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Poorly GP advice or thoughts?

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Isadora2007 Fri 10-Aug-18 09:29:56

We have two sister GPS who are 4.5 years old. Last year T developed a large cyst/tumour (4cm round?) on her tummy. Vet said investigations would likely upset her more than mass as it wasn’t sore or hot etc. So keep an eye. All fine with T. Until recently. T is long haired and we noticed her mate had been biting her hair. So it was suddenly quite short- but given the heat we assumed this was normal. Thought T looked smaller but again thought due to hair loss. Realised last week T was smaller due to weight loss. And she was panting a lot. And eating less but in a fussy way. So visited vet Friday. T has lost 300g in a year. Teeth all fine. Has had painkiller this week and has appt today.
I don’t know what to do for the best. She is generally still happy but isn’t making any noises at all now- no wheek or squeak etc. Doesn’t want her usual treats but is moving around normally and doesn’t look sad. But she is breathing fast which vet says can be pain.
We can’t just keep feeding her painkillers. But it doesn’t seem like she is poorly enough to be PTS...
thoughts or advice much appreciated as we have the vets at 12 and I don’t know what to expect or request.

PenApple Fri 10-Aug-18 09:35:33

So sorry and maybe not what you want to hear, I have GP’s and at that age when pain is suspected and they don’t seem as happy in themselves I would prepare to PTS, such a hard decision as you are having to guess how much pain they are in. flowers

Isadora2007 Fri 10-Aug-18 09:55:19

Thank you. That’s what I keep thinking too- that she can’t tell me she is in pain and I hate the thought that she is even when I assume she isn’t. So I guess it may be kinder to PTS even if a little “early” than risk leaving it too late.
So hard to make the right choice.

Isadora2007 Sat 11-Aug-18 05:25:21

Wee update- she is continuing to lose weight (down 45g since last week) and with no other route to go down we have decided to have her PTS. She goes at 4pm today as we wanted a chance to say goodbye to her and let her have a night of treats and cuddles. 😔

PenApple Sat 11-Aug-18 07:05:34

So sorry, how lovely she gets a nice last night/day though - you can take comfort in that hopefully, she’ll go knowing she was spoilt and loved flowers

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