My dog has Cancer.  What now?

You just heard your veterinarian utter that awful word.  The big C. CANCER.  She outlines treatment options and costs, but your mind is a whirl.

  • How could this have happened to my best friend?
  • Is this a death sentence?
  • Can I afford treatment?
  • What should I do now?

I know the feeling.  I’ve been there multiple times with my dogs.  Kaylee and Cassie have provided me with many learning opportunities about caring for dogs with cancer.

Canine Cancer Concerns provides information on caring for your dog.

After receiving Kaylee’s diagnosis of osteosarcoma, a fast growing bone cancer, I read story after story of dogs dying within a few months.  Finally, I found one short comment on a forum page about a dog living for two years.  That one post gave me hope that I want to pass onto you.

Kaylee did indeed live exactly two years from when she started showing symptoms, during which I learned a tremendous amount about caring for handicapped dogs.  Some of these techniques I applied eleven years later when Cassie developed a brain tumor.

Dog in sling and harness
Cassie in a sling and harness.
Dog in wheelchair
Kaylee in her wheelchair.

Send me your stories

Please submit your stories about caring for your cancer stricken dogs.   My goal for Canine Cancer Concerns is to provide a source of information for everyone who ever hears these dreaded words from their veterinarian.  Please leave comments, let me know what products or methods have worked for you, and send your dog’s story and a photo through my contact page.

Sandy Kubillus

You can also visit my Enviro-Dog website and my freelance copywriting website at Kay9Environmental.