I have a ten year old, 90 + pound pit bull. I rescued him when he was six months old. All the while he's been riddled with illness. Diabetes, hypothyroidism, and he's had cataracts removed.
At a recent checkup the vet voiced concern about various lumps on his belly chest and leg.
She believes he's got mast cell cancer. I trust her, but we both agreed not to test him. If it is cancer, the only option would be chemo. At his age, I don't consider that to be an option. We gave him clavamox for two weeks, and I am still giving him prednazone and benadryl.
Am I doing the right thing? I just can't put him through more crap, and chemo will make him miserable.
He eats a ton but is still slowly losing weight. Other than drowsiness from the benadryl, he's acting normal. He swam for two hours sunday, for example.
Is there anything else I can do to keep him comfortable for as long as possible?