Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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I am a life-long Lab guardian. We've had six Labs in total. We adore hiking, running, and mountain biking with them in the mountains of Colorado. I have a PhD in animal physiology so I tend to read every scientific article that I can find about dog health.
Two of our Labs have died of cancer - one had a brain tumor and the other had anal sac carcinoma.
Our 8-year Chocolate Lab is currently fighting osteosarcoma with lung mets. Diagnosed 12/23/11 and lung mets appeared on 3/16/12. She's happy despite her recent hardships. Her spirit is an inspiration.
Our 4-year old Black Lab is blissfully healthy and happy. He's a field Lab and has an indomitable spirit.
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K, an 8 year old chocolate lab, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma of the radius and ulna on 12/23/11. She had stereotactic radiation to kill the bone tumors, and 3 rounds of carboplatin. On 3/16/12, lung mets were found. We tried several different kinds of chemotherapy to slow the lung mets but none worked. Finally, mets appeared at other sites, including her spine. She earned her angel wings on July 15, 2012. K changed my life, and I'll never forget her. Our/my journey is chronicled at romp-roll-rockies.blogspot.com.