Dawson was one of our very special cancer patients that was diagnosed with a painful tumor in his left humerus (left front leg). After a consultation with a veterinary oncology (cancer) specialist, it was decided Dawson would benefit from a leg amputation to eliminate the source of pain. Dawson did fabulous with only 3 legs as he continued to play in the water, play with his family, fetch ball, and play tug-of-war. Dawson started swimming only 3 weeks after getting his leg amputated! Dawson’s cancer eventually spread to his lungs and he was euthanized, but amputating his leg gave him a few months more to live a high-quality, pain-free existence. Dawson reminds us of the simple things in life and those of us at Animal Care Clinic and his family will always remember him!
Dawson Swimming Video