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We’re concerned that she is too old for surgery. She is taking a half Galliprant 60mg once a day. her heart is good and over all our vet says she is in good shape (but for cancer). We want her with us as long as possible with out her suffering. Any suggestions?
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Asked on March 14, 2021 12:12 pm
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At the Sanctuary we evaluate each surgical candidate individually. We run lab work and do a complete physical. We stage the cancer as well as possible to determine if surgery will be successful. The age of the patient is only one variable. If it is deemed the pet will be better off trying the surgery we will move forward. There are times we come to the conclusion that it would be in the pet’s best interest to go into our hospice program then we will not do surgery. Sometimes there are chemotherapy options for us to try. We then endeavor to keep them as comfortable as possible for as long as possible. We do not allow an animal to suffer with no hope.

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Answered on March 24, 2021 5:54 pm