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    jordiegirl is offline Junior Member
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    We just found out our eight year old rescue Lab has a cancerous tumor, we can not afford the surgery. We have been feeding her Science Diet Perfect Weight. Any suggestions on how we should adjust her diet? Thanks

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    Thanks for all the help! 53 views and not one suggestion.

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    i lost my golden retriever last dec to abdomen cancer, he was a very fit dog all his life. We had been feeding him advance large breed but the last few months of his life he wouldn't touch his dry food and began to lose serious weight. (this is how we realised something was up) he lasted 3 months after we realised he was sick and for those last 3 months we used to feed him 500g-1kg of meat off-cuts we got from the butcher (not very expensive, roughly $5 a kg) this had heaps of meat with a little bit of fat to try and put more weight on him so he wouldn't waste away. originally the vet said he wouldn't last more that 2-3 weeks but ended up lasting almost 4 months so i guess i did the right thing?

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    Your best bet is to home cook for your dog and cut waaaaaay back on the carbs. Sugar feeds cancer.

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    I'd look into a homemade cooked or raw diet.

    So sorry to hear about your boy.

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    lack of carbs , sugar and grains.

    and cant your vet make a payment plan with you so the dog can have surgery??

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    you haven't gotten any responses, because we are shocked that you will let this 8 yrs old family member die without helping him

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    Quote Originally Posted by pegasusx86 View Post
    you haven't gotten any responses, because we are shocked that you will let this 8 yrs old family member die without helping him
    That is mean. Perhaps there are not many responses because people are not sure. Jordiegirl joined in an attempt to help her beloved dog. Not every dog can have surgery for various reasons.

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    actually, the op said they couldn't afford the surgery.

    for many, that is not a reason to not have surgery.
    as i suggested in my earlier post , and no response given to it, how about a payment plan with the vet? credit card?

    it would be a cold day in hell that i couldn't afford "services" for my dogs. i wouldn't have them, if i couldn't plan ahead for stuff like that. hell, I'm going back and forth for acupuncture for me but spent more than $700 on rex for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jordiegirl View Post
    Thanks for all the help! 53 views and not one suggestion.
    Well I had an answer but I won't share with a snobby attitude like that. You are not owed anything.

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