I have a 12 yr old heinz 57/shepard mix, Trooper. About 55 lbs. Last year we discovered a phase 2 mast cell on his belly, along with arthritis in his back and much to our shock, severe hip dysplasia. He still does not limp tho his hip xrays looks ragged.
I had the tumor removed. I avoid the drugs when at all possible, preferring to do things more naturally, with less chemicals.
I have an herbal company I've dealt with before when my Irish Wolfhound mix had osteosarcoma (bone cancer). Clancy lasted 13 months beyond diangosis when I was told I'd be lucky to get 2-3 months before he'd be in so much pain, I'd have to put him down. He was 13 yrs old and that was pretty amazing for a 122 lb wolfhound/malamute mix.
Trooper has been on 3 herbal blends since last May and is still walking/hiking with us every day. He is on a blend specifically for Mast cell, 1 for inflammation and another for immune system booster.The company is www.herbal-dogkeeping.com
Great people, great products. They have herbals for cats, dogs horses and humans. I'm about to try their products on a 27 yr old horse with stiff joints. After my previous experiences with this company, I have absolute faith that it will help.
Don't be alarmed by the prices, the bottles actully last about 3 months. And it's worth it to see them feel better. There has been no sign of any tumors and Old Trooper is amazingly comfortable and enjoying life as he always has. We adjusted his food to include each dinner being a raw meal. I have 5 dogs and can not afford to feed them all raw all the time. He is on a lesser dose of Rimadyl to help keep the inflammation in check due to the more advanced stages of his dysplasia. We are amazed that he is not crippled by looking at the x ray.
Also, check out the benefits of grape seed extract and mushrooms/mushroom complex's. Both cancer fighters in animals and humans.
The Nature of Animal Healing by Dr Martin Goldstein
The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care by CJ Puotinen
The Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats by Dr Richard Pitcairn
Wishing you and your pets the best of luck,
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