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It's time to start another thread as we come near to 50 pages on the previous thread. Below is information to help you make choices for yourself and your family, originally posted and collected by NeylasMom. This is the fifth sixth seventh eighth ninth in a series of threads. The original was started by a few people whose pups were diagnosed around the same time in July of 2010, but it appears it has grown into an ongoing thread that will provide both information and emotional support for anyone who has dealt with losing a pup to osteo, is currently caring for a pup diagnosed with oste
This morning, my grey Speed Racer (racing name Tipp Josiah) was diagnosed with lymphoma. The vet called it high grade and gave me two options. Option one: We can make him comfortable for the next couple of months with prednisone. He may survive one or two months. Option two: We can treat aggressively with chemotherapy. She is referring me to an oncology specialist and let me know to expect ultrasounds, x-rays, and biopsies. Can you tell me your experience with these two options? My dog is 9 years old. I don't want to traumatize him if I'm only buying a few extra low-quality-of-life months with
Guest posted a topic in Health and Medical discussionI am new participant in the forum, but not to greyhounds. Our most recent adoptee, Crouton, is a sweet-to-the-core ex-racer and brood mom who turned seven in January. Sadly, we got a diagnosis of Osteosarcoma, distal femur, a little over two weeks ago. It started with a limp in her left hind leg, and we are already on four meds to control pain. Due to a number of reasons, she is not a candidate for amputation or chemo, nor do we have easy access to radiation due to distance from a major metropolitan center. Thus, we have opted for palliative care. In doing research, we found that ther