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German Shorthaired Pointer and calcinosis circumscripta

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As some of you may remeber i got a GSP pup about three months ago. Well about two weeks ago my year and a half year old lab got tired of him messing with him and they got in a fight. The pup got his ear tore up pretty bad and we ended up having to put him on antibiotics and other things. Last Sunday i cam e back from out of town and the pup had developed a "lump" on his neck. It ended up getting bigger and harder to the size of a tennis ball. Needless to say we ended up at the emergency vet and they diagnosed it as an abcess. They prescribed stronger antibiotics and pain killer for him. Today we had a follow up appointment with our regular vet and they were pretty concerned with it. They wanted to cut him open to "explore" what it was. iI expained that the last two weeks have cost me $1300 and i could not afford much more. All three vets looked at him and the x-rays and are now concerned that it could be calcinosis circumscripta. Has anyone every dealt with this? The vet was explaining that the surgery can have some pretty good complications if it is in fact this disease. Thanks in advance for any info.
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where is the lump, is it the area of the lyph node in the lower throat area?
it is on the right side of his neck.
the reason i ask is i had a SHP that got valley feaver and the lymph node on the left side of his lower neck became enlarged, about the size of a base ball and the began to ooze. the vet did all kinds of tests which came up negative. started him on an anti fungal and steroids and he came back. My vet is a bird dog specialist and there are a net work of them in AZ. he had to get the info of this from a vet in Tucson. Valley feaver test for k-9s is not always accurate
I have a friend who has been a vet for over 30 years and here's what he told me about this. His office is in Peoria................
"CC" is basically a calcium deposit in the skin. It's not malignant or anything. The real question is why? There are some underlying diseases that cause these nodules to be in the skin that are serious, but some individual dogs just get them and they can be surgically removed. If the dog doesn't have some weird disease causing it, it should be OK. Needs blood test to check out his blood calcium levels and stuff like that.
I have a GSP that tore up my labe and pit her on the neck. She developed a big mass but when I saw it was just liquid I drained it with a hypo and then once more in a couple of days and all was good.
I'll be watching this thread!
I will keep you guys informed of what takes place.
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