- Breed: // Hypoallergenic
- Male / 6-7 years / 32 lbs
It’s with a heavy heart that we let you know that Cochran had to be put down due to advanced stages of rectal cancer.
After a couple of days of him feeling very under the weather and worsening quickly, ultrasound determined it was beyond hope.
He was such an easy-going boy who didn’t have a mean bone in his body. He had come to us after years of neglect, at first with noticeable skin issues, what was later determined to be a large burn across his back, and a tumor on his tail. The tumor was biopsied and deemed cancerous, but localized and slow growing so vet recommended tail be amputated down the line.
The burn healed, but poor Cochran also had an underlying digestion issue, poor appetite and occasional vomiting (although he rarely said no to chicken). His health seemed improved some days, but overall worsened over time. He was treated for parasites, given anti-nausea medication, but the appetite continued to worsen.
A couple of days ago he had continuous diarrhea and nothing seemed to help.
Further xrays showed a growth in his rectal area and vet recommended an ultrasound.
Poor Cochran was too far gone to save, but we are thankful that he had such loving fosters who cared for him. A loving family with 2 kids who made him feel safe and loved. We are so thankful that Cochran had the love he likely had never known his entire life, even if it was only for a short while.
Here are a couple of photos from his foster family. He really bonded with their 3-year-old boy.
Good boy Cochran.