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My shitzu has an extremely large lump on her chest. I believe in one of her mammary glands.
I have been putting castor oil on it, and lately it has been bleeding a lot but I don't know if this is due to the castor oil and is normal or due to the tightness of the area and her scratching,
She has also lost a significant amount of weight.
I have several questions because it's breaking my heart but I really can't afford like $600 to get it removed right now. I just need something to help in the mean time.
My first question is am I putting the castor oil on right? I soak a cotton ball an apply it thickly all over the lump and cover it and then I unwrap it during the day so it can breathe and cover it again in the evening. What should happen while using it?
Second, how and what should I apply to it when I'm cleaning it so ensure it doesn't get infected? That's the last thing she needs. Right now I clean it with a warm wet cloth and put an antiseptic (cream form so it doesn't burn) on it and then castor oil around the rest of the lump an bandage it.. It's also in a really hard spot so if anyone has a better idea on how I cover it that would be great lol
Three, is there anything I can give her internally as well? Ive heard of essaic tea but Nothing else. How much would I give her of that? She's a typical sized shitzu
And lastly is there any special diet I can put her on to give her some weight back?
If anyone could please email me at alybeswick(at)hotmail. com with answers to ANY or all of my questions I'd really really appreciate it.