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Shiloh is at the Vet #324296
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Yesterday I found a huge mass on his behind, it's bigger than a golf ball. I have no idea if this just happened or if I somehow missed it with all the hair. My first thought was it was a huge matt but a closer look showed it was a huge mass.

I took him to the Vet first thing this morning. Of course, the Vet doesn't know yet what it is but they have him now and are going to biopsy it. Unfortunately, it sounds like its going to take awhile to get the results of that biopsy.

I'm really out of it from my chemo but requests lots of thoughts and prayers for my precious boy. The Vet did say he thinks he'll be able to remove it ok.


Rosa

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Re: Shiloh is at the Vet [Re: Shilohsmom] #324298
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Not our Eeyore! Poor guy frown.

It's awful when there's something wrong with our furries and it's really tough that you are still recovering from your own treatment.

Anyway, lots and lots of these crossedfingers.

Did the vet decide to remove the whole mass now?

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Thanks Mary Jane. It has been a rough morning. Shiloh is home now (complete with cone of shame). As it turned out there was a second lump next to the first. They are large. They did biopsy's on both and now we have to wait. I'm still in shock. I can't believe there is not only one lump but two and they are huge! I am feeling really, really sick but thankfully I was able to get him taken care of. I apologize if I'm all over the place here but they did full x-rays as well and the doctor said they looked fine. I'll try to get some pictures later.


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The doctor said he would get the results and then go from there as far as removing them. He wanted to get as much info possible before he goes in to remove them. He did say there was a lot of blood in the first one that indicates its fast growing.


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Hold on there, Rosa. I know you completely trust your vet-but it is the very devil to wait.

I hope Shoshi and Eli are being sweet to poor Shiloh in his cone.

take care,
MJ

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Thank you my dear friend. Of course, I'm worried, but I'm thinking its going to be just fine. I do trust my Vets and dear friend. I'm very happy that he is doing everything beforehand so he will be more prepared when he does go to remove them.

Shiloh is just resting now. Unfortunately, his brother and sister are of little help as they are busy jumping off the walls and barking at everything within site smile


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I would start him on some IP6 and inositol. GSDs are at risk for anal gland cancer, and from what I've read they are primarily adenocarcinomas, which IP6 is pretty effective for.

If there is going to be another surgery, it's also a good idea to get him on something to help prevent spread from the surgery. With luck, it's benign, but I would err on the side of caution here.


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Re: Shiloh is at the Vet [Re: MaxaLisa] #324309
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Here's some pictures. The Vet put him on antibiotics and pain pills.





Rosa

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Sending Shiloh lots of hugs and prayers. I will be thinking of him and you. hugging


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Thinking of you and Shoshi. hugging

I'm so sorry you have this worry.


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Oh Rosa, I'm so sorry. I know you dote on your precious pups so this must have been mighty fast growing.
Poor sweet Shiloh, many virtual hugs and I'm sending my best healing thoughts for a good report from the vet. hugging hugging hugging hugging hugging hugging x 1,000,000


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Thank you all for all your warm thoughts and caring words. I ended up taking the cone off and exchanging it for the donut we had. Shiloh is definitely more comfy now.

It's going to be a long wait but I tend to think its going to be ok. I just wish I felt better so I could feel like I was helping him more.


Rosa

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Rosa, these could just be fatty tumors which are harmless. So, even though it may not looks good, it doesn't necessarily mean it is bad. At least I am hoping it is the version that is quite common in GSD but harmless. Please give your little fluff ball Shiloh a gentle hug and kiss from me. Hang in there. I know this is scary. hopefully, they will hurry up with the test results so you can breathe again. hugging


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Originally Posted By: LMS
Rosa, these could just be fatty tumors which are harmless. So, even though it may not looks good, it doesn't necessarily mean it is bad. At least I am hoping it is the version that is quite common in GSD but harmless. Please give your little fluff ball Shiloh a gentle hug and kiss from me. Hang in there. I know this is scary. hopefully, they will hurry up with the test results so you can breathe again. hugging


Honestly, that's what I'm thinking as well. I'll be sure to give him a wee little kiss and hug from you when he's done eating his dinner. Thanks.


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Originally Posted By: LMS
Rosa, these could just be fatty tumors which are harmless. So, even though it may not looks good, it doesn't necessarily mean it is bad. At least I am hoping it is the version that is quite common in GSD but harmless. ...

I must have missed something - did the vet say that there is something like this that is common in GSDs and harmless?


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