I have a pug who is amazing..she is great with my son's and she is 8 year's old. Since we have gotten her she has always had thses fatty tumors on her one hind leg.She has had 3 removed..and the continue to grow back..In the past year one on her hip has grown Quite a bit..we have kept up with doctors ..and one doctor has recommended remoning the leg..Althouhg this is a very drastic decision ..we are NOT for it at this time. She can still walk on it although she is getting weaker and incomfortable on that side it really does not stop her from much.
So my Question to amyone out there is?? Any help would be great any recomadations we would really appreciate it...thank you....Janny's owner!!!
Hi and so sorry to hear about Janny. I have a 3 year old Boston Terrier who developed osteomyelitis in her left hind leg. Our vet attempted to debulk the mass but we were expecting that he would have to amputate. Although Maddie didn't "appear" to be in a lot of pain, she did somewhat favor that leg and would not put weight on it. We allowed him to perform the surgery and she healed wonderfully. She spent 1 night in the hospital (we also had her spayed while she was under) and she was back home the next afternoon. As soon as I walked in the house with her, she went to visit her other Boston buddies, then she went straight to the 'potty door' and down the steps on her own! She has recovered beyond my own belief and we are so pleased we most likely relieved her pain.
If she does have the surgery, just make sure to keep the area clean and avoid getting it wet. Also make sure you administer the prescribed post-op antibiotics as scheduled. Maddie had her surgery on January 14, 2009 and she runs and plays with the rest of the babies! She acts as thou she never lost that leg and she is a great pet!
I will certainly say a prayer for you and hope for the best! Please keep us all posted on her progress and good luck!
Personally if she is uncomfortable, or favoring the leg I would have it removed. Dogs unlike people live normal lives with out a leg. In the long run she will feel better, and you wouldn't want to wait til she gets very much older. I had putting older dogs under for anything. The risk of them dying I feel gets greater. Good luck, and I hope she feels better soon.