Obtained 8/00 from another rescuer. Guinea pig was surrendered due to biting a young (less than 10 years old) child in the previous household. About 1 year old at acquisition.
Presentation: 1/23/05 (~5- 5 1/2 years old) Bilateral mammary masses palpated. Scheduled for excision with histopath.
Treatment: 5/4/05 Examined for surgery, heart murmur found, radiographs within normal limits for heart problems or metastasis screen. Start on enalapril 0.125 mg SID PO. Blood work sent out to the lab is all normal.
6/9/05. Surgery for mammary masses, buprenorphine post-op for pain. Continue enalapril. Baytril course 10 mg PO BID for 7 days post-op. Heart murmur can not be asculted any more.
Results: Continue on enalapril for heart murmur. Excision is curative on the masses, but monitor for recurrance.
Histopath comes back as bilateral malignant ductal adenocarcinomas with clean margins.
Pet is euthanized 12/05 for a urethral obstruction. Found comatose in cage.