just reading thru the tread, i lost my boy, he was just a little over 11 and a half. the vet said he thought he had bone cancer. he started out not being able to poop, i took him in they said inflamation of the bowels, he went thru 2 rounds of med for this but seemed ok. then he started not eating dry food, except his milkbones,then those also. then he started refusing wet food, would only eat like chicken or burgers. he hurt his leg, which the first time they xrayed said it was arthritis, and with his age, didnt recommend fixing his knee, (he had had the other knee fixed when he was 5 or 6). they had also checked his teeth and cleaned them, we thought maybe had a bad tooth why wasnt eating dry, but they said his teeth were fine. he'd also had his yearly shots right when he started not to eat. they put him to sleep to clean his teeth. the xray with the tumor was taken only 3 weeks after the first one. he had become so lame, not eating, and his little bottom seemed swollen. i just wonder reading thru the tread about all that. we went ahead and let him go on that last visit.