I don't even want to write this but maybe it will help.
Rocky, my 12 year old English pointer started to limp on his left front leg a few weeks ago. I thought he had slipped and pulled a muscle or maybe hurt his shoulder. It would come and go and then he had a couple real painful days. I have pain medication for him and he is fine some days.
Yesterday I took him to the vet to have his shoulder x-rayed and the news was the worse it could possible be.
He has osteosarcoma in his upper leg; the head of the humerus.
At his age he is not a candidate for amputation and chemo.
He will get all the palliative care and all the pain relief that is possible to give.
My Rocky . . .
I've had him since he was 6 weeks old.
I can hardly stand this.
I'm so glad my sister is here with me these couple weeks.