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Chris Moore
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28 February 2012 - 1:09 am
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Hello, my name is Chris and my wife's name is Jan.  I thought that I would share our story in regards to our doggie Zephyr.  Zephyr is a Golden Retriever and she loves life.  She's such an upbeat dog.  Zephyr is three years old and was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma last month.  This is such an awful disease and I often wonder why these freak things happen….  Anyways, Zeph had surgery on Feb. 3rd of this month.  She had her back left leg amputated because the osteosarcoma had spread from her leg to the lower hip.   The surgery went very well! My wife Jan and I immediately started researching websites (including this one!) for different diets for hours and hours for many days.  After lots of discussion, we decided on a diet plan for Zephyr.  Since we have switched her over to this amazing diet she is back to normal.  One week ago she was tested for lung mets and her lungs were clear.  She is running around and you would have never known that she is a cancer dog.  I wanted to share our diet so hopefully it might help others in the future.  I wish I would have known about these dog diets from the beginning….oh well…hindsight is 20/20.  Anyways, here goes:

 

Morning Diet

-Main Course: 1 organic meat (either chicken/ground beef/turkey/raw salmon or grilled) mixed in the bowl, with cooked carrots and broccoli, also we mix in Natural Seaweed Calcium from Animal Essentials.  

-The Budwig Diet, 1/2 a cup of organic low fat cottage cheese mixed with half a tablespoon of flaxseed oil.

-Mix organic yogurt, sweet potatoes, nuts (almonds, cashews, and walnuts), and pet cod liver oil together.  

– 1 500 mg capsule of Astragalus 

-1 vitamin C-1000 with rose hips 

–1 vile of San She dan Chun bei (to keep the lung mets from occurring) We read about this on the website named A Path With Paws by Lena McCullough.  I don't know her, but I thank God for her and the website.  She really seems to have an understanding of K9 cancer.

 

Evening Diet

-Main Course: 1 organic meat (either chicken/ground beef/turkey/raw salmon or grilled) mixed in the bowl, with cooked carrots and broccoli, also we mix in Natural Seaweed Calcium from Animal Essentials. 

-The Budwig Diet, 1/2 a cup of organic low fat cottage cheese mixed with half a tablespoon of flaxseed oil.

-Mix organic yogurt, sweet potatoes, nuts (almonds, cashews, and walnuts), and pet cod liver oil together. 

After dinner

– 1 500 mg capsule of Astragalus 

-1 vitamin C-1000 with rose hips 

–1 vile of San She dan Chun bei 

-1 capsule of Reishi mushrooms standardized from Nature's way

-1 capsule of milk thistle 175 mg

-1 capsule of Super Lysine +

-1 capsule of Artiminisine 100 mg

Last, but not least: Essiac tea…1/4 teaspoon of the 4-herb Concentrate (6 times stronger than normal essiac tea) mixed with water.

Treats:

Blue Buffalo Wilderness treats (grain free )

 We avoid grain and sugar at all costs now!

Chris Moore
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28 February 2012 - 1:45 am
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-Also, we feed her 1 egg cooked in the morning and 1 in the evening 17with the shell mixed in.

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28 February 2012 - 7:01 am
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welcome to you guys!!  geesh, zephyr is so young to be diagnosed with OSA!!  glad she is doing well after her surgery, it's so great to see them get back to being joy-filled pups!  thanks for sharing your diet with us, folks here are always looking for the best way to feed and care for their tripawd sisters and brothers. 

hopefully you can post some pictures of zethyr, and give us a little 'back story' on what makes her such a perfect girl. 

 

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28 February 2012 - 8:46 am
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Hi Chris, welcome! We are so sorry about Zephyr's diagnosis but she is definitely in some pawesome hands with you as her pack leader! We send all our best wishes for a long, healthy life ahead.

Your research is really impressive. Thank you so much for telling us about Dr. McCullough, we have never heard of her but we IMPRESSED and just asked her to be on our Tripawd Talk Radio show so stay tuned.

I would love to share Zephyr's diet in our Tripawds Nutrition Blog if that's OK with you. Feel free to post a few photos here of Zephyr and her mealtimes so I can turn it into a blog post if you're OK with that.

Another good source of diet information is the Dog Cancer Survival Guide by Dr. Demain Dressler. We consider it indespensible!

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28 February 2012 - 1:32 pm
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Another Zephyr!!!!! I love it — although mine is a Monkey-dog (quadpawd). She’s also half Golden Retriever. I can’t wait to see pictures of yours!!!!

One thing I was noticing in your diet that I wanted to make a comment on. That is the raw salmon. Salmon and other spawning fish can have a parasite called Nanophyetus salmincola. While the parasite itself isn’t the problem, it’s usually infected with another organism that can cause a potentially fatal poisoning when ingested by dogs. I would be VERY cautious about feeding raw salmon to your dog. See more info….

Also, I’ve read that for cancer dogs, grilling meat or cooking at high temps can cause a carcinogenic change to the molecules and can actually feed cancer cells… Just something to talk over with your dietician…

Best of luck to your Zephyr!!! Here’s a picture of mine… 🙂
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