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hikergirl
04-09-10, 05:54 pm
I just found out today that my 5 year old female guinea pig has a salivary gland tumor. At least, that is what my vet thinks it is. Chloe has a large lump on her neck. I was really hoping that it was just a cyst or abscess but it wasn't. The vet drew some fluid out of it and took a look at it under the microscope. She didn't see any type of puss but the cells were abnormal. She said she could remove it but she doesn't suggest it. I'm not sure what to do at this point. Chloe is currently doing fine. The lump is about the size of a large gumball. She's still eating and drinking fine and her energy level is the same. She has lost a lot of weight though. Is there anything else I can do for her? Is there anything I can feed her to get some weight back on her? I'm so bummed out about this. Does anyone have any experience with this?