Daily Archives: May 5, 2010

Neve’s Health Update

Quite a number of people on Twitter & Flickr have asked how our Neve is. As it’s a bit tricky to explain in 140 characters, here’s the update.

Thankfully it’s good news!!! The vet rang today with the test results.

Neve’s tumour is a histiocytoma and is considered to be benign and it is unlikely to re-occur.  Apparently this type of tumour will regress by itself in a few months, so doesn’t neccesarily need to be removed.  Flatcoat Retrievers, English Bulldogs, Scottish Terriers, Greyhounds, Boxers, and Boston Terriers are the breeds that most commonly get this type of tumour, and usually young dogs – under three years – get them. So Neve is the wrong breed & the wrong age, but I guess that’s what you get with averages & statistics!!

Neve - on Saturday - still looking a bit spacey!!

She will get her stitches out on Monday, and should be all good after that. I do think she has enjoyed being spoilt and going everywhere with us at the moment though. She looked quite put out this morning when I went off to the SPCA without her!!

(This link’s for you Tracy! Canine Cutaneous Histiocytoma )