Looking for hope after your dog’s cancer diagnosis? Then look no further, because here’s the story of Maggie the Agile Cow Dog, a soft tissue sarcoma survivor who didn’t let amputation stop her from doing what she loves best, competing in Rally, Obedience and now Wag It! games in her home state of Maine.
Here is Maggie’s story about life as a Tripawd, as told by her Mom Tracy. Maggie is one of the many dogs here whose pawrent opted for holistic care instead chemotherapy treatments, and she continues to beat the odds.
What type of cancer does Maggie have?
Soft tissue sarcoma to left rear knee (never found out exactly what type but several ruled out – even after several special stains)
When was she diagnosed?
October 12, 2009
How old was she then?
9 1/2 years old
What kind of treatment does Maggie receive to help fight cancer?
Three homeopathic daily remedies rotating each day, twice per day by Dr. Charles Loops in North Carolina:
- Sempervivum Tectorum LM4
- Lapis Albus LM4
- Carc-P 200C+
Each time I run out, Dr. Loops refills them only in a higher potency. She also gets for supplements:
Does she experience any side effects from the therapy?
What does Maggie eat?
Honest Kitchen premixes with additional meat of Primal frozen grinds or locally grown ground beef. The premixes I feed her are the lowest carb diets of Preference , Thrive and Embark.
What does Maggie think about life on three legs and living with cancer?
It has also been a long road to gaining her stamina back but with the help of doing PT work on her and not overdoing our walks, she has returned to the “old Maggie” only now on 3 legs…3 healthy legs.
Our walks are far shorter but I think she’s OK with that. I think she’s very happy to still be here and we have had a great summer/fall…far better than last summer/fall when trying to figure out what was wrong with her and dealing with MUCH pain.
Name 3 Things that contributed to her longevity
If you mean since being a Tripawd, I guess I would say
- CONTINUING on how I have always taken care of Maggie all her life.
- Good real/raw foods, VERY minimal vaccines and topical chemicals or internal chemicals.
- She also has been very lean and fit her entire life.
Do you have any advice for new members facing a cancer diagnosis?
“After the initial shock and emotions of getting the diagnosis, get to work figuring out your plan of attack for YOUR dog. Always think of QUALITY versus QUANTITY. Think of the DOG. Don’t think of the human part of the equation.”
If you would like to submit your Triumphant Tripawd’s story, contact us today for details. We can’t wait to read your tails!