On The Pet Cancer Vet Dr. Susan Ettinger takes pre-arranged calls from pet owners with a dog or cat with cancer to give information, support and hope. Click here to listen on The Radio Pet Lady Network.
It’s the beginning of the month, which means time to check your pet for lumps and bumps! 🐶 🐈⬛This is a routine physical exam from nose to tail I encourage every pet parent to do to catch a tumor before it becomes a bigger problem and, if needed, begin early detection. If you find a bump that is the size of a pea or larger and been there a month, then you should make an appointment with your primary veterinarian to have it aspirated.Have you checked your pet yet? Need a monthly reminder? Just make it a reoccurring event on your calendar. 📆 ... See MoreSee Less
Remember Zulu?He was the first dog I treated 2 mast cell tumors (MCT) on the same day with Stelfonta. How did he do? Watch to find out. Both of Zulu’s MCT were small so I thought he would be a good candidate to treat them the same day. Keep in mind if you are treating more than one, the total tumor volume of both MCT must be < 10 cm3. Note Individual MCT may respond differently, and the healing process may also be different as we saw with Zulu. About 57% of the wounds will heal by week 4, and about 78% will be healed by week 6. 99% were healed after 84 days (almost 3 months). I’m thrilled with how these wounds heal. They close on their own with minimal intervention. Most do not need antibiotics or bandages. No E-collar. In other patients with a larger MCT, I have chosen to treat one, let the wound heal, then treat the second. Each case can be different, so talk to your veterinarian. 📹 Want to see and learn more on Stelfonta for MCT? Check out my new vlog on my YouTube channel. Vlog 130 - 132 plus lots of info on IG!#kickcancersbutt... See MoreSee Less