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World’s tallest dog has operation

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Zeus, the world’s tallest living dog according to the Guinness World Records, is facing a tough battle against bone cancer. The towering Great Dane, measuring an astonishing 1.046 meters in height, captured the title in March 2022.

However, Zeus, who resides in Texas with owner Brittany Davis, now needs to undergo significant medical treatment, including the amputation of his right front leg.

Brittany Davis has started a fundraising campaign on GoFundMe to support Zeus’s medical expenses. She expressed her family’s deep sadness about the diagnosis, emphasizing the emotional and financial challenges they are now facing in providing the best care for their beloved canine companion.

While the specific type of cancer Zeus has has not been disclosed, bone cancer in dogs is relatively common, with approximately 10,000 new cases diagnosed each year, according to the Animal Surgical Centre of Michigan. Fortunately, many dogs can lead active lives even after amputation.

Zeus, known for turning heads during his walks and often mistaken for a horse by children, remains in good spirits. He will soon undergo an amputation procedure, and his treatment plan may also include radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

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