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catahoula/boston terrier
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I am a dog lover and have had Macy (a rescue) for 3 years. She developed a limp and just had a biopsy for possible osteosarcoma. I am trying to find out all I can to give her the best chance to live long and comfortably. I am an anesthetist, but only really know about conventional medicine
What is one thing your dog does that reminds you to open your heart and love more deeply?
gives unconditionally to all, despite what may be going on with her
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At 4:59pm on May 3, 2011, Jill Stout said…

Hi Barbara,

I am so glad to hear that Macy is doing well. I will certainly keep her (and you) in my prayers. It is a scary disease and one that is so hard to treat. Please keep me informed on how you guys are doing. Every small victory is enjoyed by us all.

Bailey has been gone almost a year and a half and I miss him like it was yesterday. I have 3 other dogs that I love, but Baily was special. Benson is as special. He suffers from Hip and Elbow Dysplasia. He had hip surgery at 8 months. He is 19 months now and doing well, but he is in pain all the time. We have no idea how long he will be with us. .

Please keep in touch!

At 5:23pm on March 4, 2011, Ellen Slater said…


Thanks so much for your kind words. Sadie is 11 years old and i am trying to come up with a good home cooked diet for her so any tips would be very much appreciated. She has severe allergies so that complicated things a little bit.  What kind of veggies are you using with Macy? I will keep you both in my prayers also.  It's nice to have a support network and you can count me in your corner.


At 4:08pm on December 27, 2010, Lynn Pennington said…


I pray that Macy's surgery went well and that she will have a good recovery from it. It is a long hard road when one's pet is diagnosed with cancer.  You & Macy will be in my prayers!

At 10:27am on December 17, 2010, Lynn Pennington said…


It's with mixed feelings I welcome you.  I am so very glad you found this site, but sorry to hear of Macy's possible cancer diagnosis!  I am in the medical field too, and had a good deal of understanding when Mouta was diagnosed.  But I learned so much with Mouta's treatment & care and am still learning.  Prayer and faith go a long way and I think you will find a lot of support here.  Please keep us informed.  You & Macy will be in my prayers.

At 7:47am on December 17, 2010, Caryn Wilson said…

Hi Barbara; good for you that you have taken Macy to give her a better chance at life! I too have a rescue dog and just had a breast tumor removed from her. I chose to not have chemo but put her on a cancer diet and Apocaps as described in Dr Dressler's book on treating Canine cancer. I will just let her live her life out and hope for the better. I know you will make the best choice for your dog. An agressive cancer leaves you with no choice but to act quickly. However, I do believe in the power of praying for our little furry friends and will do so for your little Macy. Will pray for you too for direction in Macy's treatment. By the way...welcome to this website.. people here are very supportive so you have come to the right place. Keep us updated on Macy!

At 7:24am on December 17, 2010, Chuck Holliman said…


Sorry to hear the bad news for Macy.  Our Labradoodle, Rusty, was diagnosed with Fibrosarcoma, grade 3 (the highest) in January and had his left rear leg amputated on January 25th.  He has handled the amputation and chemo treatments extremely well, including still surfing in our pool.  This month will be his last month on chemo and we are holding our breath as to when the cancer will return.  I have been posting my blog on this site but I have not updated in in last couple of months.  Another great site is which is a support group for canine cancer amputees.  Rusty's blog and pictures are on there under (  We wish you well in your pursuit of a treatment program for Macy.  Rusty's oncologist is Dr. Macy, and we are very fortunate as he is among the best in the world.  We are in Palm Desert, CA.

Chuck Holliman & Rusty


At 5:57am on December 17, 2010, Jill Stout said…

Hi Barbara,

I am so sorry to hear that your baby may have Osteosarcoma. I would suggest you get Dr.Dressler's Cancer Survival Guide. Well worth the price. It was invaluable to me when my boy Bailey was diagnosed. I would aslo suggest that you see a Holistic vet. There is not much that conventional medicine can accopmplish with Osteosarcoma. Please keep us all informed and know that you and Macy will be in our prayers.


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