Leukemia Took Away My Dog Rambo
by Conrad Pearson
Its very sad to me that my dog had to be put down today. He had leukemia. About two weeks ago, he just stopped eating. He used to eat anything but this time it was different, like he didn't have an appetite.
I took him to my vet Saturday but we couldn't find anything immediately. He gave him some antibiotics, but yesterday I noticed that his right eye started colouring darker from the bottom up. He also started bleeding from places on his ears and nose.
He was still walking and running to a certain extent, but still wouldn't eat. He did drink a lot of water though. He even wiggled his tail slightly and still responded well to his name. This morning my wife took him back to the vet who is a very dear friend of mine and they took some blood for tests, he was later diagnosed with leukemia.
We had to make the decision to have him put down as he was really suffering and I didn't like it at all. He was like my son. He would always run or walk with myself or my wife or daughter wherever they would go and would always protect them when anybody unfamiliar to him would approach them. He was the best friend ever and even a better protector. He was only 4 years of age.
I am still devastated - as I am typing this now I am crying my eyes out as this is a great loss to our family. He was a Boerboel Labarador cross, same as his mom. His mom outlives him, she is 8 years of age now. I will get another friend for the family, but there will never be any new addition that will be what Rambo was to our family.
We will miss you my boy, we already do. Thank you for the 4 great years of looking after the family and for just being a true friend.