My doberman Jake has bone cancer
Jake was at the vet today getting x-rays because he'd developed a limp and a swollen hip. It turns out that it's bone cancer instead of the arthritis or dysplasia that we thought it might be. He's only 8. There is no real prognosis, and it appears to be progressing fast - two weeks ago it was just a bit of lameness. I asked about amputation, but the vet didn't think it would do any good. It's probably already spread.
Two years ago I lost my other dobe, Grace, to congestive heart failure. I still have a standard Poodle, 2 german shepherds, a giant schnauzer mix and an English setter (who is not doing particularly well - old and had a hard life before landing on my couch.).