Multiple Dog Skin Tumors
by Russ Keller
(Mesa, AZ, USA)
Three or four years ago my dog started growing small lumps under her skin. The one on her shoulder has now grown to slightly larger than a golf ball. The one on her back, at about 1.5" diameter, broke through the skin and had to be surgically removed 18 months ago.
She also has two on her tail. The one on her tail broke through the skin months ago and I have been putting Neosporen on it to keep the infection down. The other one on her tail grew almost over night to over and inch and broke through the skin. Her tail is swollen to approximately twice its thickness and is very tight. The tumor is oozing blood and what looks like puss. It doesn't seem to bother her as her tail is still wagging.
Here's the problem: I don't have the money for surgery and/or cancer treatments, as it all goes to my wife's treatments. I didn't have a biopsy done on the one removed from her back because I didn't have the money for the labs nor did I have the money for treatment should her labs come back positive.
I read that a medicine called Neoplasene might work. I assume it would be priced reasonably.
My dog is a female 40lb, 12yr old, purebred English springer spaniel that was field-trained and hunted primarily in the Sonoran desert.
Now that you know my situation and my dog's history, what recommendations would you make, and if your recommendations include Neoplasene, where and how would I get it?
Above are pictures of my dog, her tail (I shaved the hair off), and the front shoulder bulge.
Thanks for your help.
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