My 12 year old maltese was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer last Sunday night. It evidently started in her thyroid and has matastisised (sp?) to her lungs. She had X-ray's last march for an unrelated issue and all was clear with no abnormalities. Her breathing is obviously hindered but she seems to feel good, eats well and is still her sassy self.
I am curious if anyone has ever experienced this with their dog? The vet made us feel that we were being selfish by not having her put to sleep right then, we were so shocked when we found out, because we thought we were taking her to the ER for a cold since she was wheezing. Does anyone have any experience with this?