Rayo we love you and you will always have a special place in our heart ... I thought him to be around 5 or 6. He has lost 12 lbs and constantly vomits and goes through periods of not eating or drinking. Very sad . DCM is the main reason for decreased longevity in the breed. He kept getting more tumours of various types: lypomas, cysts, and eventually a mast cell tumour on his flank when he was 7. We already miss her…. I am so heartbroken. 7,8yo doberman… Today I got this devastating news that she has cancer I was sure that she just pulled her muscle so the news are devastating …I just can’t live without her… She is my best friend, my shadow:), my baby… How can I watch her getting weaker and weaker…I just can’t stop crying…. The treatments were costly, but I had it to do all over again, I would not change a thing. I got married and my husband adores his Zeus. Well one picture showed up same dog three times. A very sad day because Ammo was my baby boy, my first real baby:) I loved him so much and never thought I could love a dog more. Stephen, Jamie, and others reading these posts, I realized today that I had not updated my post above. When you buy through links on the site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Just need to find out what!!! Then one morning, folks in our house witnessed her final moments.. We took her to her own vet and we were told she had a brain tumor….. We had no other choice but to put her to sleep. Le Dobermann est principalement destiné à un maître qui sache se faire respecter et qui soit autant capable de lui donner de l'affection que de lui proposer de fréquentes activités. Well im scared to death he is eating but not of his normal . Sadly, our vet has been at this for many years and knew what she was saying. I love my family my husband my daughters but she was my baby my only baby she needed me nonstop. We are praying for good news for Jasper and for each of you on this site. Thank you so much. I am sorry for such a long post, but I wanted to tell the whole story. Anyway, I got the breed I’ve always wanted which is a Doberman. I feel so much pain for anyone going through such bad times with their companions, it truly is heartbreaking! We are hoping they find something today and can give us some answers. It’s all over now girl. (2) Palliative radiation, to reduce the pain. He had also (being an indiscriminate eater) gorged himself on acorns just a few days before all this. He never got sick a day in his life. Sweet Isis, you will live in my heart forever….you were my “heart” dog and the bond of love we shared will always live in our hearts. Para mi todo lo que tiene vida, siente, sufre….es importante. It seems so unfair that such an amazing breed is at such a high risk for cancer, but after having researched so much information online, I fear it must be true. So when should it be done? My heart breaks for you and your family. Sa queue très courte est attachée haut. I will keep you and Luke in my prayers, he has already been blessed to have you in his life. Jamie my Dobe had lymphoma. Karen P, Hi Debbie, I was just wondering how your Doberman is doing and what decision you went with in her treatment of her osteosarcoma diagnosis. Please update on what decision you went with for your dobie and how she’s doing….thank you. The eventual outcome will be her lungs, the same outcome for our first. The vet said he was around 10. Our 1 year old Doberman Jax was diagnosed with a nasal tumor a week ago Friday. Bleeding Disorder (Von Willebrand Disease). She decided that he would need to stay overnight and in the meantime she would send bloodwork off to see exactly what was going on with him. He was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma, a massive tumor of the liver and spleen. but canver has affected all my dogs , cat and gerbil. This cancer is so rare (less than 10 percent) of dogs so there isn’t a definite survival time with or without chemo. lump was still there located on his upper left rear thigh. She wanted me to come in and talk about “making some decisions,” which was obviously code for putting him to sleep. Her favorite thing in the world is to go on runs around the lake with me. She would still eat, but not that much, and she would just spend most times of the day sleeping. My Doberman with lymphoma had obvious lumps on her neck. Loyal, loving, devoted and very protective. As the ending message in the movie, A Dog’s Purpose, emphasized, dogs just want to be joyful and they want us to “be here now,” just as they are always fully present and ready to connect with us. Known as dilated cardiomyopathy, this illness makes the muscle of the heart grow weaker as days go by. I read your letter with fear. Straight away I felt guilty but the vet said the cancer would have already spread so the chemo would not have helped. I am sitting here tonight with a heavy heart. It’s so heartbreaking watching them in pain or suffering in silence. So which time she was still there was a blood panel run trying to figure what was wrong with her. my dobie has cancer and only has 0 – 4 months left . If it was pneumonia he would show signs of improvement as soon as the next day. Bile and vomit every where . Luckily I have some awesome pictures of her doing this. He has other lumps but none have been checked and all blood work comes back fine. The most common cancer in golden retrievers is hemangiosarcoma, an aggressive, malignant tumor of blood vessel cells that can form in any vascular organs and the skin. I brought my girl to the vet yesterday because she was limping. The thought of her waking up without a leg is absolutely killing me…but is it the “right” thing to do? Trupanion pet insurance looked at their cancer-related insurance claims to discover which dog breeds had the highest cancer rates. Hailee would have been 11 in March of 2017. If you want to save your dog call Kevin Munce an internalist in North Carolina. But we took him home on some muscle relaxants to ease bladder muscles and he’s pottying well again! The fact that his chest x-ray and bloodwork all looked good gives us hope! The Dobermann, (/ ˈ d oʊ b ər m ə n /; German pronunciation: [ˈdoːbɐman]) or Doberman Pinscher in the United States and Canada, is a medium-large breed of domestic dog that was originally developed around 1890 by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a tax collector from Germany. Really hoping his vet is wrong about bone cancer even though chances are very slim that its something entirely different and curable. He was the sweetest, funniest, most loving and loyal dog I’ve ever known. I am beyond devastated, my world revolved around Vice. Hind Legs Weakness (Dancing Doberman Syndrome). I lost my dog moriah to cancer in her cheek,I was not. His medicines were adjusted, prednisone eye drops were added to the daily routine, but for the first time, I could tell it was all starting to take a toll on him. She wanted to keep him one more day on IV antibiotics and prednisone to try to get him back on his feet; but when I called Wednesday, 1/30 and finally spoke to her, the news was not good. I got another 10 days with her for which I am forever grateful. And I don’t know if that would have changed our minds about Gage. I rushed him to University of Missouri and did everything i could but i had to let him go 4 months later. We could see that his lower leg and ankle were very swollen, which was occurring despite the fact that he was on prednisone. I looked and was shocked, there’s no way i would’ve missed that! He was knuckling (walking on the top of his foot.) I am so sorry to hear about your baby. hugs…Karen. X-rays were done, options were given, but we felt that the best was to let him live his last days with pain meds. xoxo, We lost our 3 year old Dobie, Raven, one month ago from osteosarcoma. Lydia, I am so very sorry for the loss of your boy Eli. After having to be sent to Johns Hopkins for imaging, he had that awful bone cancer. We have had a mixed reaction from family and friends, some say give chemo some say its better to let her live her days without chemo!!!!!! I wouldn’t wish what we’ve been through in the last four or five months on my worst enemy; it’s an absolutely devastating thing to go through. I had I make the decision then as to what was best for him and not me. Although it was unavoidable in the end, all of us feel about as bad and heartbroken as it’s possible to feel about what we’ve just had to do, since we’ve just lost our lovely ‘Dobie’ and one of our much-loved family members. I lost my baby girl, a sweet black Dobe named Jinju, she was only three years old, she died on December 15, 2012. He still has that! Gunnar will always have a special place in our heart that will never be replaced but we want to give another Dobe our love. He would have celebrated his 6th birthday this week. He started to limp on and off in April, the vet first diagnosed an infection and he was given pain killers and antibiotics. The key is immediate action on your part and intervention from your vet. Hi Karen, Jasper’s biopsy came back today and it’s carcinoma. This cancer is non-responsive to chemo. She keeps getting little grape like lumps suddenly come up out of nowhere. Cancer is aweful and it’s even sadder when it strikes our young dobies . He never failed me, ever! We thought we could go get her in the morning and start her on a new type of antibiotic and she would be getting better. 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He is a part of our family, we are devastated and our girls are very upset which makes this twice as hard. My beautiful blue dobie, Eva, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma at only 4years old. Fast forward to April 2017 and Luke was officially in remission. Not sure why, except “Zen” was the greatest companion we have ever had. Dobermans Den is reader-supported. I’ll never own another dog, of course I say this everytime, but this time is different. Elle est sociable avec les humains et les chiens et a tous les papiers nécessaires... Chiots Dobermanns à vendre Particulier. Zeus has a lump so we will be taking him to the vet. I usually don’t call him a dog-I call him a kid, because he was truly amazing and so smart. Some dobbies can suffer cervical vertebral instability due to the weakening of the intervertebral disks in the neck. When we got Jinju she had just been returned to her original mother and father because of her illness, they thought had something to do with some type of intestinal bug. He is still acting like his normal self so we are waiting for the signs to know the time is right to let him go. We recently got the diagnosis of liver cancer. He was a soldier to the end. I am reading trying to see what others have experienced so that I will do the right thing for my baby. 2 DOBERMAN mis primeras perritas (imperiales)marrones, mis amores. We said goodbye two days later. For a whole week, he barked at birds, and took long walks on the beach, jumping in and out of the waves. My prayers are with all who are going through this aggressive cancer with their beloved pets. All the strange behavior and breathing, I decided it was best that he be checked out. Le Dobermann a besoins d'un maitre intelligent et pas plus, un maitre idiot rend le Dobermann malheureux, jamais en 62 années j'ai eu le moindre problème avec un de mes chien ! His white blood count was high and that he had lymphoma. Does anyone regret doing chemo? He is our entertainer and goofball. We were looking for many more years than this with her. Since all this happened, I have now read about lymphoma tumors putting pressure on the spine and causing the kind of lower limb paralysis Eli experienced. Stephen Allen, thank you for sharing your experience on this terrible journey. I knew in my heart he wasn’t going to make it and he was too far gone. She suffered. I’m soo sorry to hear your aweful news. It truly breaks your heart, they are with you through good and bad, everything. At least he will be pain free and hopefully have a normal life, even if we only are only able to give him an extra year, Without amputation he would be in pain and maybe only have up to 6 months and we just couldn’t accept that, this is hard enough as it is. My boy Eli is almost 9 years old right now. Her lungs were not showing visible cancer in the x-ray, but she told me that since it’s micrometastatic and always ends up in the lungs, it was most likely there too since it’s an extremely aggressive cancer. 2. XXX. He went on daily car rides, chased squirrels, and played outside with his fur brother. They state that one in three dogs will develop cancer at some point in their lives. She said nothing about the possibility of the tumor possibly being about to pop out of her skin, and that thought still didn’t enter my mind. He had a perfect day but then during the night he began to hemorrhage from his nose and mouth so we took him to the emergency vet. If your doggie is still young, you’ve got to be vigilant. Home          Health care          Training & Behaviour          Home care          Pet Food. One of my best friends from college passed away 4 months ago from MS and metastatic breast cancer just shy of her 68th birthday, so sometimes it seems the sadness seems unrelenting. May God Bless All, including our four legged family. The good news is, treating hypothyroidism will not be heavy in your pocket. We opted to have her put down rather than put her through the pain of chemo and drugs. Aurora, femelle Doberman brune, née le 30.08.2017, issue d'une très bonne lignée, est à la recherche d'une nouvelle maison. Such an amazing breed. I put down another Dobe this summer for leg issues and decided when the bad days outnumbered the good days it was time to let her go. Please keep updating on Jasper and i will do the same on Bentley. I held on probably a week longer than I should have Stupidly selfish. I am so sorry for your loss, my heart breaks for you. A normal dog without this illness should be able to manage in case they suffer cuts or wounds. 14 years ago, I lost my beloved dobie Sam to a cancer tumor that destroyed his lung. She was 9 years old. Thankfully, Balboa (age 5) will be here to help my heart heal. I also like to think that we contributed to Doberman cancer research by trying the chemo and drug protocol options at the time. So the day before he turned nine we had to make the awful decision to say goodbye. We don’t want her to suffer. So now I am wondering if we should get a second opinion at a different vet, or have the same vet test him again. Like our vet said, dogs are not attached to their limbs and adjust so much better than we humans. An important new paper from Germany now shows something I have long suspected – that dilated cardiomyopathy in Doberman Pinschers includes an autoimmune mechanism. It’s hard for us because we have such complex lives and so many other relationships and responsibilities demanding our time and attention, whereas we are their whole world. That was a resounding no for us. It was the hardest goodbye of my life, but I know I made the right decision for him. She said that his test results came back and the diagnosis was not good. We were not familiar with cancer in dogs until this happened and we have learned a lot since dealing with making Angel as comfortable as possible until the pain medications were no longer an option once her hip swelled up and her leg finally broke from the evil cancer cells eating away at the bone in her left hip. He was such a huge personality. Jamie, I am so happy to hear Luke is still doing well on the chemo!! I still hurt from the first one. Yes, looking through all these heartbreaking comments I’m with you all the way, and it does seem the breed is particularly prone to cancer. He’s having a very hard time getting up and down now and has been wetting his bed the last few days because he’s so thirsty and urinating so much from the prednisone, combined with being arthritic and having a hard time getting up off the floor with his suddenly painful left leg. My son decided to put Rayo to rest. We have made it through the first cycle without any side effects and like you said, you never would know our babies were sick. When the vet came in, she examined Raven’s leg. The vet then shocked me to my core when she said it could be cancer. It was a heartbreaking year, but in the end, I felt some consolation knowing that my dog had a great doctor and vet team treating her. Took her to the vets and he felt a mass on her chest, lymph node above her tooth was swollen, and when she laid down saw 2 masses in her underbelly near the back. I miss Him so mucb. Finally, we made the heartbreaking decision to let her go. He recommended chemo just in case it had spread but I declined this as in my opinion I was not going to put my best friend through such a treatment if it was not necessary. I eventually made the awful decision to let her rest, but thinking back I probably should have done it sooner. Im sorry for eveyones loss! When treated properly, the Doberman can live a long life although the condition has chances of deteriorating. It’s been seven awful months since my Toby passed, but he is in my thoughts constantly. I rescheduled his Tuesday, 1/29 follow-up for an earlier 8 am time because by now he was scarcely able to walk. I’m thankful I was able to find a vet willing to do that during the Covid-19 lockdown (we all wore masks). Luke has responded very well to Prednisone and takes a daily dose. Less than a month later, his bones looked like swiss cheese. I am so sad and actually, I did not know the reason on what could had been the cause for her untimely death. I blamed myself! Needless to say we’re all absolutely heartbroken. D: I am so sorry to hear about Tank. Everything I read about this cancer said the pain was excrutiating. I hope everyone has a wonderful day and thank you for your support. Hello I feel the pain from each and everyone on this site. We were told it was brain cancer. He was happy even as he took his last breath. And then crawls in your lap like the 2 IG’s. I went ahead and made the appointment to do it, but my husband and I agonized over that decision. He gave us 3 different options of medications, good, better, best, we went with the best. He was part of the family and was feed only the best food, special house built, daily evening walk.and whenever he would be behind the bed of the truck , People would mistake him for a deer. Le Doberman est un chien de taille moyenne, avec un corps carré, fort et musclé. He was my protector and the protector of our 2 girls. La queue attachée haute et dressée et son poil est court, dur et serré. My son decided to bring him home to rest his final day, however we saw he was weaker, no appetite , and losing weight quickly. Research put a time frame of about 6 weeks if worst happened. I was horrified to learn that she has a tumor on her left ‘ankle’. She was very strong and she didnt even let me see her struggling as if she just want me to thik that everything is alright. The blues and the fawns are usually the most affected by hypothyroidism, but the reds and the blacks can become susceptible to this condition as they age. The vet told me that there was nothing we could do and that eventually he would die from the tumor. She is the smartest, playful best friend I have ever had. Nevertheless, we took her to a specialty vet who recommended chemotherapy. The doctor spoke with the night before we took her to the hospital was probably the most competent one and I sincerely and truly regret not having met or worked with her prior to Jinu’s last night…. 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