Started a tread a while back on Clipper getting his adequin shots. He had #6 loading dose the first week in April and then they were to go to once a month after that. It really improved his ability to get up, strengthened his back, be able to poop without falling. Clipper turned 12 jan. 18th this year. I love my sweet old man. A couple weeks ago, and this is said with deep sorrow, a large lump came up suddenly on his right side, kind of lower ribs. I hate to even write that the aspiration sample they took at the vets is probable osteosarcoma, on his ribs. It is pretty large on the X-ray. He is still a happy boy, and it doesn't seem to be real painful, he will let you lay your hand on the lump and doesn't appear that it causes him pain. He has a little more trouble getting up, kind of like a pregnant woman or if you had a large lump on your side. He is eating like the king he is, cooked chicken, roast, hamburger meat! I am giving him the vetprofen(1am&pm) and for now 1 tramadol at nite. We went on a car ride today, he enjoyed that! We are going to keep up the adequin to help him out as long as possible. We are going to keep him comfortable. We're not going to do surgery or chemo. If the time comes he stops eating is there something besides prednisone because I know with Cody(Clippers brother) it made him pee so much and him his back leg was so lame he had great difficulty getting up that was very rough on him. I wish that I could add to my other tread that it was all well, the adequin has greatly improved his life. They say up to about 6 months. If the pain or breathing becomes too great we will help him to the bridge. Cody will be waiting to take him home.