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K9 Immunity Feedback Wanted
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6 September 2014 - 11:25 pm
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Johnnie has been using K-9 Immunity Plus during his chemo treatment, starting on round 2 of carboplatin.  I started with 3 chews a day, since I only had ordered one bag of chews and had to make it last.  White count was a bit lower than the ideal during round 3 (5900, ideal would be 6000).  I the chews to 6 a day, 3 in the morning and 3 in the evening. During round 4 blood exam, he has maintained the same 5900 white count, and red count and platelets were slightly better than in round 3.  Vet thought results were splendid. The fact is he seems to be feeling quite well, leading a normal life, active and happy.  Round 5 scheduled for Sept 16.  

Can I credit all this to K-9 Immunity Plus? perhaps yes, perhaps no, but I'm not going to discontinue the treatment just to find out.  

Would like to know if anyone is using or has used APOCAPS along with carboplatin treatment for OSA, and in what dosage.

Our awesome Golden Boy was diagnosed for OSA in April 2014 in the proximal humerus, front-leg amp on 05/20/2014. Finished chemo (Carbo6) on 07/10/2014. Ongoing treatment: acupuncture + K-9 Immunity Plus ( 3chews) and home-cooked no-grain diet.   Stopped Apocaps because of liver issues.   Liver issues: controlling altered enzymes with SAM-e and Milk Thistle.  October 17:  started having seizures.  Taking fenobarbital for seizures.  April 18: started prednisone.

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Thank you so much for your feedback Daniela! This is super helfpul for folks to know. and I'm so glad that the results have been fabulous!

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Does anyone know why the vet won't allow us to keep up the K9 Immunity during chemo? The oncologist didn't give SnaggleDad a straight answer. I thought I saw someone posted something about a reason, but I can't find it now.

We started Theo on K9 Immunity and now the vet says he can't take it. But I've seen others say they gave it during chemo.

I feel like this is their way to control to insure it's the chemo helping/not helping him and nothing else.

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Johnnie's onco-vet gave us the "green light" for the K-9 Immunity , even though she had never heard of it, but studied the label.  On my own, I decided to give Johnnie half the dosage of the K-9 Immunity in the first days post-chemo.   In Dr. Dressler's book he explains that antioxidants can reduce the effect of the chemotherapy.  Since the vet told me that the chemo medication is active for around 3 days, I let the chemo do its job these first few days.  Saturday we will return with the full dosage of the K-9 Immunity until the next (and last) chemo.

As an update from my earlier post in this thread, Johnnie had his 5th round of carboplatin this Tuesday Sept 16, and the vet was very pleased to note that his "white count" went up from 5900 to 7100, which she thought was quite a feat.  Is this the result of the K-9 Immunity ?  Would he get the same results without the supplement? Don't know, but it sure isn't doing him any harm.

Daniela

Our awesome Golden Boy was diagnosed for OSA in April 2014 in the proximal humerus, front-leg amp on 05/20/2014. Finished chemo (Carbo6) on 07/10/2014. Ongoing treatment: acupuncture + K-9 Immunity Plus ( 3chews) and home-cooked no-grain diet.   Stopped Apocaps because of liver issues.   Liver issues: controlling altered enzymes with SAM-e and Milk Thistle.  October 17:  started having seizures.  Taking fenobarbital for seizures.  April 18: started prednisone.

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Does anyone know why the vet won't allow us to keep up the K9 Immunity during chemo?


K9 Immunity is safe to give during chemo, however most oncos don't want it, or other supplements to be used during treatment because if side effects were to occur, it would be difficult to tell if the effects were because of the chemo or the supplements.

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Thanks! I may do what Daniela suggested and give supplements after the first few days or week after a chemo session.

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