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    Harlan (my dog) has cancer...

    This is an unfortunate update.

    But my dog Harlan was diagnosed with fibrosarcoma last week. They took a big chunk out, but it was impossible to clear the margins. So it is still growing in him, but slowly. His prognosis is pretty good, he likely has another good year or two, maybe. But he is 11 years old now.

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    I am so sorry to hear this.

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    I am so sorry, Ultralight. That is such difficult news, but I am glad he is still with you.

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    I am so sorry to hear this!

    my unsolicited advice to you is to resist further treatment. He has lived a good long life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I am so sorry to hear this!

    my unsolicited advice to you is to resist further treatment. He has lived a good long life.
    I am definitely not doing anything more. Chemo and all that would be a nightmare for him.

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    So sorry, UL. I, too, vote for making the time you have left quality time.
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    Watching our faithful animal companions decline in old age is very hard. I am sorry...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkytoe View Post
    Watching our faithful animal companions decline in old age is very hard. I am sorry...
    Thanks.

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    So sorry to hear this.

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    I'm sorry to hear this as well, UL. I hope the prognosis is very conservative and you and he have many, many days together.
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