Dog photo after cancer

“Nora is an adorable, bright and engaging girl. She had surgery for the removal of two masses, and seeing her whimpering and in pain was horrible, but a few days later it only got worse. Nora had cancer, and the prognosis was grim--most dogs die from this form of cancer within five to six months.  Still, I wasn't ready to give up on her, and we followed up with a veterinary oncologist.

It is 13 months since Nora had her surgery and was given only six months to live. She's showing no signs of slowing down. I'm beyond grateful to ASPCA Pet Health Insurance because throughout the process I've been able to make decisions based on what's best for Nora rather than what I can afford, and that's allowed me to focus on her.”

— Ellie T., Ann Arbor, MI

Pet Photo Friday is a weekly column that showcases photos we receive from loving ASPCA Pet Health Insurance customers of their pets. If you want to see your pet featured, please email me!

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Lucy, an 8-year-old rescued Golden Retriever/Chow Chow mix

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