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…There are no guarantees, but even the strongest pain medications are no match for the pain of bone cancer. If you decide to put her on radiation and bisphosphonates
, that is totally understandable and it can help alleviate pain, just not as long as amputation typically does. Many dogs do well on it and live out

…highly suspicious. We talked for ages about the condition, Sam's history and the options. Amputation obviously, chemo, radiotherapy. I asked about bisphosphonates
(so glad I'd done my research on here and elsewhere!) and he said he wasn't really keen as he hadn't seen much success with the drug.

He had…

…rescued him as a 3 year old and it's going to get even better.  After 2 sessions we'll see how he is and the consultant said we should then look at bisphosphonates
after all, so perhaps his colleagues persuaded him. If/when the lameness and pain start to return, we can do another 2 radiotherapy sessions. We

23 September 2021 5:46 pm
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So out of radiotherapy, bisphosphonates and chemotherapy, which do people feel is the best balance between quality and length of life?

Boy, that's really a toss up, and honestly it

16 September 2021 11:07 am
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I've been trying to find out about the immunotherapy vaccine treatment but it doesn't appear to be available in the UK.

So out of radiotherapy, bisphosphonates
and chemotherapy, which do people feel is the best balance between quality and length of life?

How many people have tried a wheelchair

15 September 2021 5:23 pm
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…to have her question with the colon x-ray? Any masses?  

Did the colon look distended or just full of poop? 

What are the side effects of bisphosphonates
in cats? 

Can this be the cause of constipation for Amelia?

She hasn’t pooped since thursday but she also hasn’t really eaten much and was

28 March 2021 3:07 pm
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STAY OPTIMISTIC & trust your instinct! Please do ask about the side effects of the bisphosphonates
for felines! I am betting that is part of this puzzle, and you can manage with the laxatives no big deal;) 

She was peeing even in the box!!

26 March 2021 6:45 pm
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…was peeing before this right? Just not in the box?

I went back to read your first post. Is Amelia still getting bisphosphonates
? That can cause constipation; please inquire about that!

Hold on to the pawsitives. No signs of recurrence, clean margins!!


26 March 2021 4:14 pm
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…I don't recommend getting one until you work with your vet OK? A poorly fitting brace can do more harm than good. I do know that for many cancers, bisphosphonates
can help strengthen bone and decrease pain levels so that may be what your oncologist recommends.

Since Orion needs to take it easy right now

7 January 2021 8:56 pm
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…the only way to tell is an xray especially with a pelvic fracture.  I agree that bisphosphonates
are a great idea to help control pain and possibly strengthen the bone.


4 January 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
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…Xhosa isn't feeling well and dealing with the metastasis. I'm keeping my paws crossed that the radiation therapy helps. Will they be giving her bisphosphonates
for extra pain control?

Car rides are such a fun bucket list thing to do! I hope it's just that she's tired from all the excitement. I don't

3 January 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 3
Views: 180

…an opinion:  Most commonly used oral metronomic protocols for OSA include combinations of Palladia, cyclophosphamide and NSAID. I also like to add bisphosphonates
(IV every 3 weeks). I'm not sure Losartan has much impact in our cancer patients, but we can also add it on since there are a few clinical trials

12 July 2020 1:50 pm
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Did the oncologist give you any treatment alternatives other than amputation? A couple I can think of are targeted radiation treatments and Bisphosphonates which help control the bone structure and pain. 

Here is some info on Bisphosphonates

Here is some info on treating Lung Mets

Can you get

25 June 2020 9:55 pm
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…– Surgical Oncology and Associate Professor, Surgical Oncology at Colorado State University Flint Animal Cancer Center. 

All About Bisphosphonates and Palladia
If you discovered that your dog or cat has lung metastasis before amputation surgery, you may want to ask your veterinarian about bisphosphonates
and Palladia, two pet cancer therapies to reduce pain, that are useful when amputation is not an option. Once again your guide is Dr. Seguin from

10 June 2020 3:33 am
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…sounds like a good plan. I like the way your oncologist thinks. Bisphosphonates have been around for a long time and many people see good results. We hope this is a huge help so you can get more quality time with your sweet boy

7 May 2020 11:10 pm
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…the worst (I know it's hard not to). IF this is metastasis, and that's a BIG IF, there are probably treatment options like radiation therapy and bisphosphonates
that can help. Your oncology team can let you know if that's an option for her IF IF IF this is worst case scenario.

Please let us know when you

…his leg if it is possible not to impact his life but here is what Dr Rebhun is saying

We can choose to "palliate" the tumor with radiation and bisphosphonates
/oral pain medication and treat with chemotherapy.  This will allow Sunny to use his leg for as long as he can do so comfortably.  My "guess" is

22 February 2020 6:35 pm
Topic: Need advice
Posts: 15
Views: 562

… and if you and your husband are in disagreement then yeah, it's a good way for you guys to come to terms with your next move. Unfortunately the bisphosphonates
' benefits are not permanent so at some point you need to be ready for another treatment option. Whatever it is, Truffle is a lucky dog to have such

19 February 2020 11:48 am
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…you probably know Zolendronate is a bisphosphonate administered to reduce pain, increases bone strength, and potentially prevents fractures. Bisphosphonates are given to humans with osteoporosis and cancer that has metastasized to the bones. I learned about it when my sister got bone mets and she was

18 February 2020 8:45 pm
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18 February 2020 2:40 pm
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…<5% group, that sort of goes out the window. 

But ultimately it will rely on how he is doing clinically. Somewhere in there we will also start bisphosphonates
as well I think and have loosely discussed metronomic chemo ... but our oncologist is worried he is already getting a lot and handling it well,

7 September 2019 8:24 pm
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Views: 490

…thanks for everyone's support, ideas and experiences. 

Thank you for reminding me about the bisphosphonates
. Our oncologist did mention them yesterday, but wanted to wait until next week because he's already getting so much this week (two radiations and

5 September 2019 6:56 am
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…-near his remaining leg just under the shoulderblade. 

Radiation is a good course to keep the pain in check and I was really hoping for the bisphosphonates
that kazann/Kerren mentioned. -However, the oncologist said then that from his experience they only work on the tubular bones such as limbs. But

5 September 2019 5:17 am
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Views: 490

…your oncologist sounds excellent. And dear Grover went for a hike. He's leading the way and living life as he should.

Is there any chance the bisphosphonates
with help Grover? My sister had cancer that metastasized to her bones and had bisphosphonate treatment by IV that really helped reduce bone pain.

4 September 2019 9:10 pm
Posts: 14
Views: 490

…sure of bisphosphonates
in dogs, but we use it in terminal patients with bone metastases to deal with pain.  Bone pain is difficult to manage and this has been very

…are following the latest AAHA Anesthesia Guidelines the risk should be no greater than it would for another healthy, younger dog.

When it comes to bisphosphonates
and SRT, you may want to check out Hazel's story. It really did buy her an excellent quality of life right into her last days, she did not fracture

16 May 2019 6:03 pm
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Views: 3361

…are following the latest AAHA Anesthesia Guidelines the risk should be no greater than it would for another healthy, younger dog.

When it comes to bisphosphonates
and SRT, you may want to check out Hazel's story. It really did buy her an excellent quality of life right into her last days, she did not fracture

15 May 2019 12:28 pm
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Views: 3361

…Luke, glad you found it interesting:

Tripawd Limb Cancer Treatments with Bisphosphonates, Palladia
Although Dr. Seguin didn't specifically say CSU will use Palladia for lung metastasis each and every time, he may have been referring to

28 February 2019 12:42 pm
Topic: Palladia
Posts: 2
Views: 376

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Did they mention Bisphosphonates as an option?

Bisphosphonates for Feline Bone Tumor

If we can answer any questions or we can help in any way just ask.

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…...I am really sorry, this is just so heartbreaking. What a shock after deciding to amputate.

Did they say anything about bisphosphonates
or radiation therapy? How bad are the mets? 

…love this community! Yes, bisphosphonates
may be helpful as well. We've had many members here achieve success with this therapy. Although it won't cure the cancer, oftentimes the pain can

8 December 2018 10:52 am
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