Cancer Treatment for Snickers

$1,443 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 42 people in 43 months
Our daughter Kristina wanted a dog so bad, she studied really hard and aced a Japanese kanji test to get one.

We adopted our Rat Terrier Snickers two years ago, and he has enriched our lives every day.  Last week, he was diagnosed with cancer:  mast cell tumors on his flank, penis sheath and potentially the anal gland.

The canine oncologist recommends surgical removal of the tumors-- a difficult endeavor given the location--potentially followed by chemotherapy depending on the results of further analysis.   We are also changing his diet, giving him Chinese herbs and consulting with a veterinary acupuncturist.  The diagnostic stage has already cost $400, and the surgery estimate is $2200.

Wish we had bought pet insurance!  The kids say they will cut back on some of their activities to help pay for it.   That won't be necessary to make this surgery happen, but any help would be appreciated!
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GREAT NEWS from the Oncologist. Snickers' tumors were the lowest grade cancer and she doesn't recommend any further treatment beyond the Chinese herbs he has been taking.

In the meantime, it has been hard keeping him quiet since despite the stitches and huge scar, he really wants to run and jump.

Again, thanks to everyone who contributed funds, prayers and good thoughts.
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Snickers hates the cone and hates his crate (he's not allowed to jump on things), and was whining all night long. This morning, he ate well and is now walking fine. He is constantly whimpering though, poor guy. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

In all, the surgery cost $2740, so we really appreciate everyone who contributed.
Right after surgery.
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Snickers' surgery has been scheduled for next Monday. Thank you all so much for your donations, prayers, and kind thoughts.
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We are so overwhelmed by the generosity of friends, family and strangers. Thank you so much. We will be calling the oncologist to schedule Snickers' surgery tomorrow.

I just know he's going to rock that cone of shame.
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$1,443 of $1,500 goal

Raised by 42 people in 43 months
Created March 31, 2015
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