My Greyhound Died of Liver Cancer
Hi, just wanted to say one of my beautiful greyhounds had to be put to sleep because of liver cancer.
Sonny was 8 years old and one of three dogs that I rescued.
He had dilated cardiomyopathy and was doing well on meds for over a year.
I came home after a couple of hours in town to find him collapsed - I never gave cancer a thought. He was immediately rushed to vets where they bravely fought for him, managed to stop the bleeding but his condition was not operable. And like so many others before me, I had to make that painful decision.
But one thing I knew - I had a great vet and if there was a chance to save him he would have, so I respected his judgement and because I loved Sonny so and did not want him to suffer, I held him while he gently crossed over to the bridge.
My heart aches and I miss him so. He was there for me, hugs and all, on Mother's Day this year, as I had only just lost my mother a few months earlier. Little did I know the next day he would be in such a bad way, so the kindness he showed me I would never forget; and it was out of love and respect for him not to suffer that helped me make the decision to stop his suffering.
To all those out there with dogs that have cancer, my heart goes out to you.
RIP Sonny 2003-2011.