Fighting K9 Cancer with Herbs and Supplements
Just found out my 13 yr old small lab (27kg) has inoperable cancer in two areas of her lung, and her spleen is also enlarged.
Vets have said she only has possibly a week to a month before she will succumb to the cancer or the secondary ailments it may cause.
The only treatment they have prescribed is palliative i.e. steroids - 2 x 5g Prednisolone per day.
She also receives Tramadol, a 50mg tablet if and when required to combat the arthritis in her joints.
Although I am very upset I would like to try and prolong my dog's life especially if she still has some quality of life as she does just now, i.e. eating, drinking, able to have walks and do her business whilst in no pain.
After doing some research on this site and others, I have purchased quite a few antioxidant caps, herbs and herbal tablets etc which I have combined with the recommended cancer diet of high protein/fat and no grains.
The following is the various vitamins, antioxidants, herbs, amino acids, fish oils, apple cider vinegar I have started to mix in with her food which I have had to split into 3 or 4 smaller amounts per day to ease pressure on her trachea when the stomach expands due to it being full:
Flaxseed oil 1000MG
Selenium 200?G (Not sure about the amount per tablet)
Green Tea 1000MG
Vitamin C 60MG
Vitamin E 168MG
Garlic caps 200MG
Iron caps 14MG
Turmeric Sprinkled on food
Ginger Sprinkled on food
Apple Cider V Half teaspoon in food
I am also looking to purchase the following:
Cat's claw, red clover, milk thistle, astragalus, argarine, prozyme (digestive enzymes).
After a week I took my dog back to the vets yesterday who was pleased to see she was actually looking better than the previous visit. I told him I have been trying alternative medicines and he basically said if it is helping the dog keep it going and wants to see her in 4 weeks!
What I would like to ask from people on the forum is for any recommendations for any cancer remedies I may be missing. Also any assistance regarding the ACTUAL AMOUNTS to give my dog daily so I don't poison her.
Also any info on certain herbs, spices, vitamins, etc., I have to be aware of which can harm the dog if overdosing on the amounts?
I wish you all well in your endeavours whilst like me you fight to keep your best friend with you for as long as is possible!!