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28 June 2020 - 3:55 pm
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It was soooo mich fun being invited along to the picnic!!  I can see why it’s Razbeg’s favorite  place.  And he and Myrsky had the Gazebo  for a relaxing interlude.

Razbeg, and Myrsky too, arel living such a blissful life, so full of love and happiness…..and beautiful  picnics!!!

Tha k you again for sharing this beautiful day.  Definitely a day of Zen being  one with Nature..

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

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Hard decisions of life: which toy to choose icon_lol

Razbeg the rescue borzoi (born in 11.06.2009) became a tripawd in 20.09.2018.

He and his adopted "brother" Myrsky have their own facebook page:Razbeg & Myrsky

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 Decisions, decisions, decisions! Oh my goodness! Why choose just one when you can have both right rest bag? If this isn’t a video of pure bliss, I don’t know what it is. I’m grinning ear-to-ear over here. Seeing this gorgeous boy so happy, so full of life, and so full of joy Just makes my day! Thanks for the smiles😊

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Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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7 September 2020 - 12:23 pm
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That Razbeg is pure joy! I need to start all of my days like he does. Can I have what he’s having? 😉

And his tail is the swishiest I’ve ever seen! Just beautiful.

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9 September 2020 - 3:53 am
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What a happy pup… omd he is just gorgeous! He is so graceful, and so happy sp_hearticon2 Watching his video made my morning, thank you for sharing! He is coming up on his 2 year ampuversary soon, isn’t he? Going to be time to pawty! 🥳🥳🥳

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12 September 2020 - 5:45 am
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Thank you all, I’m glad you liked our videosp_hearticon2 I wish everyone could see how well dogs can manage with three legs, even older and bigger ones.

Yes, only a week (and a day) till his 2 year ampuversary,yayy!!! smiley16

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20 September 2020 - 12:33 pm
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It is here!! Razbeg’s 2 year ampuversary!! smiley4smiley4

I’m soo happy he’s still here with us and most importantly, he’s still in good condition and enjoying life. I also feel gratitude to this community, because I’ve received so much information from here, and when we were at the beginning of this journey, reading success stories of others gave me hope. So thank you, and best wishes to other tripawd families sp_hearticon2

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Razbeg the rescue borzoi (born in 11.06.2009) became a tripawd in 20.09.2018.

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20 September 2020 - 1:02 pm
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Happy Ampuversary!!🎈🎊🎉🥳🙌💝🎁

So happy you came in to post and let us celebrate with you💝

Wishing you many more happy healthy years ❤❤❤❤❤

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Yipee! Hip Hip HOORAAAAY! Thanks for sharing this great news. It’s really an honor to be there for you two, so thank YOU for sharing his story with all of us. Every Tripawd story goes on to help another. Razbeg is a true insparation!

Razbeg you are one amazing doggie. It makes our hearts hoppy to know that life is good and you are thriving. May you have many, many more terrific celebrations in your future. Thanks for inviting us to the pawty!

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20 September 2020 - 4:46 pm
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TWO???? TWO YEAR AMPUVERSARY  already?  YAAAAY!!👏😁

We need victories  like Razbeg to show everyone  what’s possible!!!   Yes!  A true inspiration!  A Beacon of Hope!  AND  a stunningly  ha dsome doggy!  He is absolutely  exquisite. 

Cake and ice cream for Razbeg!!!!🍨🍧🎂🎂🎂

Your whole Tripawd Family is grinning  ear to ear right now at this magnificent  milestone!-

Keep on keeping  on Razbeg!!!

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21 September 2020 - 4:20 am
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Oh, thank you all for being so nice sp_hearticon2

By the way, I forgot to mention: the black collar thingy Razbeg wears in the photo I posted is an activity tracker. I don’t know whether other tripawds use them, but they might be useful extra tool in monitoring the overall welfare of our furry family members. Ours is very basic one and doesn’t have as many features as some other trackers, but it does show the daily activity per hour and it also has a monthly view, so it’s easy to monitor the activity in the long term. The monitor shows the activity (or lack of it) during the night and when the dog is alone, which is very useful. Of course, any changes in activity levels could be a sign of health problems. The tracker could spot growing restlessness during the night time before we hoomans notice anything, for instance, and thus I think it could be useful for tripawds.

 

We have this one:

 https://kaunila.fi/eng

 

But these two, for instance, have more features:

https://www.pitpat.com/

https://www.fitbark.com/

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Rhat sounds like a great tool!  Thank for the feedback and links!

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By the way, I forgot to mention: the black collar thingy Razbeg wears in the photo I posted is an activity tracker.

Ooooh that’s so cool. I know that vets are big into those devices because it really gets us more familiar with our pet’s physical activity on a daily basis, and shows where they can improve or cut back. I’ve been meaning to write about those for the Tripawds Gear blog , so thanks for sharing! Razbeg is  a lucky pup to be loved by such conscientious parents!

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16 October 2020 - 6:33 am
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Hi all,

Only a month from Razbeg’s 2 year ampuversary and a bit different mood…We finally had lung x-rays done after eight months. We haven’t got the final report yet, but unfortunately Razbeg’s lung mets have visibly grown, so it seems Leukeran isn’t effective enough -or it isn’t effective enough for those mets, but it has lowered his white blood cell counts, so now we need to monitor his blood levels closely.  Feeling a bit blue now, but fortunately Razbeg is feeling well and still doesn’t have any symptoms of those mets.

It seems we don’t have many options left. Our vet considers trying Palladia, but it’s subjected to a special permit here in Finland and apparently there has been problems in its availability, so now our vet is trying to find out if it’s even possible to get it, and what it would cost, because evidently it’s very, very expensive compared to those metronomics we have tried up till now.

The vet also mentioned doxorubicin but borzois are at risk to have heart problems, and our onco team also seems to think that intravenous chemos might not work best for him, apparently because they target fast dividing cells, while Razbeg’s mets grow slowly but steadily.

Lobectomy was also mentioned, since Razbeg seems to have only these two mets, but our vet gave her honest opinion that she didn’t think it would be best for Razbeg, and I tend to agree. It would be another major operation, Razbeg is 11 years old and although he’s in good condition and moves well now, there are signs of arthritis in his remaining front leg.  Also, even after lobectomy mets can appear on some other location. We don’t even know the actual location of his mets, because they always show only on those x-rays which are taken when he lays on his back. They don’t show on lateral x-rays.  So it would require at least a CT scan and the result would probably still be that it’s not worth putting him through such a rough operation.

I know I should just be grateful that he’s already got so much extra time and that he’s still feeling fine, and I truly am, but I still wish there would be something more to do, some other thing to try. I would appreciate it much if others who are/have been in the same situation (i.e. lung mets have grown) could share their experiences and tell what they decided to do.

Razbeg the rescue borzoi (born in 11.06.2009) became a tripawd in 20.09.2018.

He and his adopted "brother" Myrsky have their own facebook page:Razbeg & Myrsky

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Good to see your handsome mug  again Razbeg !And to hear how well he is doing and how he is still living life to fullest is ALWAYS great news!

I like your Vet’s honesty and willingness  to be open to options, while weighing  risks, benefits, etc.  And the Vet definitely  takes Razbeg the individual I to account.

One thing  for certain,  you have left no stone unturned and have already done far more than many would do, or could do.  Your Razbeg continues  to show everyone that stat6 don6 mean squat and that is soooo inspirational and gives so much needed hope to others!

Maybe you could contact a Holidtic Vet for some alternatives.  Check into mushroom therapy,  Turkey tail, K9 Immunity , etc.  Treatments  like these cause no harm.  As you know quality  is so important!

Now go hug Razbeg and know that all is well in his world!!!

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Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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