Mammary tumors are extremely common in dogs; approximately 50% of them are malignant. Unfortunately the only way to know if mammary tumors are benign or malignant is to surgically remove them and do a biopsy. Depending of the size and the number of tumors conservative surgery (lumpectomy/ single mastectomy) or a more aggressive surgery with removal of a whole mammary chain may be recommended. Mammary tumors are more common in intact than in spayed females; in fact spaying before the first or second heat cycle significantly reduces the risk of developing mammary tumors. Median age on presentation is 10 to 11 years.
How much does a Mastectomy Surgery cost?
The all inclusive fee is $1,550.00 for pets under 22 lbs. and $1,750.00 for pets over 22 lbs.
- Intake Physical Examination
- Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork: CBC, full chemistry panel, clotting profile when indicated
- I.V. Catheter
- I.V. Fluids
- Pre-Anesthetic analgesia drugs
- Anesthesia induction drugs tailored to the individual patient
- Preoperative imaging (radiographs)
- Anesthesia Maintenance on isoflurane
- Anesthesia monitoring by: EKG, CO2 end tidal, O2 saturation, Blood pressure, body temperature
- Mastectomy Surgery
- Submission of mass to reference laboratory for histopathology
- Post-surgical recovery monitoring
- Hospitalization as required
- Take home medications
- Recheck appointments