Sheridan the Beloved Dog Battling Bone Cancer

In order to slow down the spread of bone cancer, Sheridan’s front right limb was amputated and he is undergoing six rounds of chemotherapy.

For pet owners, knowing their pet is terminally ill is devastating. Morgan McMillan and Zach, veterinarian students at St. George’s University in Grenada, are making the best out of their dog’s terminally ill diagnosis and ensuring their beloved pet named Sheridan, gets to live the remainder of his days healthy, active and happy.

Sheridan. Photo Credit: Morgan McMillan
Sheridan. Photo Credit: Morgan McMillan

Sheridan and his owners are originally from Indiana, but right now they  live in Grenada while the pet owners finish veterinary school.

In July 2014, the dog was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. Since the diagnosis,  Zach and Morgan are trying to keep Sheridan alive as long as possible and while the dog is still able to enjoy a high-quality of life.

The dog owners know they won’t be able to save Sheridan’s life, but they at least want to try.

In order to slow down the spread of bone cancer, Sheridan’s front right limb was amputated and he is undergoing six rounds of chemotherapy. The average time a dog with osteosarcoma lives after amputation and chemotherapy is eight months to a year. Zach and Morgan hope Sheridan can enjoy this time.

After losing his limb, the pet re-learned how to walk and master all his obedience training again. Sheridan and his owners don’t know for sure how much time the dog has left, but for now the dog is happy and enjoying each day.

Sheridan after his amputation. Photo Credit: Morgan McMillan
Sheridan after his amputation. Photo Credit: Morgan McMillan

“Already under the heavy burden of student loan debt, we are asking for any donations to help cover the costs of Sheridan’s diagnosis, biopsies, amputation, six rounds of chemotherapy, and pain management,” said the pet owners. “Any funds raised over Sheridan’s expenses will be donated to Bone Cancer Dogs, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to exclusively fund research for canine bone cancer, and to promote awareness and education about the disease.”

If you would like to donate, go here.

Watch this video and see Sheridan’s amazing journey.

35 thoughts on “Sheridan the Beloved Dog Battling Bone Cancer

  1. I don’t think “healthy, active and happy” are the best words to describe someone who has undergone six rounds of chemotherapy. Some times it’s better to let them go, rather than subject them to prolonged pain and illness.

  2. Good bless this baby. The video was beautiful. Sitting here crying to think our babies are suffering. I lost my Yorkie in September. I miss her so much.

  3. Georgiana Hoffman….you have no idea what you’re talking about. My Dog, who had her spleen removed in June, as it had a tumor in it, just finished her chemo last month and she is now healthier and more playful than she had been the previous year, before we realized she was sick. In June she was only given a month to live, without treatment. And, guess what? She runs and plays like a puppy now-happy as can be. So, unless you’ve been there and done this, shut it!!!! P.S. was it your husband who posted on the last dog cancer thread? Your uninformed words are almost verbatim. LOL

    1. No, it was not my husband who wrote the post you are referring to, so, in your own words, please “shut it”. As I said in my post, SOMETIMES it is best to let them go. Perhaps your dog will go on to have a long and happy life, something that is not afforded the terminally ill Sheridan.

  4. It had spread to my Rottie’s lungs and thus was too late to save her. Glad Sheridan has some good time yet.

  5. Robin Santora, no, it was not my husband who wrote the post you are referring to, so, in your own words, please “shut it”. As I said in my post, SOMETIMES it is best to let them go. Perhaps your dog will go on to have a long and happy life, something that is not afforded the terminally ill Sheridan.

  6. Georgian, you were obviously referring to the above dog when you said “sometimes” it is best to let them go. And “healhty active and happy” are not words you’d use to describe a dog who has gone thru chemo. You stated this without having any clue what you were talking about regarding his treatment and prognosis after his treatment. So next time, instead of shooting your mouth off about a situation you know nothing about, thus making yourself look uninformed, yes, do yourself a favor and shut it. LOL

  7. If you know anything about Dogs, you know they love life and love nothing more than being with their people. So I think it’s pretty safe to say most people do it for their Dogs. Here’s a pic of my Dog after getting home from her 4th chemo treatment last month. ( This was also posted on the chemo website along with so many other happy Dogs. ) She really has that ” I don’t want to live anymore” look on her face doesn’t she?? 😉

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