Posted : 4/7/2007 8:17:36 PM
Lab13, this is her second mast cell tumor. Her first was removed at nine months, and she is now 2 1/2 years. I feed her Innova Evo...don't think I can find a lower carb kibble. Besides the tumors, she is healthy and her coat is in good condition. So, you give your bitch benedryl daily? How much do you give her? What is hydroxyzine?
It's so frustrating that she is getting these! I would do anything to figure out how to put an end to this! She had a benign mass removed just last fall...I hate to put her through these surgeries and she's putting us in the poorhouse!
Hydroxyzine is a brand of antihistamine. She takes 75 mg twice a day. We found that benedryl on a daily basis wasn't enough for her. She only has benedryl at the start of her surgery to remove the mast cell tumours.
I hear you, I have researched mast cell tumours so so much and there really isn't anything you can do but give your dog a spot check weekly, feed a good quality food high in protein and fat and remove any that you find as you find them.
We also don't like putting our lab through all these surgeries, she has had 9 or 10 mast cell tumours removed plus other surgeries for lumps tha we thought were MCT's but ended up to be cysts. Also, it is keeping us in the poor house as well.
Good luck and let us know how things go.