My dog recently was diagnosed with a huge mass attached to her spleen. She had a UTI that I had treated and then she was throwing up with the new urinary food so we thought it was the food and started her on a bland diet. Upon return to food, I came home one evening and she was NQR. I took her to the ER Vet and the xray showed a huge mass. They said if I removed the spleen would probably have 3 months. My girl is over 13 years old and I don’t think she is a great candidate for surgery. I was going to put her down but she was doing well after meds so I ended up doing an ultrasound and the mass is really huge…maybe 2 1/2 softballs or 3?
I’m wondering if anyone has done palliative care on their dogs and how it went…My dog is huge and a rupture would not be good for me to get her in the car and to the vet. It really is so hard to think of euthanasia after she’s almost back to normal for her age with pain meds and prednisone. I know its the meds helping her along… ultrasound shows that the heart, lungs and liver are so far ok, but my dog already airway disease and severe spinal arthritis.
Would love to hear experiences… I struggle with the thought of. surgery, but I don’t think the outcome would be much different. TIA