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Xray last this past Tuesday identified cancer in the

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Xray last this past Tuesday identified cancer in the shoulder bone. 10 year old Lab elected not to amputate. Treating with Deramax for pain and inflamation. Minimal swelling but after 5 days her pain seems to have intensified. Eating and eliminating regularly.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name?

Phoebe

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Phoebe?

No other than her weight is 72 lbs and general health has been excellant

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: DrSarah, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
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I'm Dr. Sarah, a veterinarian with over 10 years experience and am here to help! I am reviewing your question and will be back with a reply. Is it osteosarcoma? I'm so sorry to hear this.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No
Dog Veterinarian: DrSarah, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Osteosarcoma is the most common bone tumor in dogs. Treatment options are pain medications alone, paind medication and amputation, or amputation and chemotherapy. With pain medication alone usually the prognosis is a few months. People generally opt for euthanasia due to pain, not because the dog feels ill. With chemotherapy you can get closer to a year.

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Dog Veterinarian: DrSarah, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
I’m so sorry phoebe is going through this. Is there a specific question you want to know about?
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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Deramaxx doage is 50mg daily can I increase to 100mg daily to help relieve pain
Dog Veterinarian: DrSarah, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

At 72# ***** max dose is 63mg, so 100mg would be too much. I'd talk to your vet about adding in Tramadol...that's an opioid medicine that can be given along with anti-inflammatories.

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Dog Veterinarian: DrSarah, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

If you can cut the pills in quarters, you can give 1 1/4 tab once daily. My sympathies about Phoebe...glad she's on some good pain medicine. Let me know if I can help in any other way. Kindly consider rating my answer.

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Dog Veterinarian: DrSarah, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

How's Phoebe doing?

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Dog Veterinarian: DrSarah, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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