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  1. Tuff Love

    Has anyone here used surgical removal/chemo/radiation for brain tumors in their boxers?

    Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts everyone... this is so hard :( She's on the Keppra now and still on Clorazepate until enough time has passed for the Keppra to build up in her system and kick in. She's also getting 10mg Prednisone twice daily, but I am going to discuss this with our...
  2. Tuff Love

    Has anyone here used surgical removal/chemo/radiation for brain tumors in their boxers?

    Hello BW family.... I am here today with an ache in my heart that is overwhelming. My baby girl Thora, who just turned 9 in March, probably has a brain tumor. We are CRUSHED. I just lost my father in January and my husband's grandmother in February and our hearts haven't even mended from...
  3. Tuff Love

    Signs from Raine for a new pup??

    Susi, i popped in today at random and saw the news about Arabella and now Raine . I know this is an old post but I wanted to send my sincerest condolences on the loss of Raine. Halen is absolutely beautiful and I hope you both have many happy healthy wonderful years together ❤️
  4. Tuff Love

    Hi from Thora!

    I just popped on today after a long absence.... I’m not sure many people here remember us but I wanted to say a quick hello! I read Pam’s news about Arabella and it just broke my heart to read that another one of our babies is gone. Thora is 8 1/2 now. She’s doing pretty well aside for some...
  5. Tuff Love

    Had to say goodbye to Princess Arabella

    I just came here today after a long absence and my heart is just breaking for you. Run free sweet Arabella . I am so sorry Pam.
  6. Tuff Love

    Princess Arabella, a update a year later.

    Oh Pam :( I have not been on here in ages and came here today on a whim. I’m so sad to read this. I feel like the worst part of being off here for so long is reading these kinds of posts but with 2 kids now I just don’t have the time. I can not believe your baby girl is almost 13 now! Where...
  7. Tuff Love

    Suspected brain tumor, looking for input.

    That is an unusual one but I've seen similar on other dogs, though typically much older. The grade 2 MCT that Tuff had grew pretty sizable and was ulcerated with a concave center... it was a very nasty looking thing and it was on his lower leg near the joint so it was a rough heal. The vet...
  8. Tuff Love

    Talk to me about Gingival Hyperplasia

    I've heard the same about bones and feeding raw, but after this procedure the vet told us "if you wouldn't want to be hit over the head with it, it's too hard for them to chew on." We figured she probably broke her canine on an antler because those are the only real hard things she chews on, so...
  9. Tuff Love

    Suspected brain tumor, looking for input.

    Those photos are great :) He was such a handsome boxer. Tuff had a handful of surgeries to remove various lumps and bumps over the course of his short life. He had 2 MCTs (1 was a grade 2) and the rest were benign growths. He had his first MCT when he was 9 months old and demodectic mange...
  10. Tuff Love

    Suspected brain tumor, looking for input.

    Oh Dante.... :( RIP sweetheart. One of the hardest things about only coming on here once in a while is finding that one of the babies I've become so familiar with and enjoyed hearing stories about has become ill or passed. I am so so very sorry to hear about Dante- I've been exactly where you...
  11. Tuff Love

    Talk to me about Gingival Hyperplasia

    We have her follow up with the vet tomorrow so I'll have to talk to her about the other teeth she was recommending come out. From what I gathered during our initial conversation, those teeth have little or no remaining root structure. She's doing well now. Still on a soft diet. She's been...
  12. Tuff Love

    Talk to me about Gingival Hyperplasia

    Oh and... the bill... over $2,000 fainticon I wouldn't do the cleaning again unless I really thought she needed it, but she will be 6 this month and has never had one. I'm not great at remembering to clean her teeth regularly so I guess I better get in the habit!
  13. Tuff Love

    Talk to me about Gingival Hyperplasia

    Popping in with an update.... In regards to the xray Pam- my vet does it as protocol with any teeth cleaning and in this case they strongly urged it because of how much tissue had grown over some of the teeth to check for bone abnormalities. They wanted to rule out any kind of boney cancers...
  14. Tuff Love

    Talk to me about Gingival Hyperplasia

    Yeah a good chunk of the cost is the x-rays ($250-ish) and biopsies ($200). The actual gingivectomy I think is around $150 for the procedure (not including anesthesia), $80 for blood work, and I forget the rest of the fees they nickel and dime you with... my vet is notoriously expensive but...
  15. Tuff Love

    Talk to me about Gingival Hyperplasia

    Ahhhhh yuck... I was afraid of that :/ the procedure is going to cost a small fortune. She has a bump between the gums too so the vet suggested a cleaning, X-rays to make sure there's no deeper problems, and biopsies of the lump. Something to the tune of $1100.
  16. Tuff Love

    Arabella going in for surgery tomorrow.

    Completely missed the part about the gingival hyperplasia in the OP. Thora is having surgery for this next week and I just posted a topic about it because I'm not really sure what to expect. How many times did Arabella have to have the surgery done to have the excess tissue removed? BTW-...
  17. Tuff Love

    Talk to me about Gingival Hyperplasia

    Miss Thora is having the surgery done next week and I'm a little nervous because a newer (young) vet is doing the surgery (our reg vet wasn't available). I know this is a problem that comes back and it's going to cost me a small fortune, but I"m interested to hear how it went for anyone else's...
  18. Tuff Love

    Arabella going in for surgery tomorrow.

    I don't get on much these days since work and home life have gotten busier, but I'm so glad to hear everything went well with Arabella's surgery :) I see just had a birthday too! How the time flies. Happy Birthday Arabella!!
  19. Tuff Love

    Juno has lymphoma.

    Logged in today after a long absence and was looking for something unrelated when I found this post... I'm so sorry to hear about Juno's diagnosis :( It really hits me to read about some of the faces I've grown so used to on here getting ill or worse. I just wanted to say that you and Juno are...
  20. Tuff Love

    Ugh... TOADS!

    Lol, I was JUST googling boxer muzzles. Yes, they're seasonal and will be a problem until Fall. Thora won't like the muzzle one bit but if it's going to save her (and us) from dealing with more of these episodes, we may have to at least try it. She has had tummy issues since puppyhood and her...
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