Canine Bladder Cancer Final Stages

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RE: Canine Bladder Cancer Final Stages

by LoMonaco12 on Wed Mar 22, 2017 04:00 PM

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I am sorry for the loss of your fur baby.  Hugs and love to you.   May you find comfort in knowing you will meet again someday and get a big sloppy fur baby kiss!

RE: Canine Bladder Cancer Final Stages

by quikbell1 on Wed Mar 22, 2017 05:53 PM

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Thank you and yes I do believe one day soon we will meet.

RE: Canine Bladder Cancer Final Stages

by RickieRichie on Thu Mar 23, 2017 02:02 AM

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On Mar 22, 2017 3:57 PM LoMonaco12 wrote:

We are blessed to still have him with us.

His urine flow is very little now and he strains to go.  I can see the decline slowing.  Some days are better than others.

He is not showing any signs of pain.  Has a great appetite and still wags his tail with happiness. 

I continue to make homemade dog food and give daily massages, love and prayers.  

Thanks for checking in on him.  


Hi! Our darling Ellie just recently diagnosed Bladder Cancer, tumor in her Urinary Tract! We are lucky to have great Specialty Vet Hospital South Paws, near to us in Virginia. Please call Dr. shaefer, for her expertise in this area! There are non surgical stents, placed by only anesthesia no survey, that can extend the life of you baby for perhaps a year, no promises, maybe more than! Also, Dr. Knapp at Purdue University is the head reaseacher of this disease! Bladder Cancer in canines! She welcomes calls and has protocols that are available through local Vets! These are not expensive procedures! Protocols may be paid for by Purdue! Hope you are giving Proaxicam & At least one of three proven Chemo drugs that are given intravenously, in just a few minutes, that have very little side effects in canines, and only costs about $80 dollars per treatment! Call Dr. Shaefer, South Paws Vets Falls Church Virginia! Peace & Love R

RE: Canine Bladder Cancer Final Stages

by Litasmomma on Thu Mar 23, 2017 06:05 AM

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I am so happy to hear that he is still doing well. Every day is a blessing and when you have a dog with this ridiculous cancer you realize just how true that is. Thank you so much for the update. Prayers and hugs sent. Please keep me posted. 

RE: Canine Bladder Cancer Final Stages

by Litasmomma on Thu Mar 23, 2017 06:10 AM

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Thank you so much for sharing this information with us. I had Lita on Peroxicam but did not choose the chemo but sometimes I wonder if I should have. Back when she was diagnosed, the chemo treatments were $250.00 each and there was no guarantee that it would prolong her life. I am so glad that they have made strides in fighting this horrible cancer and I appreciate you for sharing these strides with everyone on this blog. Ellie's got a fight ahead of her but we are all here to provide prayers and support if you ever need it. Prayers and hugs to Ellie. Please keep us posted.

RE: Canine Bladder Cancer Final Stages

by Trix08 on Tue Mar 28, 2017 01:22 PM

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I am so happy I found this site. Noticed my Shep/Rot peeing blood about a month ago. Vet thought it was a UTI. Long story short she has bladder cancer. I am devastated. Vet did surgery last week to remove small tumors and debulk large one. Unable to remove it entirely due to location. Biopsy came back yesterday showing it is cancer. She has been taking taking Rimadyl. Going to start her on Piroxicam. Just needs words of encouragement.

RE: Canine Bladder Cancer Final Stages

by Litasmomma on Wed Mar 29, 2017 05:22 AM

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Hi Trix08 and welcome to our blog. I am so sorry about the news you were given about your baby. We have all been there and can understand with the pain and devastation you feel. I was so mad when I found out about Lita I thought the doctor was crazy!! I took her to the specialist to 'prove him wrong' but instead the specialist confirmed the diagnosis and I had to face the harsh reality that my baby was now a hospice baby as TCC is not curable, BUT it is managable if you can find the right medication or choose the best treatment. Most of the dogs on here lived well over the time they were given by the doctors and that only happens when you have support and help and that's why we are here. Please don't be afraid to post any questions you have as, like I said, we have all been there with you. This is a very unfair disease but they have come a long way with testing and research. Prayers for your baby and for you and know that your love will help her through this. One day at a time. 

RE: Canine Bladder Cancer Final Stages

by Trix08 on Thu Mar 30, 2017 09:45 AM

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Thank you so much for your support. I am devasted. I orderd Piroxicam and it should be here today. I have read where I should also give her Pepcid with it. Can anyone give me their experience on what is best to protect her GI system? I also give her yogurt because she has been on Clavamox and now she is taking Enrofloxacin. The worst part is watching her strain to pee. I sure hope Piroxicam helps shrink that tumor. Like you say it is one day at a time.

RE: Canine Bladder Cancer Final Stages

by LoMonaco12 on Thu Mar 30, 2017 02:58 PM

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Hi Trix08:

My dog cannot handle the piroxicam.  It always made him vomit even with th pepcid. But yes my vet recommended that too and we cut one pill in to 1/4 each so the does is very small.  My dog is 15lbs.   

Along with the meds, I began making my own dog food and I buy a very high quality of kibble.   The diet needs to be high protein very low carb.   Cancer feeds on sugars so yogurt may not be the best.   I use chicken breast (boiled) and add a pured vegi.  Mainly green bean as they are the easiest for me.. I don't do carrots as they are higher in carbs.  Stick to low carb vegi's.  I also add an oil such as flaxseed oil but you have to start out slow on that. I don't add rice either.   I do give him low fat cottage cheese.  Stuart has had TCC since 2015 around October.  He is still with us and we've only used one pill and a good diet to slow the tumor down. He has survived longer than other dogs that have had surgery and chemo etc based on statistics.

Here is a helpful guide: 

http://dogcancerdiet.com/pdf/DogCancerDiet.pdf

Hugs to you.  

RE: Canine Bladder Cancer Final Stages

by everley on Thu Mar 30, 2017 03:42 PM

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Hi Trix08. I am so sorry about your babies diagnosis. As much I don't mind offering any advice or sharing my story. I wish this didn't ever happen to our fur kids. We are here to help in any way that we can. We have all had similar but different experiences. Hugs to you and Ellie. 

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