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RIP, Gibson: World's Tallest Dog Loses His Cancer Battle

RIP, Gibson: World's Tallest Dog Loses His Cancer Battle

Gibson (the Guinness Record holder for the world's tallest dog) was diagnosed with bone cancer back in April and, sadly, he recently lost his battle with the disease. The beautiful Harlequin was undergoing chemotherapy and, when he needed to have his front right paw amputated, his owner started Three Paws For the Cause to raise awareness about canine cancer.

Gibson's vet, Dr. Peter Walsh said:

Last week Gibson began having trouble using his back legs. X-rays showed that the cancer had spread to his spine and his lungs. Ms. Hall made the very difficult decision based on her concern and love for Gibson to have him humanely euthanized. Gibson died peacefully in the loving arms of Ms. Hall.

See a classic video of Gibson showing off his tallness and generally being cute when you


Source: Guinness World Records

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alba1 alba1 7 years
Rest in peace Gibson. :( So sad...I get heartbroken when pets die.
Ellenora Ellenora 7 years
That's so sad. I remember euthanizing my greyhound when I was 13 due to cancer in her paw, she couldn't hold anything and she was old. It's always a sad day to lose a pet. Rest peacefully, Gibson!
lamagdalena lamagdalena 7 years
may he rest in peace :(
Smacks83 Smacks83 7 years
How sad. I've lost both my past dogs to cancer. Its weird how a lot of people don't know more about canine cancer (a lot of people think its a human thing). It breaks my heart, but it was the right thing to do for this pup (and my own).
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