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    My 7 year old English Bulldog has been diagnosed with lymphoma. It has taken 6 weeks of hell
    and heartbreak to finally confirm the diagnosis. When a look back his symptoms were all so subtle
    yet he showed all the signs. Over the past year little things like having the stamina that he had the previous for a walk. Panting more than usual along with heavier breathing.It's so hard to know with this breed what's acceptable. Also, drinking more water and gagging a lot. I attributed it to older age. The final straw was the chronic diarrhea off and on since the beginning of the summer. He had the coccidia parasite test positive which is extremely rare in an older dog,which
    indicated a compromised immune system.

    The single symptom I'd like everyone to note is that all of a sudden his eyes turned almost blood red and he never had eye infections. My vet kept ignoring me and my gut feeling. Nothing would have changed the outcome but I wanted to share the signs. I never knew this breed was at such
    a high risk for this disease

    I'm relieved that I finally know what's wrong with him but my heart is breaking.

    Dolly

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    I am so so sorry, I never knew that about the eyes. He is one lucky guy to have a great mom like you.

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    Dolly -- I am so sorry.

    Sending many, many hugs and prayers to you and Gus. All we discussed, I never would have thought this would be the diagnosis. My heart hurts for you .... love him and spoil him as much as you can every minute of the day.

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    Dolly, I am so sorry for you, your family, and most of all Gus. I will keep you in thought and prayers in this critical time of need.

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    I'm so sorry for you and Gus. These babies fill our hearts and then they do brake them.

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    I'm so very sorry about sweet Gus Gus. Thank you so very much for sharing with us. As always....we learn from experience and we learn for other's experiences. Thank you so much for alerting us to the signs.

    It's something I've always been concerned about with all my animals.

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    I'm sorry to hear about Gus.
    My smooshy face boy!

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    Im so sorry about Gus!! My heat breaks for you and Gus.

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    im sorry to hear about poor Gus! My thoughts are with you!

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    I am so sorry. Thoughts and prayers coming your way.
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    Sending prayers for you and Gus. Losing them is so hard on us-but never having had them would be more of a loss-they give us so much. God Bless you both.
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    I'm so heartbroken to hear about Gus… we are here for you. Sending you lots of hugs and prayers

    "What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
    RIP Wellie, Bella, Winston & Roxie

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