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Chihuahua Adopted From Shelter After Going Through 17 Rounds Of Chemotherapy


A three-year-old Chihuahua, Eric, arrived at the San Diego Humane Society last July covered in ticks. Eventually, he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour.



The Chihuahua had to undergo 17 rounds of weekly chemotherapy and four months of veterinary care before he was deemed cancer-free. Shortly after being declared ready for a forever home, Eric found his forever family!


Before his adoption, the San Diego Humane Society even celebrated Eric’s cancer-free diagnosis with a special party. He was honoured with his very own cake and posed for photos with the team!



In an official press release, the San Diego Humane Society revealed that Eric first arrived at the shelter “covered in ticks and had blood on his feet.” After undergoing lab work and X-rays, veterinarians determined that Eric had a cancerous tumour.


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He was also diagnosed with Ehrlichiosis, a tick-borne disease. Just a week into Eric’s time with the San Diego Humane Society, he began his first round of chemo.



While he was undergoing treatment, Eric luckily lived with a foster family, who brought him to all of his medical appointments and cared for the Chihuahua throughout.


Four months and 17 rounds of chemotherapy later, everyone who cared for Eric is thrilled to see that this resilient pup is now cancer-free,” the San Diego Humane Society shared.