My dog had the same thing and had surgery to remove it. It came back within a month. I took him to another Vet (Her regular one) and had the surgery performed by her. Since the surgery is expensive, I selected the first Vet who did the surgery on price. After it cam back, I decided to just pony up the money and get it done by my regular Vet who is very good. She told me that the roots were not removed/catheterized and that is why it grew back so quickly. Also, after it was removed, it should have been biopsied. She also explained that they can grow back, but usually, not in the exact same spot. If you have a Vet you trust and they recommend surgery, I think you should do it.View Thread
You're going to have to take it to the Vet and get it removed. No way around it. My dog had the same thing. It's alittle expensive so get Care Credit (You can take up to a year to pay off interest free) if you don't have the money. But if it's bothering her, the sooner, the better.View Thread
Yes, unfortunately. I believe the Vet told me that most of the cost was for the anethesia and that it is based on the weight of the dog (My dog is about 90lbs). I was quoted pretty much the same thing. The assistant printed me an estimate with the breakdown. I went ahead and had it removed because it was getting bigger. When I first received the estimate, the growth was a lot smaller and the Vet told me I still had time to have it removed without a problem. I saved the money and 4 months later (it grew pretty fast) I had the surgery done. My dog is mixed Lab/Shepard. I was also told that this is common problem. Who knew????View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.