Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dog Health Care

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-09-2007, 01:00 AM
ChrissyR ChrissyR is offline
Active Pup
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 25
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?

Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 01:04 AM
chinablu's Avatar
chinablu chinablu is offline
Jackson's My Name
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 9

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.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 08:17 AM
Maxy24's Avatar
Maxy24 Maxy24 is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 8,038

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.

Thank you ~Dixie's Mom~ for my awesome siggy!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 09:12 AM
Barb04's Avatar
Barb04 Barb04 is offline
Love my pets
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 27,363

My older dog got quite a few fatty tumors as she aged.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 09:30 AM
bubbatd's Avatar
bubbatd bubbatd is offline
Top Dog
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 64,812

My oldsters aways had a few .......... now want to count my warts as I age !!! ???
A light for all who are crossing dark times.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 10:52 AM
elegy's Avatar
elegy elegy is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 7,720

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.
Bean FDCh-G
and Hambone, flyball hopeful
Save the pit bull, Save the world
Are you Unruly?
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 11:20 AM
Laurelin's Avatar
Laurelin Laurelin is online now
I'm All Ears
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 30,963

I agree, I have two eleven year olds of the same breed and one has had several fatty tumors and the other none.

Hank CA - (approx. 1 1/2 year old Spotty Dog)
Mia CGC - (6 1/2 year old Papillon)
Summer TG3 TIAD - (11 year old Papillon)
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 03:43 PM
Sanas_K Sanas_K is offline
Puppy Dog
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: LA Quinta, CA
Posts: 39

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. ;_;
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 11:02 PM
ChrissyR ChrissyR is offline
Active Pup
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 25

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.)

Thank you again!
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 11:04 PM
PWCorgi's Avatar
PWCorgi PWCorgi is offline
Priscilla Winifred Corgi
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Twin Citay!
Posts: 14,853

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

Ado's Gimme Victory RL1* "Siri"
2 year old Jack Russell Terrier
Gimme Drugs Not Hugs RL1 "Frodo"
8 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:00 PM.

1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site