Old 05-14-2013, 09:55 AM
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fichtion
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I just dealt with this with my dog, he had lymphoma and it was quick and sad to watch.

Best wishes for your family and your dog.

From the 2 vets I dealt with, once they could see how much the dog was loved, they preyed on that and I personally felt they were whores.

We went with steroids for palliative care and we got about the same amount of time (life) with the dog as they would promise for some very expensive cancer treatments.

On the first consult, one vet told me the dogs kidneys would fail and he would die by the next day if I did not admit him so that they could put in an IV. cost about 2K.

I felt bad, but went home with my dog.

He did not die for 2 months, 7 weeks of which he was really happy and playful due to the steroids.
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