Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: GTA, Ontario, Canada
Re: lung cancer
So sorry to hear of your dog's diagnosis. We lost our 12 year old GSD, Shadow, to lung cancer 18 months ago. We had no idea that she was ill until her appetite went a little off and she had an episode of shortness of breath. Our vet aspirated a lot of fluid from her lungs while she was sedated for an Xray, and she was able to continue on for a few weeks. We knew it was time to let her go when she refused to eat, when she could no longer find a comfortable position to lay and when she was having a lot of difficulty breathing. She never did seem to have any amount of pain and was just taking a little Tramadol towards the end.
Just enjoy whatever time you have together. Make the days special for you and him. Dogs live only in the moment. Your boy doesn't know he has a problem, he'll just be delighted to share lots of time and fun with you. He'll tell you when it's time...
Please don't litter. Neuter your pets!
Quinn, Mar. 8/2007
Shadow, 1995-2007, always in my heart