Bone Cancer



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Hi, our 9 1/2 year old chocolate lab started limping about 2 1/2 weeks ago.  We thought she had stepped on something in the yard.  This was her only symptom.  It did not get better within a few days, so my husband took her to the vet.  He did an xray and discovered she had bone cancer in the top part of her front leg.  It is about 1/2 way down her leg.  We are not sure what to do.  She was given 2 types of pain meds to be taken 3 times a day, but she is not using her foot and is is dragging it.  Based on what I have read, even amputation and/or chemo will not prolong her life for long.  I hate to put her through all of that at her age.  I am devastated as is my family.  We just had to put a cat down about 6 weeks ago.  Has anyone had to go through this type of thing with their pet?  She is otherwise acting and appears normal - eating, sleeping, interacting with us and our other dogs, just the limping.  I am just so sad and upset.  Thanks for your feedback.

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