Let them live a comfortable & happy life as long as possible. Chemo extends life only a few months.

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  1. Elaine

    Elaine New Member

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    Rather than the agonizing & depressing cancer treatments , let your dog live his life.

    Increase supplements known to help their pain, spirit, & strength.
    Give them appropriate food, never food that is inferior. Expensive food requires less feedings & is more satisfying.

    Always have clean ( filtered, bottled, even distilled water) for them. And Love Them.
     
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    Elaine, I totally agree with you. My dog Holly had lymphoma and was diagnosed on Febr
    Elaine, I agree with you 100 percent. Our dog Holly was diagnosed with lymphoma on February 15 of this year. She was 9 years old. I have a great vet and he told me that there is no cure just an extension of her life with chemo. Do I want to do it for her and make her go through hell and just prolong the inevitable or give her the best last few months of her life. We put her on prdiszone which help her get through some rough time, but that was it. Her days were filled with the food she loved and treats. She loved sitting on the patio and just watching the birds, so that is what we did. I made everyday the best day it could be for her. She got really sick on May 10 in the morning and we knew it was time. I am crying my eyes out typing this, but knowing that I did the right thing for her.I did not want her last days to be just about chemo and going back and forth to the vet. I wish you the best.
     
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    I agree with you Elaine. My little Joey has bone cancer in his back leg. He is almost 13. Amputate the leg?
    This will only give him a few more months. Give him a quality life to the end. When he is overcome with pain
    we will help him go. Heartbreaking but the right thing to do. Lucy
     
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    Hi Family, Thank you for your advice, I agree with you fully. Can you please let me know what supplements you gave your baby for pain?
     
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    Hi I am new to this forum and agree with the above comments completely. However, every dog's cancer is different. I was determined not to put my boy through any horrible treatments but when we got the diagnosis of anal gland cancer October 2017 and told he had less than 2 months to live we were devastated. Dexter has had major surgery and we are currently just over half way through chemotherapy treatment. His first treatment left him with horrendous side effects and I felt so guilty but the dose was reduced and he is now symptom free. The surgery and chemo are hopefully going to give us another 18 months and right now Dexter is normal, energised chasing around the field with his other Labrador mates. So, my point being chemotherapy is not for everyone and doesn't always help that much but sometimes can help. We had a great Christmas with Dexter and without the treatments he would have been already gone.
     
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    Hello my baby was a westie and would complete 13 years on July 27 this month. One week ago he was diagnosed with a very aggressive lymphoma, which prevented him from eating, and drinking water, and hindering his breath... Yesterday he was gone...And this is the most terrible experience I've ever had! Your companion, also Westie, this inconsolable... He walks around the house looking for him all day. Despite my pain, I am giving her a lot of attention, keeping her walking routine and playing with her, but I wonder if anyone has experienced this experience and could give me some tips What to do so that she does not suffer too much!
    Thank you a lot
     
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    I am terribly sorry for your loss
     
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    Hello my dog Sadie is a black lab, just found her pic as a pup 2/28/06...wow

    She was diagnosed with a softball size mass on her spleen 1/17/2018
    SADIE3.jpg
    Just went back today (1/29/2018) and here is what we got
    SADIE5.jpg

    I can feel an obvious change just below her ribcage on her right side.

    This is supposed to be some form of splenic cancer, and ive been treating her without chemo or surgery. Is this really going down?
     
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    OK so I think I figured it out with these pics.
    this first pic is the first visit SADIE4.jpg

    second visit
    SADIE6.jpg

    if anyone is good at looking at these, your input is HIGHLY appreciated. She is still pain free, has been eating more, and her energy levels are better than they've been in a few years
     

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