A friend of mine recently lost her pit bull to lymphoma, and now our dear PBF buddy Hoss is fighting bone cancer.
My friend Jen's dog was diagnosed suddenly and she lost her within the year. The dog wasn't even 4 yrs old.
My Dozer has had a few lumps and bumps here and there. They come and go. He had a small pencil eraser sized bump on his ear. It was above the skin, and within two months disappeared.
He has had a small one on his thigh that also disappeared.
Now, at the base of his tail he has a dime sized knot that isn't squsihy. It is firm.
I shaved around it so I can measure the size and monitor it for a week or two before making an appt.
However, every day that goes by I cant help but worry that it is malignant and dangerous.
He hasn't been acting as cheerful as he used to. He is 4 now as of May.
This past yr we have to TELL him to eat his food at dinner time, when 1 yr old Koda scarfs her down just fine.
He sleeps 75% of the day.
So his eating habits have decreased and his activity has as well. However if I put wet food or RAW in his kibble he doesn't hesistate at all. AND! If I say "lets go swimming" he isnt a slow mover in any way shape or form.
I am hesitant to make the appointment because Im afraid of the answers I will receive. My boy is 4 years old.
My Mom says not to worry too much he is just maturing and is an adult now, but these little cysts or masses that appear every now and then make me very concerned.
How many of you have had some sort of "cancer" experience with dogs (mainly pit bull types) ?
What kind of cancer? How long did you they have after finding out?
Please give your cancer experiences and info.