From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-05-10 18:42:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Lump on Harpo's behind!
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> I have a ferret named Harpo whom I rescused 3 1/2 years ago. Harpo
> the vet last week and was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection.
> put on clavamox 2x a day, .4 is the dosage. Today I discovered a
> size lump right next to his anus. I have a vet appt on Friday but
> wondering if anyone might know what this might be, and is it an
It is most likely not an emergency, but something that should be
removed on Friday, if at all possible. The impact anal gland
differential is a valid one, but I would also consider a sweat gland
tumor. Recently I also had a malignancy arising from the lining of
the anal sac itself. The tumors in the perianal area are associated
with a higher rate of malignancy, so it is better removed sooner than
later, and I would not consider trying a round of antibiotics first.
This is one for surgery for sure.
With kindest regards,
Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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