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My 14 dog has a mass detected on san in his bladder .. ther

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HI my 14 dog has a mass detected on san in his bladder .. ther is a little blood in hid urine . All his blood works , renal liver bio chem etc is perfect. Due to his age I do not want to do biopoies .. he is a jack russel /beagle mix.. what would his life expectancy be with just steroids and anti botics
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Eddie .. he is a jack russel / beagle mix. He presented with sligh blood in urine. Blood test all good . but scan shows mass.
JA: How old is Eddie?
Customer: 14 years old .. which is why I do not want to do biopsy or surgery
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Eddie?
Customer: he had liver fuctions problems 18 month ago but that is perfect now
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  DocPaul replied 6 days ago.

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

I would be happy to help you

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Is he straining to pass urine?

Where is the bladder was the mass? And how big?

Paul

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
No he is not straining...not sure how big..vet said thinks it is in bladder wall
Expert:  DocPaul replied 6 days ago.

Okay

So likely a transitional cell tumor

You can treat with Piroxacam (non-steroidal) and see how that goes-> totally reasonable

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Would this cause bad side effects
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I do not want him to suffer..and enjoy his time...all his bloods kidney function is excellent and he he running and eating and very lively
Expert:  DocPaul replied 6 days ago.
the Piroxocam does help at keeping the mass small. :)
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
What would the side effects be of piroxicom
Expert:  DocPaul replied 6 days ago.

None really

It is like aspirin

Works well and very safe

And cheap!

Expert:  DocPaul replied 6 days ago.

Did you have more questions?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Could I get a bit more time with so...would live another year with him
Expert:  DocPaul replied 6 days ago.

I think the answer to that is yes

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Thanks so much..
You made me feel better good bye and God bless
Expert:  DocPaul replied 6 days ago.

It was my pleasure!

Please do keep me updated

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