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Old 03-04-2019, 01:56 PM
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Lung cancer, looking for 2nd opinion.


Around 3 days ago our dog stopped eating and wasn't going to the bathroom like her normal self. She is always searching for food or something to chew on, kids toy's, sticks, etc.. That night I noticed she was having slightly labored breathing. The next morning I took her in to the vet expecting a blockage or something. They then took an x-ray and we were told she has metastatic lung cancer and she has very little time left. Needless to say we were devastated by this news, just the day before she stopped eating I took her for a walk and was playing with her and she seemed fine, she still acts like a puppy. The doctor put her on prednisone to help her breathe better in her final time, which has definitely helped. I am adding a pic of her X-rays, I just can't give up on her and would greatly appreciate your opinions just going by her story and x-ray. I was hoping maybe it could be a nasty lung infection or even TB, even though that is super rare in dogs. We do have a fox in the neighborhood and it is possible my dog could have eaten it's poop.

Thanks in advance for your time.

Dog's medical info:

10 years old

Spade Female

102 lbs / 46.3kg

Cane Corso

Up to date on vaccines

No history of medical problems

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Old 03-04-2019, 06:25 PM
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I'm so very sorry. If you question what the vet said, then for your own peace of mind get another opinion. There is nothing worse than regret when it comes to our beloved pets. And I mean that for every single thing you do with your dog and for your dog. Strive for no regret. They aren't with us nearly long enough. And as much as we might wish it later, we don't get do-overs.

If nothing changes and your time is short, then do every single thing your dog loves. Make every day her best day. What makes her happiest? Even if it's just spending time with you and getting belly rubs, and the best treats she can imagine. Make every moment count.

And I'm sorry for even saying this, because it's horrible to even think, but if the time does come that you have to say goodbye, don't let her face that with a stranger. You're her comfort and her family and her happiness. She needs to be with you.

Give her kisses for me.

Side note. I do know what you're going through. I went through something very similar. My dog was also 10. Also acted like a puppy. His diagnosis was a shock and it broke my heart. I had to think about very tough decisions. He was a super hero. He slowed down some, but he was amazing and still played and was happy and always eager to please. He only lived another 2 weeks and right up until his last hours he was up playing. He passed so suddenly that night. And though it took some time to see it, that's something I can be thankful for. But, I still want my do-over.

So sorry for what you're going through.

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Old 03-04-2019, 08:23 PM
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Very sorry you have this to deal with. I don't know in what area you live, but in Southern California there are several medical centers with specialists, one of which is not too far from us. It has a pretty large multi-story cancer center. If you can possibly find that type of medical center that you could get to, you would at least get some accurate information, and prognosis.
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