Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: Canine Lymphoma

  1. #1
    contrarian lala's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    CO Springs
    My Bikes
    80's ross road bike/commuter, 80's team miyata, 90's haro mtb xtracycle conversion, koga mitaya world traveler
    Posts
    2,848
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Canine Lymphoma

    I believe my 6 year old german shorthair pointer is about to be diagnosed with this. I've done some online research and know his days are numbered, if this is, indeed, the case. Anyone have experience with this canine cancer?
    Higher ground for the apocalypse!

  2. #2
    Seņor Member USAZorro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Carlisle, PA
    My Bikes
    1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1994 Trek 830 MTB, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead, Unicycle
    Posts
    13,034
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sorry. No. Hope you're mistaken.
    The search for inner peace continues...

  3. #3
    <>< SoonerBent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Oklahoma City
    My Bikes
    RANS Tailwind
    Posts
    768
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not familiar with it. I so hope it's something else. Something treatable. My thoughts are with you. There are many of us here who know that having a sick pet or losing a pet is really hard.

  4. #4
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,117
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    No experience with it, but I hope that all works out okay.
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Fishers Indiana
    My Bikes
    Longbikes Slipstream
    Posts
    319
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow, sorry to hear that.

    We just finished 3 months of treatments, doggie in remission and looking really good, approx $3000-$3500 extra on a verbal estimate of $700-$1000 to try for a remission (no cures for canines, just remission and quality of life). Weekly IV chemo plus other pills for 2-3 months, plus various tests to make sure chemo was worth a try. If the problem is only in the lymph system and not in the spine or organs, it's possible to buy a lot more time. We just took her in for the yearly exam and shots and the vet said uh-oh, yer dog's gained 25 pounds since last time and I see a lymph problem . . . you've got a month or two unless it hasn't spread and you want to try a treatment. We couldn't believe the weight gain or the diagnosis. It didn't all go smoothly but things are good now. If it comes back in a year we'll probably let nature take its course.

    If you do the tests and try the meds, your dog will be very tender and not reacting normally, be especially careful with food, ours stole a slice of pizza one night (who knew yeast was almost as bad as chocolate for dogs?) and put a layer on the ground floor overnight (yay for hardwoods instead of carpet! much easier to clean) and then didn't eat or drink for about 2 weeks where we had to bottle feed water diluted can food dog mush. Feet hurt (won't want to walk the normal routes), will pant and drink all the time, etc. It's hard to watch.

    Major test to do asap if you're willing to spend the $$$ for the treatments if the test proves it will be worthwhile. If no further spread its possible to gain years. After the strong meds then there is a maintenance med that costs about $0.50 per day I think.

    Good luck.
    Longbikes Slipstream

  6. #6
    Affable Aberrant G-Whacker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    GDTRFB
    Posts
    210
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    lala,
    That's awful, my wife and I went through this exact thing with her Belgian sheppard about 12 years ago. He was also 6 years old. With chemo and steady treatments, we were able to get him into remission. Unfortunately, it was not to be and he relapsed after a few months. At that point it was better for him to let him go than fight on. He was not a complainer, so there's no telling how much pain/ discomfort he was in-- but the vets took good care of him and except for the days of chemo, his quality of life was good.

    It ended up costing around $3500 that we didn't have, but we have no regrets.

    I hope you and your dog beat this thing.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Won't you pour me a cuban breeze, Gretchen?

  7. #7
    Beauty Everywhere snowy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Colorado
    My Bikes
    2006 Giant Anthem, Specialized Dolce Elite 05
    Posts
    2,596
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Lala,
    How sad. I wish I could help you more in this area. Have you taken the dog to the vet yet??? I wish this process to be the smoothest for you.

    Snowy.
    "RIDE FAST TAKE CHANCES!"

    Interested in the Women's Forum? Send me a PM for more information.

  8. #8
    Double Secret Probation R900's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Eastern Indiana
    My Bikes
    Madone 6 series SSL, Cannondale CX9, Trek TTX, Trek 970, Trek T2000
    Posts
    2,579
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sorry about your pointer. We just found our lab has cancer. She's almost 11 so well just keep her happy for as long as we can. She in fairly good shape, and as long as we keep the infections in check, doesn't have any pain or discomfort. Treatment was going to be $4k - $5k, and involve travel, radiation, and possible surgery. Best of luck for all of you.
    Time to Ride...

  9. #9
    contrarian lala's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    CO Springs
    My Bikes
    80's ross road bike/commuter, 80's team miyata, 90's haro mtb xtracycle conversion, koga mitaya world traveler
    Posts
    2,848
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for all the good thoughts. I took him to the vet and she prescribed a heavy course of antibiotics. We will wait to see if they have any effect before sending off a biopsy. But I'm prepared for the worst. I don't believe we'll go with chemo, as I cannot afford it. He's happy and active now, I hope he can stay that way.
    Higher ground for the apocalypse!

  10. #10
    Endorphin Junkie Bionic Pammy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    "The Best Place to Live 2007 "- Money Magazine
    My Bikes
    '07 Trek 7.9, 1998 Cannondale Silk Road 1000, 1995 Softride Sully MTB, 1971 Schwinn Breeze
    Posts
    83
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I wish you and your dog the best. I dread the day when I lose my little Molly.
    Quote Originally Posted by explody pup View Post
    By the way, the original translation of that tidbit of feel-good propaganda was "If you love something, kill it and bury the corpse in the woods. If it comes back, congratulations, you found an Indian burial ground and you're pretty much ****ed."

  11. #11
    contrarian lala's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    CO Springs
    My Bikes
    80's ross road bike/commuter, 80's team miyata, 90's haro mtb xtracycle conversion, koga mitaya world traveler
    Posts
    2,848
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good news! Friday night an abscess broke open on Hunter's neck and has been draining regularly. Looks like he was bitten by some canine vampyre or stabbed by a cactus, this got infected/caused swelling of glands due to infection. He was on antibiotics previously and is on the road no recovery. No lymphoma!
    Higher ground for the apocalypse!

  12. #12
    Riding Heaven's Highways on the grand tour ModoVincere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,676
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    1 bronze, 0 silver, 1 gold

  13. #13
    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Just NW of Richardson Bike Mart
    My Bikes
    '05 Trek 1200 / '90 Trek 8000 / '? Falcon Europa
    Posts
    6,117
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    3 Thread(s)
    Awesome news lala!!!!!
    Are you a registered member? Why not? Click here to register. It's free and only takes 27 seconds! Help out the forums, abide by our community guidelines.
    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

  14. #14
    Seņor Member USAZorro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Carlisle, PA
    My Bikes
    1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1994 Trek 830 MTB, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead, Unicycle
    Posts
    13,034
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yay!
    The search for inner peace continues...

  15. #15
    Air
    Air is offline
    Destroyer of Wheels Air's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Creating some FA-Qs
    My Bikes
    Nishiki Sport, Downtube IXNS, 1950's MMB3 Russian Folding Bike, MTB
    Posts
    3,608
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Whew - great news!!

  16. #16
    ....gets the cheese Second Mouse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    SLC, Utah
    My Bikes
    Panasonic DX 2000, LeMond Reno, Canondale Caad 8
    Posts
    2,542
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That is great news!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •