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Our almost eleven year old Pomeranian had to be put to sleep on November 9th of this year. This was the fastest symptoms of cancer we have ever dealt with. She was out trick or treating with us on Halloween. The next two time we went on a walk, she seemed to lag behind us. She usually was walking and excited and was ahead of us. On Wednesday I made a vet appointment for the next day. Wednesday night I noticed that she seemed to be breathing hard just laying down. Went to pet ER. They looked at her gums and said she was anemic and her numbers was low. Like a nine. Should be thirty to fifty. Also ran a temp of 105. Got a shot. The vet didn't think she would make it through the night. Well she did. We went to our regular vet's appointment on Thursday. They ran a x ray and said her liver was enlarged. Thought it was cancer inside. Well they gave her some pills to make her feel better. Her appetite was not normal. On Saturday morning she laid out on the patio in the sun. Moved a little to another spot. Late morning she was inside and I heard her coughing like she was trying to cough something up. Let her have some people food (trying to get her to eat something). Didn't care for it. By one thirty she was hacking and sounded like some noise was coming from her mouth. We decided it was time. Took her back to pet ER. I asked if the noise in her mouth was the rattle of death. She said no. It had probably spread. We guessed that the liver burst. I stayed in the room while she was put to sleep. It was very peaceful. Very hard to do. She was a great dog. Looking back some early signs were licking the cement in our basement and dirt outside. Friends of ours had their dog's liver burst basically overnight. Our dog even jumped up on our bed Saturday morning. Got lots of cuddling.

This was the strangest and fastest symptoms of a disease I have ever seen in a dog. Anyone else have this happen?

Sorry so long.
 

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I'm so sorry. Yes, I've had one go from fine to needing me to make that terrible decision very quickly - hemangiosarcoma.
 

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I'm so sorry.

I lost one to what was probably a ruptured hemangiosarcoma. Fine on Friday, a bit off on Saturday, obviously not feeling well on Sunday, at the vet on Monday, then back at the vet and euthanized on Tuesday. She was only seven, and we still had things to do.
 

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I'm so sorry.

I lost one to what was probably a ruptured hemangiosarcoma. Fine on Friday, a bit off on Saturday, obviously not feeling well on Sunday, at the vet on Monday, then back at the vet and euthanized on Tuesday. She was only seven, and we still had things to do.
Not sure what that is that yours died from. Yes shock to us.
 
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