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 )

4 responses to “Neve’s Health Update

  1. It was about 822 characters, give or take a few. Not that I counted or anything!

    Thanks for the update on Neve. That is great news! You must be so relieved, I know I would be. It looks like the side of her mouth is shaved. I’m assuming that’s where the tumor appeared.

    I hope she makes a full recovery and is back to her normal self very soon.

  2. Glad to hear she is doing well 😉

  3. Yay! So excited to hear Neve is well! Give her a little extra love today from her friends from a far far away land called Minnesota 😉

    ~Mark and Kris

  4. Yay for Neve. Opal sends her best, though cat-aloof, wishes.