Arliss went to Vet yesterday for shots and I asked Dr Burton to look at lumps on his flanks. They have been growing and I’m worried if they get any bigger will they interfere with his leg movement. Dr Burton agreed with my concern (they can attach themselves to the muscle which could cause a problem). So sometime this summer he will have surgery. They all seem to be fatty tumor but one he is a little worried about. Each flank has at least 2 that I see and feel, one is large, but it is above the flank area plus he has a small one on the rib cage.
I was wondering also if it was diet or environment that was the cause. Annabelle (my Terrier) had one in just about the same place as Arliss’s large one. She just had the one and we where keeping an eye on it. It was larger then Arliss’s. With her coat you didn’t see it and her hair was still growing on it. Arliss has lost his hair on his. They do say that the Weim’s are prone to them. Again is it just because they are easier to see on the Weimaraner?
Arliss and the Birds
Arliss could not take his eyes off that bird, during the Humane Society walk.
Breeder’s Note: Fatty tumors, for the most part, are not life-threatening; however, there are exceptions. Lumps and bumps should be checked. Cliff and I do not see many of these, but our Weims do not get a lot of treats. They are a modern vaccine protocol–we vaccinate for protection, and that does not require every year. We stick with the same food for everyone, and possibly these measures contribute to fewer of these non-cancerous tumors. Deli is 13.5 years old, and she has had a single growth removed a couple of years ago. There is nothing significant view-able to the eye.
Benign tumors usually require no treatment; regardless, they may need removed for various reasons. Failure to do so (in some instances) can lead to the loss of life. Sometimes benign tumors will attach (unseen) to a vital organ, and in turn take a life. The vast majority of people who have an older Weimaraner, report seeing a goodly number of these on their Weim. We read where another Weim recently had an issue with a couple of fatty tumors. It seems like a good topic. There is a lot that is unknown about the cause.
Just wanted to drop in and say hi.
We are all doing good after the loss of our Annabelle. (Click here to read the previous blog about the loss.) We did have a little hick up with Abigail my 12 year old Welsh Terrier she came down with “Doggie Vertigo” Old Dog Vestibular Syndrome. She is doing much better now. It was just so scary because again it happen soo fast and out of the blue like Anna.
We are overrun with Terriers…
Also my younger sister has moved in with her two Carrins, poor Arliss yes more Terriers. But I’m sure he will miss them once they get their own place.
We had snow this weekend and they all had fun playing in it even little Abigail enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy this video. 🙂
For me I just can’t wait for those SUN rays to fall from the sky.
We are wishing you sunshine too! ~Arleen, Abigail and Arliss (Feb 11, 2014)
Breeder’s Note: Arleen is an exceptional mama to her family. She takes very good care of each one; and they are a joy to her. Arliss is a fortunate boy!
This is my Goofy Arliss with his white face!
He will be 7 this Dec. Maybe all the girls in this house give him these gray hairs.
I have been working lots of hour with Pear season in full swing. But they all are waiting for me to leave the house, so they can get their treat.
Sometimes I can not get my shoes on fast enough for Arliss. He is always the first one out in the garage waiting for his treat. It also helps me go out that door knowing I will be gone a min of 12 hours.
Love reading your post daily. Arliss is my Goofy Gray Guy and yet very Striking. My aging boy will be 7 this Dec. Ah, how time flies by….