Thank you for choosing Eco Deco Pet Hospital for your pet’s surgery. Masses are a common condition in pets. These masses can grow on, in, or just under the skin. Ranging in size from a couple of millimeters to football-sized, masses can represent a wide variety of conditions from simple skin tags to scars, to malignant cancers, to large fatty growth on dogs and cats.
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Please describe with as much detail as possible the location of each growth that needs to be removed. For example: "mass located on inside of back left leg, on top half of leg (above elbow)".
Masses/growths/tumors CAN NOT be POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED by VISUAL EXAMINATION. Therefore, we strongly recommend sending any masses removed from your pet to the laboratory for microscopic examination, evaluation, and interpretation by a veterinary pathologist. This is to positively identify the type of mass/ tumor, determine whether it is benign (not aggressive or likely to spread) pr malignant (aggressive and very likely to spread), help in deciding if any future treatments will be necessary, and provide a prognosis for your pet’s future quality of life and well-being. Results take 1-2 weeks.
To take the sample, a patch of hair is shaved where the mass/masses are located, to create a sterile area. A small area on a leg will be shaved to facilitate the placement of an IV catheter.

Elizabethan Collar:
To ensure that your pet will not chew, or lick open the surgical site, an Elizabethan collar is recommended. The pet is required to always wear it after the surgery until the post-surgical appointment date. If you decline or do not use the Elizabethan collar, the pet may open the incision, cause infection or may injury itself. Any post-surgical complications will be at the owner’s expense if the Elizabethan collar was declined or not used properly.

Acknowledgment and Consent of Surgical Risks
As the owner and/ or authorized caregiver, I hereby give Eco Deco Pet Hospital consent to perform surgery and/ or treatments for my pet. As the owner and/ or authorized caregiver understand that a surgical treatment plan/ estimate is just an estimated cost and may have added unforeseen costs. I understand that any procedure anesthetic or not, poses a risk to my pet, regardless of health status. While I expect all procedures to be done to the best of the abilities of the professional staff, I realize that no guarantee or warranty can ethically or professionally be made regarding the results or cure. I understand that I assume financial responsibility for all services. Payment is due in full at the time of drop off. My signature on this form indicates that any questions I have regarding the procedure, recovery, or potential complications have been answered to my satisfaction. If an estimate has been presented, I have fully reviewed it for the services that are to be provided. Eco Deco Pet Hospital is to use all reasonable precautions against injury, escape or death of my pet, but is not held liable or responsible in any matter, as I thoroughly understand I assume all risks.