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Our 12 y/o greyhound Celeste has a tumor on one of her front toes. We're waiting for the pathology report now for more information. Our vet said that amputation of the toe is likely the next step. If you've gone through this surgery with one of your hounds before, I would love to hear from you! We'd like to know what to expect in terms of recovery, cost, etc.

Laura with Celeste (ICU Celeste) and Galgos Beatrix and Encarna
The Horse - Gracie (MD Grace E)
Bridge Angels Faye Oops (Santa Fe Oops), Bonny (
Bonny Drive), Darcy (D's Zipperfoot)

 

 

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Toe amps are not a difficult procedure-think the recovery time is harder on the owner than the pet. Expect frequent bandage changes and the sutures will most likely be left in for 2-3 weeks. Of course the bandage must be kept clean and dry which requires covering before going outside (may want to hunt down a Medipaw boot). Most often your dog will go home on proper pain meds and because of the location you will most often be dispensed an antibiotic. Of course you will have to decide how you will keep your dog from licking chewing off the bandage--that's always the fun part -not.

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GREAT NEWS!!! The vet called with Celeste's pathology report. The tumor on her toe is called a histiocytoma, which is a benign skin tumor. No surgery needed. Celeste may be a bit lumpy, but she gets to keep her toe.

Laura with Celeste (ICU Celeste) and Galgos Beatrix and Encarna
The Horse - Gracie (MD Grace E)
Bridge Angels Faye Oops (Santa Fe Oops), Bonny (
Bonny Drive), Darcy (D's Zipperfoot)

 

 

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YAY for B-9!

 

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Greyt news. It's so bizzare hearing of older dogs getting histiocytomas--used to be more commonly a young dog tumor. Regardless-very happy for you :-)

Yes, our vet was surprised by the results, but relieved too.

Laura with Celeste (ICU Celeste) and Galgos Beatrix and Encarna
The Horse - Gracie (MD Grace E)
Bridge Angels Faye Oops (Santa Fe Oops), Bonny (
Bonny Drive), Darcy (D's Zipperfoot)

 

 

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Great news!

Kyle with Stewie ('Super C Ledoux, Super C Sampson x Sing It Blondie) and forever missing my three angels, Jack ('Roy Jack', Greys Flambeau x Miss Cobblepot) and Charlie ('CTR Midas Touch', Leo's Midas x Hallo Argentina) and Shelby ('Shari's Hooty', Flying Viper x Shari Carusi) running free across the bridge.

Gus an coinnich sinn a'rithist my boys and little girl.

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