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Old May 8th, 2008, 02:38 PM
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That's how Priscilla was, too--only bigger, cuz she was a springer spaniel. She loved to call the shots. I think, on retrospect, that had we gotten her to the vet earlier to have her pts she wouldn't have appreciated it--she wanted to go on her own terms. And as traumatic as it was for us at the time, I finally came to grips with the fact that it was probably exactly how she wanted to go--out under her favorite bushes in the back yard.

She never really slowed down, either--sometimes not even when she had a nosebleed. On her last walk, the bleeding started halfway down the drive and if I hadn't noticed it, she would have just kept on trucking. In Priscilla's case, at least, it never seemed like a particularly painful cancer to have. that this holds true for your little girl, too.

If you think about the millions of dogs that are out there, and that such a large percentage of dogs do die of cancer, even 1 - 2 % of total cancer deaths being due to nasal cancers would involve a huge number of dogs. :sad: I still know far more dogs that died of other types of cancer than have died of nasal cancers But I have to admit that since joining this board, the incidence rate of nasal cancer has dismayed me....
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