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I did a blog post in october and was asked to put it on the forum for treatment information. Here is what we have been doing and we are currently 16 months post op. No chemo at all.
Here is the list of supplements we made for Clyde.
ARTEMISININ- 2 tablets 2 twice a day with fish oils. We are doing 11 days on, 3 days off.
Beta 1,3/ 1,6-d Glucans > For clyde, he needs 100mg 2Xday for 6 weeks. Then a maintenance dose of 25mg 2Xday for rest of life. I have also read we could also increase the dosage to 500mg 4xday.
PETLIFE: > 100cc X 3 times a day for a couple of month then down to 100cc once a day.
> > VACUSTATIN: > To starve the blood supply to the tumor. For Osteosarcoma it is recommended to double the regular dose until blood work comes back. We did 4 capsules twice a day for a 6 months and are down to 2 once a day.
AVEMAR or AWGE to help destroy any tumors( I know this is not 100% accurate > but always worth a go). > It says he needs 1 packet a day for 60 days. > Then 30 days in a row every 3 months. I know this is shipped cold and needs to be consumed within 30 minutes of mixing with his embark dog food.
IP-6 &inositol- 2 capsules 2X day. 800mg IP-6 and 220mg of Inositol. Each meal.
We use Immune support from both the Vitamin shoppe and Lindberg Nutrition. One has AHCC and the other Beta Glucans.
EMBARK HOLISTIC: food. 2.5 cups a day mixed with AWGE and WARM chicken broth.
HOST DEFENSE (my community): This is a multi anti cancer mushroom cocktail. We are adding a couple of drops to their food.
K-9 Immunity Plus. Clyde is over 100 lbs so we have to go with the large tablets. He gets two a day in his meals.
Pancreatic enzymes: Building up to 3-4 a day at 500mg a piece.
Fish oil: We are using wild caught salmon oil in the embark food and supplementing with Fish oil tablets.
Omega 3′s: Also fish oil based. 3 a day at 1500mg. Home cooked chicken breast daily. occasional wild caught salmon
CO-Q10: 1 capsule at 100mg a twice a day
Tumeric: 300MG twice a day.
We also include 5 pellats of Helka Lava in Clyde’s food.
We decided to forgo any flea and tick medicine. We have diatomaceous earth in case of fleas. We also roast a little garlic to put in their food… I know the information on garlic is mixed but they handle it well.- We did have to breakdown this summer after 9 months of no flea or tick drops and give Herman and Clyde Advantage to get rid of a nasty flea infestation. It took multiple flea washing with citrus and natural oils to get rid of the fleas only to find them again a week later… so we put the advantage on and they have been gone ever since. But we have only used it once in 16 months
We have also placed water stones in their water to positively charge the water. I know this is the most out there stuff we are trying but we are fighting the good fight and it appears to be making a difference. We also have a low dose radiation stone hanging around clyde’s neck. This information came from the book “because people are dying”. I honestly believe this is helping as much as anything we are doing.
I have also read these books.
Dog Cancer: The holistic answer by Dr. Steven Eisen.
Preventing and Treating Cancer in Dog’s (more traditional) by Shawn Messonnier, DVM
Because people are dying- the power of radioactive stones by Jane G, Goldberg, phd. This is the Radiation hormesis and the basis for the water stone.
Hopefully this protocol continues to help Clyde thrive. (knock on wood) and hopefully whoever reads this will find the same protocol useful themselves. I can not answer to whether or not Chemo is the way to go, because we never did any… but that is up to you, and whatever gives you peace of mind. We decided not to subject Clyde to those chemicals and decided to only up his natural immune fighting ability. We honestly believe the stones are making a difference in his water and the one hanging around his neck… but you would have to read the book to see if it is the correct decision for you and your family.
I am not a doctor nor do I guarantee anything here, I just know that it has really helped us give Clyde the exact same life he had before we had a leg removed. I do however have a degree in biology so I have a basic understanding of the science behind this protocol and just hope it continues to be successful and hopefully helps others who dont want to give up on their buddy/family members.
I hope this can help you as much if not more than it has helped us and more importantly helped Clyde.
Best of luck to all of you and a big thank you to Tripawds for providing such a great resource for those of us who were lost when we got the bad news. You have helped my family find our way when the beacon of hope seemed lost. Kudos to you.
25 January 2013
Wow, that is quite a protocol you’re using. Very interesting. Can you tell me something about Clyde? Breed? Size? Diagnosis? Congratulations on 16 months! Libby is 12 1/2 months post amp from OSA. We did xrays every 3 months and they were always clear until now. I always said I wanted to know so I can be prepared and know what I’m up against. BUT, when we found the mets I almost wished I didn’t know. I’m better now but it hits you like a brick wall when you see it.
Thanks again for all the info and the links. Very helpful.
Amy & Libby
Liberty (Libby) was diagnosed with OSA on 1-22-13. Right front amputation on 1-31-13. No IV Chemo. Metronomic Therapy started 2-19-13 along with supplements and some home cooking. Lungs clear until 1-06-14. She's still her happy, hoppy, bossy self. Living the dog life to the fullest and a proud Winter Warrior. :) RIP my Libby 4-21-03 to 3-19-14
Wow thanks so much for remembering to share this, and such detail too! Pawesome. Please try to remember to update here if you make any changes or modifications, we’re interested in hearing how it goes.
I’m so happy to hear Clyde is kickin’ cancer’s butt! Please give him a big hug from us.
For those who want to see his blog post about his one year ampuversary, check out “Clydepod.”
Oh, and just a note, that if anyone who wants to try these supplements goes through the Tripawds Amazon Blog to get them, a small portion of sales made there help to offset the costs of maintaining the Tripawds community, so thanks!
Clyde is a great dane, Bloodhound, and maybe shepard mix. Clyde is 6 years old and we were told if he got 6 months we would be lucky but some people get a full year but we may not be that lucky especially not doing chemo… Our Vet said there is always hope although he was crying at the time he gave us his prognosis, having just put his own dog down for osteosarcoma 3 months prior.
Clyde is 100 pounds(109 pounds before surgery), and we had to amputate the front right leg. Our vet said we could do x-rays every 3 months but then said we should skip that and just enjoy clyde. If we want to do x-rays we can but it would be a waste of money… he said he would know when clyde started having a hacking cough. We would then reevaluate our game plan. So far, knock on wood we are doing well. Hopefully that answers your questions. Good luck with Libby.
Clyde sounds like such a neat dog!
Sounds like you’re taking a similar path to the one we took, and we were very blessed to have two additional years. I hope with all I’ve got that Clyde has a long, long hoppy life ahead of him. Kudos to you for being such dedicated pawrents!
27 December 2012
Wow! I just wanted to add that. WOW! 16 months and no chemo. Look at all that love he gets in his bowls. Amazing. Rock it, Clyde!
~ Katy & Jackson
ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12. Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ! No side effects. We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments. He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors! Our love. Our funny little guy!
25 April 2007
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23 March 2014
I’m so happy to have found your protocol and thank you for providing it. My 5 year old was diagnosed yesterday and I’ve been researching all night and day. I had most of what you’re doing noted and it’s great to see it’s effectiveness validated. I’m so happy that your dog is doing well and can only hope that it works as well on mine. Good luck!!!
18 October 2009
Welcome to Tripawds, your future posts will not have to wait for approval.
Please consider starting your one thread so we can meet your pup and learn your story.
Karen and Spirit Maggie