Prayers for our dog

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  1. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    Our beloved three-year-old standard poodle, Pepper, will have surgery on Thursday to amputate her toe. She probably has squamous cell carcinoma in her toe, fairly common in black standard poodles, as well as black giant schnauzers and black labs. It will take some time to get the biopsy back. Hopefully, if it's cancer, it hasn't spread.


    Her symptom was a cracked toenail. It wasn't healing properly and she was licking her toe a lot, so I started doing some research on the Internet. BTW this is rare enough in the general dog population that most vets don't suspect it because they've never seen it.


    Please pray for Pepper and us. We are really, really upset.
     
  2. Will B

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    We'll be thinking about her. Being a father of four legged kids only, I know where you are and would be doing everything I could, too.
     
  3. Autumn Moon

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    as a fellow 'poodle-pal' my heart goes out to you
     
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    Hugs and prayers for you and Pepper. :wub::wub:
     
  5. njackie

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    Bless your heart! We went through exactly the same thing with our nine year old golden two years ago. I will be thinking of you.
     
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    Sending puppy prayers your way:wave:
     
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    Patrick the Pug and Ellie the Weenie send their thoughts and prayers...and so do I.
     
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    Mr. Baxter and the original Miss Critter wish Pepper all the best. :wave:
     
  9. Miss Kitty

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    Wishing you and Pepper a good outcome!
     
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    Wishing a good outcome and speedy recovery! :wave:
     
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    Prayers for both you and Pepper.
     
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    I'm praying for Pepper and you and Big D. :wub:
     
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    St Roch is the Patron Saint of dogs-ask for his help!
     
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    Good luck to Pepper. Hope all works out well for y'all.
     
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    we love dogs

    This community is full of dog lovers who wish y'all well. Please keep us posted.
     
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    BR, we know how much Pepper means to you...you'll be in my prayers.:wub:
     
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    Lots of animal lovers here, prayers coming your way. :wub:
     
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    Lotsa of love and prayers to your family and Pepper from our family and our zoo.

    Trooper, Harold Darrell, Tunes, Ruby, Stupid Annie, Gracie, Joker,Bubba Kitty and Bob the Frog.
     
  19. Beach Runner

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    Thank y'all so much for the good vibes. We are so scared, but after talking to the person who runs the standard poodle squamous cell carcinoma registry, amputation is the most conservative thing to do. Because Pepper is show quality, her foot pads are so fat that the doctors don't think she'll have a limp. I just pray to God that the biopsy results are great and that, if it is cancer, that it hasn't spread. Just to go the extra mile, they are amputating at the P1 joint (higher up) instead of P2 -- it will look better aesthetically and won't make any difference in her gait.

    I feel so sorry for Pepper. Apparently the recovery is slow and she will be in need of a lot of pain meds.

    I just know that until I get the test results next week, I will be jumping out of my skin every time the phone rings.

    Anyhow thank you all for all of the :wub:. Skunky, I will be praying to St. Roch.

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    bogie, whiskey and i will be thinking of you and pepper!
     

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