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My sympathies!

Reading all of these stories gets me very nervous about my new puppy coming in 10 days.
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My sympathies!

Reading all of these stories gets me very nervous about my new puppy coming in 10 days.
You canít think like that. Just love him/her and do the best you can. Iíve had six goldens in my 30+ years married. Three lived long lives and two were taken way too early. However that doesnít stop me from getting another this past September. Good luck and enjoy.

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I'm so sorry.

I noticed you are in NM. Are you, by chance, waiting to see the oncologist at VCA? She was wonderful when we saw her 4 years ago. Our GSD was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma (normally cancer of the anal glands, but hers was on her hip). We did not know until after the mass removal that it was cancerous, but opted for palliative treatment because of cost of treatment and her quality of life. She was also older than your dog, so that will be something to weigh out.

I hope you are able to get in to the oncologist soon and get some answers.


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don't offer prayers..they don't work.....
Everyone here knows how hard this is for you. I have lost 2 Golden’s to cancer and I’m not religious. But having people say they are praying for my doggie or offering whatever form of comfort has been immeasurably helpful. Let people in and be here for you and your sweet golden.

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Way bigger than 3mm which is considered resectable..this is 38 mm.. very aggressive tumor...quickly goes to lymph nodes...requires chemo and radiation to give 20 months... not going to put her thru this,,,hope to enjoy as many months as possible..just put my other golden down 5 years ago...bladder cancer,,I just can't do this anymore....
I'm so sorry for what you are going through, and support your choice not to put him through the chemo and radiation. I made a similar choice when my dog was diagnosed with sinus cancer a few years ago. You might want to look into "holistic" treatment for him. With my dog, I had a holistic vet who put him on homeopathy and herbal remedies. There is also a diet (Google the Keto Pet Sanctuary for some resources) that may slow tumor growth. There is also a dog cancer FB group (affiliated with folks who are following the keto diet) where someone recently posted about her dog with anal cancer and something like a 6-8 week prognosis who is still chugging along with good quality of life two years later.

I don't know if what I did got my dog any extra days on earth, but I DO think it helped what days he had to be higher quality.

I hope whatever you choose to do you gets you as many days as possible for your baby...

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Anal gland tumor

What I thought was hot spot turned out to be an anal adrenal carcinoma...they recommend surgery 3mm...Allies is 38mm (ping pong ball)...prognosis horrible...metatisizes to lymph nodes, then lungs...surgery with radation and chemo still has 50% occurrence, with incontinence from surgery. Only 2-17% of cancers are this, usually seen in small dogs or dogs 10+ years of age. She is only 5.5...I can tell she is breathless upon exercise...prognosis is 2 months from diagnosis....Don't know why it wasn't caught sooner by vet or groomers...so much for expressing anal glands!. So we will go to dog park, eat pupucchinos for as long as possible...this is my 7th golden with cancer...Hope Morris Foundation in Fort Collins continues to make great strides for goldens
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Val King, I am so very sorry about your boy's diagnosis.

Just an FYI-I merged your duplicate threads together into one so you would have all the replies and information in the same thread.
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Don't be nervous!!! The good outweighs the bad and there is nothing better than a golden...I said I can't do this any more but I know I will always have at least one, preferably two! She came from a GREAT breeder, these random things just happen!!. Excited for you to have a new baby!! I promise it will be the best decision you can make!!!
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TY..I am excited but also nervous..I lost an Aussie last yr to Mouth Cancer..I had the tumor de-bulked to buy her some time, but refused Chemo too. She was only 5 yrs old.


My new Golden is coming this week and hopefully she is ok (a friend's 2 dogs out of state had puppies). Obviously I have no idea about her genetics, but the Mom and dad seem to be doing well (still young dogs). I have 3 other dogs including a 14 yr old rescued Border Collie. She is doing great, but 14 is still 14. That in itself is gut wrenching; but she has a good life for the past 9 yrs. (good for me too)



My best wishes for you and yours, and I hope that the remaining time is fun filled for you all!
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