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K9 Immunity Plus and Apocaps
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gtplady said:

... Team Tripawds (Jim is it?).

That's us. big-blink (Admin = Me, Jim) René posts as Jerry.

Thanks for the kind words and support!

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LOL!  Thanks for the clarification on that Jim!

Thanks for all you and Rene, do for all of us!

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Hi Linda.  I'm pretty new to Tripawds and still haven't gotten to telling our story, but my Roxie had a rear leg amputation on 3/7 immediately following a consult with an oncologist encouraged by our primary care vet.  Surgery was done at the practice with the onco; they specialize in cancer care so have a lot of firsthand information.  There was some discussion with the surgeon about taking the leg or going further into the pelvic bone b/c the tumor was so high in the leg.  We all agreed to stop with the leg, but they were clear that chemo would be the difference between a few months and a year-or-more.  Her chest x-rays were clear and all test results are excellent but we decided to go with the big guns - she's 11 1/2 and we want every day we can get.  She's just had her 2nd chemo out of 6 planned and is doing just great.  The onco sent us home with an RX for vomiting with the drug she got yesterday; put her on it prospectively and she lost her appetite for exactly one meal; bounced right back by noon today.  It's been scary-smooth so far for our old girl.  We're taking her to the primary care vet for the blood work the week after each treatment, so I feel it's a real team approach.  

Supplement decisions have been a bit less clear; our onco talked about study results but said she's not that familiar with the options.  She had a couple suggestions on internet research.  Primary care vet blessed one product but it's still all pretty confusing!

All of us in this situation have to make decisions that no one wants to make, and we each do the best we can.  It's worked really well so far for us, and our vets make sure we know the worst/best outcomes/risks, etc., and having that information is helping to decide our path.  I just wanted to let you know a newbie's experience.  Best wishes and many warm thoughts coming your way!   

 

- Liz

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Hi Roxy/Liz (and Lind if you're still visiting the site). Roxy----your post was meant to be. I posted a question about K9 and Apocaps being given SIMULTANEOUSLY with chemo (carboplatin) as I saw "something, somewhere" they should NOT be given at same time! Thing is, I have NO idea what "title" I posted the question under.....or maybe it was a blog.....I didn't know.

Anyway, I've .loaned Dr. Dress.er/Ettinger's book out and am continuing it anyway .....the onco. didn't kmow anything about either.

Anyway, because YOU responded to this particular "forum" I read all through each post originally for Linda. The one that really answered my particular question from a response fro Zuess........so we're going forward with them!!! Happy Hannah just had her second chemo almost a wee, ago and I BELIEVE. AND SHE BELIEVES....K9 ad Apocaps are helping! That's our story and we are sticking to it!!!

And please order from Amazon.com even if you.can find it a little cheaper somewhere else......because a very small amount is co tributes back to Tripawds.com and where would we be without this site!?!? It brings tears to my eyes to think of the tragedy and senseless despair so many would Fae....zmd face alone...if it were not for this site.

The very best to you Roxy an

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Darn key board just disappeared again!!

The very best to you and Roxyand so glad things are going well! You are a catalyst for so many good things! Really look forward to following your progress.

Roxy knows ow loved she is and that's better than any supplement in the world!!! Enjoy every single moment and I know you are!!

Lots of appreciation and support coming to ya'. Sally and Happy Hannah

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Liz, thank you so much for sharing Roxie's story with us. Every story helps someone else in the future, they are all so valuable.

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This thread has the longest starts and stops...when I posted 3 months ago it didn't register that the last comment was Feb of 2012...NOT 2013...duh.  So today I've been tooling around for hours (my brains/eyes are glazing over) on Tripawds and other links, looking for our next step.  Now that Roxie's done with the stinkin' chemo and LOVES food again, I need to have a plan for going forward.  So was back here and read Sally's comments, and now I'm going to order K9 Immunity Plus tonight.  Still need to read more on Apocaps and will then email our holistic vet and get some thoughts from him, since our onco told us early on that alternative meds aren't her thing.  Our holistic guy does acupuncture and chiropractic and Chinese herbs, so I don't doubt he'll come up with something.  We've been using CAS Options, another mushroom-based immune and antiox supplement, right thru chemo, based on advice from our primary care vet.  Also giving her high-dose omega-3 fish oil, based on onco's advice, but if the K9 Immunity has it that's one less horse pill I have to hide in a slice of turkey!  So thanks yet again for helping educate me and help point me in a direction!!!  We love direction.

Now back to looking for building plans to make agility equipment for Smokey the GSD puppy-brain.

 

-Liz and Princess Roxie Roo 

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Hi Liz,

 

Dr Sue of the Dog Cancer Survival guide just did a radio show where she discussed Apocaps a lot - I found it very interested (unfortunately cat's cant take them :( )

 

Here is the link to the podcast of the show:

http://www.radi.....1_2013.mp3

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 have Sassy on Apocaps .  We were going to start them after the all clear from chemo but before we got our 5th & final done Sassy was diagnosed with lung mets.  So we stopped our last iv chemo.  I started her on metronomics and Apocaps .  We have been kicking butt for 5 months now.  I personally feel that is one thing that is helping us.  Just my personal opinion.  The only things Sassy is getting for supplements :  Dasaquin, a daily vitamin, effaze plus (vitamins), she gets a milk thistle & the apocaps & her metronomics .    Something is working.  I swear its the combination.  But works for us may not work for others.  I tried to get her to take the K-9 immunity but she wouldn't take it.

 

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Michelle & Sassy

 

 

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Pepper--thanks for the link to the radio show----jist finished listen I g to it
Just a thought...everything you are doing g with Jill ow is pretty much "pioneering".so why not try her on apocaps ...or at least contacting Dr. Dressler for his thoughts. You've probably already I vestigated,....but just curious.

Michelle....Sassy's metrooic co sists of what combi action? I k ow you've shared it before but I can't remember where
Thanks ans soooooo glad Sassy Sugarbear is sett g the. ew standard for Wat's possible!
Also curious....did you try the K_9 plus wafers or the capsules with Sassy?
Grateful to all,

Sally and Happy Hannah

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Liz,
I've had quad pug Tani on and off K9 Immunity Plus for a couple years to help with her mast cell cancer. I don't know what it does for the cancer, but she definitely feels better and more energetic on than off, I really see a difference.
As far as agility course stuff- I built some jumps and weave polls out of PVC for quad pug Obie. I don't have plans but I could send some instructions and pictures. I took everything apart after his knee surgery, but I still have all the pieces. I also have a collapsible tunnel I want to get rid of- if you want it PM me.

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Sally,

Sassy's metronomics is cyclophosphamide (22mg for Sassy's weight) adn carprofen (which is the generic of Rimadyl) 125 mg (compounded for Sassy's weight).  We use Dasaquin, a daily vitamin & effazee plus which is a liquid vitamin we have used for years.  She gets the Apocaps & milk thistle.   I tried the wafers that was a no go for sassy (she is kinda picky).  I wish she would have taken them.  I heard really good things about it.

 

Hugs

 

Michelle & Sassy

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-Tha is Michelle! I've written it down this t e!

The onco just casually stated she would "probably" use cytoxan (pretty sure that's the other name for cyclophosphamide) and piroxicam. I asked if she would add anything else. thought for sure she'd say, "No, that's just icing on the cake"....but she didn't thank goodness! She just said "no, that's all.". Well I'm going there armed with Sassy's protocol for additional options should it be needed.

Soooo glad for all the wonderful quality tim e you and Sassy..and Bosch are having:-)

By the way.......you, Jill, Liz and Luanne were "sneaking a peek" on Happy Hannah's weight loss post before the pictures were up. now, Jerry has them up so I hope you hop o. over and take st look! Ho est to goodness, she UST gets prettier a d prettier with every photo:-) :-) Tee hee....you k ow ow I love pictures

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Sally, yes, cytoxan is the generic for cyclophosphamide.

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Michelle said
I tried the wafers that was a no go for sassy (she is kinda picky).  I wish she would have taken them.  I heard really good things about it.

Sam detests them as well :D There is no way on earth he sees them as a treat. I have FINALLY gotten him to take them on his own by microwaving them so they get soft and mixing them in with something heinously smelly in his food. For awhile, i'd cut them up to mix them in...but then it was like there was MORE of them, and he wouldn't touch his food or would eat around all the pieces. Now, I just drop them whole in his rice/hotdog/water/wet food slop mix, give it all a 60-second zap, and mix in with his dry food and Perkilac. That seems to work okay, unless he's feeling contrary, in which case I have to take the discarded ones (he will spit them on the floor or leave them in the bowl), wrap them in buddig, and try and get him to eat them. :D

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