PO was diagnosed with liver cancer on 6-8-11. She had a tumor half the size of her liver. My vet and the Specialists that did the examination and prognosis gave her 3-6 mos. with surgery and chemo. We decided at 12 1/2 yrs. old we did not want to put her through those treatments and added stress.
A friend mentioned Smith Ridge. You do not know how thankful we are that we made that phone call and that SR did long distance treatment!! We talked to Dr. Jacqueline Ruskin right away. She said I hope to be talking to you two years from now. Wow, was that uplifting or what?
It is now over 3 years and PO is still eating 3 times a day.. She has slowed up a bit, but has led a pain-free happy life to this day!
I tell everyone willing to listen about my miracle baby PO. ( that is what she is called at my vet’s ) and how Dr. Ruskin at Smith Ridge Veterinary Center gave her extended time beyond what we ever expected. If PO makes it two more months she will be celebrating her 16th birthday!