It has been just over 3 years since we adopted Dewey. When he came to us he had skin issues and was diagnosed with Cushing's. Since that time he has been the perfect dog for our family. He has been a playmate for some of the fosters here when they came over for dogsitting. He is a companion to our cats. He is a perfect gentleman and has all of our hearts. A couple of months ago we noticed a bump on his back shoulder. During his routine vet visit we asked them to check it out. It was cancer.
He has since had that removed and it was sent for pathology. Although they got clean margins and feel he is cancer-free at the moment, the pathology confirmed that the tumor was a hemangiosarcoma. This is an aggressive type and he needed further treatment to ensure that he leaves us due to old age and not cancer. Dewey has started a chemotherapy treatment program. It has not been easy for him with his Cushing's and the chemo attacking his immune system. He has remained a perfect gentleman and is good for fetch or a snuggle, whatever you prefer. Dewey will be 12 in July and with this treatment we all believe that he will get to see at least 14 and everyday will count!