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    Default7yr old chocolate lab with heart cancer

    2 days ago I noticed that my already big chocolate lab Marley was looking bloated and of course i thought that he might have bloat and brought him to the emergency vet his doctor recommends.
    after they ran all the tests it wasn't bloat, he has heart cancer and has fluids in his belly.
    the prognosis is awful, but he is a happy dog and kept wanting to play. they drained some fluids from his belly and heart and we are awaiting al call from the cardiologist and maybe pick him up later.
    7 years is not enough time for him, he is the coolest person I have ever met.
    I also have a yellow lab the is 2 months older than him and doesn't know what's going on.

    I know there is not much I can do but wait but my heart is broken right now, I am doing all the research I can and looking into changing food for my pupps, reading up on raw right now, even if it will just help my yellow lab.

    do you guys have any advise for me??

    thank you so much

    this is him, my big, loving awesome dog


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    Awww. I'm so sorry that you and your boy are going through this. Prayers will be said for Marley. {{{{{HUGS}}}}}

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    I am so sorry for you and your pup. Lots of prayers are coming your way.

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    My heart goes out to you and your pup.

    Wishing to each of you the best of times, whatever number of remaining days you both have, and the sweetest and most tender of goodbyes.

    Puff [YF, AKC field line (from competing HT/FT breeder) 62 lbs, dob: 8-'01]

    Bess [BF, AKC bench line (from competing show breeder) 55 lbs., 1967-1981] "Poor Bess, the Wonder Dog":
    http://forum.justlabradors.com/showt...?p=748#post748

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    So sorry to read your post. Marley is a beautiful dog!!

    I lost my dog to heart cancer (hemangiosarcoma). We didn't have ANY time left with him when he was diagnosed, as he was not showing any symptoms until it was too late. It sounds like you may have some time left with Marley. Treasure it and ditto what Bob said.

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    Poor guy. He is gorgeous.
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    thank you guys so much.
    he's home now and we have a few more tests.
    he is the coolest person I have ever met

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    Good luck with your boy, We just went through a similar situation with our little Buddy this summer but his ended up being a birth defect that was able to be corrected with heart surgury. Same type of symptoms with the fluid build up also.

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    Poor Marley!!! When our chocolate Lab, Gracie got overweight we reduced her food quantitie, and we exercized her more often. So if you are looking for your dog to loose wait, lower the food quantity and excerise him more often. (That is if your veternarian says that he is able to exercize on a regular bacis.)
    Hope he gets better,
    Laura
    PS-- Science Diet is a great food.
    PPS-- You might look into healthy dog food recipes as a good food alternative. (If you have enough time to make it that is.)




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    sorry I mispelled quantity.




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