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Princeton's story
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12 January 2012 - 12:26 am
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Wow, Princeton sounds like a wonder-pup. Cancer just can't keep a good dog down. Great story!

Rio and Micki (Rio's mom)

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~ ~ Rio ~ ~
Forever in my heart...

April 2000 – January 20, 2012
Diagnosed with Mast Cell Cancer in June 2007. Left rear leg amputated Feb. 8, 2011.
Mets discovered Aug. 31, 2011. Read more of Rio's story here.

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12 January 2012 - 8:00 am
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Sorry to hear about your cat, but love thePrinceton update. Love a dog with a smug expression! He sounds like something else!

Hope he continues to do well,
Jackie, Angel Abby's mom

Abby: Aug 1, 2009 – Jan 10, 2012. Our beautiful rescue pup lived LARGE with osteosarcoma for 15 months – half her way-too-short life. I think our "halflistic" approach (mixing traditional meds + supplements) helped her thrive. (PM me for details. I'm happy to help.) She had lung mets for over a year. They took her from us in the end, but they cannot take her spirit! She will live forever in our hearts. She loved the beach and giving kisses and going to In-N-Out for a Flying Dutchman. Tripawds blog, and a more detailed blog here. Please also check out my novel, What the Dog Ate. Now also in paperback! Purchase it at Amazon via Tripawds and help support Tripawds!

12 January 2012 - 8:46 am
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Hi Terry,

Good to hear from you and that Princeton is doing so well.

I'm sorry you are dealing with kidney failure in you cat.  I dealt with that with tri-pug Maggie.  It is a lot of work, but it is manageable, at least it was for us.


Karen and the pugapalooza

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11 March 2012 - 4:40 pm
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Hi everyone


I thought I would give an update on Princeton and share experiences to help others.


As you know, Princeton completed his last round of chemo in early January.  Since then he has been quite well.  Of course each time he seems a little slow I always worry, but I suppose that's natural.  Anyway, two weeks ago Princeton went to his holistic vet for a followup.  He had acupuncture and an examination.  The vet didn't bother with bloodwork or x-rays because Princeton would get them when visiting his western vet a week later.  After the examination the vet was confident that his cancer was in remission.  


A week after that it was time for bloodwork and x-rays from the other vet.  A few sleepless nights leading up to that day.  Anyway, Princeton had a full set of x-rays, bloodwork, and urinalysis performed.  He also had another complete physical examination.  I would receive the results the following day.  The following day came.................


Perfect.  Absolutely perfect.  My thirteen year old dog, diagnosed with osteosarcoma about eight months previous, was doing fine.  The vet compared the new x-rays to the ones taken before chemo and there was absolutely nothing on them.  Other than a slightly elevated protein, his bloodwork was also perfect.  The urine test also showed a dog in perfect health.  I've overjoyed, but cautious at the same time.  The holistic vet has taken him off the primary medication, although has prescribed a light mushroom extract.  The western vet will continue to monitor him every three months.


Don't give up hope everyone.  Stick by your furkids and hope for the best.  Princeton is proof that good things can happen.


Since the battle began, this has been Princeton's treatment:

Amputation of the rear leg

Six rounds of chemo using Carboplatin 

Continuous use of Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang (now withdrawn)

Continuous use of mushroom extract (now light use)

Acupuncture treatments (now withdrawn)

Lots of love




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11 March 2012 - 5:14 pm
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lookin' good princeton!!!!!  glad you are showing 'em how to get it done!!!


charon & spirit gayle

Life is good, so very, very good!!! Gayle enjoyed each and every moment of each and every wonderful day (naps included).  She left this world December 12, 2011 – off on a new adventure.

Love Never Ends


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