Osteosarcoma

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Osteosarcoma

Postby lucydog » Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:28 pm

Some of you may remember a year ago I thought BB had cancer. She had a growth in her mouth, that looked like an abscess. So I had the vet clean it out and pull some more teeth and the vet shocked me by saying she thought it was cancer. She asked if I wanted to biopsy it and I was so upset I said no, because I wasn't planning to do chemo anyway.

She went on steroids and antibiotics and it seemed to go away. So we figured it was not cancer. Well it came back, and this time the growth is visible on the outside (it is on her muzzle, but inside, around her gumline). And her breath was bad so I figured it was time to pull some more teeth. This time I had it biopsied and it is an osteosarcoma, but one that is apparently not multiplying fast.

Poor BB has so many issues, with her mental state not being what it was, arthritis, poor eyesight, and now cancer. She is only 12, and our other 12 year olds have been in much better shape. Our Chow is 12, which is totally ancient for a Chow, and he is doing great.

So, I didn't mean to bum anyone out but we lost Lucy a month ago and now this. We got them about a year apart. They hated each other for the most part, but they were our only Pit Bulls for about 10 years.

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Postby CinderDee » Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:25 am

I'm really sorry to hear this. Is she on meds or anything?

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Postby Nickdawg » Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:38 am

I'm so sorry :hug:

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Postby lucydog » Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:56 am

Thanks. Other than glucosamine and Prevacox for the joint pain, no I don't have her on anything. My old Chow is getting some liver also for anemia - it seems to have put a spring in the Chow's step so I am giving some to BB too.

Right now it doesn't seem to be inflamed or anything, so I am not sure anything else would help.

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Postby pblove » Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:59 am

I am sorry to hear about your LUcy and now BB
Go to this site and read around, (a LOT of reading )there is a lot of info
http://www.shirleyswellnesscafe.com

http://www.dogaware.com look under cancer

http://www.b-naturals.com/index.php?main_page=newsletters
look at the newsleeter for different info

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Postby msvette2u » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:16 am

That's really too bad-I hope it doesn't start growing quickly for your sakes :(

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Postby Legend » Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:35 pm

pblove wrote:I am sorry to hear about your LUcy and now BB
Go to this site and read around, (a LOT of reading )there is a lot of info
http://www.shirleyswellnesscafe.com

http://www.dogaware.com look under cancer

http://www.b-naturals.com/index.php?main_page=newsletters
look at the newsleeter for different info



good info

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Postby spammie » Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:35 pm

I'm sorry to hear about Lucy and BB.
Spoil the dickens out of her.

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Postby lucydog » Thu Oct 16, 2008 5:31 pm

Thanks. Those are some great resources.
Today I went by the butcher and got 9 lbs. of liver scraps for $1.80!
So yeah, both of my old dogs are getting spoiled. It's very easy to hide a pill in liver.


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