Leslie Woodbridge, Virginia 1/14/2014 4:37:54 PM I lost my 12 year old (13 in April) Jack Russell to the anemia that is caused by this bleeding. He was diagnosed the day after Christmas when he had passed out on the kitchen floor and wet himself. I took him in to the vet immediately and it was discovered that he was anemic. We were going to ultrasound him on the upcoming Monday, but decided to do some preliminary x-rays first on the day after he passed out. The vet was surprised to see his cloudy lungs. She said his cancer was secondary so the spleen is the likely culprit and would explain the anemia. He had two small cutaneous mast cell tumors 5 years previous. The removal was successful, but I personally think that his issue with mast cells manifested itself once again in this illness...possibly causing a tumor on his spleen. That's my theory. The vet gave us prednisone and a bronchial dilator and told me to feed him anything I could get into him. He did well for about 6 days and started to decline each day after that, eating less and less each day. I tried EVERYTHING. His final morning...4 days later, I called the vet. He refused to get out of bed and wouldn't eat and I had to assist him to drink. Through that final day, he had a few bursts of energy that resulted in him becoming temporarily incapacitated. He would recover for a bit...The vet arrived at my house that evening and we said goodbye.I know now by the bond he and I had that I wasn't really a dog owner. I'm was an Oliver owner. He is forever irreplaceable.I love you Oliver.