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Search results for 'metatarsal' (14)

…angle. I let my mom know and we found a cat carrier so I took him to the emergency vet. They took x-rays and found that he had detached 3 of the metatarsals in the rear right leg.  They gave 3 options, a very expensive surgery to try and reattach the metatarsals, amputation or euthanasia. They gave me

16 October 2020 1:56 pm
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…have a follow up appointment today with our vet, and after further evaluation, she determined from an x-ray that Maisy has pieces of her tarsal and metatarsal bones still attached to her fibula, with one bone in particular that is literally turned and is running parallel to the fibula.  That bone appears

23 January 2019 3:50 pm
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When I got to her, I saw her foot dangling from her leg. My stomach sunk. When we got to the vet, I found out Kylie had broken all four of the metatarsals in her back left foot. The best course of action, the vet said, was to have an orthopedic surgeon operate and place plates to stabilize the injury

27 November 2018 1:42 pm
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I tried using the search feature, but couldn't find an exact match...

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Search results for 'metatarsal' (10)

Osteosarcoma most commonly presents away from the elbows or toward the knees, so the location is not that unusual. Regardless, an aspirate

7 June 2018 7:44 am
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On Tuesday, I dropped the drive with the films off at our vet, and was able to speak with her. We talked about next steps, and she mentioned that metatarsals are an unusual place for a dog to get osteosarcoma, so a further workup is indicated.

She has an appointment this afternoon for a battery of…

…search feature, but couldn't find an exact match. Does anyone have any experience with a dog having a bone tumor in one of their front foot bones/metatarsal?

7 June 2018 5:51 am
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Jumping in here late, howdy and welcome!

Any updates?


He got a ct scan this week and the tumor is in one metatarsal bone and right up against the next one. I have limb sparing with radiation or full amputation as options. I'm torn as to what to do. Would love to

…my poor pips leg with soft tissue sarcoma in his hind right limb ankle. It grew into the bone of his "pinki toe" and it right up against the next metatarsal. If I decide to do the limb spare which would be to cut off the infected toe and up right above the tumor he will also have to under go 3 weeks of

27 March 2016 9:14 am
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…where it's obstructing his ability to walk.

The cancer is soft tissue sarcoma on his hind leg (the oncologist believes it's localized) on his metatarsals, between the tarsal bones and his foot. My guess is the growth is partially caused by infection from him licking it (he's had really bad breath

28 February 2016 3:32 pm
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… beagle mix Thisbe is 6.5 years old and was diagnosed in November with a mast- cell tumor on her front right paw.  She was misdiagnosed with a metatarsal cyst first (ugh!) but we got started on Kinavet chemotherapy in January, did a 4 week cycle with some slight success, around the beginning of week

14 February 2016 9:34 pm
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….  Took him to vet who did exam and x rays and found nothing.  No pain with range of motion or palpation. X ray fine except small avulsion fracture metatarsal-he did not think that was causing the problem but an incidental finding.  Lower spine looked fine-not even any arthritic changes.  He continues

30 May 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
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…--thought I would post update on Rocky after vet visit yesterday.  Everything was negative-x rays revealed a small fracture in metatarsal but probably not significant enough to cause the lameness.  He seems happy and not in pain.  The vet (and us) wonder a bit if it could be

18 May 2012 2:27 pm
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…three legs now – to give Sam and his pack a warm welcome. Sam had his amputation today after battling a nasty MRSA
staph infection after his metatarsal surgery for the past couple years.

3 December 2009 4:36 pm
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…is a wonderful almost 12 year old Chocolate Lab. After being diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in his fifth metatarsal (which was amputated right away) Bozzie went through 3 treatments with chemo therapy. Soon after the third treatment, the cancer had spread to…

…the next metatarsal. Osteosarcoma is not supposed to spread to another bone. So, with this diagnosis, we had the right rear leg removed. The first couple of weeks

25 September 2009 7:40 pm
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…exactly cost effective.

So I tried another brand, Paw Pads Self Adhesive Traction Pads. These are smaller individual stickers–one for each of the metatarsal/-carpal and digital pads, $8 plus shipping for a package of 40 (enough to do 8 paws). They seemed to be a lot stickier than the other brand and

30 August 2009 3:55 pm
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