- Oreo had a 6.4-pound tumor removed last Friday in Connecticut
- After the surgery the pup weighed just 19 pounds
- He also suffers Lyme disease and is being cared for by a rescue organization
A poodle named Oreo is on the mend after having a 6.4-pound tumor removed – nearly a third of its body weight.
Daryl Masone says her group, Poodle Rescue Connecticut, got custody of the 6-year-old, 26-pound poodle mix earlier this month after a neighbor noticed it was struggling with the large tumor.
She says it was hard for the dog to walk or do anything else, and he was also struggling with fleas and Lyme disease.
A poodle named Oreo afflicted with a 6.4-pound tumor, seen here before, had surgery to remove the growth
It was hard for Oreo to even walk before the tumor was removed
Oreo was all wrapped up and had a fresh haircut after the 2 1/2 hour surgery
Oreo, seen here six days post op, is doing great but will eventually need a second surgery to remove extra skin
The Watertown Animal Hospital performed a 2½-hour surgery to remove the growth last Friday
Masone said Wednesday that Oreo is doing great and now weighs 19 pounds.
She says he will eventually need a second surgery to remove extra skin.
He’s also taking medication for Lyme’s disease and his flea dermatitis is getting better.