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hey everyone,

chuck started chemo metronomic treatment today. (hes not being amputated)  I discussed supplemental treatment with him and he is all for it as he has seen some postive stuff happen during cancer treatment with people treating their pets with eastern holistic methods as well.  he said he had no problem mixing the two when we discussed essiac tea (one specific thing that hes seen success with)

 

Ive looked into the power mushrooms, because he said that hes read literature suggesting the effectiveness, so will probably start that seeing as though it is safe with chemo.

 

Does anyone have any other suggestions or personal experiences good or bad regarding the supplements?

thanks!

Lori

 

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20 June 2013 - 12:56 pm
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Good going Lori and Chuck! I know it feels good to get going with a plan!

Other co outer savvy people can guide you to links plus other own personal experience.

Really great that you have a vet so open to everything!

I have Happy Hannah on fish oil (high in omega 3) alternating with sardines. Also k-9 immunity plus, Apocaps and Gone Meal Powder. Goin to add Artemisinin . You’ll want to double check with the experts as some supplements “may” lessen the effect of “some” chemo.

I’m also going to add 500 mg. vitamin C . 400 iu vitamin E and possibly Bertie’s Green Blend. I’ve forgotten who was kind d enough to provide their plan, it I do know they were long time survivors, relatively speaking!!
Again, the computer people on here will guide you to links and the blogs of others who ave taken the time to list there supplements and nutritional regimen.

Keep us posted on your big hugga bear! Chuck’s gonna do just fine! Based on everything you shared, I just want to say that I’m glad you went this route.

Keeping all paws crossed for you!

Sally and Happy Hannah

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Hi Lori,

 

You will get a TON of information on supplements here – lots of people use lots of different things.  So I personally can find it to be a little overwhelming.  It’s good that your oncologist was able to suggest something to you.

 

One thing I do give to Jill, which I have heard is similiar to the ingrediants in essiac tea is Lifegold:

 

Pet Wellbeing Dog Cancer Kit

 

It’s honestly very hard for me to endorse it as something that “works” because jill had amputation and chemo, so is the lifegold the magic trick?  I don’t know…..but you never know!  I also give Jill fish oil (nordic naturals).  Dont know if that helps either for sure, but it sure does keep her coat shiny and beautiful!!!

 

One think I would ask your oncologist about – I know their are differing opinions on this, but with the IV doxorubicin (adriamycin), my oncologist did not want Jill on certain supplements while she had that because the supplements had antioxidants in it and the chemo worked by oxidation, so just check with the ongologist on that one.

 

All the best,

Erica & Jill

Jill is a 9-year-old tuxedo kitty. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in June 2012 on her toe in her right hind leg. Her leg was amputated on 12/12/12 and she completed four rounds of chemo (2 of Carbo, 2 of Doxy) in April 2013. "Like" Jill's facebook page: https://www.fac.....tty?ref=hl Proud member of the WINTER WARRIORS!!!! Her blog can be read at http://jillsjou.....ipawds.com. xoxo

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I’ve been researching a lot of different supplements and found a few things that I believe are worth the time & money. Right now, I am just using 4 fish oil capsules (from Nordic Naturals) a day. I have not talked to my vet yet about adding other things, but I am hoping to give a 5 mg melatonin pill every evening and start using Power Mushrooms. For non pill supplements, I cook one chicken liver a night and mix it into Athena’s food. I have also started culturing my own kefir and I will see how her tummy handles that by slowly introducing it to her food. Also, I can’t forget perhaps the biggest component which is feeding a very low carb diet.

I approach everything in a very scientific/fact based manner. That’s just how I am, so I will only add things that I have read scientific papers and studies about and have shown some evidence of effectiveness. (If you’re interested, I have a lot of them bookmarked on my computer.) I will not use Apocaps or K9 Immunity , maybe when either show me a study (or somebody else here can point out any for me) I’ll change my mind. Not only that, but for a dog over 70 lbs, like Athena or Chuck, a 30 day supply of Apocaps will set you back $180. For those that use them, I really do hope they work!

Links to really helpful sites:

http://www.canc…..cine/index

http://www.mskc…..-herbs#All

 

 

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jessk said
I approach everything in a very scientific/fact based manner. That’s just how I am, so I will only add things that I have read scientific papers and studies about and have shown some evidence of effectiveness. (If you’re interested, I have a lot of them bookmarked on my computer.) I will not use Apocaps or K9 Immunity , maybe when either show me a study (or somebody else here can point out any for me) I’ll change my mind.

Hi Jess! Well since you asked, here are The Results of My K9 Immunity Study:

http://tripawds…..cal-trial/

My oncologist had me in a clinical trial for K9 Immunity , so you can read about the results there. We haven’t looked for other more recent studies, so I suppose we should.

You’re smart for approaching everything carefully and scrutinizing what you are using clap

 

 

 

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lorimomofasaint said
hey everyone,

chuck started chemo metronomic treatment today. (hes not being amputated)  I discussed supplemental treatment with him and he is all for it as he has seen some postive stuff happen during cancer treatment with people treating their pets with eastern holistic methods as well.  he said he had no problem mixing the two when we discussed essiac tea (one specific thing that hes seen success with)

Lori your vet sounds really neat, we’d love to hear more about him.

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Thanks for the link!

04/09/13- OSA Diagnosis ~ 04/23/13- Left Forelimb Amputation ~ Carboplatin Chemo (6 total)

 

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I will always love you, Athena.

 

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