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July 08, 2013

Scarlett's mammary tumor was removed today. She did great! Dr Don is truly a wonderful rat vet! I did not have a chance to speak with him prior to the operation so I was not able to request to have her spayed (I was hoping that since the tumor was on her abdomen that he would be able to spay her while she was under and since he was already operating in that area). Her tumor was smaller than Aniston's however I think the lack of hair made it appear larger than it really was. Her post-op instructions are like that of Aniston's- no exercise for a week so she will be staying in a single cage by herself for a bit to ensure that she takes it easy while she heals.