Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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25 April 2007
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.
22 August 2008
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.
16 October 2010
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) @ bonecancer.org 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.
Paul & Alexei