Cody is a West Highland Terrier and he is basically an ideal lap dog. He loves sitting around getting petted and pampered, and he is great around all types of people. Cody loves Sondra, a member of the PetPlus community, but he is more than happy to let anyone give him a good scratch behind the ears. Also, for whatever reason, Cody loves to chew on wood. “Since he was a puppy he had an attraction to chewing on wood. We named him nicknamed him Woody,” Sondra tells us.
More than anything, Cody is always happy and full of life. Nothing can get him down -- not even Cancer.
One day when Sondra was petting Cody’s back, she felt a lump. Like any concerned pet parent, Sondra rushed Cody over to the vet to have the lump biopsied. What happened next Sondra will never forget. “I woke up to the worst call of my little baby’s life -- cancer.”
Dealing with Cancer
While Cody was the model of a trooper throughout the entire process, the effect it had on Sondra was devastating. “Like any parent your heart drops and your eyes tear. All I thought was how can I fix this and make it go away.”
To treat Cody’s condition, Sondra added a holistic approach on top of the medication her veterinarian prescribed. She started Cody on a specialized organic diet that she prepared at home, as well as magnet therapy around the area of the tumor. Like many pet parents, Sondra wanted to do anything that might help.
How PetPlus Helps
On top of the holistic treatment, Cody was put on Leukeran, a prescription medication used to treat the spread of various types of cancers in dogs and cats. Sondra also made sure that Cody was making frequent visits to the vet to closely monitor the progression of his condition. With cancer it is of the utmost importance to make sure that the treatments are effectively slowing the growth of the tumor.
Luckily, PetPlus was able to save Sondra a significant amount of money on Cody’s medication and on the trips to the vet. And because PetPlus would never turn someone away because of a preexisting condition, Sondra was able to enroll Cody for our complete care plan even after he was diagnosed.
“PetPlus has been a godsend. I don’t know what I would do without them.”