Over the past few months, Matilda has been to the vet twice, and initially we thought her anal glands were infected. She had scooted on her rear a lot, so we thought her anal glands needed to be expressed. On both occasions she recovered after topical medication and antibiotics, so we didn't think much about it.
This time, she started scooting again, and her anus became red and swollen. Matilda's foster promptly sent her to the vet who diagnosed a tumour, and recommended immediate removal of the mass for biopsy. We had wanted to raise the $700 vet fee first, but the tumour was so massive that the vet advised us not to wait. Hence, we went ahead with the procedure, and the kind vet allowed us to pay later. The vet bill includes consultation, surgery and biopsy.
|The tumour on the left of her anus|
The tumour has been removed, and it measured approximately 7.5cm in length and 3cm in width. It's a big mass, and a worrying health risk. We are waiting for the results, and praying that the tumour is benign.
Matilda was given local anesthesia during her surgery, and she was really brave at the clinic. We would be very grateful if you can support Matilda with her vet bills. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
|After surgery, Matilda couldn't wait to leave the vet clinic|
We wish someone can provide sweet Matilda a home too. It has been 3 years, and she's still waiting. Matilda is HDB approved, and extremely sweet, fun, playful and affectionate once she warms up to you.
Written by : Meiling