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ARRSE Kennel Club - A Dog Owners Thread

StBob072

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A little story from Wednesday - make of it what you will.

Whilst on our usual dawdle/sniff/sniff/dawdle round our local park, we met a dog coming towards us whose appearance troubled us. Yes, the dog really did have no nose! (I managed to resist saying the obvious....)

On speaking to the owner, it turned out the dog was a rescue, who had only ever lived on the streets - so far so good - then about 18 months ago the dog developed an aggressive tumour on his nose, whilst also having a cancer diagnosed in one of his rear legs!

The regular vet apparently operated on the leg, but the nose required a trip to Noel Fitzpatrick to have the entire snotter removed!

But that's not all. This concincided with the owner going through hell with chemo/radiation and operations for prostate cancer - he reckoned the dog, Jack, was the only thing that kept him going, and they kept each other company on the sofa whilst feeling like shit!

Both now free (for the time being), so I hope they're able to enjoy some happier times together. (Just wish I could wave a magic wand and give Jack a new hooter).
 
We have had bit of a scare. Our greyhound girl is 10 and last week got out of bed limping. Now the last time one did that we lost her to an osteosarcoma 10 days later.
Appointment made with greyhound specialist, he prods her shoulder and she nearly had him. His diagnosis is because of her age and being a grey there is an 80% chance of it being a tumour.
Lots of pain killers come back in a week or sooner if she deteriorates.
She seems to be improving by the day and by the next appointment she is slightly tender but no longer limping.
Vet squeezed shoulder and she ignored him.
We had already discussed that if she did get worse we would have kept her pain-free for as long as possible and say goodbye.
Vet told us that he would not have x-rayd her as it would not change the treatment.
As we already had the painkillers there was no charge, now that is a vet with his heart in the right place.
 
Another one of the new boy
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well 'ard
 

Ritch

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Poppy trying to lay claim to my dinner of duck and noodles. Giving it the sad eyes... "LOOK AT ME. I'M WASTING AWAY!"

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FORMER_FYRDMAN

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Here's a short clip showing Rowlf's weekly growth from when we got him up to 6 months. The change is ridiculous!


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We have had bit of a scare. Our greyhound girl is 10 and last week got out of bed limping. Now the last time one did that we lost her to an osteosarcoma 10 days later.
Appointment made with greyhound specialist, he prods her shoulder and she nearly had him. His diagnosis is because of her age and being a grey there is an 80% chance of it being a tumour.
Lots of pain killers come back in a week or sooner if she deteriorates.
She seems to be improving by the day and by the next appointment she is slightly tender but no longer limping.
Vet squeezed shoulder and she ignored him.
We had already discussed that if she did get worse we would have kept her pain-free for as long as possible and say goodbye.
Vet told us that he would not have x-rayd her as it would not change the treatment.
As we already had the painkillers there was no charge, now that is a vet with his heart in the right place.

It was a shoulder tumour that took my old boy Max... :-(
 

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