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My dog was diagnosed with cancer today. He went through extensive medical tests in September and he was fine and now the cancer has reached his lungs and come too far for us to doing anything about it. He is my first child I can’t handle this pain. He will have 6-8 weeks at best.

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I’m so sorry. I’ve been there and I wish there was something that I could say to make you feel better. I rescued an elderly dog that had many issues. I made him a little bucket list and we did lots of memorable things in his last couple of months. He had been very neglected before I got him so everything was likely a first for him. His last weeks were his best weeks and with that I felt better. I also contacted lap of love to come to the house when it was time. He was very anxious at the vet and I wanted his last moments to be peaceful. Give him lots of extra kisses. Hugs 🤗

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We don’t have lap for love here in the suburbs but I found a few mobile vets that provide this service and are rated well. I will call them when it’s time.

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Continue to love him and enjoy the time you have left as best as you can. Sending love ❤️❤️

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Oh OP! Tears ran down my face as I read this. I am so very sorry and I have felt the exact pain you speak of. I still go through waves of sorrow and depression thinking about my best friend and my first child. Crying this very minute thinking about your pain. Went through this the past year. My best pal, my first child Tank a rottie and the absolute amazing companion anyone could ask for got diagnosed with osteosarcoma. I was in denial. I got his leg amputated to get rid of the pain and micro fractures fear. One of the few remedies for this aggressive of a cancer. He recovered and gave me a good 8 more months. He was only 8 when he passed. I couldn’t make the decision to euthanize. Everything inside of you tells you to fight for your child but I realized that wasn’t the best for him in this case. His condition got worse by the day. In the end he completely stopped eating and drinking and once day I let him out to pee and within seconds he disappeared. It was raining and I searched for him every where. The poor guy wanted to leave his family behind as to not burden them anymore. I looked and looked and finally found him in the shrubs waiting to pass away. I can’t get that image out of my head. I finally knew the time had come where I had to make the toughest decision of my life. I called for the vets to come to my house to have him be euthanzied. He layed on my lap as he took his last breath and passed away peacefully. I miss him soo much and I know no matter what I will Never get my moments back. I sometimes think I didn’t do enough for him or I should have done more. Time heals but it never heals completely. There is a surge of energy that comes into your body as your child takes their last breath. I believe that he is a part of me. And yours will forever be a part of you. As tough of a decision as it maybe try to act before his condition gets worse. Give him the peace that he deserves. Lay with him, hug him, kiss him every second of the day. Give him anything he wants. My deepest deepest sympathies OP. If you ever need to vent or talk please DM me.

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Love him and spoil him! 😪 So sorry! Sending hugs ❤

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We decided to stop all testing since all it would do was give us a name to the cancer and a better estimate of time. The spread in his lungs is not curable and we don’t want to stress him any further. We are gonna spend 24/7 with him and let him decide when he is ready to go. Thank you everyone for your kind words and suggestions. Arghh F*** CANCER.

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He passed. He was having a hard time breathing. We had someone come home and help transition him. Unfortunately, didn’t have time for a bucket list. 😢 I am just devastated.

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I am so sorry. I have been there too. I remember the grief. Take time to grieve. Also remember the good times. Hugs to you. 🌈 ❤ 🐾

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Golden paste - google it. Maybe it’ll give you more time

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Awesome - 1) definitely look at proper dosage and talk to your vet to ensure it won’t have negative interactions with any medications. 2) if you’re up for it, consider a human grade diet (ie actual food - organic brown rice, organic sweet potato, cut up broccoli, cut up spinach & carrots, with chicken breast or other lean protein source as well as vitamins and probiotics sprinkled on top) My 16 year old lady was diagnosed with congestive heart failure at 13 and we were told she’d have less than a year to live. She lived in comfort and additional 3 years and I attribute it to the human grade food diet and golden paste

It is happening to me too. Lab work came back normal in October and suddenly things went down hill very fast in the past few weeks. Please don’t blame yourself for this.

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I’m so sorry, OP. Spoil him and don’t worry too much about the future, you can’t control when his time will come, and he will let you know. It’s so scary and you feel helpless. You and he will be in my thoughts. It’s the only part of having a dog in your life that truly sucks.

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Everyone told me that I’d know when it was time and I was always very worried about that and about prolonging any suffering, but it ended up being true. I knew. I was of the mindset that I would rather be a day early than a day late. They let you know. You have to be willing to accept it. Having pets is not for the weak of heart. With every decision I made, I asked myself if it was for me or for him. That helped me to stay grounded. You’re right, try not to borrow worries. It won’t change anything.

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So sorry to hear that. Spend time doing what you and your pup love doing most in these next few weeks. Sending you guys love

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I’m sorry for this sad news. My pet just died un expectedly. I totally get what you’re feeling. Spend as much time as you can with your baby. Again I’m so sorry.

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Thinking of you OP!

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I am sooo sorry. Cancer moves so fast in our fur babies. These stories are heart wrenching. My dog has had 2 cancers. One rare lymphoma (CETL), in 2019 and melanoma in 2021. Both have high reoccurrence. He’s also almost 12 years old. However, we did chemo in 2019 and surgery in 2021. I do feed him a low carb, raw food diet. As you know, cancer feeds on sugar, so we stay away from rice, potatoes, etc. he gets raw food, or dehydrated raw bits, and some blueberries, full fat cheese, and other raw food treats. I wish you all the best with your fur baby as you go through this!!! 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

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Yes, all my vets don’t recommend a raw diet, but they also peddle dog food. It’s a conflict of interest for sure. The dog food industry is so unregulated. Check out Susan Thixton. She is fighting the good fight for our fur babies!! Good luck to you. 🙏🏻🤞🏻🍀

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I’m so sorry to hear about your fur baby! Sending you lots of strength to get through the next few weeks! Just spend as much time as possible with your pup and make sure that you’re there at the end (as difficult as it may be) because you’re their everything, and they need your support and love. Take care and make sure you allow yourself the time and space to grieve your loss! ❤️

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