Cancer : Toes

These are some of the Facebook Health queries that we regularly receive. Not everyone has a Facebook account, so in order to ensure those followers keep up to date with our health questions, we will be sharing those queries here.

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Here’s todays “Health Day Query”  Cancer : Toes

 

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4 thoughts on “Cancer : Toes

  1. Has the vet done a biopsy?  I suspect that the “toe” cancer is actually melanoma.  Please do not waste any time debating about surgery.  Have the vet do a biopsy but at the same time have x-rays done.  Are the lymph nodes swollen?

    Judi and the Highlanders

    >________________________________ > From: Scottish Terrier Health Network >To: thetexashighlanders@yahoo.com >Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2014 11:57 PM >Subject: [New post] Cancer : Toes > > > > WordPress.com >scottiehealth posted: “These are some of the Facebook Health queries that we regularly receive. Not everyone has a Facebook account, so in order to ensure those followers keep up to date with our health questions, we will be sharing those queries here. We understand that to ” >

  2. We went through this with our Sam. He had a mast cell tumor and the entire ttoe was removed. We learned later from an oncologist that that was likely insufficient and there should have been further treatment….ie chemo or radiation. PLEASE seek an expert opinion about whether additional treatment is indicated. Stopping at surgery in our case was pretty clearly veterinary malpractice and really ended up killing Sam from cancer later.

  3. My Scottie had the toe issue and yes, it was melanoma. If you don’t 100% trust your vet get a second opinion. I have hear of a success story where the dog had the neck lymph nodes removed and also the toe. it was too late for my poor little Angus and he died after 5 months of chemo and operations (which I would not put him through if I were to live this again). Maybe go and see a specialist and see how far it has progressed. Usually the melanoma starts in the tow nail bed and is very aggressive.

  4. My Scottie, Ted began limping in October 2014, took him to the vets and he was prescribed antibiotics for two weeks for infected nail bed. Not much improvement so took him back and was prescribed more antibiotics for another two weeks. Again not much improvement so went back only to be prescribed same antibiotics again. Returned to vets as the problem worsened. His toe was very swollen and painful the vet suggested could be a tumour and arranged for him to see surgeon. Had the toe amputated just two weeks ago and sadly he had to be put to sleep 25th January 2015. Ted was a true gentleman of 13 years and 7 months and I am devastated and cannot quite believe what has happened to my beautiful boy. Feel badly let down with lack of information from vets, wish I had not let him have surgery.

    Anne Payne

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