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Osteosarcoma- NO medical treatment
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22 August 2023 - 7:32 pm
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Hello! 

We are 4.5 weeks into recovery post amputation. Chemotherapy is not accessible at the moment where I live. We will not be moving forward with any medical treatment as that was really the only one offered (prior to knowing it was out of stock). 

What are natural remedies you have explored with helping dogs with Osteosarcoma? Whether it's supplements, foods, exercises, massages, ointments.... Anything. I may be naive in thinking any of these would help but I'll try anything. 

Right now Bury is doing REALLY well, but I want him to do REALLY well forever.... so... here's me trying 😭

Pola & Bury 

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23 August 2023 - 1:21 pm
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Hi Pola,

It's PAWESOME that Bury is doing so well! And there is always something we can do to continue that fantastic quality of life. I think the important thing is to make any changes very slowly. Introducing one or two things at a time, that way you know what is or is not working, and also don't overwhelm him with something he may or may not like. Keeping quality of life as the #1 goal is important no matter what type of treatments we choose on this journey.

Check out our Tripawds Nutrition blog for some ideas of how people managed cancer without conventional treatments:

https://nutriti...../?s=cancer

Also, the Dog Cancer Survival Guide is a very helpful book with lots of diet and nutrition info that anyone can do.

We handled Jerry's cancer without chemo, and opted for a better diet and K9 Immunity mushroom therapy. He lived for 2 more years so you just never know! 

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9 December 2023 - 6:30 pm
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Hi Pola & Bury,

We have opted for natural remedies and clean nutrition for our greyhound. Indio started limping 9 months ago and was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his front leg. After fracturing both radius and ulna, he underwent an amputation 10 days ago. He is recovering well and has no metastasis.

Our goal is to keep his immune system strong and his liver clean, especially given the fact that he's been on pain meds (carprofen and gabapentin) for about 4 months now. We started with a homemade diet, first of all. Both our greyhounds are now eating only beef/chicken/salmon/sardines/tuna with homemade veggies (green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots). No kibble/dog food whatsoever. No grains.

After a ton of research and consultations with integrative vets in our area, we have Indio on this mix of supplements:

- McDowell's Osteosarcoma protocol (this is an Australian company that has developed an amazing blend of herbal medicines and Bach remedies specifically for osteosarcoma).

- Turkey Tail Mushrooms (make sure they are organic fruiting body, not just mycelium)

- Mushroom Mix (look for reishi, shiitake, cordyceps, turkey tail)

- Vitamin D

- Herbal liver supplements (we have him on Liver 2 Ayush supplements)

- Milk Thistle (for liver)

- Slippery Elm (for liver and to stimulate appetite)

- Flax Oil

- Boneset/Hoxsey (for bone pain)

- Bone powder (to strengthen bones)

- LifeGold (adaptogens)

- Fortiflora (probiotics for gut health)

- CBD (full spectrum)

 

All dosages really depend on the size and weight of your doggie.

Indio has kept a healthy appetite, high energy and strong will to live for the past several months on this plan. He was running and jumping, despite a double fracture in his leg, right up until the day of his surgery. Right now he is getting through his post-op recovery and is going through a slump (I think it's post op depression). I'm hoping that now he's done with his antibiotics and when he gets his stitches removed, he'll get back to his usual self.

In addition to this protocol, I've also been taking him for weekly IV ozone treatments and spinal adjustments. We started with massage just before he broke his leg. As soon as he's a little better, we'll return to the weekly sessions.

Hope this helps. 🙂

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9 December 2023 - 8:58 pm
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Valerie & Indio said
Hi Pola & Bury,

We have opted for natural remedies and clean nutrition for our greyhound. Indio started limping 9 months ago and was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his front leg. After fracturing both radius and ulna, he underwent an amputation 10 days ago. He is recovering well and has no metastasis.

  

Thank you for sharing Indio's story. Please feel free to start an all new topic so we can support both of you and answer any questions you have. If you want to share your nutrition approach, our Eating Healthy Forum is a great place to post!

Best wishes to you both!

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