AHS Performs Lifesaving Surgery for Senior Pups
It’s obvious that Marcy and Pepper were loved and cared for throughout their lives, based on their affectionate, trusting, personalities. As soon as you meet them, they rush over to try to climb up in your lap to be held and to feel safe. Marcy (blond) is 11 years old and her best friend Pepper (black) is 14. They spent their lives with someone that loved them but when that person passed away, their whole world changed. Now the girls find themselves in an unfamiliar place with new sights and sounds all around them, but at least they still have each other. They get such comfort and confidence from each other so obviously, we will never separate them.
Marcy and Pepper were examined by our veterinarian when they arrived and there were some concerns. Neither were spayed, both suffered with severe dental disease, and both had various masses that needed evaluation. They both underwent surgery and had several diseased teeth extracted as well as their masses removed and biopsied. Marcy had particularly large masses that required extensive surgery that lasted nearly three hours. Although both recovered well, it saddens us to say that Marcy’s mass was malignant and she does have mammary cancer.