I need help for my dog. Mammary tumor, very large.
I need help. I’m currently crying as I type this.
My dog is at least 11 years old and we’ve had her in the family since she was born. She has this really big (palm size, 5×5) mammary tumor and I fear that it’s causing her pain. It’s really big and really firm. Like a pandesal but very hard. It began sagging last week. Months before her tumor went large (barely an inch thick), I took her to the vet and the vet told me a surgery could be done but it may end up killing her in the process due to her age.
Since then, my dog was still very active as if she’s not sick at all. But this morning, after my morning jogs, I came home and she wasn’t there to meet me at the gates like she usually does. I searched for her and found her sitting near our garden, she was obviously trying to stand up for me. I made her lie down and I immediately checked on her tumor and it was swelling very badly.
I fed her by hand this time as if I was attending to the sickly. She literally could not have the energy to get up to eat or drink and you can just imagine the weather we have here in the country today. I had to make her drink by licking water from my palm. I hand fed her with 2 pieces of steak. She can still do her bowels though. I also tried to let her out of the house since she was always eager to run around but she just won’t get up anymore.
Surgery wasn’t an option and God knows if we can afford other treatments. I just want to remove her pain. I don’t want to put her to sleep yet.
I want a painkiller for her that can make her normal again at least until she finally rests by herself.
Please help me. I’ll check her weight if needed.
Here’s her picture:
She’s with her sister
As you can see, she barely moves from one place.
I’m sorry if they both look like they need a bath. I am to bathe them tomorrow. My little cancer patient would look really beautiful with her white fur really clean. She’s like a toy poodle minus the high upkeep.
As with the cancer, I hate this feeling where I can’t do anything for my dog. Every dog is loyal to its master. I suck being her master. I really have to make it up to her. I mean, I often dream of saving people’s lives but with this…I begin to doubt myself. I can’t even save my own dog. I feel useless and incompetent.