Hello all of you.
With great sadness I must confess, that the time has come.
Our almost 13 years old GSD Kim has hemangiosarcoma on spleen. Diagnosis was found out 7 months ago. Till last week, all was fine, we were prepared for 'explosion' in some way. Vet told us, that when the tumor will pop, he'll bleed out in his abdominal cavity. He told us it will be quick and from nowhere.
But it is different. My dog can't eat anymore. In one week he ate only his DAILY amount of food. My vet told me that there are two options - that tumor grows so fast that he can't fell hunger anymore. Or that he's already bleeding in abdominal cavity.
When he eats, he needs to slow down after small amount of food and he gives that appearance that he'll throw up, then he'll go and eat again.
On 18th of March we have an appointment at our vet, to euthanize him... Still, I am in doubt if I am doing thing right.
I know that operation is not in option, he has a lot of other problems (legs, immune to antibiotics etc.)...
Please, anyone, tell me your experience how was it when your dog had spleen tumor and how did you deal with the ultimate decision.
It bothers me also, that I will need to leave him to the vet and sanitary service. To have him cremated it costs me about 500 euros, euthanize not included... I don't have any place to bury him.