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Dear all,

This is an email from Halle's vet (the dog in my profile pic):

"I just saw the CT report of Halle. The mass is very aggressive and has spread to the cribiform plate and near to the right eye. It has spread to the upper jaw. It says its likely an adenocarcinoma or sarcoma. Both are bad.

"Even if radiation therapy is done, the success rate is 60% and usually it extends the life span to maybe 1 year.

"The alternative might be chemotherapy as its available in Singapore but success rate is variable and extends life to 2 to 6 mths.

"Since Dr Chionh is awaiting a reply from the USA, Please keep in contact with him.

"In our phone conversation, you mentioned essential oils and alternative medication.

"Essential oils cannot cure cancer but it might make Halle fell better.

"Frakincense - helps to improve the immune system and helps to relax the naimal. there is a study to see if its helps the cancer cells self destruct but its not conclusive.

"Thyme might help too.

"If you use them , please do not feed it to Halle. Just sprinkle 1 or 2 drop in a diffuser and let her smell it.

"TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) might help to slow the growth down but will not be able to cure it.

"I can dispense some chinese meds to see if it will help
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"What are your thoughts?"

What are my thoughts? My dog has effing cancer. The first thing that came to mind was cannabis oil. But, I live in Singapore. It's illegal here.

I don't want her to die. I have started feeding her tumeric powder with cold-pressed extra virgin coconut oil. I am buying alkaline water and adding baking soda + some lemon to it and letting her drink.

I have rubbed a drop of Sacred Frankincense Oil on her affected area. I've also put a few drops into a diffuser and let her sniff it. She seems to feel more comfortable.

Today onwards I intend to make vegetable smoothies for her.

I'd like to get her microchipped, licensed and vaccinated (I did not do that when I adopted her 2-years ago), so I can bring her to the USA and get cannabis oil. I've read that it's legal in some states.

But, her vet said she might not be suitable for vaccination.

Or, does anyone know of any way to have cannabis oil mailed to me without getting myself in jail?

I am desperate to get my sweet Halle cured of cancer. She is 10 years young. My other dogs all died at 17-18 years.

Someone told me to give her apple cider vinegar and garlic... any thoughts?

Please... anything that can help. Just help me help my Halle.

SweetHalle

 

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im into alternative therapies, and you are giving her all the right things, and yes apple cider vinegar mixed with water and garlic are good too. i personally wouldnt bother with the chemo...but its up to you. its all about the dogs quality of life. allso try natural organic foods. sometimes we have to say goodby sooner than we think. i lost my beautyfull husky laika a few month back, she was nearlie 12, and had a cancer on the spleen. she stopped eating, and even though the vet said they can operate, he said he dosnt know if shed make it, and if how long. so i asked outright, and he agreed with my decision. dont let her suffer, she dosnt deserve it. :)
 

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I'm so sorry for you and Halle. Cancer sucks, and it's not ally curable. Many people say raw feeding helps, it's something to look into but it alone probably will not cure her. Look into homeopathy. I'm sorry I don't have more specific help to offer. What ever you try make sure to double check that it is safe for dogs, some people give some crazy suggestions. As far as cannabis oil, it is only legal in a few states. Cannabis is legal in four states, Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington. I am not sure about the oil, but I would think it is governed by the same laws. I do not think that cannabis oil is offered for veterinarian use. But it's not something I've looked into before. And it's not guaranteed it will work.

10 years old is senior for dogs. Some breeds have a longer life expectancy. IMO it's quality of life, not quantity. Do what you can to make her comfortable. But remember to do what is best for her. It's hard, I know. I really feel for you and your pup. Here's hoping she pulls through and gives you a few more years. Good luck.
 

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Halle is still running, walking, following commands and eating. How could I put her to sleep? I can't do that.

If she's in pain and severe discomfort, I'll have her put to sleep.

I'll continue with the homeopathy and diet change, but, if someone can send me cannabis oil, please help...

I can't lose Halle now, I really can't.

She still greets me excitedly at the door. She only has trouble breathing when lying down. It's her breathing that bothers her and myself.
 

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Halle is still running, walking, following commands and eating. How could I put her to sleep? I can't do that.
I never meant to put her down now. Far from it. I'm saying to do what is best for her. That is the important thing.

Last January, January 8th to be exact I had to put my GSD down. It was one of the hardest things I've had to do. She was happy, eating most of the time but she suddenly lost the use of her back legs. She was going down hill already. I thought a few times it was time but she kept pulling back through. I'm happy she had one last Christmas, and got to go out in one last snow. She loved snow. I could have put her through a bunch of test and meds and stuff. But I knew it would be for my benefit, not wanting to let her go. She left us surrounded by those she loved and loved her. She was 11 years old, she had a really rough start to life and had some major health issues.

So I do understand. Do what you can for her, keep her happy and as pain free as you can. But when it is time know you did what you could for her. And she knows she is loved.
 

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I know the cancer won't be cured. I know the tumor will always be there. I would just like to slow the growth considerably or even stop it.

This is what she ate today:
Purple cabbage (minced)
Spinach (minced)
baby carrots (steamed and minced)
Oats
Tumeric powder (a pinch)
Cold pressed virgin coconut oil (1 teaspoon)
A bit of lemon juice

She has always loved oats, but, this is the first time I am feeding her vegetables and she ate it all. I am so proud of her.

When I first adopted her, I had to starve her two days before she touched God's oats.

I'll give her a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar later... is that enough?

Also, I am steaming some sweet potato for her, but, that will be her dinner (it's 1034-hrs over here).

I have stopped working and am eating only a packet of instant ramen noodles a day. I am saving up all my money for her food and treatment.

I'd do anything for Halle. She is not my first dog. Also, I have three senior dogs now. This is bad, but, Halle is my favorite one....

As for the cannabis oil, I just received a reply from Constance Oil.

Thank you for your inquiry. Our success rate for humans who use our oils for cancer and complete our three-month protocol is around 70%. We have utilized this therapy for animals and had positive results. It is difficult to give a success figure however, as we do not treat as many animals as humans. Given our success with humans, we would have every reason to believe that this is a good option for your pet.

Here is some information regarding our protocol for animals:

We provide the same quality cannabis oil for pets as we do humans. Our oil has been quality tested by numerous third party labs and is considered by the, to be the highest quality on the market, both in terms of safety and cannabinoid density. We use only the flowering portion of the plant, as well as an organic food grade solvent in our extraction processes. These processes are additionally standardized to maintain a consistent THC to CBD ratio, and to retain other beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes. We have seen great success, especially when people (dogs/cats) get started with the protocol as soon as possible.

We have a standardized protocol for pets. This protocol involves you working closely with your pet in order to find the right dose. It has been our experience that every pet is different, and thus can handle a different amount of cannabis oil. You will initially start with a small amount of the oil, and gradually increase the dose every few days until you find a dose that is high enough to get a good response, but low enough to where it does not debilitate him/her. You must work closely with and monitor your pet in order to find this dose. It is important to note as well that size is not a factor in terms of being able to handle the oil. We've had some small animals handle huge doses, and some larger animals only needing a few drops.

Our starting package for animals is 10g of the oil. The price of this is $1,500 + tax. The starting package is 10g because we have found this to be the minimum amount needed to see if the cannabis will have a positive effect. The oil is very concentrated, so the 10g of oil can actually last a good amount of time, but this will depend on the dosage you end up finding to be the best.

To obtain our oils you or someone you know would need to come to CA in person to purchase them. Please note we cannot ship our products anywhere. Additionally, we require a California medical marijuana card. These are very easy to obtain whether you are in state, out-of-state, or out of the country. If you would like additional information on how to obtain a recommendation, I would be happy to send you additional information.

Feel free to email or call me with any questions you have, I would be happy to talk with you more about your options. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Patient Support
510-680-0823


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what are you going to to? are you going to try it? whatever, please stay in touch and let us know how Halle and you are getting on. i think at this stage anything is worth a try. try feed her organic brown rice and chicken also. :)
 

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Halle is back from an acupuncture session. She is active and happy.

Halle's vet had a dog who suffered from the same cancer (nasal cancer). She said she will try her best to help (she managed to extend her dog's life for three years with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), homeopathy and an alkaline diet)... she is treating Halle without charging me... she's aware I have no family and have been standing on my own two feet for a long time. This is a huge burden off my shoulders... can't express how grateful I am towards her.

Chemotherapy, however, will have to be performed at an animal hospital by another vet. I will have to pay for that. I don't like the idea of chemo (i'm an RN and have seen patients receiving chemo grow weaker afterwards), but, I think it is essential due to the extent of the spread. Halle's vet is sharing with me some recipes on how to compensate for the fatigue (caused by chemo). Also, we will have to monitor her kidneys and liver function.

I will share those recipes tomorrow... there's one thing that she said: she discourages cold-pressed coconut oil for dogs with cancer (otherwise, it is actually good for dogs with skin and gum conditions). She advised to use something lighter, like, extra virgin olive oil.

To limit the growth of cancer cells, mix a teaspoon of tumeric powder+some black pepper and extra virgin olive oil (it doesn't have to be precise, but, of course not too much black pepper due to its spiciness). These three ingredients have to be mixed in order to be activated (do not serve separately).

I've also been given some TCM meds to slow the spread and boost her immunity (I'm not sure if y'all practise TCM in the West... it's commonly practised here...).

With regards to cannabis oil, I am not ruling that out and am still trying to find ways to obtain it. Halle's vet agrees that it has healing properties, and, can improve quality of life. But, she's concerned that I might get into trouble.

She has had extensive experience with cancer in humans (her own family members) and animals, so I'm diligently heeding her advise...

I will post updates... don't worry... I need to attend to Halle now because she's having trouble sleeping (she has breathing difficulties lying down)... she has to sniff Frankincense oil... it makes her feel better...
 

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thats good news. i have to say i disagree with the oils, using olive oil instead of coconut, but you dont have to give her "eveything", that has cancer cell killing properties. or schall i say not everything every day, yes coconut oil is really rich, and high in calories, so just see how you get on.
and great news about the free treatment. there is some kind people about. im looking forward to lots of good updates.
what kind of dog is Halle?
 

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Here's one recipe she shared (Ingredients have to be *juiced*, not blended):

Green apple - 2 (remove core)
Green Capsicum - 1
Celery - 1
Bittergourd -1 (the more bitter, the better... choose the smaller ones)
Cucumber - 1

It's 0435-hrs here... Halle felt better after sniffing vaporized Frankincense oil and is asleep snuggled against me (she insists).

Halle is a 6.5kg (14.3lbs) pug/mini-pincher mix. Folks think she's a mongrel puppy (I suppose she does look like one), but she's 10-y/o... won't grow any bigger.

I swear she's the sweetest and smartest dog I've ever had. Look at that face.

 

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she sounds sweet. i cant view the picture i can see there is one there, but it dosnt open. all the best to you both! :)
 

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i remembered this morning, other things that are good to treat her with are ginger, horseradish, and wheat grass.
 

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Awww, Halle is cute!

I don't have any recipes or anything to share, but I will say this: stay positive! Staying positive will help to fight cancer. Positivity alone will not help by itself, but it is a big help, even to dogs. They can sense emotions. Stay positive with all your might! Please believe me, it will help! Lemme tell you a quick story.

I used to have a 19 and a half year old beagle. Yup, almost 20 years old. At the age of 15, she contracted glaucoma and had to have an eye removed. She was happy and healthy otherwise. A few months later, the other eye was infected. It got removed too. She was elderly, and had to be taken care of almost all the time to not fall down stairs and such. At the age of 19, she contracted pneumonia. Guess what? She beat that too. Finally, at the age of 19 and 1/2, she fell into a coma and the vet said she had end-of-life cancer. We finally had to put her down because that was the best option for her age. She would not have survived treatment and it would've been cruel to keep trying to keep her alive.

My best memories of her of when she was elderly. Every time we took her to the vet with a problem. they always asked "Would you like to have her put down?" They are vets, why do they gotta be so negative? Negativity never helped anyone! She was the best beagle anybody could've asked her, and I am grateful I had so long with her! We always remained positive, up until the very end for her. Through her toughness and me and my family's love, she was happy and healthy throughout all her life and illnesses.

The basic point is: keep positive. Keep trying. Never give up. Unless your dog is hopelessly suffering, then do not throw in the towel! I do not know practical treatments of cancer, but my mom did have colon cancer. She is now cancer-free, and the number 1 thing I remember from it: stay positive, always!
 
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