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Canine Mast Cell Tumors? One won't stop bleeding? Suggestions?

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Canine Mast Cell Tumors? One won't stop bleeding? Suggestions?

Postby buddey » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:53 am

So, my little coonhound mix Daisy has mast cell tumors- one between her toes and one on her leg. She is 14 years old and we have opted out of chemotherapy and surgery because of her age and the results of other tests that indicate that it has spread in other areas internally. She is being seen by a vet as necessary, however, the one on her leg is in a very problematic place- right on the joint on her back left leg. About once a month for the past 2-3 months it randomly starts bleeding. The first time it happened we took her to the vet right away and they bandaged her up because given the placement and the lack of skin surrounding it stitches were not possible without some sort of skin graft. The problem is that because of the placement of the tumor we cannot get a bandage to stay on no matter how much we shave, wrap, and reposition. Simply walking works the bandage loose. Now she is bleeding more often- I can deal with the mess but I worry about infection, etc. from lack of a bandage. Otherwise she is cheerful, gets around well, and is eating/eliminating normally, and has a normal amount of energy. Any suggestions for creative ways of getting a bandage to stay on? I understand what the near future holds for me and am ready to make that decision when the time comes but for now I'd like to do what I can for her.
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Postby amyas » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:58 am

So sorry to hear about your dog,the only thing I can think of that would work is this.

http://www.3m.com/product/information/coban-self-adherent-wrap.html
I know from past experiences with this stuff that it works really well,is very durable,and stays on for days,you might want to give it a try and see if it works for her,I think Wal-Mart sells it.It also doesn't need a shaved area for it to work either,since it doesn't stick to anything but itself.

Best wishes and I hope this works:)
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Postby richardgere69 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:03 am

So sorry to hear about your dog,the only thing I can think of that would work is this.

http://www.3m.com/product/information/coban-self-adherent-wrap.html
I know from past experiences with this stuff that it works really well,is very durable,and stays on for days,you might want to give it a try and see if it works for her,I think Wal-Mart sells it.It also doesn't need a shaved area for it to work either,since it doesn't stick to anything but itself.

Best wishes and I hope this works:)
Jen is it on the hock?

Here is a great Hock wrap that might work.

http://www.handicappedpets.com/www/index.php/hock-holder.html

And this one that covers the stifle and hock

http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/products/Back-on-Track-Dog-Hock-Leg-Wrap/542059.aspx

ADD Jen look at that second wrap in my link it does go over the stifle and might do the trick.


ADD2- Jen take a look at this one no dog could get out of that!!

http://www.woundwear.com/product1.cfm
(A-Trac Dynamic Brace)
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Postby fogarty » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:09 am

This might sound a little crazy but here are some holistic remedies to help stop bleeding.


To stop cuts from bleeding, apply pressure to the cut to help the blood clot. An extremely effective way to stop bleeding is to sprinkle cayenne pepper liberally on the cut. Usually the bleeding will stop in only minutes.

Another natural item that can help stop bleeding is tea bags. The tannins in tea help the blood coagulate faster. Apply wet tea bags to the cut. Tea bags are especially good for cuts inside the mouth.

For deep cuts and wounds, clean and disinfect thoroughly and then pack with cayenne pepper or raw honey. For best results, use a combination of both.

I hope this helps.
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Postby aeccestane » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:19 am

Yes! I'm a veterinary technician and go through this all the time. Sorry to hear about your dog though. Im not sure exactly where the tumor is that you're talking about, but if it's anywhere on the rear end like ind legs, thighs, hips, etc, then there is one trick. Put some gauze or soft cotton bandage material on the area held in place with medical tape or bandage material from your vet. You can put some neosporin on the part that bleeds before this. use a pair of control top panty hose and cut off the feet. Fit it over her hind end and over the bandage and trim the feet so they don't hang off her legs, and cut holes for the rectum and vulva. This actually works pretty well and for a coon hound she sounds about the right size for a small. The panty hose just snugly keeps the bandage on. This site has good stuff, just look through it. http://www.dogleggs.com/surgisoxbandage/
A splint can help ti stay also: http://handicappedpets.com/www/index.php/leg-splints.html
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