He was rather … chunky.
“At first, Romeo was extremely shy and reserved. He seemed unsure about everything he did, and didn’t make a sound. We didn’t even know whether or not he could bark until about a year after we took him home with us.”
“That was the second thing we found out about him. The first was that he loves to PLAY!”
“He recommended a specialist at VCA All-Care in Fountain Valley, and after two biopsies Romeo’s cancer was narrowed down to histiocytic sarcoma (a soft tissue cancer that attacked Romeo’s knee joint), rare in most dogs and unheard of in Corgis (the oncologist hadn’t seen a case in all the time he had been working at VCA).”
“Romeo bounced right back after surgery, hopping along on three legs the next day and looking much happier than we had seen him in months. The removal of his leg ended his pain. We found out later that his femur had actually fissured down the middle. Remember, Romeo hadn’t made a peep and only
limped when he was on uneven ground, and he was looking to make up for lost playtime. The only thing that caused him trouble was using the bathroom, but once he got the balance thing down everything was smooth sailing.”
“The acupuncture was performed by Dr. Woods, and was used to combat any nausea from the chemotherapy, as well as alleviate his back and hip problems. It worked amazingly well. Romeo never suffered any nausea, and his back and hip issues have gotten better, even with the extra pressure from only having one rear leg.