I have a 6 to 7 year male Rottweiler. When I rescued him from the pound he weighed 111 lbs. Now he's down to 83. He has a growth on one leg on which xrays show it has grown into the bone of his leg. He's lost most of his muscle in the hip joints. Vet recommends a biopsy to determine the nature of this growth, cancer or some fungicide. This is a $1500 cost. The problem started months ago and was diagnosed as hip dysplasia, but now its become something worse in just one leg. When he was on an antibiotic and Prevocox, he made a remarkble recovery. In so far, as to walking with no limp,swelling in the leg decreased, even able to run. Appetite picked up. After the antibiotic and prevocox were gone, he declined again. I also discovered he has food allergies. So I changed dog food. That stopped the frequent vomiting, but I'm so confused. If it is cancer, why the recovery episode, the fungal part has me really confused. No one knows. Can you help me to understand and should I have the biopsy done or put him out of his misery? Which would devastate me.
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