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…you decide you don’t want to go through amputation again (which I understand) and cyberknife would be too expensive: I would like to throw bisphosphonates
in the mix here. Talkte your vet about it but they may be a way to hold off the pain for quite a while so maybe it’s worth checking out. 

Hugs

8 December 2018 4:32 am
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…forum and you will find many success stories of giant breed Tripawds and senior amputee dogs. You will also find many articles and videos about bisphosphonates
, holistic treatment options, radiation treatment and more in the Tripawds News blog
and Nutrition blog
. Or you can search all blogs here
.

Of

…it was the one which showed higher success rates, for whatever is worth.

But others here, like Luke, have opted for stereotactic radiation and bisphosphonates
instead of amputation and also lots of supplements and cbd oil.

His dog, Simon, is going really well and nearing the first Ampuversary if my

…forum and you will find many success stories of giant breed Tripawds and senior amputee dogs. You will also find many articles and videos about bisphosphonates
, holistic treatment options, radiation treatment and more in the Tripawds News blog
and Nutrition blog
. Or you can search all blogs here
.

Of

…back leg or could it possibly be something benign? if it is indeed osteo and you don't want to amputate again I would also recommend looking into bisphosphonates
. According to my vet they only work on tubular bones but I would definitely check into those, maybe they could work for you guys. 

Manni never

15 November 2018 1:24 am
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…gone through the cancer returning to the other leg? If so what did you do? 

Did the veterinarians recommend anything like radiation therapy or bisphosphonates
to control the pain? 

One person in our community did decide to amputate her dog's third leg. You can read about Kokomo here and here. She did

14 November 2018 6:58 pm
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…help her.

Unfortunately, I am not familiar with any treatments to eradicate spinal mets. What did your oncologist mention to you, other than the bisphosphonates
? If they didn't already refer you to one, I would suggest meeting with a pain management specialist who can help you treat the symptoms with

31 October 2018 10:01 am
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…?  If the leg is likely to break and there is no way to strengthen it then amputation could be a good option. 

Did anyone bring up treating with bisphosphonates
to strengthen the bone?  Here is an older blog post with information:

Bisphosphonates: When Amputation isn’t an Option
We have had many large

…Dane that Teresa is referring to, I believe, was Hazel (see: http://tripawds.....tive-care/). She did get bisphosphonates
and zoledronate was included. She was treated by Dr. Ogilvy at California Veterinary Specialists in Carlsbad, CA.

If you search the forums
for

16 May 2018 11:31 am
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…there 🌺

There was a Great Dane, I believe her name was Heather (?) whose dads went for cyber knife and bisphosphonates
, as you are doing.

They are very knowledgeable and helpful, I was in contact with them last year for advise but sadly I cannot remember who they

16 May 2018 3:27 am
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…) 1 month ago. We caught it VERY early and at first we decided to try to medically manage him as well as explore palliative radiation and bisphosphonates
injections. He did not respond and it became evident when we took another x-ray that it was growing very rapidly and were faced with the decision

19 April 2018 9:48 pm
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…did everything I could to avoid amputation-- radiation, chemo, bisphosphonates
....but I know now that amputation is what inevitably needs to happen. We are 2.5 weeks since Dharma amp-- an 11 year old doberman. I can

27 March 2018 12:59 pm
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…has surgery for tomorrow to remove her front leg. I explored palliative care-- radiation, chemo and bisphosphonates
-- with her last treatment 4 weeks ago. Is there anyone who had done chemo before amputation?

any helpful advice? tomorrow is the big day and

I am so sorry your sweet girl is dealing with this.  My boy Zato, who had osteosarcoma, did palliative radiation and bisphosphonates
initially and ended up having his leg amputated several months later.  He had no sign of lung metastasis at the time and his leg was about to

…after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her front left leg. I decided against amputation and proceeded to get palliative radiation, chemo and bisphosphonates
to strengthen the bone. Has anyone else taken this path and then decided to get amputation? I was so sure that palliative pain management
was the

…has his first radiation treatment tomorrow followed by a second on Friday. We are meeting with his oncologist next week and will be able to give the bisphosphonates
then!

<3 Team Yogi  

Best of luck with the treatments, we are keeping all 19 paws 🐾  crossed for you! ❤️ Go team Yogi! <3

Petra,

31 January 2018 8:34 am
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…all! It feels REAL good to have a plan of action in place! 

@tinsch yes, thank you for your recommendation! We are planning on pursuing the bisphosphonates
! Fingers crossed it will work nicely with the radiation for pain relief.

Yogi has his first radiation treatment tomorrow followed by a second on…

…Friday. We are meeting with his oncologist next week and will be able to give the bisphosphonates
then!

<3 Team Yogi

31 January 2018 7:04 am
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…plan of action. I know I said this before and I totally don’t want to be pushy on this subject but I was wondering if you asked your vets about the bisphosphonates
? My Manni had developed a second osteosarcoma on the ribs and my vet told me that bisphosphonates
wouldn’t make sense there, from his experience,

31 January 2018 2:57 am
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…leg... still, to see him pain-free, at least for a while, was more than worth it. 

Oh, and one thing that MAY be worth looking into are bisphosphonates
. Maybe ask your vet about them, too. 

All the best

tina 

22 January 2018 5:10 am
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…. Perhaps your vet can tell you what to look for to determine the pain level.

The injection for the bones that Michelle is talking about may be bisphosphonates
which is also used for people who have cancer in their bones. It's actually an infusion and can help with pain.

Hugs to you and your canine

13 January 2018 3:52 pm
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…about a recurrence (I know it's hard not to think the worst), then I encourage you to read the story of Hazel, a Great Dane who did great with bisphosphonates
and stereotactic radiation therapy. There have been others just like her, so she's not an anomaly by any means, just the first one who comes to

…enjoy it. Our oncologist seems open to recommendations, so I would appreciate any stories of experiences with palliative care. I am interested in Bisphosphonates and possibly radiation, although the latter carries the risk of pathological fracture. 

Thank you all in advance for reading, and for any advice.

…in one of his teeth so they stopped chemo and he was on antibiotic for 6 days. 

When he finally recovered, his Mom decided not to go back to bisphosphonates
and replace it by a gel called Mena K7 plus vitamins K2 and K3. 

Apparently this has the same effect as bisphosphonates (placing calcium where

5 December 2017 3:51 am
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…so, starving the tumours of the blood supply they need to grow. 

Others who could not have amputation (like Hazel, the Great Dane) also had:

Bisphosphonates - this is a treatment by which the tumour is "enveloped" and therefore makes it more difficult for it to grow. It is normally used only if

… and pain will usually get much worse faster than the cancer spreads. Of course, every dog is different, and there are alternatives available like bisphosphonates
and braces to help prevent or delay serious injury from the inevitable pathological fracture from bone tumors.

Wait, amputation could speed up

29 November 2017 12:31 pm
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… and pain will usually get much worse faster than the cancer spreads. Of course, every dog is different, and there are alternatives available like bisphosphonates
and braces to help prevent or delay serious injury from the inevitable pathological fracture from bone tumors.

While you wait for comments from

29 November 2017 9:06 am
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… and pain will usually get much worse faster than the cancer spreads. Of course, every dog is different, and there are alternatives available like bisphosphonates
and braces to help prevent or delay serious injury from the inevitable pathological fracture from bone tumors.

While you wait for comments from

28 November 2017 6:10 pm
Posts: 13
Views: 1192

… and pain will usually get much worse faster than the cancer spreads. Of course, every dog is different, and there are alternatives available like bisphosphonates
and braces to help prevent or delay serious injury from the inevitable pathological fracture from bone tumors.

While you wait for comments from

28 November 2017 2:51 pm
Posts: 13
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…said

Oh, you might want to ask your oncologist about cyber knife radiation (Hazel the Great Dane did it), bisphosphonates
(Hazel did it too) doxorubicin (Eurydice did it) and vinorelbine, another drug my girl's oncologist advised. 

If you want more details about

27 November 2017 5:33 pm
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… you might want to ask your oncologist about cyber knife radiation (Hazel the Great Dane did it), bisphosphonates
(Hazel did it too) doxorubicin (Eurydice did it) and vinorelbine, another drug my girl's oncologist advised. 

If you want more details about

26 November 2017 1:18 pm
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