Robbie's Fight Against Prostate Cancer
Robbie is a 6 yr old collie. We noticed that he was having problems with bowel movements - going several times a day and it seemed like it took him a long time to do it. We attributed it to his dog food and switched a few times before we realized it was something else. It has been raining continuously here in Ohio and when we went to dry him off, he cried.
He already had a vet appointment so we figured we'd ask about the soreness in his back hips which we thought was arthitis.
Anyway, Robbie had a hip/pelvis x-ray and his hips are great. It did show that his prostate was very large though which is a very bad sign in a neutered dog. His needle biopsy was inconclusive so the vet did a core biopsy which showed cancer.
He is now on piroxicam which is a mild chemo - no hair loss etc, anti-inflammatory, and pain reliever all in one. So far he is doing well on that.
I'm just wondering if any herbal supplements will interfere with this? The vet told us there is no cure and he could have a few months or a year which makes us very sad. In the meantime we are just taking one day at a time and making him happy and comfortable.