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Unhappy Parker has a tumor on his paw!

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Parker has been diagnosed with a tumor right below the pinky pad of his paw. I took him to the vet because he was limping for a few days and it did not seem to get better, THe vet did a biopsy- it is not cancerous- but it does prevent him from RLH game or chasing after his ball outside. The vet said it not uncommon, and that sometimes it resolves itself- though for Parker, it has not as of yet. The alternative is to have surgery to remove it, put a few stitches in to close it up and fight with Parker to leave it alone until it heals.

Has anyone had this phenomena on their Hav?
I hate the idea of surgery, but it does seem to get in the way of his running around at times. And sometimes it looks quite raw.


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Poor Parker! I'm sorry to read about this. I haven't heard of tumors on feet, and I hope this is easily resolved for him.
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Oh poor Parker! I hope that it gets better by itself and soon! If you do get the surgery, is it a very simple surgery?

I'm glad that it's a benign tumor and not something more serious!

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Oh poor little guy. Hopefully you can have it removed and he can be back to RLH's in no time.

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Poor baby. I hope it resolves itself quickly so he can get back to his runlikehells.

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aww poor Parker!! Thank God it's not cancerous! Hopefully it goes away on it's own, if not at least you have the option of surgery. I hope he's feeling better soon!
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I haven't heard of it in a Hav before, but my old Bichon had one. She developed it late in life and it was under the pad of her paw, so it was difficult. Since it didn't bother her and the risks of the anesthetic were high, we decided to leave it. It never bothered her.
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Poor Parker I hope it goes away on its own soon so he can rlh without any pain. But at least it is not anything major!!! Keep us posted on how it is doing!!!

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Poor Parker

I hope he recovers quickly and can get back to RLH-business as usual

I don't think that's very common, but one of those odd occurances. I'm glad its not cancerous or serious.

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Poor Parker. Cash had a cyst on his upper rim of one of his eyes and we were faced with the same options-- see what it did and if it didn't get better on it's own we would do surgery to remove it. luckily it did go away on it's own. So since it is not cancerous- if it were me I would give it a month to see what it did - but if it didn't get any better I would have it removed. You don't want to deny Parker his RLH's. good luck- we will be sending healing thoughts to Parker's paw!!!

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