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mouses tumour

Discussion in 'Small Animal Chat' started by chimstbs, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. chimstbs

    chimstbs PetForums Newbie

    Jan 9, 2021
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    My mouse has had a tumour growing since october, but in the past 2 weeks she's gained 2 more. Her previous cage mate had a tumour too and she was going to get surgery to remove it but unfortunately died from cardiac arrest right before. I want to put her down..I feel so guilty for letting it grow but i'm just scared and emotional. I looked at it about a few minutes ago and the main one looks sore and pink..like she's been picking at it. I keep crying i feel so guilty but i feel i'd look cruel taking her to the vets with now 3(?) tumours. She still eats, drinks and runs around but i feel horrible looking at her in that state. please give me advice.
  2. Engel98

    Engel98 PetForums VIP

    Oct 7, 2018
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    It's best to pts a day early than a day too late. If they're bothering her I think it's time to have a think about her quality of life.
    It's the last act of kindness you can do. Speak to a vet and get their view as well.

    A few days ago I had to have my dog PTS from a brain tumor. It's human to want more time and to wonder why. While I hate making decisions, it's the quality of life not the quantity.

    It's ok to cry and be sad. She's not just a mouse, she's a your baby. Please don't feel guilty, the fact that you are thinking this way shows how much you love and care about her and she knows it.
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  3. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

    Jan 5, 2013
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    Unfortunately, rats and mice seem to be prone to tumours and their lives tend to be short anyway, so there’s nothing to feel guilty about.

    I did have surgery on one of my rats to remove a lump but she quite quickly got more and had to be pts anyway.

    I would take your mouse on Monday and have her pts so you know she isn’t in pain.
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