Thank you: Kenny
|This is the first I've heard of it. I'm so sorry. I've lost several dogs to the Big C and it makes me sick to think about it. Be with her as much as possible, take many pictures now, you'll be glad you did.
|I'm so sorry Kenny! I have not personally dealt with this particular cancer but wanted to let you know we are here for support!
My thoughts are with you!
Colleen and The Gooch
|Im sorry Kenny..Our prayers are with you also...|
|I'm so sorry... I haven't heard of throat cancer in dogs either...
How old is your dog?
I am sorry to hear about your dog. Have you consulted with a medical oncologist? I am not familiar with this type of cancer but do know surgical removal of the tumor is usually indicated. Please don't give up until you have tried everything. I know from personal experience that it can pay to be persistant, get second and third opinions. I wish you the best of luck.
|So sorry to this! I haven't got any experience with throat cancer in OES either, but please know we're here to support you.
Ditto to BestDogsx4 - try everything!
|Your in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Don't give up yet!
|I wiil say a prayer you you and your OES. We lost Kassie a year ago March. She had beat the big C once before. She had a big lump on the breast area just under her neck. They got it all and then 5 years later liver cancer came out of no where. She was 12 years old. My heart breaks when I look at her pics. Take as many as you can and play with your dog as much as you can.
Please let us know how you are doing and your OES.
Love to both of you,
|Kenny, I just talked with my breeder and the head of OES Rescue. She knows of about 10 cases of this cancer. Some have lived with treatment. It has to do with where the cancer is, can it be removed? The age of the dog and of course the vet bills. Has your vet said that it is treatable?
|My prayers and thoughts will be of you and your sheepy. Please give your baby a nice belly rub and a big hug for you from all of us.|
|I wish I had something helpful to offer but I don't. Just to say I am so very sorry that you are having to go through this with your sheepie.|
|My friend had a boxer that had a lymph node in his throat that had cancer and it did eventually effect his breathing. They didn't want to spend the money on the chemo and only treated it with steroids to shrink the tumor. He lived for over a year with just the steroid treatment.
We know another person that had a pit bull puppy that had a cancerous growth in the back of its mouth. They didn't treat it at all, and it eventually went away. Don't know if it was because the dog was so young or if the vet diagnosed it wrong.
Not sure what age your dog is but it seems as though some of these cancers are treatable. What type of prognosis did you vet give you?
|I have a lab with throat cancer. I was wondering if you could provide an update on your dog. I realize most of the e mails are a couple years old but we are struggling to keep Jake with us and hopefully you found an answer to the cancer. Jake will be 10 in June. Cancer first showed up in his mouth in April, 2006. We had a part of his lower jaw removed which isnt quite as bad as it sounds. A couple months after that, cancer showed up on a lymph node in his neck which was also removed. He then went on an experimental injection treatment and has been good since last summer but now this. I would appreciate any information you could provide.|
I'm so sorry to hear about Jake's medical issues. Jake is a very special dog name to me...
I doubt you'll be hearing from the OP, he never posted again and isn't registered, so there is no way for us to contact him.
You've done some amazing things to keep Jake around and as healthy as possible; without you he probably wouldn't have stood a chance at living this long. I hope you find the strength to continue dealing with this and that you find the inner peace to know you've done everything possible when you need to decide that Jakes time has come.
Thank you, Mark.
|Our OES had throat cancer. By the time it was discovered the vet did not offer any hope and suggested we not let her suffer and put her to sleep. She was almost eleven. Can't offer any info on treatments for throat cancer as we weren't given any options at the time. Sorry you are going through this Kenny as I know firsthand how you must be feeling.|
|I appreciate the responses. Jake had surgery on Thursday. The growth was fairly large and on the tonsil. It is being sent for pathology report but vet says its almost 100% cancerous. This was his fifth surgery for cancer. Fortunately we seem to catch the occurances before they get too bad and Jake tolerates the surgerys very well. Within a couple days he acts like nothing happened. Anyway, Jake is doing fine for now. We will continue to buy him time as long as possible and as long as he is happy. He is beside me right now begging to go for a ride.|
|Kenny, I am so sorry about your dog. I've just learned in the past hour that my Border Collie also has this. She was in for routine dental cleaning. I'm scared!! I don't want to lose her yet. My prayers go out to you.|
|MollyV, I'm sorry you are going through this.
Find out the type of cancer first, then you can see what options may be out there.
We have a sheepdog mix and I found out a couple of months ago on her vet visit that she has a big mass in her throat and the vet guessed it was cancer. Our girl is almost 13, we've had her since she was little puppy. She is not doing so well, and I don't want to put her through surgeries. I'm sorry to say that we can't afford the hundreds of dollars they estimated either. But because of her age I don't think she'd do so well.
If there is someone out there who has a dog in this situation, I'd like to know what the symptoms are for your dog, and does anyone know how long can we expect for our girl to be with us? She is such a part of our family, but I'm beginning to see her suffer and I don't want her to suffer! It is so hard to know when I need to take her in and have her put to sleep. I have a feeling it will have to be soon.
I am sorry that you and your girl are going through this. It's so hard when they're sick, and especially so when you know you will be called upon to make a very difficult decision.
Only you will know when the time is right; when you feel that your girl is suffering or that her suffering outweighs any enjoyment she may still have. Only you will be able to make that decision as you know your girl the best. Any decision you make will be the right one, because only you love her.
Many people here have faced the same horrible dilemma including me and all I can offer you is that we will be here to support you in your time of need.
|Thank you, I really appreciate it.
|Our sweet girl seems to be going downhill pretty quickly. My husband and I have decided that she needs to be taken in to the vet soon, to be put to sleep.
My old girl has been my best friend for 12 1/2 years. I will miss her so much! This is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do.
Thanks for listening.
|I'm so sorry.|
I'm so sorry.
I'm very sorry also
|no words can make this any easier for you and your family just remember we are all here for you|
|i am so sorry too.|
|I am so sorry.|
|I am so sorry...
How is she doing?
|I am so sorry. Please take the time to spend some memorable time together. You both will know when it's time.......hugs and prayers|
|Thank you everyone for your kind words. We took our Chinook in today, it was time. I miss her so much already. I made this page for her, if anyone wants to take a look.
I'm soo very sorry for your loss of Chinook. I'm certain you did the right thing at the right time.
Your page for Chinnok (and all of your other furbabies) was touching.
I hope when you are ready and feel up to it that another sweet sheepie can fill that giant hole in your heart.
|okay, your page had me crying....i am so sorry for your loss.|
|I'm so sorry. I know you'll miss her.|
|I'm so sorry, it's such a devastating loss to bear|
|Folks, one of my small dogs, 9pounds, lived an extra 14 qualitymonths with the use of Piroxicam. When I refused radiation treatment, the veterinary oncologist told me in exasperation "Well, I guess you can use Piroxicam!!!"
Asked my general vet about this & he agreed it would be a better choice as radiation BURNS tissue in their mouths and throat that is very painful.
My little Vinny perked up after 2 days on the pills and started running and prancing again like he was 4yrs old instead of 10... He stayed that way for 14mos, until just a few days before he died, as the cancer had spread to his organs. My vet has seen the terrible damage that radiation can do.
I was able to get the Piroxicam from the "Pet Health Pharmacy" in Youngtown, AZ. They mail prescriptions anywhere. I live close, so I was in there every couple of months. They do a great service and make anything you need. They're a compounding pharmacy & have a Women's Pharmacy division as well.
My heart goes out to you - my best wishes for you and your beloved dog.
Mary in AZ
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