Rusty was diagnose with "cancer" after giving birth 4 years ago. It was recommended to put her out but we could not. However, she is alive, full of energy,behave normal, have No pain, is as normal as she used to be before.
My question is:
She has grown a big hump on her rear tit over the 2 years,can I put a sheep elastic over the hump to "remove" it. I am a farmer and do it with sheep tails every day.
It only looks ugly but is not bothering her at all. Not licking it or anything. Otherwise, she is Completely healthy .
Dr. Marie replied:
Please do not put an elastic over this lump to remove it. This would be considered cruelty to animals. I have seen people been charged with criminal charges after doing something like this to a dog.
You really should have your vet evaluate the lump. If they suspect it is cancerous they can remove it under an anesthetic.
Many mammary lumps are not cancerous at all so it may be nothing to worry about.
There is no at home treatment that you can do for this.
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