Hey guys. My pit bull was diagnosed with cancer in his right front limb last Saturday. He is 11 years old and in great health up until this point. X-rays were taken of his lungs, abdominal ultrasound was taken and blood work was done as well. There was no sign of the cancer spreading but I know it many cases it has spread but can't be picked up by imaging.
His alkaline phosphatase levels are slightly elevated. The standard procedure is to amputate the limb to stop the pain and potentially stop the spread of cancer(i'm being optimistic). He is scheduled for surgery tomorrow. I am wondering if anybody has been through this experience with their dog before?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for any replies in advance.