Prayers for our dog

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  1. Jdarg

    Jdarg SoWal Expert

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    It doesn't sound like 3 toes is slowing her down one little bit!:clap:
    I'm getting a giggle thinking about people walking on the beach and "discovering" a new type of critter with 3 toes....:lol:
     
  2. NoHall

    NoHall hmmmm......can't remember

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    I was thinking exactly the same thing! :D
     
  3. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    Yes, she doesn't even limp. :clap: And actually the missing toe wasn't even noticeable unitl she got groomed yesterday. Except for the footprints, of course.;-)
     
  4. DD

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    Love the footprints.:wub:
     
  5. Minnie

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    Hugs to both you and Pepper, I am sure her new do is adorable.
     
  6. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    I was petting Pepper last week and noticed a lump on her back. I thought it was just a mat because due to Mom's illness, I haven't had time to brush Pepper or take her to the groomer.

    It was a tumor, and it was removed yesterday. Please pray that our darling Pepper :wub: will be okay.
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  7. Sheila

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    You got it BR.
     
  8. Rudyjohn

    Rudyjohn SoWal Insider

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    :wub: to Pepper ~
     
  9. Will B

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    did the Vet say what kind of tumor? A lot of dogs like poodles and labs get lumpy as the age. Morgen had loads of lumps that were fat tumors. We left them alone as they are generally benign. Not being nosy, but what did it feel like? Fat tumors are very smooth and somewhat soft and tend to be between the skin and muscle so you can move them around.

    I'm hopeful that it's not related to the toe, but if it fits the description above, she should be fine...

    Sending thoughts your way...
     
  10. jensieblue

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    All good thoughts for your dog...I hung my prayer flag to blow good vibes your way...
     
  11. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    I am familiar with fatty tumors because all three of the miniature poodles we've had got them when they got old. But Pepper is just 4.

    It looked like a full dog tick to me, round and bluish in color. But when I finally got through all of her thick, curly black hair to examine it closer, I didn't see any legs.

    The vet lanced it a several days ago and fluid came out. The culture came back positive for a staph infection, so he put her on antibiotics. On Thursday when we took her in for surgery, we had trouble finding it, but finally the vet found it. After the surgery he sent it to UGA for a biopsy. He calls it a tumor, but I am hoping that it is just a cyst. He also sent a blood sample to the local hospital to see what type of staph she has. Coincidentally my husband has a staph infection. We wanted the same lab that did his culture to do Pepper's to see if they have the same type of staph.

    Thanks for the suggestions and concern.
     
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  12. Deli Love

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    prayers for the Pup!
     
  13. Samuelsgran

    Samuelsgran Beach Lover

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    Pepper

    Sounds like Pepper's got a great support system...get well soon pepper
     
  14. Teresa Cline

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    cancer information

    wondered if you heard of this vet who specializes in treating dogs with cancer?
    he has a book and web site devoted to the subject. I am reading both b/c I believe there is a connection between diet,living environs, and stress, We recognize this connection in humans but not always with dogs....anyway...here is the link
    Is The Cause of Cancer Really Not Known?
     
  15. DD

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    Thinking of you and Pepper. :wub:
     
  16. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    So many breeders from whom we considered buying a black standard poodle insisted on the BARF diet. I didn't do that. Maybe it's time to start.

    FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PART OF DIET - page 1
     
  17. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    Vet called today. Pepper's biopsy was negative for cancer. :clap:Stitches come out on Friday!

    Thanks for all of your prayers. :wub: I do believe in the power of prayer.
     
  18. DD

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    Glad to hear this BR. :wub:
     
  19. Miss Kitty

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    whew...I am so glad about the report!
     
  20. ItzKatzTime

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    OMG y'all have gone through so much. So glad to hear it was not cancer.
    She is such a beautiful dog.:clap:
     

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