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Old 10-09-2012, 06:10 PM
 
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i have a 5 1/2 year old german sheppard. he has inoperial cancer he has sarcoma a tumor in his arm pit he lost usage of one front leg..i took him to perdue hospital in lafayette and they said there isnt anything they can do for him.i should put him to sleep.i the took him to university of ill and they said they could operate and remove his leg and sholder joint some ribbs and part of the stomach wall.but the cancer would come back in a couple months.so they said it should get him put asleep.they said his heart and lungs were ok.they dont offer any other options .does anyone know of any thing that can save him.maybe radiation
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:35 PM
 
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Time to put him to sleep, we used to have a poodle that started growling at family members after we had him for years, then he bit one of us and his time had come...
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Old 10-12-2012, 12:34 PM
 
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I'm so very sorry about your dog. It's always hard to lose them, and more so when they are so young. It doesn't seem fair to them or you.
You've taken him to two top veterinary schools. If there was anything to offer that would give him more time, they would have told you. I know you've given him lots of love through the years. What you have to do now is the hardest thing to do, but it's the most loving gift you can give him. Spoil him for a little while, and then let him go. You have my deepest sympathy.
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Old 10-12-2012, 02:15 PM
 
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Default Really hard to deal with...

The advice I would have given if the OP had only visited local vetinary practices would have been to seek out the opinions of the clinical professors at the UofIll or Prudue , having their advice does change things.

If they university folks,who really do study all the different treatments and procedures say that this is not a kind of cancer that be managed you really need to think about how hard things are going to get for the dog. It is not like a person and they can say "I feel really sick today." or "I feel way worse than I did a week ago." You have to use you powers of observation and if the cancer has already made it impossible to use one leg that is not something that is going to get better.

The best thing is probably to plan for the euthanasia.

You have my sympathy.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:24 PM
 
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There are a number of dog cancer groups on Yahoo. I strongly urge you to join one or more of these groups and get feedback from people who have been there. They can also be useful in finding more proactive veterinarians.

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Also check with a board certified veterinary oncologist in your area.

ACVIM
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Old 10-12-2012, 09:15 PM
 
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I've worked in animal hospitals for over 20 years and 30+ vets.
You have done more than most owners are willing to do and yet you keep getting the same answers from different vets.

I'm truly sorry about your situation but I feel you have probably gotten advice that is taking into consideration the welfare of your pet. Honestly, one of the MOST difficult parts of my job is watching animals suffer with no hope of recovery because the owner is unable to let go.
If your dog is fine other than the loss of mobility in the leg, perhaps just let him contiunue on until problems worsen. I would NOT rec chemo or further cancer treatment to buy time.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:43 AM
 
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i have a 5 1/2 year old german sheppard. he has inoperial cancer he has sarcoma a tumor in his arm pit he lost usage of one front leg..i took him to perdue hospital in lafayette and they said there isnt anything they can do for him.i should put him to sleep.i the took him to university of ill and they said they could operate and remove his leg and sholder joint some ribbs and part of the stomach wall.but the cancer would come back in a couple months.so they said it should get him put asleep.they said his heart and lungs were ok.they dont offer any other options .does anyone know of any thing that can save him.maybe radiation
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:14 PM
 
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Default Probably more ethical to promote your products through leading veternary schools like those the OP ...

...has already consulated with at University of Illinois & Purdue. Don't you think those professors would be aware of which cancers respond favorably to the product you are representing?

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Have you read the article released by the University Of Pennsylvania on September 10th 2012, in reference to the cancer fighting product Im-Yunity? If not, you will want to read this research paper BEFORE putting you loved one to sleep. Go to the following website I'm-Yunity to view the research documents titled "Latest Research Report" & "UPenn Press Release 09/10/2012" in the "Post Section" of the website. This will give you hope if you have a pet that has been diagnosed with cancer.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:41 AM
 
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My dog was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma 2 weeks ago and had 4 lesions removed from her rear leg, plus one lymph node from behind her hock, where the first, deepest, subcutaneous lesion was located. The other lymph glands in her groin are inflamed, but no cancer cells, no cancer that they could see anywhere else? blood work normal, but a very persistent infection was in the lesions which we are already treating with meropenem antibiotic injections, daily. I just ordered the I’m-Yunity while calling a Hospice Veterinarian and calling some burial pet cemeteries to get ready, I'm not going to let my dog suffer any further, so if she has to die, we'll do it pain free, at home, I have pain meds for her, and I'm feeding her a raw diet, as she always was on that anyway. I added fish oil, that's about it. I'll see if the I’m-Yunity works, since there won't be anything else I'll be treating her with- I was considering tagamet too, but we'll see..so far, the tumors are already growing under the incision lines in her leg, at an alarming rate, her leg looks like the elephant man's. so sad..she's 10 yrs old, mostly black lab..
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