Fibrosarcoma in Labrador Retriever


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Jan 18, 2023
My 16 year old lab recently has been diagnosed with invasive oral fibrosarcoma.
We know it cannot be cured due to invasion into jaw. We want to keep her comfortable but are struggling with knowing when too much is too much.
She has increasingly bad breath and visible swelling.

Knowing that labs are food driven and want to please their owners....what signs has anyone else experienced when supporting a lab in end of life stages?


Jun 22, 2013
So sorry about your old girl, it's really hard to know when it's time to let them go because our judgment is clouded by our love for our pets. Last year I faced a similar decision of whether or not it's time to put my 16 chihuahua down, I was too late to make a decision and she died the night before we finally decided it's time.

When they stop eating and are in obvious pain and discomfort, that may be the time. Wishing you the best