02-08-2018, 06:36 AM
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| | Wow.
this may be a dumb Q, but given Ur dog's age, why hasn't she been seen by a vet in 2-years? Senior dogs
- any medium & up dog who's 7 or older, & any small dog who's reached 10 - should be seen every 6-mos.
That's how U catch treatable problems while they're still treatable.
I'd say that growth would very-likely have been removed, sampled, & its type [benign or not] have been determined 18-mos ago, if she was seen regularly - & at her advanced age, if she were mine, i'd definitely want her to be seen bi-annually.
Things such as kidney function, heart issues, respiratory problems, can all be addressed early, B4 they become life-threatening, & extend a dog's lifespan without sacrificing quality of life - IME.