A Once-in-a-Lifetime Dog

Homer, my 9-year-old Labrador was diagnosed with lymphoma and with nodes on his spleen, at another emergency vet center. He was sent home with palliative care.

I wasn’t comfortable with the diagnosis so I took him to my vet for further evaluation. My vet suggested removing the spleen and treating the lymphoma, if the spleen came back negative for hemangiosarcoma. We received a good report on the biopsy and my vet sent Homer to BluePearl to see Dr. Rizzo.

He was treated there and received the best care by the entire staff. Dr. Rizzo was able to get Homer into remission several times with several different combinations of treatment plans during Homer’s 11-month journey. Homer was a happy lab and had an excellent quality of life throughout his treatment.

We can not thank Dr. Rizzo and his staff enough for giving us so much quality time with our sweet Homer. He was a once-in-a-lifetime dog.

Kelli Stein