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I am new to forums. Someone I met today mention it to me because I am going through a very difficult time. My female doggie who is my best friend in the whole world has masses growing in her . I have gone to doctors they exam her yet nothing is helping her. So the money just keeps going to dr.and the condition is progressing. If anyone can understand how frustrating this is and if they have dealt with a similar situation how did you handle it and what course of action did you take and outcome, it would be appreciated it. Running out of options馃槩
 

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Welcome to the forums, I'm sorry it isn't under better circumstances.

My neighbour's dog, Sneakers, who was my longtime walking companion, passed away a bit more than a year ago. She was ill for approximately two years with cancer, the first symptoms observed being an intermittent unusual slowness on walks and lumps under the skin. The lumps became progressively worse until they caused her so much pain that in the end she could no longer walk and her owners put her to sleep rather than watch her suffer. Hopefully your prognosis is better.

My advice would be to spend as much time with them as you can. No matter how long they live, it is never enough.
 

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Welcome to the forums, I'm sorry it isn't under better circumstances.

My neighbour's dog, Sneakers, who was my longtime walking companion, passed away a bit more than a year ago. She was ill for approximately two years with cancer, the first symptoms observed being an intermittent unusual slowness on walks and lumps under the skin. The lumps became progressively worse until they caused her so much pain that in the end she could no longer walk and her owners put her to sleep rather than watch her suffer. Hopefully your prognosis is better.

My advice would be to spend as much time with them as you can. No matter how long they live, it is never enough.
Thank you so much! How sad to hear that about your Neighbors dog. My dog has what they call Perianal fistulas, Circumferential rectal thickening with nodules. I have her seeing a specialist and she is now on all sorts of medications, she is starting to eat again, drink water on her own yet she is losing a lot of weight. She has to take 5 pills in morning and 5 pills at night and cream 2x also a day. She also takes Miralax for the constipation she had that we have been able to reduce do to she is able to go to bathroom now without straining or blood. It is going to be along road yet we still have her.
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Do you have any more info you can give us? What sort of testing was done? What diagnosis was made? Where are the masses growing? Is surgery an option? What treatment is she currently receiving? Is she acting and eating like normal still?
Hi! She is now seeing a Specialist. She had a abdominal ultrasound, biopsy and x-ray. She has been diagnosed with Perianal fistulas( 12 o clock, 6 o clock, and 9 o clock) she has just recently gotten over her Constipation, tenesmus with blood. She is having normal bowel movements at this time with the help of teaspoon of Miralax. She takes 5 pills in the morning with a cream for her rectal area and same for evening. The medications are really expensive. She also has a Circumferential rectal thickening with nodules. It has been really rough yet she is showing improvement, eating really well, drinking water on her own, she is just getting super skinny. She is resting a lot and doesn't want to go on long walks, walks little and lays down, so I don't put it and I bring her home.

One of the medications she is on is Prednisone and I was told by a woman I meet that it really helped her dog.馃Surgery might have to take place, I hope not.
 

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Great to hear she is doing better, well done getting her the help she needs.

She might be having issues with absorbing nutrients given her condition, which can cause weight loss. The stress can cause that too. You can ask about a B12 shot which can sometimes help with the nutrient absorption. Other than that, palliative care food such as Hills A/D are good for adding a bit extra weight on sick animals. Boiled chicken is a good supplement too which is easy on her belly.
 
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