Tank & Agatha: Vet Bills

Tank is our dog, who recently turned 11 years old. My family has known Tank since he was a puppy, and he is such a wonderful guy. He loves to play and also relax, as long as he's with us. He's a loyal, smart, and protective dog. He likes going on walks to investigate the neighborhoods.


On Thursday, Oct. 8th, he started wheezing, and our vet assumed that it was just his allergies acting up more than normal. However, over the weekend, his wheezing/heavy breathing became more persistent. On Sunday morning (Oct. 11th), he started tilting his head and stumbling into things as he walked. 

We went to an emergency vet, and their X-ray showed tiny spots and cloudiness in his lungs, which could be two things: either pneumonia or lung cancer. We took him to another vet on Oct. 12th for more tests to see whether or not it's pneumonia. *Update: the test results were negative for pneumonia, so it looks like it's lung cancer.  There is no sizable mass/tumor to biopsy, so they can't test directly for cancer.

We're going to start him on steroids today (10/20/20) to hopefully reduce the inflammation, fix some of his symptoms, and possibly put the cancer in remission. If those don't help, we'll go from there.

These tests and treatment costs are adding up, and we are now asking for help to go toward his vet bills. His bills so far have been about $1,440.

On top of this, our cat Agatha has been fighting mammary cancer for about 2.5 years. She doesn't feel bad or sick, and we're trying to keep it that way. She is 9 years old, with a feisty personality.  Her favorite pastimes are eating, sleeping, chasing moths, and getting what she wants.


We occasionally have to go in to remove a tumor, and then another comes in later. Last week, we noticed an enlarged area under her arm, which was a tumor in a lymph node. This caused swelling, and is more complicated to remove. Her surgery for that was on Oct. 19th, which cost $1,500. *Update: Before her surgery, the vet did an x-ray of her chest, which showed that the swollen area was pushing against her muscle. So, during the surgery, the vet removed part of her pectoral muscle with the tumor, and they will biopsy that extra tissue to see if the cancer is spreading. 

We love both of our fur-babies so much, and want them to be as happy and healthy as possible. Even if you can't donate, your good thoughts and prayers would mean so much to us.


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Amanda Craig 
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