I took my beloved Monroe to two vets who said it could have been cancer of the kidneys or cancer of the liver. He was severely dehydrated, his ears and gums turned yellow on Sunday and he passed away on Sunday night (last week). Some weeks earlier (2 , 3) his back legs appeared a little weak, and he was not his normal, happy, peppy self. I took him to the vet in November becasue he seemed a little sluggish and was not eating well; the vet did a complete blood work-up which came back as everything in the normal range. He began eating well again after November.
His urine began to turn dark yellow, and in two days became brick orange--this was last week. I took him to the vet last Thursday who said he was very dehydrated. The vet gave him an IV and an antibiotic. He continued to decline so I took him to the hospital where he got another IV and another antibiotic. I brought him home and over the course of one day and night, I gave him IV fluids and antibiotics (twice). Finally, on Sunday he was so weak I did not want to pinch and poke him anymore. He passed away last Sunday night. We are so heartbroken and beyond consolation.
We want anwers---how is it possible to develop a fatal disease in three months? We can not imagine ourselves getting another dog and going through this horrible experience. Please help us what happened. Thank you.
Marisa and Neil 2/20/10