PRODUCT RECALL-

While Pender Veterinary Centre has not prescribed many of these products recently, please be advised of a recent voluntary Product Recall of Vetropolycin Ophthalmic Ointment 3.5 gm, Vetropolycin HC Ophthalmic Ointment 3.5 gm, and Puralube Vet Ophthalmic Ointment 3.5gm.

If you have been prescribed any of these medications for your pet in the last few weeks, through Pender Veterinary Centre, please call us to check the Lot Number of the medication, or if you have any questions or concerns.

703-591-3304

“Is it cancer or benign?”

This is always the question when we find a lump, bump, or swelling. The doctors at Pender deal with this question several times every day and with their knowledge of age, breed, location, feel, shape, etc., they will know the correct direction to move in order to get a definitive answer. A small sample of cells taken into a syringe, placed on a slide, stained, and observed on a microscopic slide is often all that is needed to aid the diagnosis. If necessary, a pathologist will read the slide, or a biopsy will be taken for the pathologist to check with a microscope. Just as with human bumps and lumps, early diagnosis improves likelihood for successful treatment!

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