help me save my dog Primo a German Shepherd
Organized by: James Smith
Primo is our Geman Sherherd who has been a member of our family since we got him in 2010 . he was 10 month old when we got him from a student who couldn' t keep him in his new apartment. He gave him to us because he new we would be good to him. Ever since Primo has shown to always be loyal ,loving, and protective. We found a growth next to his right eye that has been growing about five months .Went to Butler clinic who told us it maybe a bone cancer and recommended we take Primo to Animal Emergency &Specialty Center. They wanted 125 dollars to see him just so we could get a diagnosis and a treatment plan for him.We didn't have any money for him. I am very worried about him. The growth next to his eye is getting bigger.Have no family to borrow from any where they have passed and know no one who could help. Was able to save 62 dollars and 50 cents someone told me about a man online who has a pet group he gave Primo the other half we need for him. Finding he had cancer scared us we need him in our family. My wife left after 25 years of marriage and left the children,twins boy and girl 12yrs old with me. I am 67, disabled making 1100 dollars a month taking care of my children by myself Mother has moved 5hr away with another man she has no job we have filed for divorce so we need all the help we can get for him . moms not here and our dog Primo is all they have and me. Please help us get the help Primo needs to save his life He's all we have left. Here is what we have of his diagnosis and treatment plan. Primo was presented for evaluation of a mass located over the right temporal region.the mass noted 3 months prior to presentation and has been growing since first observed. Radiographs taken by the primary DVM noted aggressive bone disease involving the zygomatic arch. He is Other wise a healty dog his weight is 77.3 lbs right for his age and size v Summary findings. Primo has been diagnosed with a large primary bone tumor arising from the right zygomatic arch, Given the location,physical appearance and radiographic changes the most likely diagnosis is a type of tumor called a multilobular tumor of bone. these are locally invasive tumors that have low to moderate rates of systemic spread. The treament of choice is a wide local resection. Prior to considering such a procedure,I would recommend that we perform a CT scan to determine complete disease extent. The cost of this study is $ 900. assuming this study was favorable, surgical removal of Primo 's would require removing the right orbit eye and surrounding bone/tissue. The cost of this procedure would vary between $2,800-3,400 pending the extent of the surgery. Ultimately, the prognosis for Primo depends on the final surgical and biopsy results.