Dog has Cancer Lump, facing dilemma.
since hes 11.5 years old, im very hesistant to put him in for surgery and the potential followup surgeries and potentially massive vet bill that can come along with it. My Wife is pretty much in the same position as me, i feel like if this was 5 years ago, it would be a no brainer, do the surgary, but hes 11.5 years old, yes he could live to be 20 and break some record, but in reality, hes in his target lifespan of 10-12 years. Already this week we are down 500$ from xrays, checkup, special meds for his kidney, now they want 600$ more to do the surgery, with no guarentees it will stop the cancer or if it has already spread.
Im leaning towards no treatment, and when the day comes he shows signs of suffering, to put him to sleep at that point.
Any opinions out there from people in similar situations?