Bailey has hemangiosarcoma, a very aggressive cancer that is always fatal. It's a cancer of the blood vessels lining a tumor on an internal organ. The most common organs involved are the heart or spleen. My girl has a huge tumor on her spleen. At some point the tumor will rupture and she'll bleed out in minutes. She was given two weeks to live and we're now in the sixth week since the diagnosis. Bailey has always been stubborn and she's not going down without a fight.
Chewy introduced us to, Holistic Select Adult & Puppy Health - Salmon, Anchovy & Sardine Meal Recipe Grain-Free Dry Dog Food. This food contains salmon, anchovy and sardine meal, potatoes, peas, menhaden fish meal, pumpkin, cranberries, apples, blueberries, pomegranates, papayas and kelp. It has digestive enzymes, natural fiber, antioxidants and probiotics. And FISH!!! She absolutely loves the food and I appreciate the zip lock bag to keep the fishy smell inside.
Before bed she gets yogurt with the others, then I hand feed her some canned food with a fish base.
Although she moves slowly and can't climb stairs, Bailey is fairly active. She carries her stuffed moose outside with her and wanders around the yard. Then she sits at the top of the hill and barks at people on the trail behind our property.
Shortly after her diagnosis she started losing her hair. Her chest, back legs and face were bare. The vet said that her body is too busy fighting the cancer to grow hair. But yesterday Rob and I both noticed that the hair on her face has grown back in and she has some fuzz on her legs. I'm not sure what that means but we're just taking life a day at a time and enjoying our time together.
Bailey seems quite happy and relaxed. We have a special signal when she's ready to eat. We do a nose to fist bump and she trots over to the refrigerator to wait. I love that little girl.
Chewy sent us a bag of Holistic Salmon, Anchovy and Sardine dog food at no charge to us in exchange for our honest review. Both Bailey and I love this food. She loves the taste and I love how well my sweet girl is doing while eating it. Chewy also surprised Bailey and me. When they learned of her illness, they sent this gorgeous bouquet with a lovely message to cheer us.