Rose’s swelling not a tumour
There was relief today in the Imperial Residence as a swelling found on pet bullmastiff Rose was confirmed not to be a tumour.
There had been fears that the swelling, found last week, was a mammary tumour – the equivalent to breast cancer in dogs. However, the swelling has gone down in size after Rose, Mascot of the Order of the Bullmastiff, took antibiotics over the past week. This, along with a formal diagnosis from a local vet, has confirmed that the swelling is only an infection, from which Rose should have recovered within a few weeks.