Help Our Dog with Lymphoma

Help Our Dog with Lymphoma

by Lisa
(Texas)

We just found out last week that our "Lucky" dog has lymphoma.

We have had Lucky since he was born. He is 6 years old, a dachshund and shih tzu mix.

Lucky has never been sick or had to go to the vet for anything other than visit for his shots and such.

Now he has lumps in his neck and other areas and the vet has confirmed it to be cancer.

There is no way we can afford to do chemo and not sure I want to put our precious animal through that, because we are in a small town in the country and there are no vets close by even to do the treatments. We would have to send Lucky off somewhere to have the treatments and that alone would be devastating to him.

Can anyone help us in what herbal treatments that really help and not just a waste of money, or what some things you have seen work and help?

Thanks
Lisa in Texas

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Aug 22, 2012
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Cancer update..and Alternative therapies
by: The Other Cassie's Momma

This is Cassie's Mom. We are finished with her chemo treatments - 21 weeks of sixteen chemo treatments, weekly blood tests, etc. She never showed signs of illness either, I found a lump on her neck/shoulder and got her to the vet right away.

Her first chemo treatment was less than seven days later after three sets of tests. She was Stage 4, but no signs of cancer cells in her blood or bone marrow. We are blessed that we could afford to give her the fighting chance she deserved.

She has been officially in remission for the past four months, chemo completed almost two months ago, and so far no return of the lymphoma. Our local vet (30 miles away) could administer some of the chemo, some we had to go back to her oncologist (an hour and a half away) and a couple I could give her at home.

A friend of mine suggested hydrogen peroxide therapy, an alternative cancer treatment for humans with lymphoma. I have not pursued the therapy as my baby girl has been doing well. I purchased some supplements from Pet Well Being as well (ES Clear), but discontinued them when we couldn't be positive they weren't altering her weekly blood test results. link http://www.natural-dog-health-remedies.com/dog-cancer-diet.html

If (when) Cassie's lymphoma returns, I will be looking into the hydrogen peroxide (food grade H2O2) as a supplemental therapy. My dog wouldn't eat the Budwig Protocol Diet either but it is worth looking into. Try this web page also http://www.caninecancer.com/alternatives.html Hope this helps. Hugs to your little one. My advice is to spend as much time as you can with your loved one, take loads of pictures and let them do whatever they want to. Remember they are totally devoted to you 100% of the time. You can't deny that kind of unconditional love anything.

Feb 16, 2012
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To The other Cassie's Mom
by: Cassie's Mom

Again, sorry for your loss. We are also Canadian and just got the call to go to the oncologist at the vet college in Saskatoon... wish us luck.

Your Cassie has crossed over the Rainbow Briidge and is with all your loved ones there.

Feb 16, 2012
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My heart goes out to you
by: Anonymous

My heart goes out to you on your loss.

I am right now waiting to hear if we can see the oncologist today. All Cassie's blood work came back with flying colors so she is hopefully a good candidate for chemo and treatment. Thank goodness money is not an issue for her treatment. I feel so sad for those that cannot afford to maybe do what is in the best interest of their family members.

I will try the fish oil, cannot hurt,right? Thanks. Prayers to you.

Feb 16, 2012
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Grieving
by: Mom of the Late Cassie (from Canada

So sorry to hear your news. You might want to try fish oil as part of natural supplementation, 1,000 mg per 25 lbs of body weight. Our lovely lab spaniel Cassie, just turned 14 years old, passed away on Feb 13th after being diagnosed with lymphoma on Friday. She was misdiagnosed with Cushings months ago.

Feb 13, 2012
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For Help our DOG with Lymphoma
by: Cassie's Mom

Our beloved baby girl, Cassie, an 11 year old Border Collie, was found to have enlarged glands on her neck last Thursday. On Saturday morning the vet took aspirations from several lymph nodes and one result caused them to send the sample to the city for diagnosis. They called today but we got home too late to contact them. The sound of his voice on the phone was not encouraging, but he offered no information. We are pretty sure it is a lymphatic cancer of some description and have read extensively on it over the past few days.

An alternative therapy that has been around for centuries, and was an old remedy for cattle as well, is hydrogen peroxide therapy for treating cancers. Has anyone done any alternative therapy on canine patients using hydrogen peroxide?

Jan 15, 2012
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Budwig Diet
by: Bear's Mom

Hello,

I reccomend the "Budwig Diet", my Newfoundland was just diagnosed with Lymphoma as well, it seems to work, you can find it on the internet, just follow the instructions. I talked on the phone with a lady from California. She swears by it, her Golden Retriever has been going 4 years now with the lymphoma..

Prayers and luck to you... From one Canine Lover to the next.

P.S. my newfie is 3 years young, I know your pain...

Jan 10, 2012
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It is so hard to deal with cancer
by: Mary

This is one of the hardest things to cope with. Our hearts go out to you. Do what you can to enjoy the good days you have left together.

Mary

Jan 10, 2012
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My best friend
by: Lori Leopold

I just found out my 9-year-old lab, named Tobie, has cancer. How do you cope with this? I just lost my black lab in October of last year.

Nov 14, 2011
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Healing Thoughts for Sheena
by: Mary

I read your post about Sheena.

I am still grieving for our beloved Corgi, Daisy. We had about two months of remission before she died. Daisy is waiting for us at the Rainbow bridge.

We didn't do the chemo either. May you have many more blessed days together. My heart goes out to you.

Mary

Nov 14, 2011
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also dealing with lymphoma
by: Anonymous

My 7 yr old cocker spaniel has lymphoma as well. Unlike Lucky the steroid pills have done wonders for her. Her lymphnodes shrunk back to normal size less theb 24 hrs after her first pill. By the dates listed here I am going t assume that your precious Lucky has pi assed. I am so sorry. I dread the day when mine Sheena will go to the Rainbow Bridge as well. Our vet discouraged Chemo because of the quality of life issue and I belive either choice is right. Sheena has not has any other signs of sickness so why would I pump poison into her body? Many blessings to all of you and your families. This is so hard to deal with.

Jul 26, 2011
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In Sympathy
by: Anonymous

So sorry to hear of your loss. I found the rainbow bridge poem helpful when our old dog Tizzie died years ago. You can find it at: http://rainbowsbridge.com/Poem.htm
We may only have a matter of weeks before our Daisy follows in Lucky's paw path. We are hoping she makes it through August and past my husband's birthday on the 13th. He also has terminal cancer but is in the early stages.
My heart goes out to you in your grief.
Remember the good days you had and the love you shared.
Mary

Jul 26, 2011
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Heaven bound
by: Lisa in Texas

Our precious angel Lucky passed away this morning at 5:16 with his family loving, petting, and holding him. We are all lost now and just surviving. Thanks to everyone for you help and tips.

Jul 25, 2011
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So Sorry to hear the sad news.
by: Mary

I am so sorry to hear that Lucky is getting worse. We just started steroids for our corgi, Daisy and she has had some improvement but I don?t know for how long. The vet said it may give her another month.
Do what you can to make Lucky comfortable and surround her with your love. You have done your best for her and the time may be coming close to saying goodbye. I believe all animals go to heaven and I am not alone in that belief. I hope you can find some comfort in knowing there is more to her life than what is here. It is so very hard to let go and to feel so helpless in trying to stop this terrible cancer.
My heart goes out to you. I know we may be facing the same end soon with our Daisy.
Mary

Jul 25, 2011
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Lucky update
by: Lisa in Texas

Well we are not doing so well here in Texas with Lucky, he is getting worse by the day.

We have gotten him two steroid shots and a steroid pill everyday for 3 weeks now and started the drops purchased from here 7/20/11 each day.

He started vomitting on 7/19/11 wihtin 2 to 4 hours of eating but was still trying to eat. Then today 7/25/11 he has started turning his nose up to everything we offer him.

We keep trying different items of liquid and now anything to get some nutrients into his body to keep him from starving.

He is laying around alot more than he was but doesnt seem to be hurting.

We feel so bad for him and yeet dont know what else to do.

Any ideas? Help we are loosing him and alot faster than we thought we would.

Hurting here in Texas!

Lisa

Jul 21, 2011
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Our Corgi Daisy has Lymphoma too
by: Mary

Our hearts go out to you about Lucky.

We go back to the vet tomorrow to see what we will do for our Daisy. She is 11 and we just found out last Friday about the cancer when the vet checked a lump while she had some teeth extracted. She is not eating much at all and tires out easily. We don't want to have chemotherapy and want to to be at peace when she dies. It is a hard decision but we have had her for 8 wonderful years.

Give Lucky all your love and make the end time a loving time for all concerned. Whatever you decide to do for Lucky will be right for you all.

Mary

Jul 12, 2011
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Herbs for Cancer
by: Hazel, Site Editor

Hi, Lisa,

So sorry about Lucky. (I also had a dog called Lucky when I was small :)

Quite a few visitors to this site and forum have reported good results using Essiac Tea and Budwig diet. Also, many have used powerful antioxidant supplements such as Genesis Resources Canine CAS Options with good results.

You can find more info about these remedies on:

Herbs for Cancer

Dog Cancer Diet

Good luck and keep us informed.

Jul 12, 2011
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Holistic Info
by: Kathleen

So sorry to hear about your Lucky (we had a shih tzu named Lucky too:) I just found out 2 weeks ago that our Roxy - our 7 yr. old shih tzu has lymphoma. Same thing - took her in only for shots - no problems. I took her in for her rabies shot and found out her glands in neck were large. I didn't notice because she has her "beard" there. The vet took a needle aspirate and found it was lymphoma. I can't afford chemo and personally want to do the holistic route - to heal not just "prolong".

I am doing a protocol of Essaic Tea every day along with fish oil capsules. A high protein diet as well. No carbs or junky treats. Only chicken jerky as treats. She is thriving! I almost do not believe she is "sick". I see no signs of illness at all. I know that I am doing all I can for her and she seems to be doing well so I would absolutely do the Essaic Tea. You can get info. here at this site under cancer stuff. I am very hopeful that this will heal her. I am praying for that anyway!! So far so good!

I hope this helps you. Best of luck with your little love...:)

Jul 10, 2011
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Cancer
by: Linda

Hi, my name is Linda and we lost our 6 yr old collie, Robbie to prostate cancer a week ago. From the information I've found, holistic vets recommend a high fat diet with low carbs--approx 20-25% of their diet. Check out Dr Greg Olgivie's website.He is a nationally known oncology vet and has done a lot of research. Also supplements to boost your dogs immune system are helpful. Unfortunately Robbie's cancer was too advanced by the time we knew what his problem was. Hopefully we'll never have to go through that again. Good luck with your baby.

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