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Post by dee26173 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:47 pm

Had spotted a wee lump under Alfie's neck last week so decided to keep an eye on it. Not sure if its grown or not but I am not taking any risks. Phoning vet tomorrow for an appointment, so fingers crossed!!

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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by Inez Maria on Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:02 pm

Aww poor Alfie hopefully it wont be anything too bad, good luck at the vets let us know how you get on   


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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by janey on Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:04 pm

Awww bless, sometimes better safe than sorry  


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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by dee26173 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:06 pm

I most certainly will let you know how I get on. Many thanks  

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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by jo garnett on Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:09 pm

Good luck Dee and Alfie Love Struck 

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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by _Hayley_ on Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:29 pm

Aww good luck guys, paws and claws crossed here


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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by Kathy on Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:51 pm

Probably nothing to worry about but so much better to be safe than sorry


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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by stella on Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:00 pm

i hope every thing goes well at the vets tomorrow,please let us know how alfie gets on  


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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by Sazzle on Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:09 pm

Hope he's OK, let us know what the vets says xx


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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by Kelsbels on Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:31 pm

Hope everything goes ok x

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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by dee26173 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:19 pm

Straight Face Straight Face Okay so visit to the vet today. Turns out there are in fact two small lumps. Vet unsure as to whether or not they could be bites or the like. Probably would have assisted the vet had Alfie not got super excited and was wriggling more than a professional Zumba Dancer!! Antibiotics for seven days and if no change then back for him to be sedated and the lumps explored Straight Face Will keep you updated.

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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by Sazzle on Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:03 pm

Fingers crossed the anti biotics work xx


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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by _Hayley_ on Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:08 pm

Paws and claws crossed the antibiotics work


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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by Inez Maria on Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:23 pm

Everything crossed here the antibiotics will work, hugs for you and Alfie  


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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by FrodofromAus on Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:45 am

Hope Alfies lump is nothing serious. I am always nervous when it comes to any lumps since my own dog got cancer. The one piece of advice I give everyone is to have pathology done to make sure. Gives you piece of mind if its nothing and if it is something you can act quick to give your dog the best chances.

Hugs for you and Alfie

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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by Sara n Ozzy on Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:35 am

Aww hope the ant biotics work fingers crossed, little tinker being a wriggle bum at the vets


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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by dee26173 on Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:30 am

Okay so course of antibiotics done. In all honesty its hard to say whether its gone down, it certainly hasn't increased. I think the best and safest way forward is to take Alfie back to the vet, let them sedate him and get a proper look. Will keep you informed.

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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by _Hayley_ on Tue Dec 03, 2013 6:55 am

Aww big hugs hope it goes well at the vets, do let us know how he is Smile


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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by Guest on Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:58 am

Probably the best way forward. Have you made the appointment?

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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by Kathy on Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:50 am

Best of luck, these things are better to be spotted early then more can be done.


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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by dee26173 on Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:16 pm

Another trip to the vet. Vet took a needle sample to look under the microscope. Just phoned for results and confirmed it is not a fatty lump nor a cyst so it is being sent to the lab for investigation, just to be on the safe side. Will update as soon as I know.

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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by Inez Maria on Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:54 pm

Aww hope it will come back ok xxx


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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by _Hayley_ on Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:49 pm

Everything crossed here


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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by Boa67 on Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:56 pm

Everything's crossed here. The very best of luck to both of you.

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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by dee26173 on Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:20 pm

Vet just phoned, Alfie has a mast cell tumour. He is going in on Tuesday to have it removed. Because of the type of tumour they obviously need to check his kidneys and liver. I have everything crossed and hope they have caught it early!!!Does anyone know why I would have to give Alfie Piriton Tablets three days prior to his surgery??

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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by Sazzle on Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:40 pm

I hope you have caught it early too, and hope Tuesdays op goes OK xx

Not sure about the piriton, they are for allergies.


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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by Inez Maria on Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:27 pm

Aww Dee I hope all goes well on Tuesday hope its been caught early and good that you spotted it soon. Again no idea why the piriton. Fingers and paws crossed here for Alfie xxxxx


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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by flowerbud on Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:10 pm

Good luck and speedy recovery xxx


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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by Guest on Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:32 pm

Not the best news Dee, but at least it's been caught early so well done for that.

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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by Rachel33 on Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:35 am

Oh i'm so sorry Sad Biscuit had a grade 6 malignant melanoma removed 2 years ago (thankfully it didn't spread!!) but I gave her piriton while she was waiting for her surgery as it really irritated her and she kept chewing on it! Not sure if that would be the reason for the piriton? Wishing you an easy recovery with you boy! xxx


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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by dee26173 on Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:07 pm

So the vet having had cancelled Alfie's surgery on the 31st December he was duly operated on yesterday. By the time I picked up Alfie, sadly the vet had left but the receptionist checked the records and it appears that both the liver test and xrays have come back clear. Tumour was removed from his neck and he has to go back to the vet on Saturday to check his wound. I had to sign a disclaimer for Glasgow University. I think the tumour is sent to them for analysis etc. Hoping the vet will give me more news on Saturday. Alfie was obviously feeling sorry for himself yesterday but has picked up a lot today. many thanks to you all for your kind wishes xx

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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by Inez Maria on Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:55 pm

So glad Dee the tests were clear lets hope Saturdays visit also brings good news. Lots of hugs and kisses to Alfie from me and Vinnie xxxx


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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by flowerbud on Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:57 pm

Sounds good so far, hope more good news Saturday x


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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by Kathy on Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:06 pm

Sounds like good news, please let us know how it goes on Saturday


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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by dee26173 on Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:20 pm

Update on Alfie. Visited vet today to get his stitches out. Turns out that Alfie may have nicked the would with a possible scratch (he didn't get a buster collar given the wound area). He was really doing well with not even bothering with the wound. I did ask the vet if it could have been with him having one of his "mad moments". You know when they just bolt back and forward so fast, said it could be but there was also a lot of crusting formed round the wound so he's on antibiotics and a antibiotic scrub.

Vet has since phoned me to confirm results. Tumour was defo Mast Cell - Grade 2. Although this grade is aggressive, he was happy that the margins of the submitted tissue removal were clean.

Alfie is an incredibly brave and loyal dog. He is only 4 years of age and will not be defeated by this. There is absolutely no change whatsoever in his demeanour and continues to make me laugh on a daily basis. We all remain completely focused.

Anyone who finds a lump on their dog, no matter how small. If you have concerns please, please please go to the vet and get it checked out and ask for a needle sample. These tumours are often mistaken as bites or the like.

May I once again thank you all for your continued well wishes for Alfie.

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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by Kathy on Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:27 pm

Thanks for the up date Dee, you are quite right in getting things checked ASAP time can be so crutial.

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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by flowerbud on Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:22 pm

Glad to hear he is doing well


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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by Staffy lover on Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:21 am

  Only just seen this, and I am happy hes doing well. What a shock though. Many healing vibes his way   

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Re: Found a lump under Alfie's neck.

Post by EMMALALA13 on Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:55 pm

oh bless you, mimi has just had a big lump removed that was a tumor Sad

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