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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Llewellynrox, Mar 1, 2017.


  1. Llewellynrox

    Llewellynrox PetForums Newbie

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    My old girl, Aero just turned 11 last week, but have noticed the last few weeks that she's coming withdrawn and was growling at something which wasn't there, found a lump on her tail the other day (we are going to the vets) which is solid and seemed to have gotten bigger. I wouldn't want her to be pokeId around and put under anaesthetic (sure thats spelt wrong) as I feel she's too old and I wouldn't be fair on her. If the vets feel like it's something to be concerned about I'd rather put her to sleep then put Aero through all the stress. She's very loved and I dread to think about losing her but would it be the right thing to do?

    Sian
     
  2. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    I think it's something you'd have to discuss with your vet. What breed is she?
     
  3. Llewellynrox

    Llewellynrox PetForums Newbie

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    She's a mongrel (one in red coat)
     

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    Llewellynrox PetForums Newbie

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    Better one
     

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    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    She's lovely :) I just asked because 11 isn't particularly old for a lot of breeds, but you know your dog best. It might be something easily treated so don't start panicking before you've even had a conversation with the vet.
     
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    See what the vet thinks first maybe? It's hard not to worry but it might be something that isn't serious?
     
  7. Llewellynrox

    Llewellynrox PetForums Newbie

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    I hope it isn't, I grew up with her and really want the best thing for her
     
  8. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Unless there are underlying issues or it would be a major operation, I would still try with an 11 year old. Going under anaesthetic isn't the issue for me as if the dog dies under, they wouldn't know anything about it anyway, it's the recovery that would be the issue with me with an old dog.

    I think you really need an honest open chat with your vet to make this decision. Good luck
     
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  9. Llewellynrox

    Llewellynrox PetForums Newbie

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    It's a infected gland on her tail, she's got some steroid cream for it also a cone of shame

    Should really stop panicking
     

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    That's always easier to say than do! :) Good to hear it's nothing too serious.
     
  11. Muttly

    Muttly Fluffy Mutts Rule!

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    Oh bless her, she is a sweetheart!

    As said 11 really isn't old, especially for what looks like a Terrier mix?
    Our 12 year old Golden Retriever recently went under GA for a cracked tooth removal. Absolutely fine.
     
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    glad it was nothing serious but really 11 is not old for that type of dog. Unless she has problems we do not know about I can see no reason not to treat her in the same way would do with any age of dog.
     
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    Phew, that's good news !
    My old girl had mammary malignancies removed last year aged 12 , the recovery was painful and I won't put her through it again. She's bouncing round like a puppy now though !
     
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