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Healey the Golden

jumstead1023

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Healey is a four and a half year old male raw fed Golden who was born with orthopedic issues. In the last two weeks these lumps have appeared on his left side. I shaved them to measure the size. Of course I’m worried.

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Morning Judy!

3 questions to start:

1. How's his BEAM?

2. Are they soft (or hard)?

3. Are they moveable?

Let's plan on getting him in to a vet for an exam in the next few days (especially if they are growing).
 

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Morning Judy!

3 questions to start:

1. How's his BEAM?

2. Are they soft (or hard)?

3. Are they moveable?

Let's plan on getting him in to a vet for an exam in the next few days (especially if they are growing).
His beam is terrific. Playing, eating as normal. They are kind of hard and stationary. Should I just make his appt first before his annual bloodwork?
 

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Morning Judy!

3 questions to start:

1. How's his BEAM?

2. Are they soft (or hard)?

3. Are they moveable?

Let's plan on getting him in to a vet for an exam in the next few days (especially if they are growing).
Ok because you have nothing until July7
 

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Morning Judy!

3 questions to start:

1. How's his BEAM?

2. Are they soft (or hard)?

3. Are they moveable?

Let's plan on getting him in to a vet for an exam in the next few days (especially if they are growing).
Earliest appt I can get is July 1
 

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Oh, that's up to you Judy. There are positives and negatives either way.

If you don't aspirate, and these are in fact tumors (less likely because of his age), then you risk not removing them quickly.

If you do aspirate, there's a very small risk of tumor cell shedding along the path of the needle.
 

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Oh, that's up to you Judy. There are positives and negatives either way.

If you don't aspirate, and these are in fact tumors (less likely because of his age), then you risk not removing them quickly.

If you do aspirate, there's a very small risk of tumor cell shedding along the path of the needle.
So it depends?
 

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Oh, that's up to you Judy. There are positives and negatives either way.

If you don't aspirate, and these are in fact tumors (less likely because of his age), then you risk not removing them quickly.

If you do aspirate, there's a very small risk of tumor cell shedding along the path of the needle.
So what would u do?
 

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Hmmm...

I'd need to fully assess the context of these lumps which we can do on a call in the next few days.

Ideally it would be after he has a vet exam.
 

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Are you saying that these were aspirated and found to be round cell tumors and possible mast cell tumors?

If so, I'm very sorry to hear this and wonder if the cytology sent out?
 

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Are you saying that these were aspirated and found to be round cell tumors and possible mast cell tumors?

If so, I'm very sorry to hear this and wonder if the cytology sent out?
He did aspirate and looked at the slide. He feels they should come out and is confident he can get good margins. Then send them out.
 

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Concerned about his leg because...?

Perhaps have them send his exam notes/record.
 

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