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…the oncologist (which is where I got the quote and more information on next steps). She is on pain medication (Carprofen and Gabapentin, plus an Zoledronate infusion) but this was all suggested by the oncologist and not my primary vet. It was 6 weeks from the initial x-rays spotted her lesion til I
…layer of concern. Have these two "conditions" been slowing him down?
Have you spoken with an Oncologist to discuss other options? Zoledronate, a bisphosphonate drug, used in peer to strengthen the bone, may be and option and doesn't always need to be used in conjunction with radiation.
…right path for brando and are focused on keeping him as happy as possible as long as possible. i'm still trying to find any actual experience with Zoledronate and/or that plus radiation as ways to slow the destruction and reduce the pain in the meantime. looked at the threads here and online but hard to
…find on the Zoledronate post, Sally, thank you.
Eric, I'm glad you are getting information you need, and speaking with others who understand this experience (not all pet…
…is getting pain control and enjoying some excellent days with you! Be careful out there though, you don't want a pathological fracture to happen.
Zoledronate is a bisphosphonate, given for pain relief, especially when amputation is not on the table. It's an additional tool. Here's a discussion with CSU
Kudow to you for doing your research and finding the best option for your Brando.
Jist popping g in quickly with a link o. Zoledronate. It's an older one, but a starting point. Jerry will come along with updates on CBD as well as specific cases of dogs who have done Zoledronate
…a lot in dogs with severe arthritis in terms of reducing pain or the perception of it.
the other thing i just learned about from the oncologist is zoledronate, any experience people have had with that for bone cancer?
eric and brando
…PRT was another option to keep the limb and would conist of 3-5 treatments with 70% of patients lasting 3-6 months. Additionally biosphosphates (zoledronate) would be also given. Also there's the risk of pathological fracture.
Both SRT and PRT would alleviate the pain, but we worry that he would use
…no bear will ever come in with her!
We have an appointment at UC Davis on Monday, although I am not sure what can be done at this point..maybe a Zoledronate injection?
It is so hard to see her like this.
We can do Palliative radiation, which would help slow down the spread of the cancer. It can be combined with a injectable drug called Zoledronate, which would decrease bone destruction (normally life expectancy is 4 - 6 months).
We were thinking Palliative treatment and not put her
…for another treatment option. Whatever it is, Truffle is a lucky dog to have such caring humans.
Let us know how it goes if you proceed with Zoledronate. We are always curious about the outcomes of palliative treatments like this. Best wishes to all of you!
…you're dealing with this. What's his name? Is he not a candidate for amputation?
When I search the Forums I come up with these search results on Zoledronate. There's a lot of sifting involved but you will find examples of members who have gone through it for palliative care reasons, for different kinds…
In this 2019 interview with vet oncologist Dr. Jeannette Kelly, she discusses zoledronate:
…. He has had one Zolendronate treatment, and we are willing to continue them as long as he's doing well. What have experiences been with Zoledronate? I know there were studies 10 years ago, but does anyone have anything more recent?
…with zoledronate infusions was mentioned from another site. Anyone using daily doxy for lung mets? I saw a paper from 2003 and have seen doxy mentioned seldomly
…was my onco vets reply to my email:
When you look at the things that have been shown to be effective, carboplatin is a five-star treatment. Zoledronate is a 2 Star Treatment . Metronomic therapy adds to the carboplatin therapy to make it a six or seven star therapy. If given alone, it's a one star
… off to the vet he went as I assumed it was a foxtail. Ff to today. After cyberknife treatment and 6 carboplatin cancer treatments and monthly zoledronate infusions there is no obvious spread. But osteosarcoma is bad. 95% bad. Now, im reevaluating my strategy. I didn’t do metronomics
…was discharged about an hour after each treatment was completed. They also started her on carboplatin on the second day of radiation and gave her a zoledronate infusion to strengthen her bone. She tolerated everything really well which was a relief. Total cost for everything was about $5800. We were told
…a fan of cyber knife. Simon had his radiation February 15 16th and 17th. He received his six cancer treatments along with the zoledronate to firm up the bone a little bit. I continue to bring him monthly for zoledronate as it can help a little bit and might have some anticancer
…says iover 95% of osteosarcoma dogs will have lung mets after year one to year one and a half. I did my cyber knife in February. And I do monthly zoledronate each month there after. I also did the six rounds of chemo.
…therapy with similar precision as a surgical procedure. We are currently combining the radiation therapy with an injection of pamidronate or zoledronate, which is a bisphosphonate drug destroys the cell that is causing bone breakdown within the tumor. This drug is administered every 2-4 weeks as an
then. I try all the things im not much confident in. For now my metronomics
consists of piroxicam given every other day. Monthly zoledronate and monthly labs.
…didnt know of side effects from zoledronate... I know Simon had none... are you sure this is where the pain came from? ie the zoledronate?
…tried increasing pain meds, acupuncture the day before, adding a muscle relaxant, to no avail. She is sailing through chemo. She has been getting zoledronate , we are trying pamidronate next time to see if she fares any better.
It got to the point last time that she needed help getting up and needed a
…will be using zoledronate monthly... for the life of simon.. ( my pet insurance covers this at 90%) Besides beefing up the bone,,, hopefully, there is some mention
…to ask my oncologist, but for those of you who have dogs that have received zoledronate. ..
How long after chemotherapy has zoledronate continued to be given?
…only time I've seen members use zoledronate on a regular basis was for palliative care when amputation was not an option. I am not aware of any more recent studies. Your oncologist may know
…physical activity. She did receive chemo, carboplatin, a few weeks ago and had no side effects that I could detect. Last week she received IV zoledronate (same type of drug as pamidronate ) and was achy and sore for days .
Trust yourself in making the decisions for your dog. Everyone will have
…spoke to my oncologist's vet tech this morning. They have seen a few dogs have this side effect after zoledronate administration. Before her next treatment, I plan on her having acupuncture a day or two before, as well as whatever else my oncologist
…was May 14. She came home the next day --wouldn't let me help her with the sling and had no issues with mobility. The plan is Carboplatin, Zoledronate and then the vaccine. Her first chemo was May 30, Carboplatin, and she did well. She had Zoledronate on last Wednesday and she has bee sore
…m not an oncologist but I haven't heard of that type of side effect for Zoledronate. Typically a dog might have GI upset.
What kind of walks/activity has Spirit been getting lately? She's not that far past surgery so using care
…had 6 zolendronate treatments... I never noticed any symptoms. I will be continue with zoledronate every month as his health stays stable. ( I do have pet insurance that pays 90% of the charge,, so why not)