Some people call me the miracle pup because in May of 2001, I had to have surgery. I was diagnosed with Transitional Cell Carcinoma which is bladder cancer. I went to a special surgeon and he removed half of my bladder. I didn't feel good for a while after the surgery. I was taking a medication called piroxicam, but it made me feel very sick. I was also taking a stomach medication (cytotec) for the side-effects but it didn't help me enough. My family and my internist decided that they didn't want me feeling sick all of the time, so I stopped taking the piroxicam. I started feeling much better.

I go for checkups and have ultrasounds taken of my bladder every once in a while. I really don't like going back for check-ups but my parents drag me there. I know that I am a very, very, very lucky dog!

You can read up on Transitional Cell Carcinoma at these websites:

Rennie's Page on Canine Transitional Cell Carcinoma

Canine Bladder Cancer

Transitional Cell Carcinoma

U.S. Animal Nutritionals of Vermont: Transitional Cell Carcinoma

The Pet Health Library

Also please visit my cat-sister, Angel Shorti's website on Feline Vaccine Associated Sarcoma:

 

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