View Full Version : Bernese Mt Dog with Histiocytic sarcoma

Jan. 29, 2010, 09:00 PM
It looks like we are loosing our baby to this awful cancer.

His symptoms indicate it - we are just waiting for the blood work to come back.

Anyone here have this happen to their dog?

Jan. 29, 2010, 09:45 PM
I am so sorry, it is awful to have a sick dog with little chance of recovery.

Jan. 29, 2010, 09:54 PM
Oh no! I was so hoping that Chad was getting better :(


Jan. 29, 2010, 10:01 PM
thanks - unfortunately no - it looks real bad

Jan. 29, 2010, 10:01 PM
No experience but best wishes and jingles from me and the Bernese I recently adopted.

Jan. 29, 2010, 10:28 PM
Aw, how heart breaking! Hugs.

Jan. 30, 2010, 08:19 AM
Unfortunately yes. Cancer, especially Histio is the leading killer of berners :no: That is the main downside to the breed - short lifespan (7-8 yrs). It doesn't respond to much and it normally is just a matter of time. Sorry for the bad news

Jan. 30, 2010, 04:45 PM
I'm so sorry for your dog. I lost my Bernese with the same type of tumor in November and it is still so fresh, I miss her every day. She was diagnosed in April, when she had bloat surgery and tumors were found on her liver. They removed them at the time of the surgery but additional tests found a large mass in her chest/lung area so it had already metastisized. Chemo bought us some additional months time but not enough. The only good thing is she never acted sick until three days before being put down. Then she just went downhill so fast in those three days.
She was the best dog I have ever owned. Sweet, gentle, loving and oh, so beautiful. She was 7 1/2 years old.
Good luck and spoil her like crazy.

Zu Zu
Jan. 30, 2010, 06:36 PM
So very sorry about your dog ~ thoughts and prayers for all who love him.