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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 10-09-2019, 12:41 PM
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I went through this exact ordeal with "Buddy" he was diagnosed with Lymphoma and was in stage 3 as it had spread throughout his body including his lymph nodes. He was seen by several doctors...I didn't give up trying to save him. This was 4 years ago...he is still with us and is very healthy. For your discernment I will give you 2 short videos I did during and after. I had nothing to lose and everything to gain.
1st video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMoc...&index=16&t=0s

2nd video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efn1...&index=14&t=0s

Here is a 3rd I did yesterday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZOOlt57tKU

Buddy is the one going down the steps
Be blessed. Same with my Sari ( a purebred street dog ) and it's been 3,5 years she is alive
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Great to hear your girl is doing so well...........

Totally agree about getting a second opinion. If you are close to a Vet Med School, they can be a very good resource. They often have clinical trials for various diseases.
Dear Everyone,

Lately, esp in US it became very common to label a patient with " cancer " if the symptoms match the illness due to the fact that cancer is widespread in US GRs. However, there are soo many other illnesses which mimic cancer in dogs. And pathology. We wish it was just soo easy to interpret everything including MR, tomo and ultrasound. We are humans. Everyone makes mistakes. It requires a great but a great knowledge & experience & uptodate info to be a good pathologist. Always 2 even 3 pathology is a must especially diagnosed with positive results.
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I don't know but my 5 year old golden was diagnosed w a 36 mm anal sac carcinoma..2 months max w/out surgery radiation and chemo...I did not want to do anything invasive so I have given her heavy cbd for 6 wks just to help her feel better even tho I don'tthtink she was in pain..took her in today to see how far it had grown and what to expect and they could not feel it! they were shocked in that 3 wks ago I had them come to the house to put her down...I say try cbd..it can't hurt,,,definitely get second opinion...I got another puppy to ease her loss, now I have three. maybe cbd can help your baby! It might flare up, I just am in shock in that I have cried every day for 6 weeks with anticipatory grief....keep trying!!!
Dear VK, I hope they will have many more healthy years in your Kingdom of Golden Retrievers. All my best wishes with you !!!!
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Im so sorry to hear the news. My prayers are with you and your baby.
My boy was 6yrs old when he ended up with a large cancerous tumor in his intestines. After his surgery to remove the tumor, the oncologist said it was a very aggressive cancer and would return within 3-6 months if we did not do chemo.

We opted to go with the chemo - he had 6 rounds. Basically once a month.

To be honest - the chemo did not seem to "affect" him at all. He was his normal, happy, excited, joyful self all throughout his chemo.
I also started him on CBD oil right after he finished his normal pain meds after his surgery.
Happy to report 2.5 years later, Bentley is cancer free.
I believe the cbd oil has played a HUGE PART in preventing the cancer from returning. CBD oil helps in many many things - like pain, anxiety, appetite, which all helps while they are sick. But it also fights cancer - and that was the #1 reason i put him on it. To this day, he does not miss a meal without his CBD drops.

Good luck and stay strong and positive.


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I am SO sorry you are going through this😢

Our chemo experience:

Our Buddy was diagnosed with lymphoma quite accidentally as well. That is a good sign as once they start showing symptoms it can be too late.

We went through chemo and also half body radiation. He survived 5 years and passed away from something else. I can honestly say the chemo did not phase him and he never missed a meal. I was super stressed about the side effects of half body radiation but he had only one day that he obviously didn’t feel well. It was well worth it for us.

You will probably see fairly quickly whether it is effective and can decide from there whether to continue. I am so sorry you are going through this.
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My 5 yr old has apocrine adrenal cancer..chose not to torture her with invasive procedures...started cbd...tumor now not palpable...I don't think it cures but reduces inflammation and bought us time with her...she is eating playing very happy! w/o diagnosis I would have no clue...incidental find! Forum not a fan of cbd but you should research it! what's to lose..much to gain!!!
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My 2 1/2 yr old male golden passed away a month ago from lymphoma. The tumor was in his neck. Our vet said if there was a chance for treatment we should consider it but, in his opinion, the treatment would be short term only to buy us time. In our case, the tumor couldn't be removed and we had to say goodbye to the light of our life. As others have said, be sure what it is and get another opinion if needed.

I did contact the breeder and she was as heartbroken as we are. No history of lymphoma in her dogs that she knew of.

I feel for you and know how much heartache you are going thru. Do what's best for Penny no matter what. I would have given anything for our little boy to survive, but know in my heart we did what had to be done. He was everything to us and will never be forgotten.


e strong and my prayers are with you...
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