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    Lexi's owner https://pages.giveforward.com/pet/page-gc44hm/ almost to our goal
    28 days ago on Lexi's wall
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    Lexi's owner Miss Lexi- diagnosed with osteosarcoma and in need of limb amputation; is there grants to help with this cost ? She needs the surgery asap as the mass is rapidly growing. People have said their are grants out there and alot of them have closed due to unavailable funding-
    28 days ago
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    Dobson's owner Christine, I'm sorry to hear what the two of you and Callie are going through. You've been great for her ever since you got her. Callie knows that. I'm sending positive thoughts and wishing you all the best. -- Eann (and Dobson at the Rainbow Bridge)
    2 months ago on Callie's wall
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    Zac's owner Eann, I see that you are one of, if not -the- most active member of this website for the past 6-7 months. I just wanted to thank you again, and give the memory of Dobson a beagly howl of greeting. I think a lot of us find posting on the site to be cathartic, but I imagine most find coming back here after the fur-kids move on an uphill struggle of memories...
    2 months ago on Dobson's wall
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      Dobson's owner Yes, Istill check in to see if I can be of support to folks. Back when I was dealing with Dobson's cancer, there was a lot more back-and-forth exchange of ideas and experiences between members than there has been in recent months. I hope this group is helpful to you. As you read the stories and the postings, remember that every dog is different. What did or didn't work for one dog may go entirely different for another dog. You know your dog best. I think you mentioned insurance in one of your posts. We haven't had pet insurance. We were able to get a credit card called Care Credit, which gave us 6 months (sometimes longer) interest free to repay them for vet bills. That has been helpful to us when our dogs have had surgery or other procedures done. Best wishes to you. Let me know if there's something I can do to help. -- Eann
      2 months ago on Dobson's wall
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    Dobson's owner Hi, Sandra, it sounds as if you are giving great care to Zac. When I was actively involved in this group, I wrote many updates about Dobson's symptoms, treatments, how he was doing, etc. -- the way you are writing Zac's ongoing story. After Dobson passed on, I found comfort in re-reading those posts, and they helped me realize that I really did take good care of him and did all I could to help him. Zac is lucky to have you. I'm glad he's feeling better. Best wishes to you both. Eann (& Dobson at the Rainbow Bridge)
    2 months ago on Zac's wall
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      Zac's owner Eann, thank you so much for your kind thoughts. It's only the start of a difficult journey, but I know we're very fortunate and blessed to be able to give Zac this high standard of care, despite not having pet insurance (I'd taken insurance out for him, but he showed symptoms within the 30 day waiting period...!) We never even got this chance with Dion, our pure beagle, who passed on October 2015 - it went from a cough to discovering metasized tumours throughout his body and even his chest and lungs in two weeks. That loss was so sudden, and it still aches. I'm glad both you and I have/had a chance to take care of our boys as best as we can. I've often remarked that I would love to be reincarnated as a pampered family pooch, short as their lives may be in comparison to us humans... Where our only worry would be when our next meal is, and then when our next cuddle session would be! Dobson looks like a happy doggo in your profile picture. I've just had a read of Dobson's profile... what a rollercoaster ride. I won't be the first nor the last to say you and yours did your collective best to help Dobson... I think, some dogs just have such big hearts with so much love to give to their pack, that their frail earthly bodies can't quite keep up. Or maybe I'm just grasping for answers now, why our boys got sick... Maybe I'm not quite ready to talk coherently without dissolving just yet...
      2 months ago on Zac's wall
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      Dobson's owner It's scary to find out yhat your dog has cancer. It's hard to think about and to try to figure out what to do. You already know that, of course. I'm so sorry to hear about the beagle that you lost so suddenly. All my best to you and Zac. Give him a pat for me. And thanks for your kind words to me. I also replied to the comment you made on Dobson's wall. -- Eann
      2 months ago on Zac's wall
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    Dobson's owner Oh, Phyllis, I'm so sorry to hear this. If you can, you might want to think about contacting a veterinary oncologist to see if there are treatment options your vet hasn't thought of. Either way, I hope you're able to have some good times with Diesel. Give him a scratch behind the ears for me and let us know how he's doing. -- Eann (Donson's mom -- he's at the Rainbow Bridge)
    3 months ago on Diesel's wall
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    Dobson's owner Hi, Randi, Cedar is a beautiful Golden! I'm sorry you're going through this. My Lab Dobson had Mast Cell, too. I'm wishing you guys all the best. Let us know how the discussion goes with your vet and what your next steps are. Give Cedar a pat for me. - Eann & Dobson (at the Rainbow Bridge)
    4 months ago on Cedar's wall
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    Dobson's owner Hi, Donna, I've always liked the name Beauregard, and it really fits your Basset Hound. What a beautiful dog! Best wishes to both of you, and let us know what the Onco vet has to say. It's good you're doing the consultation. We found it helpful to have our regular vets and an Onco vet on Dobson's treatment team. Give Beauregard a pat for me. -- Eann & Dobson (at the Rainbow Bridge)
    5 months ago on Beauregard's wall
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    Dobson's owner Hi, David, I'm sorry you and your wife, and Coco of course, are going through this. My Lab Dobson had a different type of cancer but I know it's tough dealing with serious illness like this. Since you asked for advice, one thing I would suggest is to consult with a veterinary oncologist and ask him/her to join your treatment team, along with your regular vet. Ask your vet what kinds of side effects the meds might have so you can be prepared. When Dobson was on prednisone, it made him thirsty and he had to pee more often than usual. I ended up setting an alarm in the middle of the night so I could try to take him out before he had an accident on the carpet in the house. It made me tired, but it was easier than cleaning up and I think it was easier on him, too. If Coco is already crate trained or wee-wee pad trained, all the better! You might ask your vet or an oncologist vet for recommendations about diet and supplements. For our dog, some of the treatments and tests were pretty expensive. We didn't have health insurance for him but we were able to apply for a Care Credit card that allowed us to pay off the vet bills interest-free over a 6 month period, which was helpful. You may find some good information when you read the stories of other dogs in this support group. Your regular vet or onco vet may know of in-person support groups in your area. Please know that you are not alone. Feel free to ask questions. And remember that every dog is different, every family is different, and what works or doesn't work for one dog may not have the same effect on your dog. Best wishes to you guys. -- Eann and Dobson (at the Rainbow Bridge)
    5 months ago on Coco's wall
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    Dobson's owner Ritesh, Simba was a beautiful dog. Hemangiosarcoma is an awful disease and there was nothing you could do. I hope your memories of Simba give you peace. Eann (and Dobson at the Rainbow Bridge)
    5 months ago on Simba's wall
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    Dobson's owner Hi, Barri, how's little Charlie doing? I hope things are going well for you both. -- Eann (and Dobson at the Rainbow Bridge)
    5 months ago on Charlie's wall
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    Dobson's owner Barbara, I see that Alp lost his battle. Hemangioscarcoma is so hard to deal with. I hope your memories of Alp will help you get through the pain you are feeling. Best wishes. Eann (and Dobson at the Rainbow Bridge)
    5 months ago on Alp's wall
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    Dobson's owner Oh, Mona, I'm so sorry that you've lost Stewie, and Lily before him, to this dreadful disease. Losing one is bad enough. I can't imagine losing two in such a short time. I like your comment about not second-guessing and beating ourselves up thinking that we should have known something was wrong or that we didn't try hard enough. I feel sometimes that I should have done more for Dobson. But I think back at all of the things we did for him and realize that we actually did a lot, and he knew we loved him. We all do the best we can, and really, our dogs have been very lucky to have us. I hope your memories of Stewie and Lily help you through your grief. All my best to you and your family. -- Eann (and Dobson at the Rainbow Bridge)
    5 months ago on Stewie's wall
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    Dobson's owner Hi, Barbara, and welcome. I'm sorry you and Alp are having to deal with cancer. He looks like he's a fun dog when he's feeling well. When you get a chance, maybe you could tell us Alp's story and let us know what we can do to answer your questions or give you support. Eann (& Dobson at the Rainbow Bridge)
    6 months ago on Alp's wall
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    Dobson's owner Hi, Navin, I'm sorry Azya and your family are going through this. My Labrador Dobson had mast cell cancer, too. His story is on this site. You mentioned giving Azya supplements. You might want to ask your vet about a supplement powder called Onco Support, available by prescription. It has a lot of good stuff in it and my dog ate it readily when we sprinkled it on his food, so it must taste good! Best wishes to you guys. Let us know how things are going. - Eann and Dibson (at the Rainbow Bridge)
    7 months ago on Azya's wall
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      Dobson's owner Oops! I hit a wrong key and didn't proofread my comment before posting. My Lab's name was Dobson, not Dibson!
      7 months ago on Azya's wall
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    Dobson's owner Hi, Barri, and welcome to the group. I'm sorry to hear that Charlie has been diagnosed with MCT. My yellow Lab Dobson had MCT, too, and lived longer than the vet originally expected him to. Please write a note in your profile to tell us Charlie's story when you get a chance, so we can get to know you guys. Give Charlie a pat for me. -- Eann (and Dobson, at the Rainbow Bridge)
    7 months ago on Charlie's wall
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    Dobson's owner Hi, Britny, I'm sorry about Athena's diagnosis. I hope you find information and experiences on this site that are helpful to you and your beautiful Dane. I know treatment can be expensive, for sure. One thing you might look into is to see if you can get a Care Credit account to help you with cash flow for tests, treatments, and the like. Having the ability to charge vet bills to Care Credit and pay them off over time (no interest if we paid them off on time) really helped us care for our Lab Dobson. Best wishes and positive thoughts to you and Athena. -- Eann (and Dobson at the Rainbo Bridge)
    9 months ago on Athena's wall
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    Dobson's owner Hi, Linda, and welcome to the group. I'm sorry for all the challenges you're facing. That's a great photo of Augie -- what a sweetheart. Best wishes and positive thoughts. -- Eann (Dobson's mom)
    10 months ago on Augie's wall
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    Simba's owner My first dog was a German Shepherd cross named Rambo.He died of Hemangiosarcoma at 12 years.A very touching story as I lost my second German Shepherd to the same cancer but at 7.5 years only.My poor Simba had bad genetics as well since both his parents succumbed to the same cancer at 8 and 9 years.I share your grief and hope all dog owners find a way to beat this disease.
    11 months ago on Rambo's wall
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    Simba's owner Very positive story.Hope I had been a member earlier,could have given Simba a few more months.I have now adopted an 8 month old GSD named Shadow.Will do all to prevent this cancer.Thanks
    11 months ago on Ginger's wall