Cancer in Pets

Finding out that your pet has cancer is heartbreaking. Some cancers are fully treatable and can be completely cured with appropriate therapy whereas others are unable to be treated at all. In the latter cases, we use palliative care medications that allow your pet to live out a comfortable life for the limited time they have left. We understand that this is a very difficult time for you and your pet and we are here to help you in any way that we are able to. Do not hesitate to contact us at any time to discuss your pets care, as well as any questions you may have regarding their treatment. You may be reluctant to broach the subject of euthanasia with us, but it is important to discuss any questions or concerns you have . We are here to offer advice without judging, and help you make an informed choice about whether or not it is time to make this most difficult decision. Talking through it with us if it is on your mind and addressing any concerns you have beforehand unfortunately may not make the decision to euthanase your pet any less painful, but it can mean the decision making process is easier than if you were tackling it on your own.

Waggie – A Tumour In A Boxer

Waggie – A Tumour In A Boxer

Name: Waggie
Species: Canine
Breed: Boxer
Gender: Female Speyed
Age: 9yrs
Weight: 27.0 kgs

History: Waggie was initially presented at Wilston Vet Surgery with lameness and a head tilt, however during examination Dr Meredith Brothers was also told that she had a lump on her leg. After examining and treating the initial health concerns, more attention was paid to this mysterious lump that Waggle had. It was about 2cm in diameter and was located on the outside of her right carpus (lower leg).

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Dusty- Double Trouble!

Dusty- Double Trouble!

Name: Dusty
Species: Canine
Breed: Beagle
Sex: Female spey
Age: 9y 2m
Weight: 18.2kg

History: This is a tale of a patient who presented for one procedure and ended up having another! Dusty is a lovely Beagle who first presented to Dr Kate with a very sore back leg after running around outside one night. Dr Kate prescribed anti-inflammatory pain medication and strict rest for 5 days. Dusty’s lameness improved initially with treatment, but recurred, so Dr Kate recommended x-rays of the leg under anaesthesia.

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Apollo the Moggie- A Sad Ending

Apollo the Moggie- A Sad Ending

Name: Apollo
Age: 7yrs
Weight: 5kg
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Sex: Male, desexed

In memory of Apollo.

History: Poor little Apollo had been run over by a car several years ago and ever since then he had been totally blind in both eyes. Apart from that, he had been in very good health. However, for the last few months one of his eyes had become increasingly watery and sore.

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Angus – A Foot Tumour

Angus – A Foot Tumour

Name: Angus
Age: 8yrs old
Weight: 7kg
Breed: Australian Terrier
Sex: Male, desexed

History: Angus is a delightfully boisterous terrier who happens to be our Practice Manager Tabatha’s number 2 child – along with Gemma the Miniature Fox Terrier, Pee-Nut the ‘heinz variety’ terrier, Paolo the parrot, and Bearded Dragon’s Brett and his girlfriend Maxi (Maxi was April’s Patient of the Month). Tabatha brought Angus in to see Dr Kate as she was concerned about a large mass which had suddenly appeared on Angus’s right hind paw.

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Felix -The Rat Who Was Removed From His Tumour (It Was That Big!)

Felix -The Rat Who Was Removed From His Tumour (It Was That Big!)

Name: Felix
Species: Rat
Sex: Male
Age: 1yr 8mths
Weight: 520g

History:
Felix presented to the clinic when his owners noticed a lump on the Felix’s left shoulder. The lump developed a few days prior to examination and had continued to grow in size. Felix had been less active than normal, however was still bright and had a good appetite.

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