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Took off a tumor early summer. Biopsy came back bad. Very aggressive very bad breast cancer. In June they gave her 6-12 months. Said they was no point in further surgery or treatment

Well the tunors are coming back with a vengeance
last week or so they are starting to physically hurt her when she walks. She can still go up and down stairs but it is rapidly slowing her down. Almost daily.

I can tell tell she doesn’t feel well either It has to be elsewhere in her body per dr

12 yr old golden doodle. A terrific super loving dog

anyway sadness besides


any recommendations of internet sites where I can get doggie cbd or pain management?
going to make an appointment at vet and she is worth it but not sure what they have
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Not what you asked for, but I would give her a party day. Truck rides, all the steak and ice cream she wanted, new toys, all day head rubs, etc, then take her to go night night the next day. Sounds like she is suffering.

Hate it for you. They are great companions. Good luck.
Old 11-08-2019, 03:11 PM
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Our vet prescribed meloxicam when our dog had cancer, it made her feel better until she passed.
When we bought a large bottle it was not that expensive.
Sorry for your pup, f-cancer.
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We just went through this last Christmas with our mini schnauzer. Please whatever you do, do not wait until she is in unbearable pain. My wife tried to do this with ours and I had to explain to her that it was time and I did not want her to suffer. Terrible decision to have to make and I am very sorry you are going through this.
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Not what you asked for, but I would give her a party day. Truck rides, all the steak and ice cream she wanted, new toys, all day head rubs, etc, then take her to go night night the next day. Sounds like she is suffering.

Hate it for you. They are great companions. Good luck.
This ^^^
I did this for my twelve year old lab that had lung cancer. Spent the day spoiling the hell out of her, steak all day, took her in the boat and let her swim and tromp through the swamp, played fetch for 2 hours, nice bath and slept in the bed with me that night. Took her the next morning to let her go. Very tough to do but that last day was a great memory with my best friend.
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Sorry to here about your Golden Doodle having cancer. When my GR had bone cancer, when it was time, I found a guy to put her down at home.
I think it was the best thing I could have ever done, for her and us. She was able to be comfortable and have her favorite things while falling a sleep.

I also called a pet crematorium, told them what was going on and they knew the vet and coordinated picking her up with him.
That vet is not in business anymore, that I know of but I have another vet that does in home lined up for my current GR.
www.PetLossAtHome.com
Earlier that day, I also popped the squirrel with a pellet gun that shed been chasing for the last two years. She was ecstatic about getting that squirrel.
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Putting her down is best.
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I waited 3 weeks too long with my golden. they will tell you with their eyes when its time to go. I wish I pulled the plug sooner. I cried like a baby when I put her down. condolences.
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OP,
I feel for ya man. My goldendoodle just turned 11 on labor day. She's slowing way down but I'm not looking forward to the day. I'm single and she's been my constant companion for 10.5 years. Stay strong!
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Originally Posted by REMfish7 View Post
Not what you asked for, but I would give her a party day. Truck rides, all the steak and ice cream she wanted, new toys, all day head rubs, etc, then take her to go night night the next day. Sounds like she is suffering.

Hate it for you. They are great companions. Good luck.
This.....I've had to do it 5 times in the last 14 months and it never gets easier. BUT, at the end of the day they rely upon us to NOT let them suffer, not let them waste away. Dogs
cant show us chronic pain, only sudden pain. Sorry.
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Originally Posted by REMfish7 View Post
Not what you asked for, but I would give her a party day. Truck rides, all the steak and ice cream she wanted, new toys, all day head rubs, etc, then take her to go night night the next day. Sounds like she is suffering.

Hate it for you. They are great companions. Good luck.
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This ^^^
I did this for my twelve year old lab that had lung cancer. Spent the day spoiling the hell out of her, steak all day, took her in the boat and let her swim and tromp through the swamp, played fetch for 2 hours, nice bath and slept in the bed with me that night. Took her the next morning to let her go. Very tough to do but that last day was a great memory with my best friend.

ALL OF THE ABOVE X1000.

Don't let puppers suffer.
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I had to put my little guy down last year. Feel your pain.

Part of the deal we make with them is not to let them suffer.

It's so hard.
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Been there, done that, twice, often we are the ones hanging one, sounds like they are suffering, very difficult decision, but the right one...peace to you and yours
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Thanks guys. Never ceases to amaze me how close we get with our furry ones.

Helped her in the truck yesterday and ran errands around town with her. She was very happy! Even though I have to clean my seats from her poopy butt. About once a week she has a terrible messy #2 that get all over her butt fur

will def look into the meds and at home dr!

going to make an appointment early in the week for meds and advice about judging pain. She is not shy about her moods and will def show signs when in pain.

Going fancy pet pet shop boutique to look for cdb

for now its it’s crazy how she breathes harder and faster and her breaths are getting a little ragged.

If the poopy butt continues she may have to stay in our master bath while not at home. We spent 30 mins cleaning rugs last night.

Gd are a great breed although I read they are over bred these days.

My ex did not let me say goodbye to my last pal that she “won” in the divorce That sucked too
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We give our dogs an aspirin sometimes for mild pain relief.

The last time I had to put down a dog, I decided that I didn't want to subject myself to it again other than the two we still have. Will probably get another one some time though.
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Rocks

What kind of cancer is it! I would have to check my prior notes but there is a breast cancer in dogs that is treatable with chemo.
I feel your pain

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Will look it up in paper work. Vets are never shy about trying expensive treatment in my experience.

They said this this was a very bad cancer with zero chance
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Originally Posted by REMfish7 View Post
Not what you asked for, but I would give her a party day. Truck rides, all the steak and ice cream she wanted, new toys, all day head rubs, etc, then take her to go night night the next day. Sounds like she is suffering.

Hate it for you. They are great companions. Good luck.
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This ^^^
I did this for my twelve year old lab that had lung cancer. Spent the day spoiling the hell out of her, steak all day, took her in the boat and let her swim and tromp through the swamp, played fetch for 2 hours, nice bath and slept in the bed with me that night. Took her the next morning to let her go. Very tough to do but that last day was a great memory with my best friend.
I’m with these guys. It sucks. When my lab was ready to go in 2017 we had a big party day with several of my buddies and his brother. Cooked him a big ass ribeye. Took him swimming in the pool with all the other dogs. Made it a happy time. The next morning was brutal. I’m welling up just thinking about it.

As hard as it is to hear, the only reason to prolong medication/etc is for you and your families denial of the situation. Incontinence is a pretty strong indication that it’s time. Shooter (my lab) was on steroids for a while due to a slipped disk and it wrecked his bladder. Living like that can really only go on for so long.

Good luck. Hate it for ya.
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I didn't read all the replys, but fundamental pain management multi modal approach would apply: Carprofen ( NSAID), gabapentin ( both cheap and awesome for increasing quality of life). Tramadol for augmenting the carprofen maybe helpful. But, carprofen and gabapentin are baseline fundamentals for your situation.

whatever you do, don't use human over the counter pain medications: asprin, tylenol, ibuprofen. They are not safe in our pets.
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Very sorry to read this. No doubt it's a hard time, but you'll be doing the right thing.

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