Yesterday I brought our Cocker-Spaniel Nullsy to the vet about the spot that is growing on her belly and unfortunately the news was not good. She thinks it is probably cancer The vet said that she was afraid that if she biopsies it, it could cause it to grow and even with the surgery, the tumor(s) could reappear and have a good percentage rate of doing just that. With her being 14 years old, the vet feels that we should let her enjoy the rest of her time. She has lost most of her vision and she cannot smell very well anymore so her quality of life would still not be great even if she did okay with the surgery. Of course, the tumor could also be benign, which would be great but something in my heart tells me it is not benign. She prescribed a pain medication and recommended a Glucosamine and Chondroitin Supplement. It is so sad but we feel fortunate that we have had so many wonderful years with her. She is part of our family, we brought her home when she was 3 years old, a year before John and I married 10 years ago. I told the vet that we will keep an eye on the tumor for growth and will be sure to monitor Nullsy’s health and if we feel that things are not going well for her, we will have no other option than to bring her to the vet to be put down. It breaks my heart to even write those words. It does help to know that she is not in pain right now, the pain medication is to help her with the muscle mass she has loss and our vet thinks Nullsy may have arthritis since she is getting up there in age. Not a very good day to say the least.