Tuesday, April 26, 2016

My Boy Ben

Thanks to those of you who have inquired about my boy's health.  Here is a picture of him just after adoption and before he had a fenced in back yard.  Since it had been established he's an avid car chaser I had him tethered while working in the yard beside him.  Good grief, this was November 2011 and he was 3 years 7 months at that time.
To those who may have missed the previous posts, I discovered a raised lump on Ben's underbelly.  It is soft and looks like a worn pencil eraser. Compare the size to my fingernail.
That raised spot appeared almost overnight because he shows his vulnerable underbelly side often and I would have seen it.
After surgery I started calling the vet after 5 days hoping the biopsy report would be in early.  Then day 7 I called again and it still wasn't so the staff said the vet would call as soon as it came in.  The doctor called yesterday late afternoon after his office visits.

Ben has a low grade (thank God) MAST CELL tumor.  Thank goodness I took him in to have it removed immediately as it could have developed quickly into a worse problem.  I've never seen this on my other dogs but understand it is common with both cats and dogs. 

It was a soft tissue and looked harmless.  BUT, had it been on my body I'd have wanted my dermatologist to remove it immediately.  Since my boy Ben is my companion and my FAMILY I treat his health as tho he were my child.  

You can learn more about that health issue by Googling MAST CELL TUMOR.  And, please consider adoption for your next pet.  This is a sweet loving Rottweiler (okay, he hates cars and trucks) but he loves people, particularly kids.  He will go right past adults to seek out children and he loves my grandson.

A disclaimer, as with any pet purchase or adoption, please make sure it is a suitable fit with the family and learn about their history if you can. 

I love my handsome boy Ben.

Hugs to all.
Saundra

7 comments:

  1. So glad he had a good outcome!
    Cathy

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  2. That is good news and I am glad you had it removed, he is a beautiful pup and very much loved.

    Debbie

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  3. Good news and kudos to you for acting so quickly. They are our babies and we have to look after them

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  4. So glad he is ok,,,, such a worry,,, we get so attached to our pets!! They are family,,,,, take care,,, enjoy ur blog,,,

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  5. Hi Saundra,
    I'm so very happy for both of you!!! I know your handsome boy appreciates such wonderful care!!!
    Hope you enjoy your week!
    Warm Hugs~
    Julie

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  6. I am so happy he is ok! What a worry the wait must have been. Hugs cheri

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