German Shepherd Dog Forums - View Single Post - Update to 20 mo. old GSD w/tumor-Probable Brown Recluse Bite!
View Single Post
Old 05-22-2014, 04:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
farnln
Member
 
farnln's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NE Indiana
Posts: 103
Default Update to 20 mo. old GSD w/tumor-Probable Brown Recluse Bite!

Vet called this AM with the biopsy results. He really thought that it was either a histiocytoma or mast cell tumor, BUT it turned out to be a spider bite!

He thinks it is probably from a brown recluse.

I am so grateful that I went to the emergency vet and didn't wait until the next day. I am generally a 'wait and see' type and although this didn't appear to be 'life threatening' it looked odd and came on so quickly that I didn't wait.
I have never seen anything quite like it.

This weekend we are going to get everyone out of here, including the dogs, and spray everywhere there could be spiders hiding.
farnln is online now   Reply With Quote