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Metronomic chemotherapy for Tazzie: Protocol Details
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Great questions Paul, thanks for asking! Since this is a rather old topic, if you don't hear from Pam within a couple days, consider posting in the Ask A Vet forum with a link back to this topic. Unless she has subscribed to this topic, she may miss your post.

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Paul I was not perfect about the 3-4 hour rule but I did the best I could.  Most dogs will have an empty stomach within 2 hours of eating so it shouldn't matter if your dog is on the BARF diet or kibble.  I also could not do am and pm so I just did the higher dose at night and never saw any problems with stomach upset.  I tried mixing the pills with cottage cheese but the only thing that Tazzie would take was small squares of Velveeta.  She started to gain a little weight from all of that cheese but she needed a lot of pills!  You should be fine giving the antioxidants and K9 Immunity as long as you don't give them directly with the artemisinin .

I'm not sure if the artemisinin helped or not but I know it didn't hurt and I don't remember it costing much. I hope it helps your dog.


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Thank you for such a quick answer, the meds have not yet arrived.  Your shared experience with Tazzie is wonderful for those now dealing.  I will try 200mg at bedtime for a week and than increase to 300mg for week two, with week three off.  I found a product (Artemix) @ which combines all three derivatives, but the doses are so low and costs much much more.  I will be reading over many of your posts and trying to learn.  Again thank you for all your assistance.


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