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As you know we lost our beautiful Max on Monday, February 9, 2015. He put up a good fight but on Friday we knew something was terribly wrong. We rushed him to your emergency. They were not sure what was going on but said that the cancer might have spread to his spine. He was having a hard time walking. When we got home we were praying for the best but as the weekend went by he got worse. On Saturday and Sunday he was barely able to get up from the floor. He just laid in the living room on the carpet and did not want to eat anything. He did not seem to be in pain but we knew it was time to say goodbye. We kept him comfortable. This was not our lively Max who loved to run, fetch, and just have fun! You could see he was sad. It broke our hearts but on Monday we had “Laps of Love” come to the house and Max took his last breather at approximately 13:00. He was such a good boy and we did not have enough time with him but the time we had we made the most of. He loved camping, beaching, going to restaurants, playing fetch, and just plain having fun. He was the best dog! I would like to thank you all (especially Dr. Rau, Ashley, and Alyssa) for making this tough time when Max was sick, special. You were all so kind to us and especially kind to Max. He loved you all! He will be missed!

Thank you,

Susan and Rich


Every year Metropolitan Veterinary Associates organizes a 5K run/walk (leashed participants are encouraged to join) with all proceeds benefiting local non-profit animal rescue organizations.  To learn more about the MVA5K click here.

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