Dewey is a one year old Bloodhound who had a pendulous subcutaneous mass at his sternum. He was also unneutered. The mass needed to be removed as it hanging and the skin covering it was thinning and would eventually rupture. A pendulous mass will continue to stretch and eventually rupture which would then need to be surgically removed. In doing both surgeries at the same time it reduced both the cost and the anesthesia risk/exposure.
Diagnosis was based on physical examination, history and experience.
Surgical excision of the mass and routine neuter.
This story was posted with Dewey’s families permission
Dewey did very well with his surgery.
The cost of this surgery is:
Iv catheter, iv fluids, iv fluids pump, anesthesia and surgical instruments is $250.
Additional surgery time was $125
Castration (neuter) $100
Laser for mass removals $150
Post op antibiotics and NSAIDs $100
Medical pet shirt $28
Mass removal $150