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18 Jun 2004

My daschund needs help!

i got a reasonably old daschund.Theres something wrong with her.her nail has sort of grown into her has curled around into her foot.she cries everytime you touch it.

the other problem is that there is an increasing- in -size lump on her chest.its like a growth or something. its quite mom says it could be an ingrown nipple, tit thing,..... i dunno, plz help.

Wat should i do, wat are the problems
Thanx alot
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01 Jan 0001

The in grown toe nail may simply need to be cut back. This can be painful to work with, and you will probably need your vet to help you. Since it is a painful condition, please go see your vet as soon as possible. He will then also be able to tell you whether it is necessary to worry about the bump on the dog's chest. If this is a benign fatty growth, it is nothing to worry about, however if it is a tumour of the mammary gland, it is potentially life threatening. Your vet will certainly be able to help you to determine the correct treatment.

Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
Cape Town
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