I have three lovely dogs living with my family and I, and one of my dogs is a 13-year-old female. She was always healthy and energetic, but one day I noticed there was a lump on her neck and it started to bleed. After discovering the lump, I took her to the vet who advised me that she needed to undergo an operation to remove the lump.
I was so worried, especially when the vet told me of the risks of putting an old dog under anaesthetic. On top of that, there was also the possibility that the lump was cancerous. The vet was very experienced and he has seen so many cases throughout his career, so it must be rare for him to misjudge a disease by looking at the symptoms.
After much discussion with the vet, it was concluded that my dog had to take her chances by going for the operation. If she did not, the bleeding lump would not heal and we ran the risk of potential infections which may claim her life prematurely. I did not have much choice, so I scheduled her operation with the hope that she may have a better fighting chance for a longer life.
A day before her operation, I sponsored a Dorje Shugden puja in dedication to my dog. I was truly worried she would not make it. Shortly after, I got news that the operation went smoothly, and the tests done on the lump revealed that it was not malignant (cancerous). Finally, I could let out a sigh of relief! I know that Dorje Shugden helped my dog and I am truly thankful for that as she is not just a pet, she is my family.
Toh Cheng See
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