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My dog needs to have a Cyst removed. I need suggestions.

cblanchard76 183 345 February 10, 2011 at 11:18 AM
My 8 year old American Bull dog (Lucky), has a cyst the size of a golf ball on her back. The Vet said most likely it is not cancerous. I told him I don't feel comfortable see it everyday. Sometimes it gets really big and sometimes it goes down, but never away. We sheduled surgery for Feb 24th. The receptionist said that it will cost around $750. I called and go another quote from a old vet we used to use there fee is $650 plus a $65 consult fee. Am I the olny one that thinks that is outrageous. My dog is a part of my family and I feel that having it not removed isn't an option. Does anyone have an ideas to get this done cheaper.

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Keep callin, that's outrageous.
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I actually don't find it that outrageous...but I have pets and we've spent a lot of money on their medical care over the years.

The only thing I can think of is to call around. But honestly, if it were me, I'd want to use a vet I trusted more than I'd want to save $100. That's just me though.

If you have veterinary school in your area, that's also someplace you might want to consider.

Good luck!
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there's also pet healthcare insurance
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now that's outrageous
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there's also pet healthcare insurance.
Pet Insurance won't be beneficial at this point for this procedure...
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My parents' dog fractured its leg... I'm pretty sure treatment was well over $1000 for that.

You probably don't really need to remove the cyst unless you think it might get caught on something and ruptured.

http://www.vetinfo.com/cysts-on-dogs.html
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My parents' dog fractured its leg... I'm pretty sure treatment was well over $1000 for that.

You probably don't really need to remove the cyst unless you think it might get caught on something and ruptured.

http://www.vetinfo.com/cysts-on-dogs.html
major differences between a fracture & a bobo. a fracture requires restettin the bone & placin a cast on the leg; a cyst removal is a 30-second incision & 5 minute suturin.
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Try asking for help on your local craigslist. I wish u and your dog the best!
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I just called a third place and got a very similar quote. It's just crazy. The procdure is not long at all...

The cyst is on her back however it is large in my opion and I just really fear it popping or being cancerous. I guess my best bet is to just bite the bullet.

We are way to late for doggie Insurance, however I now strongly recommend it to anyone buying a pure breed.

Lucky has had so many issue. Allergy's, ear infections, and fatty tumors.
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Quote from cblanchard76 View Post :
I just called a third place and got a very similar quote. It's just crazy. The procdure is not long at all...

The cyst is on her back however it is large in my opion and I just really fear it popping or being cancerous. I guess my best bet is to just bite the bullet.

We are way to late for doggie Insurance, however I now strongly recommend it to anyone buying a pure breed.

Lucky has had so many issue. Allergy's, ear infections, and fatty tumors.
Growing up my family had a pure breed yellow lab which had allergies (fixed with claritin), ear infections (solved by regular ear cleaning with drops), and fatty tumors or cysts (never bad enough to do anything about). A neighbor's lab did get cancer when it was very old and there were just too many tumors to do anything about. It happens Frown
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That sounds about right for surgery - there's a lot of costs involved whenever they have to put an animal under general anesthesia.
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