In a two-hour long surgery, tumour weighing 700grams was removed from the neck of a stray dog.
According to Dr P Biju, the tumour which was hanging on the ventral side of the neck was a life threatening one as the animal could not consume food. The surgery was successful and it may take a few days for the wound to heal. The dog will be released after that, said Biju, who is the senior veterinary surgeon at the Government veterinary hospital in Changanassery.
The stray dog which was wandering with the big tumor hanging in Kurichy area was spotted by some youths two weeks ago. A local resident Lijo clicked a photograph of the suffering dog and sent it to his friend through WhatsApp. This picture got widely circulated and finally the photograph and message reached Dr Biju.
Biju spoke to Lijo and located the area where the dog was found. Soon animal lovers reached the area and caught the dog and it was taken to the hospital. The six-year-old female dog weighs 15kgs. According to Biju, the dog will be released in the same place from where it was caught.
Source: Times Of India
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