined and I am looking for a good vet wher we can diagnosis. The previous vets just examined and said its a tumor but sometimes it dosent look like it becuase it has some fluid in the middle on its surface
“It’s been almost a year now and its making me worry so please if anyone can help me”
If it was my dog I would have him looked at again by the vet that saw him last year. He would be the best person to identify changes in the dog’s condition and advise you.
If cost is a concern, tell him…..you don’t have to have every lump and bump analyzed, but if it is causing him discomfort, maybe they can remove it. It may be a simple procedure.
Ask him what the treatment options are?
No one on the internet, no matter how well meaning they are, can tell you what is going on with your dog, he needs to be seen and examined by a veterinarian.
Best of luck
Tumor is a diagnosis. Next, biopsy or tests after removal to determine whether the tumor is malignant or benign….which you may be able to decline.
They may want to do x-rays or ultrasounds to determine if the thing has spread, talk to the vet, if your focus is to just keep the dog comfortable, tell him so, maybe you can keep the testing and invasive procedures to a minimum.
The vets have already said that all they can do is remove it through operation which can be more dangerous or risky because in most of the operations the wound did not heal. That’s why we didn’t take the option. It’s difficult to find a proper facility for animal care in our ciuntry. I’ve already been to some places and we also have a vet who comes to visit if we have any problem and he advised me to let it be and just make sure it dosent get infectef. After not being able to find a proper solution I thought someone might be able to help. Thanks to you people now I know what needs to be done and I am looking for a proper and trustworthy facility to conduct the tests needed and find an answer . If I can’t find one then I guess I just have to hope it dosent get any worse
He may have more than one thing going on, may be something simple like anal glands needing to be expressed?
If it was my dog, I would have the local vet take a quick look and go from there.
It looks like anal sacs but its above and below the anus nit sidewise. And yes ill will have a vet look at it once again. Thank you for your advice
You are welcome, PT. Get it seen right away! I hope it’s an easy fix. Give us an update, if you feel like it 🙂
Sounds like a reoccurring anal gland abscess that can be drained. Do not wait for it to rupture. Various infections cause this.
Usually benign, tumors of the sebaceous and modified sebaceous glands are quite common in dogs. They include nodular hyperplasia, sebaceous adenoma, sebaceous ductal adenoma, sebaceous epithelioma, meibomian adenoma, meibomian ductal adenoma, meibomian epithelioma, hepatoid gland adenoma and hepatoid gland epithelioma.
Malignant sebaceous gland tumors are sebaceous carcinoma, meibomian carcinoma and hepatoid gland carcinoma.
The vet must refer you to someone who can do a proper diagnosis, otherwise, he/she is just guessing at a solution, which is horrifying.
I took him to the hospital yesterday and the response was same. The doc said that it is a tumor and needs to be operated but it is risky for now he has asked to use cefixime anhydrous for 10 days and think about operating if he has difficulty to poop. He also says there is a risk of spreading if its too late and advises to let him go if we can but he looks very healthy
I would want a second opinion and I would ask the vet to refer me to the closest specialist/surgeon in your area. Or I would call around and find one on my own.
I just read on another forum, a 14.5 year old dog with a tumor in the same location as your dogs, they were referred to a specialist, he wasn’t able to remove it all, but they got most of it. The dog is now comfortable and doing well.
They got “Care Credit” approval and said it wasn’t as expensive as they thought it would be.
Of course it depends on how uncomfortable you think your dog is, if you trust your current vet, and you think you can keep the dog comfortable, then take his advice. Best of luck.
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