From your post a year ago… this is exactly the type of information I'm searching for, "I know this might not be survivable for her but I can't find any advice on how to get a dog through cancer, what to look out for, when is she truly in pain, what spindle cell does over time and when is enough for her and time to set her free."
So I am wondering, what was your plan with Luna? How did you make decisions? What information did you learn that you think is important to know about the spindle cell cancer disease process?
I have a 15 yr old girl (aussie shepard mix) who is in good spirits, enjoys slow short walks, putting her nose in the wind, eating, etc all normally. We've had two surgeries already to debulk the tumor on her rear leg. One in 2013, and the second recently in June from which she recovered well for her age. Though it returned quickly (3 mos) and larger this time. It's now an open lesion. I am both astounded and perplexed at how she acts pretty normal given this! My vet (who is a new vet to us as I just moved) initially discussed end of life decisions and then also offered amputation as an option to consider. I would so appreciate any thoughts you have and/or hear more about your story.
Microchip cancer report
Has anyone on this forum ever had a tumor develop in their dog because of microchipping?
Not that I have ever heard….
Here are some other articles about this issue.
Interesting. Thanks for sharing.
It sounds like the risk is pretty low, especially if you do not have a sarcoma prone breed (like golden retrievers.) For us, I think it is worth it, since our dog has such a high prey drive and runs so fast. If he gets away from us, there is not much chance we would be able to catch him. That is why we work so hard on recall, but if that fails, the microchip is the only chance we have of getting him back.
I have never heard of this either, but it seems very rare, so my take on it, would be rather get my dog back if lost, then not take the chance because of a very rare case of cancer…
Shoot, you get cancer just breathing the air now a days..