Buddy was adopted last June from the Stockton Animal Shelter. He was 12 years old and had a large tumor on his hip. He is a very sweet dog and when it became apparent that he wasn't going to be adopted, I decided to bring him home.
Over Christmas, Buddy had his tumor removed.
In the last few weeks, (July 2017) We had noticed that buddy had been looking kind of lethargic; laying around not moving much. He usually follows me everywhere and I would find him laying in the corner of the garage away from everyone. This was very out of character for a dog that won't leave your side.
We took him to East Bay Vetinary Hospital in Walnut Creek and they discovered that he had an enlarged liver, fluid in his abdomen, and enlarged lymph nodes. After sending the results to a specialist, it was determined that Buddy has Lymphoma, a cancer that is comon in dogs.
The best care for Buddy is chemotherapy. It has an 80-90% sucess rate for putting the cancer in remission. Unfortunately, It costs approximately $5,000 for a 4 month treatment. Buddy has already recieved his first treatment last week. It cost about $1,200. Every week to 2 weeks he will recieve some sort of treatment though the prices range in each one.
The fortunate part is that the treatments are not supposed to make Buddy sick, and the doctor is optimistic that it will help.
How you can help
Buddy won't survive without treatment, and treatment is very expensive! I'm grateful for any help you can provide in getting Buddy the care he needs. Everyone that meets Buddy loves him, and we'd like to keep him around as long as possible!
Jessica and Buddy: Buddy thinks he's a lapdog.
- Kristin DeWester
- Vickie Garcia
- Gloria Garcia
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