What Should You Do When You Find A Mass On Your Dog And It Doesn’t Go Away? Surgery and Biopsy!

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There are many lumps and bumps that pets get. Some are relatively benign and considered merely “cosmetic” others can be dangerous and/or cancerous. The best, and usually the only way, to identify one from the other is to remove a large enough piece of tissue for it to be analyzed by a pathologist. We call this a biopsy.
This is Chase. He had a lump that wasn’t resolving. His parents came to us for assistance in removing it. It was about 2 cm by 2 cm. It was a skin mass and in a location where removing it sooner versus later allowed better surgical closure options.
His pre op workup included an exam and blood work. Total for this was $45 exam, $75 blood work

Cost for surgery was:
surgical package; iv catheter, fluids, fluid pump, anesthesia, instrument pack $250
laser excision $150
mass removal simple $150
biopsy $194
post op analgesics $16

This story is posted with Chase’s families permission. I thank them for letting us share his story.

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Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
Pet Date of Birth: 04/06/2012
Treatment Cost (USD): $760.00
Provider Name: krista magnifico DVM
Provider Business Name: Jarrettsville Veterinary Center
3961 Norrisville Road
Jarrettsville, Maryland 21084
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