Tuesday, October 11, 2011
We learned that her first two years of life were difficult for her and this has affected her health. By the time that she came to us, she was very shy, digestion was compromised and she was wary of strangers and loud noises. About four years ago, she was diagnosed with Mast Cell tumors which are common to golden retrievers. Our vet suggested that we do surgery and take off the tumor. We chose not to since sometimes this surgery exacerbates the tumors and they spread more quickly . At that time, we changed her diet to raw meat and veggies . This is a big undertaking since we had two golden retrievers, about 55 pounds each. They like to eat their two meals every single day. ALso, we tried a variety of healing herbal remedies as well which she tolerated amicably.
After I returned from Sedona on September 19th, it was clear that the tumor had grown larger. I took her into the vet and was told she needed surgery soon. We scheduled the surgery for that Friday and I cried. Then I called Whitney Taylor, the animal communicator that we work with and scheduled an appointment to talk. We weren't surprised that she already knew about the surgery and was very optimistic that things would go well. Pixie has had her surgery, she has been healing for about 12 days and is looking forward to running really fast again.