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    Elmo had a lump (mass-cell tumour) removed from his arm last week. He's actually had a couple of these a few years ago on his head and had a surgery then as well. The vet told us that pugs seem to be prone to this type of tumours. Mass cell tumours need to be removed as they could spread to other parts of your pets body but you should find out if a lump your pet has is benign or cancerous with biopsy.

    Other surgeries, or rather going under anesthesia, he's had are dental ones. He broke his molar once and he had to get that pulled out as it was cracked in half and one half was dangling off his gum. As a result, he had to get his gum stiched up, too. Other times (2ice) he had his teeth cleaned/tartar removal .

    And he had his family jewels taken away when he got neutered...I think this traumatized him the most...poor guy hates the vet so much that he shivers like crazy when we go near the vet (even just driving by it...)

    He's recovering well from the recent surgery. He'll be going back to the vet soon for de-stitching. He limps a little and it worries me but hopefully he'll get back to his normal self soon.

    On sickness Elmo experienced...

    He once started getting sick throwing up foamy stuff and having diarrhea. He was hospitalized overnight to be monitored and given an IV but we never found out what was wrong with him. He subsequently recovered though.

    This one is kinda silly and irresponsible on my part but Elmo went into my purse one day and found and ate like a whole bag of gummies (sour peaches). Afterwards, he drank quite a lot of water which then caused those gummies in his tummy to swell up. He started wimpering and we took him to the vet. The vet feared that the gummies would keep on expanding in his stomach and may cause the stomach some damage (I guess it could have possibly burst or something) and if worst came to worst then he'd need a surgery. He was x-rayed and holy poops, his tummy had gotten so big. He was then induced to vomit with medication but he decided that he'd want too keep the yummy gummies in his stomach so he didn't throw up. The next morning, he pooped it all out... The vet told us that only pugs and Golden Retrivers are naughty enought to get into things (e.g. like the trash can etc) and eat what they are not supposed to eat...

    Yes, Elmo has had some not so nice experiences with the vet...(in case if any of you didn't know he's a 9 yr old pug)

    How about your pets or someone else's pets you know? This is sort of a grim subject as it is unpleasant for both the pets and the owners to go through but maybe we can share our experiences. And since certain breeds are prone to certain illnesses, conditions, behaviours etc, I think we can learn from each other and better understand how to care for our pets.

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    We had a Border Terrier when I was a little girl, and she nearly died once because she ran off with a piece of cheddar that my mum dropped on the kitchen floor by accident. My mum told her off and shooed her into the garden and then went back into the house. Fortunately my mum went back out again, and found our little dog had keeled over, with a soggy mass of saliva-softened cheese at the back of her throat blocking her windpipe. Her tongue had even gone blue. My mum just stuck her fingers in and cleared all the cheese out, and the dog was fine, if a bit sorry for herself - really lucky she went out when she did.
    A big boy did it and ran away.

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    My dachshund (sammy) had a growth on his dew claw. don't know what caused it, but the vet just removed it and it hasn't come back thankfully. he also got neutered.

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    Véia is an old mutt we found astray. She had skin problems, she's blinding, has arthrosis, and she had cancerous tumors removed. The previous owners abandoned the old dog to die. Now she's fat, healthy and happy... and we picked up our 12th stray today: my stupid ass neighbor found her and let her go on the street, so she'd get hit by either a bus or car. I wish I could bitchslap her right now.

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    ^^I love you Pandora.
    A big boy did it and ran away.

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    When my Simon (Siamese mix) was a kitten, he developed blood clots (hematomas) in his ears. We don't know why. It's common in dogs and I"ve seen that, but rare in cats.
    He had surgery to remove them and it left his little ears all scarred up, but they have never returned, thank goodness. He was in such pain with that, it tore me up! Bless his heart.

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    My 16 yr old cat Spooky had Kidney Stones approx 5 yrs ago. 'They' (vet) said she would need surgery and that they will not go away and would die w/o it. She was 11 at the time and I decided to NOT go through w/the surgery and opted for homeopathic route instead (which was hard to do as she hated the vitamins I gave her) but..... Well...she's 16 and very healthy. Has never had an issue since. Vets don't know everything. Though she is on special hard food for urinary tract health.

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    my Boxer had a lump removed from her muzzle this past spring, they thought it was a mast cell tumor as well, but thankfully, it was n ot... it was a hystiocytoma, which is usually harmless but ugly.

    My 7yr old boston terrier is scheduled for surgery this september for his hernia. poor guy, i am nervous about it, but i know it has to be done. he also had a lump removed when he was 2yrs old... same as Elmo, they are prone to these things.

    both of them have been fixed too, samw with my kitty.

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    Dog had reconstructive surgery after he was shot by some idiot using a high powered rifle. The exit wound blew away one side of his chest and shoulders and the impact shattered some ribs and scapula.

    Vet was amazed he lived through the night and was strong enough for surgery. Changing the bandages was gruesome. Looking back, I don't know how we did it. Ten years later he is stiff in the mornings but fine.

    Have had horses with colic surgery, hoof resections, abscesses and more than I care to remember.

    It's hard because you can't explain to the animal that what you are doing is for their benefit. Current vet is good and works with me. Husband is amazed by the Christmas cards from the vet every year.
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    My little ferret, Scarlett, had 2 adrenal tumor surgeries. Those are very common in ferrets. We had to go 2 hours away to a ferret specialist. We lost my mom's cat to urinary blockage that resulted in kidney failure. Just this year, I spent about $1,200 on another young cat for a urinary blockage....he had to stay in the hospital for a few days and get IV fluids(2x per day) and medicine for about 2 months but thank goodness he's okay. He'll be on a special diet and meds for the rest of his life but he likes the food. I have 7 pets so it can add up quickly.

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    Good god, you people have the sickliest animals lol

    Most my cat ever got was a cold every so often. Lived till he was 21 or 22. Was spry and kittenlike till the day he dropped.
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    Good god, you people have the sickliest animals lol

    My mom says God sends them to me cause he knows they'll be taken care of



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    I see your mom hears voices in her head
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    I see your mom hears voices in her head

    Yeah, it keeps you from being lonely!

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    My dog was healthy until february . Then she got sick (heart failure) and the vet couldn't do anything . We had to bury her in the middle of winter with the ground all frozen.

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