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Cancer vs. other causes for amputation around the world
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Yeah, Bruce Fogle definitely has a minimalist approach to vaccination – just once every three years. When Meg had a chronic infection and we were trying to build her immunity, she came off vaccinations altogether. We also have no rabies or heart worm, so don’t need to protect for those unless going overseas. For worming, we test and only treat if necessary. He also performs sterilisation of females, rather than full hysterectomy. I’m not sure about the boy dogs (I think he does vasectomies). I also don’t know how typical this approach is in the UK or Europe generally and how it compares with the US.

BTW, I was told that Brexit will spell the end of the European Pet Passport for British pets (and humans mad). I don’t know if that’s true. Seems odd they’d have it worked out already. I mean, they don’t seem to have thought about anything else. Also, currently British vet hospitals are full of vets and interns from all over Europe. There’s a hell of a lot of knowledge being shared. I’d hate to see that come to an end. (For example, in Meg’s stays in hospital, she was operated on by Irish, French and Italian surgeons, and looked after by a Spanish intern)

Meg, Mutt, aged around 11, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
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jerry said

I wish Tripawds would have a French connection …

Au contraire, we do mademoiselle! It’s you, and the others from France who have joined through the years. Tripawds is a global community and one of the benefits of being global is the ability to share information no matter what country we are in. Thanks to folks like you, no matter where someone resides they can come here to find out what others are doing to fight cancer and live good lives on three legs. Thank you for being a part of that!   

ABSOLUTELY!!! I don’t think Teresaa d Eurydice have a clue how many lives they’ve touched and how much awareness they have raised! And the same goes for all our “overseas” family members!

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BTW, I was told that Brexit will spell the end of the European Pet Passport for British pets (and humans mad). I don’t know if that’s true. Seems odd they’d have it worked out already. I mean, they don’t seem to have thought about anything else. Also, currently British vet hospitals are full of vets and interns from all over Europe. There’s a hell of a lot of knowledge being shared. I’d hate to see that come to an end. (For example, in Meg’s stays in hospital, she was operated on by Irish, French and Italian surgeons, and looked after by a Spanish intern)  

I figured as much but you’re right: I also doubt they will make that happen very soon. but if they do that pretty much ends all travels with pets if we’re talking quarantine again. The exchange of knowledge through exchange of skills, data and labour is what Europe is all about in my opinion. Sad to see this end. Glad and thankful I was able to do a full-term degree in the UK and work for my tuition there without needing a visa.

Ok, getting political here 🙂

But I agree: sharing knowledge is SO important if we want to get anywhere.

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Osteo and amputation in Dec 2015. Second, inoperable, primary osteosarcoma found in June 2017.
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I’m not sure how prevalent these comparative oncology studies are in foreign countries but maybe someone can enlighten me on that, I’d love to know.

This paper contains some interesting information on European research into canine cancer.

Meg, Mutt, aged around 11, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
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I have tried really hard to shrug this off, but after two days I am still reeling. I have never before felt like a ‘foreigner’ on Tripawds, and have felt like a member of a global community. But I find this thread just ASTOUNDINGLY PATRONISING towards non US members and the countries they come from. The assumptions made (not in every post, but in several), not only about the expertise and knowledge in non US countries (which are completely ill founded, as a cursory google makes clear), but even about our relationships with our pets and how we value them are extraordinarily offensive. I’m sorry, I know you are good and caring people, but please just try and imagine how you would feel if somebody spoke about you and your country in that way. I also feel really upset that nobody seems to have seen fit to challenge some of these statements.

Meg, Mutt, aged around 11, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
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Clare I am truly sorry, I would never in a million years want you or any non-U.S. member to feel this way. I promise with all my heart that anything that seems patronizing was never intended that way by me or anyone else here.

You are one of many who prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that people around the globe care just as much for their animals as anyone else. Please forgive us if we appeared to believe anything less. It was unintentional.

We appreciate all our global members do to share what goes on in the U.K. With research, care and anything related to animals. You are absolutely welcomed, appreciated and loved.

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Clare!!! Our dear beloved Clare! BELOVED Clare!

Thank you sooooo much for expressing your heartfelt feelings!! While I HATE (and I rarely use that word) that you have been offended and hurt…HATE that,.. I am soooo grateful that you cared enough, and had courage enough, to offer your perspective. You have raised awareness on so many levels since you and Meg and Elsie Pie joined this family. And today’s post is one more way you have contributed invalauble insight.

I know everyone comments with the purest intentions and always from a place of love and respect for each other. Computer “conversations” don’t always do a good job of conveying that. Sometimes communicating through typed words (or typo words) comes across more cold and harsh than they would with face to face to conversations. That’s just the way of the computer world I guess.

You are TRULY such a shining light of love for us all!! Thank you yet again for illuminating all of us on this journey with your wisdom, your insight and your heartfelt support. You make us all better human beings. And that’s what we all are here, human beings who live in the Universe of Love and Compassion, united vy one heart.

With love and appreciation

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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Sally you have such a way with words that I do not. Thank you for saying this, I feel the exact same way,

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megstamum said
Yeah, Bruce Fogle definitely has a minimalist approach to vaccination – just once every three years. 

Good for him. Most vaccines are proven to be effective for at least three years and up to seven years. A leading animal immunologist in the US vaccinates his dogs as puppies, then 7 years later, and at the age of 14 years. It’s big business to over-vaccinate for both the vets and pharmaceutical companies. My Mona got cancer from a vaccine so I do appreciate thoughtful vets. Unfortunately, there are archaic laws that require yearly rabies vaccines (although effective for longer) in some areas so people have no option.

I’m just catching up on this thread and am sorry to hear about assumptions between “foreign” countries and the US. I have seen treatments that were first studied in Europe and then adopted in North America. There is even a difference between Canada and the US in pet medications. I find it interesting that vets don’t see vaccine-associated fibrosarcomas in cats in Australia like they do in the US, Canada and Europe. Is the problems in the vaccine manufacturing?

Clare, thanks for speaking up about how you’re feeling. It took courage and others may have felt the same way. And, of course thanks for share the skills and adventure of Meg and Elsie Pie.

I hope it’s a Hupsie Day for all! 

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Oh my … I haven’t weighed in on this as I had nothing really to say but I found the discussion around cancer and how dogs (and cats) are medically treated in other worlds very interesting.  I am so sorry you felt hurt by the conversation Clare! I 100% believe that was non-intended as I have always found this forum to be welcoming and without judgement (and lord knows I have felt like being judgy as I am not perfect).

But thank you for sharing your feelings and very real perception. And for that I apologize that you felt that way. Know that I love that this is a multi-cultural forum… with pets from all over the US (which also can be divided in perception as pets as family members), to as far as Rio, France, England… the vast diversity of experience helps us all become better pawrents …

OR perhaps because we are (for the most part) in the states, we were unaware of how things were done elsewhere and for that we appreciate the chance to be educated to the error of our ways. 

that you felt less than equal makes me sad. Sending you and Meg and Elisie Pie lots of hugs and love!!

Alison with Spirit Shelby in her heart (and little Jasper too) 

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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Thanks everyone for your responses. I greatly appreciate your taking the time to reply. Please know that I never thought it was intentional, just unthinking assumptions, which we all make sometimes because we’re human and that’s what humans do (and boy, am I ever human!). I do hope it didn’t come across as a massive over-reaction. I know I wear my heart on my sleeve and I feel things STRONGLY (I’m like Meg in that way) and it isn’t always easy. This is an amazing community, full of the most extraordinary people with a capacity for compassion and love which is rare in my experience and exceptionally precious. I think this is why I felt so upset, but also, importantly, why I felt able to speak up. You’re responses (which are so lovely) make me glad I did. And strange thing, guess what arrived today? Our Tripawds calendar. I take that as a sign that we are where we’re meant to be.

Love to all,

Meg, Clare and Elsie Pie xxx

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OMG Clare! We have the same calendar and I have had the GREAT joy and honor of seeing Meg each time I fix Jasper her meals … LOVE IT!!! 

I am glad you spoke up .. to err is human …to forgive is divine … we all must be “more dog” !!! Snuggles and cuddles and love to you all! 

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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kazann said  . I find it interesting that vets don’t see vaccine-associated fibrosarcomas in cats in Australia like they do in the US, Canada and Europe. Is the problems in the vaccine manufacturing?

Kerren, thank you! That’s another great example of what I mean exactly! 

And I never even thought of the manufacturing but of course you’re right. 

So if somebody were to compile all the different information from all our different continents we would probably come up with maybe not a cure but definitely a bigger likelihood of not getting cancer in the first place. I really do believe that. 

So: any scientists on here? 😊 I only know marketing and this would be waaaay over my little head. 

Oh and Clare: thank you 

have a good weekend you guys, I better walk Manni now. He’s already looking at me going: stop looking into that thing and let’s go have fun! 

So, I guess I had better comply before he gets vocal laughing

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Osteo and amputation in Dec 2015. Second, inoperable, primary osteosarcoma found in June 2017.
The end of our adventures came Dec 10, 2017. 2 years to the day.

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What?!?

Doggy Passports revoked?!?! What?!?! So, I am picturing a large contingency of DogsInDisguise in ghillie suits stealthily crossing borders a la the infamous scene in Local Hero (or was it Waking Ned Devine…) I mean, this really has gone too far…

And, silly me, when you say French Connection, I see a wholly different picture there as well…

And then seeing MegInABed, that is a clear indication that the UniverseHasTiltedOnItsAxis…

I am picturing a simpler time when all we did was talk about poopicon_pngwhich, I believe, everyone here can relate to…

( This is, actually, a highly interesting conundrum and puzzle so thank you to everyone who has added their invaluable insight. This is EXACTLY the type of discussion that helps me during those 3 a.m. can’t sleep worry moments…

Two short things on perspective: My formerly “feral/yard” rabbit RubyRoo was seen by Exotics at the VetSchool. American resident answer was $3600. Australian resident answer was $200 (but also a year after the fact so…) Australia has a far larger  WabbitWorld contingency (so maybe it is sheer numbers we are talking about). 

And, one of the current neuros looking at both CharlieBear and EmmaRose is none other than the former head of neurology for the Animal Health Trust. Charlie and Emma are on strict instructions to chew the heck out of his passport so that he must stay here…

As an aside, here is a link of what we don’t but should do at the VetSchool: http://www.aht……mpers.html

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Ok, laughing waaaay too hard here!!! ( Tina, it’s all about bladder control, bladder control!!) thank you for that image!! 

I started out with Manni in my head in his little black neoprene diving suit with a hood and goggles and flippers on his paws and a snorkel in his mouth trying to cross the Channel to visit Meg in the dark of night on a stealth mission only to open the link and find that I should really brush up on my crotcheting skills and make little sweaters!! 

Boy! Need oxygen! 

I love the knitted jumpers, though. Great idea! 

Ok, gotta go and talk to Manni about his new mission. Later folks. 

Guardian of Manni the Wonderdog. -Or was it the other way around?
Osteo and amputation in Dec 2015. Second, inoperable, primary osteosarcoma found in June 2017.
The end of our adventures came Dec 10, 2017. 2 years to the day.

Manni's blog -dogblog-

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