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I've looked at the CAS Options supplement that Nova is on…  I saw somebody said that Dr. Martin Goldstein recommended it to them on the Cancer list I'm on. 

Maggie was on K9 Immunity up until about a week ago and I'm trying Health Concerns Power Mushrooms right now…due to the good talk of it on here…and the fact it cost so much less than K9 Immunity ..

My husband told me that Maggie was really feeling her 'oats' tonite before I got home…so I thought….hmmmm, the Power Mushrooms maybe? Smile

Tracy, Maggie's Mom

Maggie was amputated for soft tissue sarcoma 10-20-09

Maggie lost her battle with kidney disease on 8-24-13


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Remember in one of my posts I said I was sleep deprived? Yeah, the meloxicam is 7.5 & 15mg, not 15 & 30 sf-embarassed About the cipro, there was an issue with our wholesaler getting the 250mg. I thought that was resolved, but honestly, most people take 500mg, so there is not a lot of demand for the 250mg (of course, being a “dog person”, I would go out of my way to order it smiley1) Look at the bright side, you’re saving 50% by cutting the tablets because 60 500mg tabs cost the same as 60 250mg tabs.

PS: The lack of sleep is so bad that I flunked the “math required” part of one of my posts the other day sf-frown

Sadie is my 9yr old Rott/Shepherd mix. Diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her right scapula 1/28/10. Our brave girl had her amputation 2/13/10 and her last chemotherapy on 6/6/10. Unfortunately, a tumor appeared in her back right leg and on 10/7/2010 Sadie's earthly journey came to an end.  On 10/24/2010 we adopted Ranger, a handsome Rott/Lab mix tripawd (got hit by a car) I think Sadie sent him to us.

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Comet's Mom:

Consider yourself lucky that you can get cipro at all.  I don't know if it's just my area, but Raven was on it for “life” due to his liver infection to keep it under control, it was the only abx drug that worked.  Nobody has it!  No human pharmacy within 100 miles that we called.  So, I had to buy Baytril (name brand) for $80 for 20 pills, but a scrip fee.  Raven being big, it cost me $30 a day.  And he got other drugs each day too…  But I thank God that it worked, it kept him comfy and continuing to bounce for me for another 2 months.  🙂


 Rottie Raven, osteosarcoma at 8-1/2 years old, amputation in October '09 and in February '10 due to liver mets he went back to heaven where he came from.

Now I have Miles, rottie mix amputee from a shelter and traveled 1500 miles to find his way here through the Rescue Railroad thanks to

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Well hot damn!  When you put it like that Sadie's person – I don't mind cutting the pills! 

Dawn, $30 a day!!  Wowsa!  I'm not sure Comet would be worth that! Wink

(Even NOT sleep deprived, I miss the math quizzes A LOT!  Can I request only single digit numbers?)

Her Retired AvatarComet - 1999 to 2011

She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.

She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

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