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steve II JD4000    Posted 02-19-2003 at 17:54:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]

My Dog (wolf) is having some kind of cancer growing just under her belly part. had bit of it taken out 2 times before but found other one.... still am't sure what to do she is still look good eat allright and poop allright, breathing and heart is still good as vet says. but this cancer spot again.. dont know how bad it can be. her walking is a bit off in back. and she's 13 years 3 months old!! weights 65 lbs. still enjoys getting in my truck and go for ride! (she has little problem jumpping up had to help her up) even if I say "lets go for walk" she gets up and is 100% ready to go, but little bit walk slowy she still enjoy it. have't see her run. if I plan on have this cancer take out the vet will do two x-ray to see what's going in her upper body... it's really HARDY on me, I had her for LONG TIME! I can't get other one just LIKE HER again.. I did let her in house and she's a house broken even she sleeps with me. my family (sisters, brother, parents, and others) really enjoy her alot, she's never mean at all NOT LESS you touch HER food!! never touch her food....
I still wish get other one just like her.... so here's a pic..


Mac/MS    Posted 02-20-2003 at 07:04:58       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A little over a year ago had to have Clemmy put down for the same thing. She stayed around for a couple years after the tumor came up without any trouble. I missed her a long time after and still feel her in the house sometimes. As far as getting another dog just like her I'm not so sure anymore, as I picked up a pup someone dropped on the coldest night we had down here. Watching him my wife and I made the comment that he sure acts a lot like Clem, the way he looks at you out the corner of his eyes, gets a wild hair and runs circles through the house and when you take him out to do his business he will sniff where he pooped the last time, like she did, and you wonder if they are/were thinking who crapped in my yard. I tell him like I did her, Yea thats yours. Then I add hello Clem.


Kat in NJ    Posted 02-20-2003 at 06:59:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Steve, sorry to hear about the wolf-dog; its especially tough since she’s obviously a member of the family. Currently, we’re going through a feline cancer case, so I wanted to share some thoughts:

Have the vets suggested chemotherapy at all? Animals tolerate chemo much better than humans and thus have a better success rate.

If chemo is not an option, there are two holistic-type remedies currently being used heavily to treat veterinary cancers.

Cansema is a available both as a topical salve and as a powder, depending upon the type of tumor. The website is: www.altcancer.com/cansema.htm

The other is a nutritional supplement, PolyMVA. Their website www.polymva.com/

You might also want to go to Yahoo! Groups and check for the canine cancer group. These groups are great sources of information as well as moral support. I belong to the feline lymphoma group and it has been a great help.

Another place you can go for good information is the Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists at www.gcvs.com – their oncologist, Dr. Kevin Hahn, has been a godsend to a lot of people as he will offer advice and even review test results and not charge. On their home page, click on the button for “oncology” and check out some of the materials, particularly the bit on Caring for Pets with Cancer.

Please feel free to email me off board. I’m at work now, but have tons of veterinary cancer information bookmarked including a lot of holistic treatments. I’d be happy to share whatever I have if you can use it.

Kat in NJ


cowgirlj    Posted 02-20-2003 at 06:44:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
What a pretty Siberian Husky she is. You will never find another JUST like her, as all animals are each their own personality, but you may fine another you will love and enjoy as much as her. I sympathise with you, the decision you must make. She may be all right for awhile yet, but I would watch her closely, and not let her suffer. Listen to your heart, you will know what to do, and when.


BB    Posted 02-20-2003 at 04:35:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That's a pretty dog. If you trust your vet, rely on him/her to tell you when it is time. We have a dog that will be 15 in July. She has slept with us since she was a pup and we will miss her dearly when the time comes. She has had to have tumors/growths removed 3 times in the last 2 years, but she is doing well. She is almost totally deaf, sleeps most of the day, and walks slower than she used to but still meets us at the door when we come in. The kids are long since grown and gone. She is like a third child that never left home.


Willy-N    Posted 02-19-2003 at 19:50:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Each Dog is special in it's own way! You cannot replace one with another one just like it. Have been in your shoes many times befor, to many times to count and loved them all. When the time comes you will know and the dog will tell you. Then it will be time for you to do your part showing the love for your dog that she showed you. Enjoy the time together don't get depressed around the dog they pick that up. Just go on like you never knew. When the day comes you find another dog and special things will show up in the new one and a bond will grow. Enjoy your dog and keep it happy doing the things you do. All living things pass on some day make the best of every day. You have a nice looking dog standing in the feild! Mark H.


JTL    Posted 02-19-2003 at 18:00:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey I really feel for you, if I were you I'd keep her as long as she's not in too bad of pain. When the day comes when the poor thing cant get up or walk then you have to do the right thing. Meanwhile maybe it's a slow growing cancer and you'll get to spend some time with her- good luck


Jimbob    Posted 02-19-2003 at 18:58:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Story 1: I have a friend who had a dog (friend) for over 15 years. This dog got him up in the morning. Took him for walks & even told him when to get to bed. After he lost the dog & many thousands to save the dog, he was just 'lost'. Having never been married or hardly ever dated, he found a girl friend at age of 53. He somewhat got over the loss & is now doing much better. Strange how things have to change & one can not do anything about it.
Story 2: A co-worker lost his dog. being heartbroken, he took a job in Louisana far from his home in Michigan. I was the manager on the same job. He told me he was going to sell his house as he could never go back there. When his assignment was coming to an end, we got him a new pup. On the long drive back home he 'bonded' with the new dog & felt he could manage to stay in his home in Michigan.


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