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Hi guys

Its Anth and Sashy here reporting in... sorry it's been a few weeks, but hope you are all doing OK.

Sasha is doing OK after her TPLO and lipoma removal. Slight hiccup 2 weeks ago when whe got a seroma on the TPLO wound, but she seems to be on the mend now.

However, for the last few days, Sasha has done nothing but cry and winge for no reason. So far I have put it down to abit of jealousy as we had family to stay at the weekend which took some of the attention of her at times. Mum and Dad only went home om Monday so I'm thinking she is still taking time to settle down again.

Not only is she crying, but she is going out of her way to get certain toys out, and trying to take them places with her, including when going to the toilet!! I would expect her to do this when in season maybe, but she isn't due until June time.

Does anyone know if these are signs of depression? I was thinking menopause but have since realised dogs don't get a menopause (poor buggers!) Depression seems possible seeing as though she still is recovering from her ops.

What do you guys think?

On a different note, Julie, we got a caravan lol!
 

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hiya :)

sorry can i ask what is tplo and lipoma???? glad she is on the mend


i would think she was in season or going through phantom pregnancy if she is hoarding and taking her toys everywere..but as you say she not in season till april.. apart from that i know someone on here can offer you advice you need :)
 

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hiya

sorry, i got abit carried away with the abbreviations as I have written them so many times on this website in the past!

TPLO is a tibia plateau levelling osteotomy - a repair carried out on her knee following a ruptured cruciate ligament. not only that, it is actually her 2nd op of this kind within a year.

A lipoma is a benign fatty tumour - we found this one in her armpit early feb, so they removed it at the same time as doing her 2nd TPLO.
 

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oh right thanks :)

brandy my 6yr old has a small round lump on her hind leg well i say small its about the same size as a 10p but the vet says its fine nothing to worry about if its grows bigger they will remove it but for now its fine as there is plenty of access skin to cover the hole if and when it gets taken out :)

she has also had 3 cyts removed from her neck orignally htought there was only 2 but they discovered 3 so the wound was horrendus i have pics of her as it was so shoking to see from one side of her neck to the other all stitched up (top of neck by the way..lol) just wondering if the older they get the more lumps they get???..lol..

how was the repair job on your sasha??? i was appalled at what they said to me as long as the stiches are in fine it doesnt matter how neat they are as the fur will grow over and cover it ..she has a hard lump of skin either end of her scar now as it was such a botch job i call it..
lol.sorry this is not about your topic :oops:
 

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Hi again

Sasha's lump was the size of a golf ball and about as hard too. normally the lump would have been left alone with it not being cancerous, but as it was in her front armpit, there was a likeliness of it becoming a nuisance and uncomfortable when she walks etc. So as she was going in for an op anyway, we took it off at the same time.

this isnt the 1st lump either... she had another lipoma removed from her gum 4 years ago. They do say that once they get one lipoma, more can reoccur thereafter, so Im prepared for it :(

So sorry to hear your baby has been through the wars too. Sasha's repair work wasn't too bad, although my normal vet did comment on the stitches when he removed them. The main ops were carried out by a specialist in Higham Gobion, Hertfordshire, an although they are really good at what they do, sutures dont seem to be as important as the main procedure (???) why I dont know, but for another vet to comment about it says alot to me. But like you said, the hair will grow back eventually and I will no longer have a bald doggy!! lol

I'll post some pics later if i get chance x
 

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ohyes i would love to see pics :)


yes they do look strange with no fur..lol..when it grows back its all fuzzy to the feel..lol...we have nick name brandy frankenstein..LOL...horrible i know but like i said she had stiches all round her neck and before that she had to have a ceaserin as her womb was low down?? and she couldnt give birth naturally so she had all that stiched up..lol..and whent hey decide to take this lump of her leg she will have more stiches...lol..

the things we go through for our pets huh..lol..
 

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I do hope your bitch willl be better soon. I had a dog many years ago with a ruptured cruciate, that was a very slow process of improving but became sound eventually, so if you are careful all will be well. Mie was done at Cambridge.
Regards the behaviour, could she be having a Phantom just a thought. Is she trying to nest?
 

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Hi Anthea,

Lovely to hear from you!

Sasha is doing OK after her TPLO and lipoma removal. Slight hiccup 2 weeks ago when whe got a seroma on the TPLO wound, but she seems to be on the mend now.
That's great news, so pleased to hear it.

Sorry to hear she has started crying a lot, does she follow you around too? I know she's been through a lot lately, maybe she just wants the extra security of knowing her mum is there always...i'm sure she will settle down as time goes by, how is she doing today?

Great news on your caravan, you are going to love the touring and waking up with some fabulous views! There's a campsite at the venue for the Get Together which looks really nice, we have booked to stay there in our motorhome. I've added the details to the accomodation options in the Lab Liasons forum.

Wishing you and Sasha all the best.

Julie
 

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Thanks for your well wishes guys... much appreciated.

As for the get together, im really looking forward to it... shame it isnt any sooner lol!

Are you coming home for good Julie? I saw you mention living in a house again so was just wondering? if you are staying put, where abouts are you gonna put down roots again?

I think we will book in at the same site... are you getting there on the Friday or the Saturday? If Friday, we will try and join you and hopefully we can have a pre get together with some wine and a little bbq... along with anyone else that shows up early of course!!

Im so looking forward to meeting you Dave and Bradley... and this monster motor home of yours lol.

Incidentally, i'm around alot of the time as I get 4 days off a week, so if you need any help with the organising of the get together, please do let me know.

lots of love from Anthea and Sasha xxx
 
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