How bad is it? 13yo dog. Liver tumor and enlarged heart. Vet says we should euthanize the dog somewhere next week but she still seems lively, 'happy' except for being slower at walking and breathing more heavily occasionally during rest moments (this means pain/uncomfortableness right?). He said yesterday my dog has max a month to live (in suffering) and we should euthanize her (he implied the sooner the better).
Issue is my dog still seems alright, I think. Still gets very excited for treats, tail wagging, barking, runs for small distances to the door, to people. Crawls up to you on bed to get petted in the morning (this morning 28-05 she did this too). Jumps on the couch or bed. Becomes her 'old self' again.
So my dog going to worsen suddenly at some point within the week or two weeks? It's waiting for that moment right?
So my question is will it be gradually spanned over weeks?
Or will it be very sudden?
Or is this impossible to say, different for each dog depending how bad their liver tumor is. Does anyone know how it will go..?
We were given two pills, one for the edema and one for anti-nauseous.
Is there no hope? The main problem is the liver tumor. Vet said her heart is decent (albeit still bad and crushing her lungs).