Meet Cancer Treatment
Sensory Overload, Seizure Response, Brace
Pebbles has been active for years
working by the side of Sally Taniguchi. Sally's mom, Susan, contacted us
in February 2012
about obtaining a
Working Dog Cancer Treatment Grant for her
Pebbles was diagnosed with
Stage III (multiple skin sites) Multifocal Mast Cell Tumors.
The tumors have been removed and she is currently receiving
the chemotherapy agent, Palladia.
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relaying Sally's and Pebble's story.
Pebbles is now semi-retired, meet Kira (below), her support
doggie. Kira is still in training and at the two steps
forward one step backwards stage. Kira comes to all of
Sally takes Pebbles with her, however, when it is believed
that Kira is not trained enough for the situation. Pebbles
is the first line of defense in noisy crowded situations.
Sally's mom, Sue, her number one advocate, keeps us updated
on Pebbles' progress at our
Foundation's Facebook page. You can follow below as
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|APRIL 25, 2012: Hand and paw = Comfort.
Sally and Pebbles waiting for acupuncture today. Weight
is normal for Pebs, but she is more rotund. So vet has
lowered halved her Prednisone dose and put her on Milk
Thistle to detox the liver, it's beginning to take a
|March 28, 2012: Oncologist vet visit today.
Pebbles and Sally relaxing during Pebbles' acupuncture
|March 24, 2012: Pebbles relaxing after a bath . .
. . seven weeks into chemotherapy.
|March 14, 2012: Pebbles with Sally and Kira (pup
in training). No wrong notes were played as Pebbles
A SAD UPDATE: February 15, 2014
I always considered Pebbles to be one of our success
stories, as she had so much quality time after her cancer
treatment. To get two more years is wonderful. So, I simply
hated receiving this email from Sally and her mom, Sue.
Just to let you know that
Pebbles is really sick again. We spent 4 hours at the
vet this morning. It appears her spleen is a little
enlarged, and there is something showing on the xray, it
needs to be confirmed, but it might well be cancer
again. Her blood tests are not looking good either. So
we are going spend the weekend with her and take her to
the normal vet the beginning of the week. Pebbles is
really lethargic and just doesn't want to move around. I
sadly think the time has come for her.
Sue has been a quite generous
supporter of the foundation and just sent a wonderful
donation in Pebbles' memory, writing this: In memory of
Pebbles, Sally's constant service dog for the past 9 years. The
cancer returned and you just looked so tired. Your pawprints
will forever be in our hearts.