My Mini Beagle Bunnydog has Primary Lung Carcinoma
by Cathy N
Bunny is brown dog on bottom (Holly died in January)
Bunnydog, rescued 7 years ago from a shelter, is somewhere between 11 and 14 years old.
She seems healthy but is coughing. Chest x-ray showed a mass. She had an ultrasound guided needle biopsy at NC State a few days ago. She has a primary lung tumor - carcinoma - occupying the top lobe of the left lung.
She has been coughing for a few months but I thought it was an attention cough since she stopped the second I would say her name. Anyway I won't put her through surgery for a year median survival rate without chemo. They do not radiate to shrink these tumors.
Bunnydog still plays, wags her tail, but the coughing is increasing. She is eating well, and her weight is good. She sleeps next to my head in bed at night. She sleeps well and has no coughing during a whole night's sleep.
Nurse practitioner in human cardiology but new at canine cancer