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Hi Julie, I am sorry that you and Abbie are dealing with this difficult problem. Mast cell tumors can be very challenging and difficult especially at the higher stages. There are a number of things that could be going on here including your suspicion that the tumor is growing back and also other complications associated with the surgical removal. I would strongly suggest going back to the veterinarian and asking them to investigate further the cause of the current issue and discuss what your options are including aspiration to determine the cause of the current swelling, radiographs, referral to a cancer specialist, or medications to treat either the mast cell tumor or other possible post-operative complications.
John Smith, DVMVeterinarian
Dr. John Smith is a graduate of LSU, Class of 1998. He has over 10 years of experience...
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