Market Stray With Huge Neck Tumour Saved By WVS Vets

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Market Stray With Huge Neck Tumour Saved By WVS Vets

Wed 26th Sep 2018

Sai Jai is a friendly stray dog who knows the WVS Thailand team well, but when she came into our centre a few weeks back, our vets discovered something very concerning…

Sai Jai lives at a local market and is cared for by the market sellers who have grown fond of her over the years. She’s also a familiar face at the WVS Thailand community clinic where she has previously been sterilised and treated for a digestive issue.

When her carers from the market brought her in again last month however, her issues were much more worrying. Our vets quickly investigated and found a large tumour had formed on her neck over a relatively short period of time. It was causing her a lot of pain and discomfort and measured over 4 inches across her neck. If left untreated, this mass could have soon affected vital functions like breathing and eating and left Sai Jai in a life-threatening state.

Fortunately, our excellent veterinary team was able to determine quickly that surgery was still an option. Thanks to the great diagnostic and surgical skills, Sai Jai made it through the delicate procedure without a hitch and the entire tumour was successfully removed. The pathology report on her biopsy revealed that her tumour was benign. Fortunately, it was a lipoma made up of fatty tissue. 

Sai Jai is recovering well and will soon be able to return to her friends at the market!

Providing high quality veterinary care to animals who normally would have no access to such services is an important part of our work. Your support allows us to perform more emergency operations like Sai Jai’s tumour and give them a second chance at life. Please help us to provide these life-saving services to more animals in our communities, by making a simple donation today. Even a small donation can save a life.