This is a repost from an earlier version of this Dog Cancer Care support forum. 11-23-2008, 07:02 PM Kathysond Junior Member When I first heard my Lab Po had cancer I cried. Then I got over it and went on a campaign to see what I could do to manage his disease and ensure his well-being. After all, dogs can sense when we are stressed! I have done all that I can do and have decided to relish each day we have together. His disease has helped me to appreciate the value of the present moment. That's a gift all dogs provide to their owners...they have no sense of tomorrow and simply live each day with gusto. When my Po loses that sense of joy in living I will know it's time to let him go. That's when I'll let myself cry again.