K9 Mast Cell Tumor Stage Three

K9 Mast Cell Tumor Stage Three

by Justin
(Florida )


Hi everyone,

My boy Niko is 6 years old. He is a bull terrier mix.

He had a mast cell tumor removed a few weeks ago. (12/18/12) It was near his belly, right flank. It is stage three. :(

An ultrasound today revealed NO additional ABNORMAL CELLS.

They aspirated his liver and spleen to search for microscopic disease.

The results come next week. Vinblastine (chemo) was recommended. Says it works even better for microscopic cases. It is super expensive but it works for 50% of dogs treated. Also a major plus is only 5% of dogs treated have ANY side effects!

But I would like to try natural methods first. Any suggestions? Any one with a similar situation?

Niko is strong and happy and vibrant. Fully recovered from his surgery. Eating well. Not losing weight.

He does have two suspicious bumps on his skin that look different from his hives. Very small but definitely suspect! I need immediate HELP!

I am thinking about cannabis oil as a possible emergency measure. Any experience preparing or using cannabis oil to treat cancer?

Niko is like a son to me and I can't really deal with the thought of losing him right now. If you can offer me any advice or even tell me about your dog's cancer I would appreciate it.

Much love to everyone fighting this battle.

I will continue to post updates as I begin treatment and diet changes.

(Submitted Friday, Jan. 04, 2013)

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May 12, 2015
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Question about food
by: Ray

What are/were each of you feeding your dogs? There is a good possibility for a direct link to dry food (grains), their preservatives and additives just as there is with human food, as well as vaccines and topical pesticide treatments. There is a movement to remove all processed dry food toward replacing with what is natural for our pets' health, as for our own. I, too, am researching for my own Jack who has many MCTs. Thanks so much for answering.

Dec 06, 2013
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K9 Mast Cell Tumor
by: Anonymous

Hi Justin- I have no advice or possible treatments to pass on but I just wanted to wish you and Niko the best of luck. I lost my darling dog through lung cancer and went through a lot of mourning. A dreaded disease, cancer.

Good luck and God Bless.

Dec 05, 2013
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Mast Cell Tumors
by: Anonymous

I know this is late to the party, but I have a 12.5 year Rottweiler that was slated to be dead years ago. He's had mast cell tumors and the prognosis was high grade and aggressive. I've been using antihistamines since mast cells have histamine. This seems to do a good job shrinking them and has given him some added years. I also use Bactine on sites that arise to take away the itch and sting. He's had two cancer surgeries on it, but has lived an outdoor adventurous life with me so it seems to work. The chemo also helped. But if it comes down to hacking them up too much, rethink it. Just let them be dogs for as long as they can.

Mar 14, 2013
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I feel your pain!
by: Anonymous

My beloved Maltese has recently had surgery for Mast cell too. She will get her stitches out on Monday. See the oncologist on Tuesday. Not sure I'll put her through chemo. She will be 9 next month. Grade 3, mitotic index 7. Doing lots of research since I am a nurse. Not impressed with the data on most chemo.

Sorry you are going through this too. It is so painful to watch our little kids go through this.

Best of luck.

Feb 01, 2013
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More mast cell
by: cori

Hello - sorry to hear about your boy.

I have a 3.5 year old female Chinese shar pei, River, and we just had a mast cell tumor removed about 2 weeks ago - you'd never know she was sick - also stage 3 - also abdomen right side near 12 rib - also, clean ultrasound - they want to do another surgery to take out more surrounding tissue and the lymph node that is nearest the tumor site.

I also would prefer the homeopathic way to address this - the same chemo was suggested with different success rate numbers.

I will keep posting if I discover anything - my River is going to be in heat within the next month - :(

Jan 08, 2013
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by: Patricia

I am so sorry to hear about your sweet boy, sorry I do not have any answers for you. Just wanted to wish you Good Luck in whatever you do for him.

We lost our nine and a half year old Lab last April to cancer - he had a heart based tumor that could not be removed. We had to have him put to sleep 3 months after learning he had cancer. It was a life changing experience for us; we are still grieving his loss every day.

Just give him lots of love as I know you will and treasure every day you have with him. Best of Luck and May God Bless.

Patricia

Jan 06, 2013
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Niko
by: Anonymous

Hi Justin,

Just read about Niko. I wish I had remedies for you but I don't. I just wanted to wish you good luck. Seems he has a fighting chance. I lost my dog from lung cancer last year. Good Luck and God Bless you both.

Jan 06, 2013
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So sorry
by: Gina

Hi,

So sorry to hear about your little boy.

If you want to read my article about Our Little Angel had Bladder Cancer on this forum you can see I have gone through a similar experience. Our little lad was diagnosed at the age of 6.5 years and was put on Onsior. Although this is not a herbal treatment our little Flynn lived for another 2.5 years.

Apart from the last two weeks he had a full and active life. I live in the U.K but am sure that this medicine can be obtained in the U.S. Give it a try it worked wonders for us.

My thoughts are with you and whatever you decide make the most of your remaining time with Niko.

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