Status: Adoptable | Adoption Survey
Date of Birth: October 7, 2009
Goliath is a 7 year old Boxer who was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma when the kennel staff at Mackenzie’s noticed a bump on his back leg in December 2016.
Hemangiosarcoma is a malignant cancer that originates in blood vessels of the body. We surgically removed a majority of his cancer, but hemangiosarcoma spreads throughout the body very aggressively. Therefore, Goliath receives regular chemotherapy (at Michigan State University and Mackenzie’s) to slow down the progression of his cancer.
With chemotherapy, Goliath’s prognosis is 6-9 months of good quality of life. As Goliath has a sensitive gastrointestinal tract, his chemotherapy and other medications have been adjusted to keep him comfortable throughout this process. Our focus for Goliath is to minimize his side effects of chemotherapy and provide him as much happiness as possible for the time he has left.
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