Dog News

Vet Removes an Eleven-Pound Tumor from Dog

by Fred

Life With Dogs is reader-supported. We may earn a small commission through products purchased using links on this page.

2.12.15 - Eleven-Pound Tumor1

A vet in Southfield, Michigan has given a dog much needed relief, and the dog is expected to make a full recovery.

Ginger, a ten-year-old mix breed dog had an eleven-pound tumor removed from her midsection.  Finally, Ginger can get on the road to recovery, and get back to doing all the really awesome things dogs just love to do.

Ginger’s humans had noticed a significant change in their furry family member.  She had started behaving a bit sluggishly, and didn’t seem to have the same spark of life in her.  After bringing her to a vet, and through many tests, it was determined that the cause was an extremely large tumor in her body cavity.

2.12.15 - end

The family vet recommended BluePearl Veterinary Partners, and the family got Ginger to them as soon as it was possible.

“This is a great example of why it is so important to see your veterinarian regularly and at the first sign of trouble,” Dr. Kyle Kerstetter, a board-certified veterinary surgeon with BluePearl, said. “Catching these tumors early can mean the difference between life and death.”

Ginger’s family was lucky to have got help to her when they did.  Doctors said that if she hadn’t received medical attention as quickly as she did, and the tumor had ruptured as is common in cases like this, she could have bled out internally.

Ginger is now on the road to recovery, and already she seems to be feeling so much better, and is responding to treatment and after care quite well.  Remember readers, just like we need to see a doctor regularly, so does your pet.  However, not many people seem to budget for medical necessities when it comes to our dogs.  Next time you sit down to plan the family budget, remember your pets and any possible medical needs they may have; don’t forget about emergencies as well.

2.12.15 - mid