A typical work filled week that included a call to the vet. I'd taken a few pictures of George last weekend, and when I opened them on my computer, I noticed a lump in George's mouth. I called "Mobile Vet" who came today and looked at it.
Even though George's teeth are in good shape, I was hoping it was an abscessed tooth. But knowing what I do about lumps and bumps, I knew there was a better chance that it wasn't. Mobile Vet does think that it's cancer. We discussed all the options to treat or surgically remove the tumor. The majority of tumors like this one appears to be, invade the bony structures of the jaw and even with very aggressive surgical measures, complete resection (removal) can be difficult. George is about 14 years old, and so it is a lot to think about.
~Bella standing, Jake, Josh and George this afternoon~
And finally, just because Lab Rescue asked nicely, last evening we welcomed a 6-9 year old Lab named Axel. He has traveled more than 300 miles (400+ kilometers) to get here. He's a really nice boy, and I'll tell you more about him in my next post.