Vet found a hard mass in our dog's anal gland...
June 16, 2012 4:01 PM Subscribe
Vet found a hard mass in our dog's anal gland (sorry you just had to read anal gland
). Could possibly be Anal Sac Adenocarcinoma, could be benign tumor. Looking for as much information as possible, including how risky it is for a 12 year old dog (collie/shepard -ish mix) to have to go through surgery.
posted by slowtree to pets & animals (4 answers total)
X-rays showed the (likely) tumor has not metastasized, lymph nodes and organs showed no signs of masses. Her blood work came back also looking great with normal amounts of Calcium. No behavior that suggests she is in pain/discomfort or that anything is out of the norm.
Has anyone had any experiences with this type of thing with their dog? Just trying to get as informed as possible before we go to the specialist/surgeon to discuss surgery and possibly radiation or chemotherapy.