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As of recent, my dog, Ali (13) has been making a mess lately (we assume it's blood) whenever he sits down and scratches himself. So me and my dad decided to take him to the vet to get examined and after his examination, the doctor told us that Ali may have tumors and could require surgery.

He gave us some medication for pain relief and antibiotics for the swelling. He also gave us the option of surgery to remove the lumps.They gave us a sheet explaining our options but didn't do a very good job explaining to us what exactly it means and even more concerning to me, not informing us, what my dog may need despite the costs.

Alink to the price sheet for context will be shared in the comments

I'm wondering if there's any dog owners who's has/had an old dog and has experienced this before. I'm not sure what we have to do for him.
 

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I would work on getting the infection cleared up before making any further decisions. Thirteen is pretty up there for a Rottie, and I would be hesitant about doing a surgery requiring general anesthesia.

My Rat Terrier had his anal glands removed at about age three, due to recurring infections.
 

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Hello,
I'm glad you took Ali to the vet as blood is almost always serious. If he is 13, I wouldn't put him through any invasive surgeries or risky treatments though. You can always go back to your vet's office and get clarification on his suggestions. Definitely don't agree to anything without making sure you know what you're signing your dog up for. In fact, you could get a second opinion to see what another vet has to say and if they have similar recommendations.
You can also consider supplements to give Ali's health a boost. There's Buddy Custard which has helped dogs recover from illnesses like cancer and arthritis as per the testimonials on their website. You can also do your own research into such things that might help an older rottie. Ultimately, I would try to ensure that Ali is as comfortable and happy as possible despite what he is going through. I know it's hard, but the good thing is you have options as far as what you can do to help him.
 
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