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Just saw this I am so sorry poor Tyson n you had to go thru all of this. Cancer x8x8x8x. It is good though that Tyson is now free of cancer and that he is doing well. There actually are many 3 legged dogs all who seem to play and enjoy life well. My friend is going thru cancer with her golden doodle who is less then 5 years old. Two major courses of chemo and he continues to get more and more lumps and bumps. When she notified the breeder (who is pretty big around here) they said sorry to hear this but its not in our lines and hung up on them. She just wanted them to be aware so they could take precautions in future breedings.
 

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We had surgery for a soft sarcoma that was in the back of one of Gus' hind legs, behind the knee. It was very difficult to get to even though it was small. It was at least three weeks before I could take the cone off. There was not much tissue there to be able to stitch together. It ended up to be a slow-growing type, and was completely removed.


I wanted to mention that the Oncologist decided to do an ultrasound right before the surgery since he was going to be under anesthesia anyway. Gus was 10, and they felt this ultrasound would show if there was other cancer present. If they had found any masses we might have cancelled the surgery. Sorry you had to go through that, and hope things heal quickly.
 

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So sorry you and Tyson had to go thru this, its really not fun when you find out your dog is seriously ill and you can't get a straight answer about what to do about it. I am glad you are both doing ok this stuff takes a big emotional toll as we always want to do the best thing for our dogs. I hope he continues to do well
 

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Hi all, I described Tyson's situation in a previous post.. long story sorta short.. tyson just turned 8. I noticed a bump on his paw(top of paw in between his digits) we had an aspiration done and it came back inconclusive , we went to vet number 2 and the aspiration came back as a connective tissue tumor(soft tissue sarcoma) the vet wasn't comfortable removing it due to the location , no extra skin to stitch it so it would be left a open wound but the margins would be really Dirty so we would need radiation .. he referred us to an oncologist, the oncologist did his bloodwork, urine and ultrasound. Everything came back perfect. They put him under to do a biopsy, he had stitches and was in a lot of pain for 2 weeks... well after all that the biopsy came back inconclusive ... so the oncologist recommended amputation, and we don't want to go that route. They also recommended chemo or radiation,However she mentioned that since the biopsy was inconclusive, without knowing the grade of the "bump" we man not need to have chemo or radiation. We have no clue if it's high or low grade due to the biopsy being inconclusive. I have an appt at another oncologist and at a holistic vet to c if anyone can possible give something to shrink it so it can be removed with clean margins. The oncologist mentioned that with chemo and radiation it won't shrink it but it could possibly stop it from growing. However she said that it may not work at all since we don't know the grade. I don't want to put my tyson thru all of this if we don't even know what we r looking at. he's happy and other the acid reflux since he was little, a few hystiocitomas that went away after aspirations, and this he's happy. He Doesn't even know it's there. Thank god it doesn't bother him or seem to be growing. I'm just curious if anyone has been to a holistic vet for a similar situation? Thanks
I don't know how Tyson is doing now. I'm. New to this site. I hope he's doing ok. I wanted to look into holistic treatment for my 8 yr. Old boxer. She too, just got diagnosed with histiocytic sarcoma. They didn't give us much choice other than chemo and surgery. But she's already been through 3 surgeries for other benign masses.. I wondered did you only do cbd. And what brand. Any other suggestions are appreciated.
 
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