Friday, December 16, 2011

Help for mast cell cancer in dogs...

This is our basset hound, Fergie.




Something interesting about Fergie. She has cancer, but it's in remission. The type of cancer she has is called mast cell, which mainly affects the skin. She had two masses removed over the last year. It seemed that every time one was removed, another one would start growing. Then after doing some research, I found out that Prednisone is a treatment for this disease. I asked the vet for it and after giving it to her, the 3rd mass (which was on her paw) shrank. She was getting one on her chest and it disappeared. Now she is on a low dose of Prednisone and it seems to be in remission. In the summer, she has allergies, and I think her allergies are what caused the cancer. Anyway, she's doing great now.  

I posted this because it might help other dogs with the same problem.

6 comments:

Grumpy Bulldog, Secret Agent said...

I bet bulldogs look really weird when they run. If they ever run.

Good to hear your dog is in remission.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad your dog is doing better. And those photos are hilarious!

Michael Offutt, Supra-Genius said...

Oy. I hope your dog feels better with the Prednisone. You have my sympathies. Dealing with cancer in a loved one is awful.

I'm with Alex...there's something too funny in all that skin flapping around with the dog's expression on its face.

Cindy said...

Bulldog, if a Basset Hound can run, so can a bulldog.

Mike, she's doing great.

Cynthia Lee said...

That is the funniest, cutest thing!

Rusty Webb said...

Glad your dog is doing better. That third picture is wild. Best I can tell the dog is holding a plucked turkey in it's mouth... or it's face turned inside out. Very funny.