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February 20th, 2014 · 3 Comments

We just heard back that the test of Apollo’s tumor came back negative for cancer. With the removal of testosterone producing glands, the existing small tumors should shrink.

According to Wikipedia, intact male dogs are 3 times more likely to have this kind of tumor, and that 95% of the tumors will disappear after neutering. The most commonly affected breed of dog is… Siberian Husky. The prognosis is much worse for cancerous tumors, but we don’t have to worry about that now.

He is feeling a lot better each day. He has to wear the “cone of shame” and take it easy until he gets his stitches out after about 10 days (another week now). Then he should be back to normal.

Tags: Family Updates

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Donna // Feb 20, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Very good news. Hope this is the end of Apollo’s medical troubles. Poor doggie has been through a lot.

  • 2 Don // Feb 20, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    Does this mean he will mellow out and get fat?

  • 3 Daryl // Feb 22, 2014 at 2:52 am

    The vet said we probably won’t see significant behavioral changes, which have become habits. He’ll still lift his leg and pee on all the bushes and trees he can find and probably still be interested in females though not more so when they are in heat. He may mellow a little but he was always pretty mellow anyway.
    He may gain weight if we don’t watch his diet.

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