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A thank you note 1 year after… penis amputation???

Kado, a 4 year old Husky, had a tumor (mast cell tumor) near the tip of his prepuce (ie sheath). The only way to completely remove it was to remove the entire prepuce, and therefore, sacrifice (i.e. remove) his entire penis. A new opening (urethrostomy) was created to allow him to pee. One year after surgery, his owner KM writes:
“Hi Dr. Zeltzman, It has been a year since Kado’s surgery. He is doing great. He will be celebrating his 5th birthday on Monday. He is a very happy dog and full of energy and loves playing with our other dog. We just love him so much.”

So? Crazy surgery? Or life-saving procedure?

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