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Bronze Goes Home After A Long Battle Against the TVT Killer Virus

Updated: Nov 8, 2020

We're happy to report Bronze is our 15th successful TVT (Transmissible Venereal Tumour) case in 18 months.

After 4 long months of sickness, and recovery, Bronze finally goes home. His owner was very happy to have him back and Bronze was overjoyed too.

This is how we found him running around in great pain 5 months ago.

As you can see from his picture, Bronze's cancerous tumour covers over half his face. We can't imagine how ill he must have felt.

Bronze's Story

For those of you who don't know Bronze’s story, his tumour was a horrific nasal TVT (Transmissible Venereal Tumour) which is highly contagious. Bronze became infected by sniffing a female dog suffering from TVT. This horrific virus can be transmitted by mating with an infected partner, sniffing and licking. The tumours can go to the dog’s brain, cause blindness as well as infecting the male or female dog’s sexual organs.

If not treated Bronze would have died in great pain.

Bronze has an owner but unfortunately, she did not have the means to provide him with the necessary care he desperately needed. We simply couldn't ignore this boy in need so we agreed to help.

The Chemotherapy Injections begin

First Injection

Two days after we found bronze we managed to catch him with the help of his owner. Our vet then gave him his first injection.

Second Injection

This Picture shows bronze after his second injection, the wound still looked very painful but there were signs of healing.

Third Injection

After Bronze's third injection the wound had almost closed up and the swelling on his face started to go down. However, we were concerned with his oosing eye which remaind half closed.

Fourth Injection

Although Bronze had improved greatly, he wasn't looking strong, His nose was still swollen and his eye continued to ooze. After consultation with our vet, we decided to bring him into our healing center for observation.