Tessa’s the dog who eats the carrot nose off the snowman (no really, that happened!), and she has more energy than you can shake a snowman’s arm at. “Anyone who’s had a German Shorthaired Pointer knows the joke that they slow down two years after they’re gone,” laughs mom Dagmar. But a small bump suddenly put a stop in Tessa’s go.
“It popped up out of nowhere,” says Dagmar. “I couldn’t make any sense of it.” A biopsy identified it as a mast cell tumor — luckily, Tessa’s vet removed it all. But when Dagmar felt another bump a few months later, she thought “Oh, here we go.” This time it came back as a cyst, and since its removal Tessa has returned to her wild ways.
8-year-old german shorthaired pointer
$763 for tumor, $307 for cys