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Old 09-09-2007, 01:00 AM
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Default Tumors and older dogs

I asked this on another site, but I'm wondering how common tumors are on older dogs, about 10 years or more?

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Old 09-09-2007, 01:04 AM
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my mt. cur is only five and he has a golf ball size tumor on his side, the vet claims it is a fatty tumor that hounds can get due to their oily hair. but i am convinced this must soon come off due to the fact that it is growing. but thank God it is not cancerous.
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Old 09-09-2007, 08:17 AM
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My dog had lumps and bumps all over him at age 10. He had one on his face that the vet said was nothing (but it grew that's for sure). He also had them on all his legs, on his face an one on the bottom of his foot. First the vet saw one and was worried but once she realized how many he had she said some dogs are just prone to getting bumps.
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Old 09-09-2007, 09:12 AM
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My older dog got quite a few fatty tumors as she aged.
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Old 09-09-2007, 09:30 AM
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My oldsters aways had a few .......... now want to count my warts as I age !!! ???
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Old 09-09-2007, 10:52 AM
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depends on the breed, depends on the individual dog.

my poodle was almost 17 when i had to put her to sleep. she had a couple of ugly warts, but no tumors at all.

harv is ten or eleven, and he's got nothing.
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Old 09-09-2007, 11:20 AM
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I agree, I have two eleven year olds of the same breed and one has had several fatty tumors and the other none.
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Old 09-09-2007, 03:43 PM
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I've been told that if you live long enough, cancer's gonna be the death of ya...I'd say that applies to dogs as well. My Dalmatian got put down around the age of 15 because of a cancerous tumor in her uterus and leg...they went in and tried to do surgery but she was too old to recover from it, and a few days later she was worse off than with the tumor and we had to put her down. ;_;
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Old 09-09-2007, 11:02 PM
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I thank you all for the reponses. I'm just worried about the old boy and now knowing it's pretty common lesses the worry. He is schduled to get vet checked on the 11th for a tumor on his back and one above his anus. I have a 12 year old dog and he doesn't have any so I got worried when I found them on Bear. (He's a Chow-Chow. My 12 year old is a mixed breed.)

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Mollie is 8 and she has one fatty tumor on her side.
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