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Need Advice: Rottie with Soft Tissue Sarcoma
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Hi all...my 10 year old Rotti was diagnosed with high grade soft tissue sarcoma of his back leg, yesterday [he was biopsied on Friday last week]. What are my options? I can already see, in less than a week, how his discomfort has increased and he battles to walk. I was offered the option of consulting with a specialist vet with an interest in oncology...but this will delay the inevitable won't it? I thought that debulking with conjunctive chemo may be my best option but then the news that it was a high grade sarcoma, brought my hopes crashing down. I need advice please...

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Hi there! Is your dog's name Tazzy? Welcome!

So sorry to hear about your dog's diagnosis. Is he on any pain medications? While you are waiting for a consult, please make sure he is on good pain medication. If he is showing that he hurts, he really hurts because dogs will do anything they can to hide pain. 

Please do meet with the oncologist. They can lay out all of your options, and your dog's odds at a longer, healthy and happy life. We've found that people who get all the facts before making a decision about their dog's future feel far more comfortable making any decisions about their health. 

Delay the inevitable? Well, we all die at some point right? It's the hard truth, but it's real. The thing is, you just don't know when that inevitable will happen. With or without cancer, nobody knows how long they or their animal will have on this earth. Cancer is not an instant death sentence, even a high grade one. We've seen it carry out in all sorts of ways, including dogs who beat the odds despite what "statistics" say. 

For now, get the facts and then have a heart to heart with your sweetie. You will more easily reach a decision that works best for you both. And one more thing: remember there are no right or wrong choices here. Only you know your dog best and what  he wants. And whatever you decide, we will support you 100%.

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