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Gibson, and the World’s Smallest Dog meeting at the State Capitol.  For more photos of Gibson, visit HERE.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Gibson takes the cake…er…bone for being the tallest dog in the world, but unfortunately earlier this month was euthanized due to complications with bone cancer.  Great Dane’s being predisposed to osteosarcoma because of their massive growth and size.  Even after having one of his front legs amputated, and undergoing chemotherapy in an attempt to treat the disease, Gibson’s owner, Sandy Hall, felt that it was time, and made one of the hardest choices a pet parent can make, to put him to sleep.  He survived by his owner and proud son, Brewster.

According to Sandy, “Gibson began having trouble using his back legs. X-rays showed that the cancer had spread to his spine and his lungs,” Dr. Peter Walsh, Gibson’s veterinarian, said in a statement. “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.”

Gibson made his journey to Rainbow Bridge on August 7th, 2009.

You will be missed, Gibson, and All Dog Blog sends our condolences to the family.

You can read more about Gibson on his website HERE, and if you’d like to donate to Three Paws For The Cause for Canine Cancer Awareness, visit HERE.  Gibson was also the proud spokesdog of K9Grass HERE.

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