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Old 01-19-2018, 11:14 AM
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Dog just diagnosed with cancer

I have a mixed breed who was just diagnosed with cancer. It is in his lymph node with a tumor on his gum. No surgery for him. The doctor told me to get encapsulations m/r/s as this can help slow down the cancer and can even cure it. Has anyone heard or used it? Did it help? Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 01-19-2018, 01:06 PM
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I didnt try that suggestion..but wanted to express my sympathy and a nice suggestion. I lost my dog to lymph ca last year sept. He was diagnosed n given 3 months max. After id cried my eyes out. Here is what i did that helped us cope. I made a bucket list of all his favourite things he loved. We went bush walking again. Camping together. Canoeing together, rabbit chasing in the dawn light. I made him "cakes" -made up sculptures of raw food. Watched red dog film. Let him herd one more time. I got 4 months more time before his sufferring began to kick in and he let me know it was getting to much. And then .... he died in my arms, with his favourite ball in his mouth as he was put to sleep and at peace. It has been the hardest loss. But soorhed by our bucket list time. Its been 6 months now. Time has helped. I have 10yrs of happy memories of sharing my life with him. Which no longer make me cry - i can smile at his memory. And only now and again- like now writing this, do i shed a tear. Its ok though, as my tears show me what a great bond we have, even after hes gone. Take care of you both. Get bucket list achieving.
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Not sure what m/r/s encapsulations are; but we've stared recommending "turkey tail mushroom" herbal supplements for dogs that our vets diagnose with cancer. Unfortunately we haven't had enough patients on it yet to give an opinion on how effective it is. It's an herbal supplement that is supposed to help boost the immune system, with the idea that the dogs own immune system will be strong enough to fight back the cancer. Because it's a supplement there is much research behind it, but the few studies are hopeful and quite a few oncologist do recommend it. The good thing is that it doesn't interact with any medicines; so it doesn't hurt to try it, worse case scenario it doesn't work. You can buy it otc at most drugstores and Amazon.com, some are even marketed specifically for dogs, just follow the instructions on the bottle.

If you do try it, be sure to let your vet know about it so they can learn about it and follow along with any success or failure you may have with it. That's how we ended up finding out about it. Our Dr referred one of our patients with severe lymphoma to the oncologist who ended up recommending the supplement as a last ditch effort. We only expected him to live a few more months at best, but his owner said after she started the supplement he dramatically improved and ended up living for another year before the cancer became too much for him.
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I looked up suppliments when a cat had tumors and tried tumeric is an anti-inflammatory that helps inflammation throughout the body. When I first read about it there was some people saying it had cured or reduced cancerous tumor in their dogs. It's in health food store and drugstores. Check with your vet about any interactions and dosing as the human dose is too strong, or was for a ten pound cat. My cat's oncologist was fine with me trying it.
I only tried it briefly on my cat as his cancer wound up being very aggressive.
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