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Old May 26th, 2012, 02:27 PM
astralus astralus is offline
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Unhappy German shepard - cancer

I have a german shepard female, six years old. This winter we noticed a tumor size of an egg on one of her breasts. We stalled with operation due to cold, it seems now that we stalled for to long. She was operated a bit more than two months ago (she was sterilized at the same time). The tumor was huge, but it was said to us that it seemed benine, and ther was no histology analyses taken. Ther was no bigger problems in the post-op, except one of her stiches broke and the wound couldn’t heal in that part. A few week ago she started to have trouble moving, it seemed as if she is in pain in the region of the scar. Now she is moving very little, my vet diagnosed her with metastasis, he wasn’t sure at first dough he though it is just the swelling from the scar. She bearly moves now and there is a sweling around the scar.
I feel terribly guilty. Is there anything I can do to help her, is there anything more that can be done to save her. I would be most greatfull for any kind of help or advice.
Thank you in advance.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 08:41 PM
Barkingdog Barkingdog is online now
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I have a german shepard female, six years old. This winter we noticed a tumor size of an egg on one of her breasts. We stalled with operation due to cold, it seems now that we stalled for to long. She was operated a bit more than two months ago (she was sterilized at the same time). The tumor was huge, but it was said to us that it seemed benine, and ther was no histology analyses taken. Ther was no bigger problems in the post-op, except one of her stiches broke and the wound couldn’t heal in that part. A few week ago she started to have trouble moving, it seemed as if she is in pain in the region of the scar. Now she is moving very little, my vet diagnosed her with metastasis, he wasn’t sure at first dough he though it is just the swelling from the scar. She bearly moves now and there is a sweling around the scar.
I feel terribly guilty. Is there anything I can do to help her, is there anything more that can be done to save her. I would be most greatfull for any kind of help or advice.
Thank you in advance.
I am sorry to hear your dog has cancer. I guess you should try to keep your dog pain free as much as possible and made sure she does not get an infection on her wound. You could try seeing another vet for a second opinion .
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Old May 27th, 2012, 06:40 PM
BenMax BenMax is offline
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Going through the same with my dobie gal. Same spot. Vet says too massive to remove and very close to the lung.
We opted to give her a good quality of life and when it is time, we will do what needs to be done. So far, she is doing great and thankfully she has no idea that she is terminal. So we just treat her like the rest of the gang and do give her those little extras on the side.

I am so sorry you are going through this. Celebrate each day even when they are not ill. Just makes things feel alittle more normal.

Good vibes coming your way.
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Old May 28th, 2012, 03:59 PM
MaxaLisa MaxaLisa is offline
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I would put her on a cancer diet (high protein, high omega-3 fatty acids, low to no carbs, and no simple carbs), and certainly would give her the supplement IP6 (Enzymatic Therapy, Cell Forte).

http://germanshepherdhome.net/forum/...ncer#Post32998
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