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Poorly bum and poorly heart, good and bad news

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by rottiepointerhouse, May 27, 2019.


  1. rottiepointerhouse

    rottiepointerhouse PetForums VIP

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    Colt has had quite a few anal gland problems over the past couple of years, so when he started bothering with his bum and the others were sniffing it we took him straight to the vet expecting the usual diagnosis and a course of antibiotics but not this time. The vet felt a tumour and said it needed to come out. We were discussing the surgery and he started checking Colt over, listening to his heart he found a grade 4 murmur that wasn't there a couple of months ago. This was worrying and as it might make surgery too risky Colt had a heart scan, the vet also did a needle biopsy of the tumour. Needless to say we came home feeling shocked and worried but thankfully better news followed. The heart murmur is a mitral valve insufficiency which is much more common in small dogs but not as worrying as DCM and not such an anaesthetic risk so he can have his operation. The good news then followed with the biospy results - highly suggestive of adenoma not cancer so although it still needs to be removed as it is growing pretty quickly and bothering him we are all much more hopeful of a good outcome. Colt started on Vetmedin for his heart and will be having his operation next week. Fingers crossed it all goes well.
     
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    Glad it sounds like better news. Wishing you all the best for the opertsion and quick recovery for Colt.
     
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    Is Colt entire? A friend's dog had an adenoma and was castrated at the same time it was removed, to reduce the chance of it coming back.
     
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    No he was neutered at least 10 years ago. How did your friend's dog do after surgery? I've heard some dogs suffer from leakage problems.
     
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    What a worry! Our prayers for Colt and his forthcoming operation and hope it all goes well and he makes a swift recovery.
     
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    Thank goodness things aren’t as bad as they could have been although the good news isn’t without concern.
    Thinking of you and wishing Colt a speedy recovery.
     
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    He was fine. Jack Russell, quite an old dog when it was done. He had several more trouble-free years.
     
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    Come on Colt, stop worrying people here!

    Sorry to hear that it came as a shock not that it wouldn't of course it would but I think we have all been there at least once with our pets!
     
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    Glad it’s all not as bad as first thought, but a worry nevertheless ;)

    Hope all goes well with the op and his meds sort him out.
     
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    Good luck with Colt's surgery.One of my previous dogs had Vetmedin,she did brilliantly on it,reaching a grand old age.
     
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    Glad it's not as bad as you thought it was going to be. Still an operation but hopefully he will bounce back quickly afterwards.
     
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    Colt had his operation today and is now back home. Not sure whether to feel optimistic or pessimistic as the vets seem quite concerned. The tumour wasn't in his anal gland as suspected but in the peri anal tissue, it had grown quite considerably in a couple of weeks and went back inside him a fair way and was very close/attached to the sphincter then across to the other side too. They have done their best not to damage the sphincter but obviously can't guarantee he won't have leakage problems. They are concerned about it looking abnormal although on the positive side the needle aspiration done a couple of weeks ago was normal and so were his blood tests. Just got to wait for histology now. His poor bum looks very sore but he came straight in the garden and did a poo with no whimpering which is good news. Got to take him back for a check up on Friday, got antibiotics, a cone of shame as he mustn't bother at it as vital it heals and lots of pain relief. Fingers crossed for nothing nasty.
     
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    Everything crossed for favourable histology and uneventful recovery.
     
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    Fingers and paws crossed here for Colt
     
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    Poor baby :(

    Glad he’s through the op and hope he heals fast and can be kept comfortable in the process.

    Fingers and paws crossed for a good prognosis.

    A very stressful time for all - take care x
     
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    Ditto what the others said, hope the results are favourable.
     
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    Wishing Colt all the best. Speedy, uneventful recovery :)
     
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    Sorry to hear Colt had such an ordeal bless him.
    Everything crossed histology confirms aspiration and blood results.
    Sending lots of positive healing vibes.
     
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    Poor guy. Glad the op went OK. Fingers crossed for good news.
     
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    He is running rings around us :Shamefullyembarrased He somehow managed to get the Elizabethan collar off twice and get to his wound. It had been oozing quite a lot before (we've had to cover the sofa and the rugs and the bed up with old sheets) so hopefully he hasn't made it any worse. Now I've had a good look and didn't realise he has stitches on the underside of his tail too.
     
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