About a week ago, I noticed a very large lump on my pug Scorpius head. Then more bumps started popping up, and now they are just getting bigger. I took her to the vet this past Saturday(Dec 7th) and the vet believed it to just be a bacterial infection and put her on antibiotics...I realize it has only been a few days, and meds take time to work, but her bumps are getting bigger and I just feel that there is something more serious going on.  I've looked online to see what they may be, and alot of the pictures point to Mass Cell Tumors...so if any of you have gone through this type of thing before and are able to help me figure this out I would greatly appreciate it. I've posted some pictures.  I will be taking her back to the vet for a second opinion, but in the mean time any info would be great!

Thank you.

Aubrey Perkins


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Comment by Aubrey Perkins on December 21, 2012 at 11:55pm

Yes, I have researched that Pugs as well as Boxers are more likely to get Mass Cell Tumors; there are other breeds that are more prone to them as well, but I was just focused on the type of breeds I have that I cant remember the other breeds. I hope the biopsy results that y'all are waiting for come back beign!

Comment by Anita Whitten on December 20, 2012 at 10:54am

I'm am new here but I too am so relieved to know that your Scorpius is getting better.

Right now one of the Pugs I care for when my friend goes on Vacation, got a huge lump on her side, almost over night.  It didn't look like that at all .  The Vet told us that it is a possible cancerous tumor and on Tuesday operated on her.  We're all waiting for the biopsy results .  I have a question, are these Mass Cell Tumors common in Pugs.  Are pugs known for cancer like the Boxer is?

Comment by Pam & Pugs :0) on December 19, 2012 at 3:27pm

Yippee!  So glad to hear this wonderful news.  Now that's a Merry Christmas present.  :0)

Comment by Hernan Marquez on December 19, 2012 at 10:41am
That's what I'm talkin 'bout great news. That is awesome long live Scorpius...lol
Comment by Puggirl on December 18, 2012 at 12:21am

This is great news!! Big, big hugs to her. My Tin Tin has also been suffering from something, which later the doc clarified, was an abscess. He has been on medication for about a week now and is getting better. I also had all the possible negative thoughts in my head. So I can understand your relief. Love coming your way from Rusty, Tin Tin and me :-) 

Comment by Konrad Jaschke on December 16, 2012 at 9:57pm

That is soooo good to hear!  Give her an extra big hug fro everyone at Pugslife and have a great XMas with her!

Comment by Aubrey Perkins on December 16, 2012 at 5:07pm

Scorpius has been on her medication now for 6days, and I have to say she is almost completely healed. Her bumps are no longer infected and no longer inflamed. Basically, the hair just needs to grow back. All very good news, considering a week ago, I thought I may lose her. But she's back to her normal self again! The best Xmas gift I think I could have received this year! :)

Comment by Pam & Pugs :0) on December 14, 2012 at 12:59pm

Oh, Aubrey, I'm so glad the new doc was able to help.  We all feel so helpless when our puggies are ill.  Keep us posted.  :0)

Comment by Jackie Hiras on December 14, 2012 at 10:24am

So glad it is nothing serious Aubrey!  I did send you a comment or private message a couple of wks. ago - maybe you didn't get it.  Anyways...glad that it's good news!

Comment by Helena Brown on December 13, 2012 at 7:47am

Yes I am glad it is nothing worse and I agree with Christine,Hektor gets goats milk pro biotic yoghurt everyday but any good pro biotic works well.

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