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Labrador who beat cancer ‘one of the bravest dogs we’ve had to treat’

DWR Veterinary Specialists in Cambridgeshire, celebrate Labrador’s recovery from cancer

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An 11-year-old Labrador has been dubbed “one of the bravest dogs we’ve ever had to treat” by Cambridgeshire vets who treated him as he battled malignant lymphoma cancer and won.

Nearly four years after first being diagnosed with the life-threatening illness in his lungs, internal organs, and skin by DWR Veterinary Specialists in Cambridgeshire, the latest CT scan again showed no evidence of lymphoma in courageous George.

Charlie Pittaway, head of oncology at DWR Veterinary Specialists of Six Mile Bottom, said: “George is without doubt one of the bravest dogs we’ve ever had to treat.

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CAPTIONS: George astounds his owner and vets with his bravery beating cancer and battling other ailments.

George astounds his owner and vets with his bravery beating cancer and battling other ailments.

“Despite the battles he’s faced, he’s still a laid-back dog and incredibly friendly. We’re so pleased that we’ve been able to look after him so that his owner Claudia can spend time quality time with her boy as he goes on to live a happy, pain free life.”

It’s the third time that George has been diagnosed with, and beaten, cancer as he previously had two other tumours removed, once in March 2019 from his right hind paw and more recently had a mass removed from his ear canal.

However, George’s health battles are not just limited to cancer; alongside intense chemotherapy, George has suffered from skin diseases, an inflammation of his ear canal, impaired hearing, poor vision due to bilateral cataracts, and a biliary tract infection.

CAPTIONS: George astounds his owner and vets with his bravery beating cancer and battling other ailments.

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Just recently, George also had a severe urinary infection, complicated by pneumonia, which again needed intense treatment.

George’s owner, Claudia Thoma, said: “Four years ago I had the shocking news that my happy eight-year-old Labrador George had a highly malignant lymphoma.

“I was faced with a very difficult decision as chemotherapy was the only treatment to slow the tumour and maintain his quality of life.

“However, in his true warrior spirit, he continues to cope with all these impairments remarkably well.

“I was so happy when his latest scan didn’t show any evidence of the lymphoma. The miracle continues and I am so grateful for every day we can share together.”

For more information on DWR Veterinary Specialists, visit www.dickwhitereferrals.com or search for DWR Veterinary Specialists on social media.

 

CAPTIONS: George astounds his owner and vets with his bravery beating cancer and battling other ailments.

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