When it was still there a week or so later, I figured we better get it checked. It was small, and I thought it was probably just a mole or skin tag, but made an appointment anyway. The night before the appointment, I took this picture of it.
|A very nervous girl waits on the vet|
He also found a broken tooth in the back of her mouth, so said they'd remove it and clean her teeth too. While she was out, an Xray revealed another tooth with a very small fracture, so that one had to go too.
Poor kid was not very happy when she came home. But hope for treats always springs eternal - she crashed in the hallway across from the pantry where her treats are stored. :)
|"I'm exhausted!! ... but will wake for treats."|
Slices of hot dog seemed to make her feel a LOT better. :)
We're supposed to be keeping her quiet - the vet said 10-14 days at first, but when I told him my sister's dog Reggie was coming to stay with us he lowered it to 5. Well, Reg arrived at about the three-and-a-half-days point, and they've been playing pretty crazy, but we're trying to keep it to a lower roar than usual. But I can't even get a few decent pics of them together cuz they're always a blur....
|Nurse Reg checks Rita's wound|
They say ignorance is bliss, but... knowledge is power - so personally I think it's better to know what's up with your pup! It's worrisome to wait on the results, but we're thinking pawsitive!
Thanks in advance for sending pawsitive thoughts! And don't forget to check YOUR pets for lumps and bumps and if you find any, get them checked out!
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Poor Rita! Booker T and Cassius send lots of get well smooches her way. We're always on the watch for anything odd with the boys because boxers are so prone to cancerous tumors and cysts. We've had several removed in the past. I'm praying Rita's is I which she should be because we all know Rita is a #1 pup! Knowledge is power but I can attest, the waiting sure does suck!ReplyDelete
She's definitely #1 with us!Delete
I hope the results are good ones. Poor Rita, she looks so forlorn.ReplyDelete
Poor sweetie had a rough week. She is NOT going to be happy when we go back there to get her stitches out....Delete
We're keeping fingers and paws crossed for Rita and you and the hubbs too. Scary stuff.ReplyDelete
Thank you. We are trying to not worry too much - trying to wait until we get the results!Delete
A good reminder to feel your dog up on a regular basis looking to suspicious lumps. Paws crossed that all turns out well.ReplyDelete
Yes, gotta feel up your dogs!Delete
I hope Rita is feeling better now. I feel for you having to wait for histopathology results. Keep us posted!ReplyDelete
She seems to be feeling pretty good. It'll be easier once she can start eating hard/crunchy stuff again!Delete
So glad you were able to catch it! A good note for what to look for, and the earlier the better. Hoping it's a I!ReplyDelete
Yes, the earlier the better! Don't put off those checkups!Delete
Two teeth pulled to add insult to injury! Poor baby! I am hoping her test results are the best possible!ReplyDelete
Wilson, in his old age, is covered in those fatty tumors. It's awful. One is HUGE but inoperable so hopefully it never interfers with his walking ability.
That's always a problem as they get older - our beagle had a lot of lumps as she got older. It was alsways good to find out they are just fatty lumps!Delete
All pug paws crossed here that Rita gets a #1ReplyDelete
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel
oh my word. Amazing you noticed it. The video is adorable of both of them. Here's hoping for a 1. Love and hot dogsReplyDelete
(I had a cracked tooth removed too... no fun)
I try to check her pretty thoroughly - but obviously I need to start checking her mouth too!Delete
We sure hope for a 1. Poor Rita.ReplyDelete
Got the good news today that it's benign!Delete
Poor Rita, and poor you, worrying about her. We are hoping/praying that the results come back good. So glad she has her buddy to play with though!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing that information - I did not know mast cell tumors could get smaller. We often monitor things like that, and I would probably think that was a good sign. So important to know it might not be.
Yeah - that's really a good thing to look out for - definitely differentiates them from fatty tumors, which usually just keep getting bigger.Delete
Oh, poor girl. I hope she is feeling better! And I hope that the results are good ones! Reg looks like a good nurse and knows that play and happiness is good medicine!ReplyDelete
He IS a good nurse. :)Delete
Speedy recovery Rita.ReplyDelete
Thank you! She seems like she's doing pretty well. Into the "my stitches are itchy" stage now!Delete
Big hugs and lots of good thoughts and prayers for Rita and her humans. Get well quick, especially since you now have an in residence nurse to help.ReplyDelete
Thank you! She does seem to be healing up fast!Delete
poor baby. Prayers for an easy recovery.ReplyDelete
Thank you! She seems to be doing pretyy good.Delete
Oh poor Rita. We will keep paws and fingers crossed for good results. And yes, bites of hot dog really make everything better.ReplyDelete
We got the good news today that it was benign! Yay!Delete
You're right, we should always get any change in our pets checked out - some dogs and cats are masters at masking pain or discomfort. By getting them checked as soon as you notice something, you shorten the length of their discomfort. It pays to give them a visual and touch check each week to catch any changes earlier rather than later.ReplyDelete
Rita is actually kind of a Drama Queen (as the video shows...) so I think if her teeth had really been bothering her, she would have let me know. And the spot was so small, I don't htink it was bothering her - yet. But, yes, most dogs and cats definitely hide their pain!Delete
Sinead had a mast cell tumor right above her eye about a year ago. I had it biopsied, and then had the leftovers treated with a new type of radiation. I wrote about it on the blog. Love to tell you more, if you need it.ReplyDelete
Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie
Sorry you had to go through that with her! Thanks for the info - but we found out today it was a benign hemangioma! Removing it was the end of the story. Yay!Delete
Fingers and paws are crossed and prayers are up from our pack to yours for a good pathology report for Rita!ReplyDelete
We got good news!Delete
I'm glad you got her checked out and surgery done. So happy to here the great results.ReplyDelete
Thanks! We were too!Delete
hello rita its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am sorry yoo had to go to the vetnameez playse that is never enny fun but it is always better to no wot is going on rite??? and dada sez he saw on teh faysebuk that yoo got gud nooz and gud nooz is always welkum!!! ok byeReplyDelete
Yes, it's better to know! (Especially when it ends up being good news...)Delete
Fingers crossed for you guys!ReplyDelete
Thank you - we got good news! (Full details in the next post!)Delete
I sure hope all is well with Rita. Too bad about the teeth. Do you think she injured them?ReplyDelete
Going to ask when we go back to see the vet to get the stitches out. Hope it's not her beloved Himalayan cheeses... but not sure what else it could be. She hasn't had a bone or antler in a long time.Delete
Such a dog's life (so glad it all turned out ok). Sorry, I'm waaaay behind but wanted to let you know how glad I was to learn Rita will be fine. 💗ReplyDelete