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Is there any help when your dog has Cancer??

This is a special place for pups to share their love and support for each other during difficult times; it's a place to light candles, give the "Power of the Paw," and let everyfur know they are never ever alone.

  
Mia

Let's run
 
 
Barked: Tue Jan 29, '13 9:48am PST 
Ok so I have two dogs both 6 1/2 years old and recently my worst nightmare has come true when I found a huge lump on my female dogs chest. I took her in immediately and the asperation showed abnormal mast cells so they said they had to remove it to know what it was, but everyone thought it was just a fatty mass. After surgery the surgeon told me how the thyroid was mixed up in the mass and he felt the abnormal cells came from the thyroid and really felt that it was not cancer, but we had to wait to confirm. On Saturday I got the call that Mia has cancer she it was a Mass hystamine tumor they removed and the dr recommended she start chemo therapy. The problem is that I just spent basically $1,000 already just doing all these tests getting her up to date on all her vaccinations and tests and the surgery and I am a single mom with a 4 year old son. I love my dogs so much I have cried so much. As of now I don't believe there are any indications that it is anywhere else in her body, but this type of cancer tends to come back and keep coming back so chemo is her best chance. There has to be some way to get her the medical care she needs. I am putting her on the dog cancer diet and doing what I can to build her immune system and help her fight it naturally as much as I can, but even if it means giving her to someone who can afford it if it means my dog can live more than the 2 years she was given I would do anything for her. Please I am so lost I don't know anything about this if anyone can help me at all put me in the right direction or just let me know this is a normal reaction and let me know there is nothing. I need to know something though.
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Jax (earned- her wings- 5/30/12)

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Barked: Wed Jan 30, '13 4:46pm PST 
We all run into that same situation at some point with our dogs. You can try "Care Credit". It allows you to make payments if your approved. Good Luck and I hope she gets/stays well. hug
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Mia

Let's run
 
 
Barked: Thu Feb 7, '13 7:20am PST 
Thanks for your response. I did use care credit to pay for part of her surgery so I was very thankful for that. I have done a lot of thinking and I just am putting chemo off for now. As of now there is no indication of cancer in her body as the tumor was removed and I am going to try to help her stay that way. I am going to kkeep checking her to try to stay on top of if any tumors come back that I get to them right away. She is doing really well though I have switched her to having good bottled water and to have grain free food with no carcinogens so hopefully her immune system is improving already.
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Neo

Mr. Hankey
 
 
Barked: Thu Feb 7, '13 9:21pm PST 
I'm so sorry Mia is ill. We've also just spent $1,600 on diagonostic testing and we are awaiting biopsy results to know if my dog has cancer. I looked for financial help online and found this site with lots of info. www.fightcaninecancer.com. Not much help for me due to my dogs age (11 yrs old). I have set up a chip-in fund but not having too much luck, some donations but not even enough to cover the initial urinalysis and culture. I had to take out a credit card to get the testing done, the vet wouldn't take care credit or pmt plans. I don't know what I'll do if he needs more surgery or expensive meds, almost maxed out my card limit already. Good Luck to you, I hope Mia does well.
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