Here is the link.
I did purchase every supplement you recommended on the list you use for Lucy.....I purchased them before the Dr. gave me her list of supplements. I really have to search each item she listed, and compare "ingredients" to the supplements I already have.
This is what I am doing so far:AM between 7-8:30 a.m.*a small cup of Wellness Core Grain Free (but now I am rethinking that because of the carbs in it (Potato)I wouldn't worry too much as long as you are adding the extra protein and fats and it's grain free and quality.*and to that I will add /warm up any leftover doggie food I made fresh from the night before and/or a few eggs each (cooked low temp and lightly, I make sure to cook the egg white but leave the yolk, yolky)*To that meal I add fish gel caps (pierced and squeeze onto food) 3 gelcapsYou can get the liquid salmon oil and trader joes pretty cheap and it's really good for them with that red color.*my dog gets nearly all the supplements you listed except ones I have questions about listed below and his SCRIPTS: he is now on DOXY the price dropped and his FlorinefQUESTION: Do you give the Collodial Silver everyday or only as needed, I have not added that yet?
QUESTION/THOUGHTS: Oregon-Grape Root: Vet said not to use, not sure why, too much info was laid on me to internalize, but I am typing up questions for her as well.*Your thoughts as to why she may have said that.
THOUGHTS: She also said that too many supplements may only work 1/2 strength or that they interrupt each other (similar supplements may be doing the same thing and not work correctly/fully....something along those lines.............What are your thoughts?
She also said not to use the Yunnan Bai Yao Yet, but I just started it this morning.
I have EVERYTHING except the Stasis Breaker, I was waiting for the vet's office to call so I can have their chinese herbalist/acupuncture vet doctor order this for me ASAP!!!
The Wei Qi BOOSTER also will be ordered with above, this Wei Qi Booster isn't too much in light of her concerns?
I know you may say go along with your vets advice but I was just wondering your thoughts. :)
Here is my dogs PM meal:PM Meal: between 4:30-6:30I will cook either ground beef, ground chicken, ground turkey (lightly/med low temp)mostly I brown the meat in a pan after first sauteing in a little butter some of the veg: eitherspinach, collard greens, or dandelion greens, then either some broccoli, brussels, and zucchini, and/or yellow squash, and celery, .....I am very careful about carrots, potatoes, peas, green beans....ISometimes instead of sauteing veg and browning meat...I will do a "stew" and food process it up.Cooked on low temp and low water content to preserve nutrients, hopefully.
Will look up other recipes for doggie food but this is the basics for now.
and then I add all supplements plus the DOXY, and FlorinefEvening Snack I try to do this a few hours after the PM MEAL (is that correct?)
My dog was doing very well the first few days on the Cottage Cheese and Flaxseed Oil3 Tablespoons to 3 Tablespoons, I was going to slowly increase dose to 6 Tablespoons, ..........wow Flaxseed Oil is a bit pricey, small bottle is $12, large bottle is $40+ ...but Bear is worth it, it is just a bit disheartening when I mix it up and he will not eat it.I have been using plain old Cottage Cheese, small curd, Hood Brand....mixed with equal parts Flaxseed Oil, Barleans Organic (sp?) the one you recommended....
with ALL the evening supplements plus the LDN*We just started the LDN 3 days agoWell he doesn't like the LDN directly into his mouth, I don't dare mix it in his snack as he isn't eating it, and I swear he can smell it coming even hid in a scoop of his leftover doggie food.Yes I had to resort to giving him his evening supplements in his homemade dog food as he will not eat the other.
So I must try an Organic Variety of Cottage Cheese with Pineapple or add a lil pineapple.
I think it is the Flaxseed Oil he doesn't like or can smell, he runs and hides in the closet, lol, head first and grumbles at me if I persist.....a few times a lil bit of canned sardines on it did the trick, then all i had was tuna one night...........not sure if any of this is acceptable but I was desperate.......but I will start over with the pineapple flavor...........ALL SUGGESTIONS/THOUGHTS WELCOMEDOh another big QUESTION I have concerns dosage, most are all 1 CAPSULE....do you think that is enough for a dog Bear's size 120#
and do you open the capsules or only with the Eve. Snack?
And the vet notes say to use the ARTEMISININ 2 Caps (2 times a day)but I liked your thoughts of on 1 week then off with the Melatonin ..at Eve. Snack timeTHOUGHTS?
|VDI-TKcanine+, a blood test to detect and monitor cancer in dogs, is awarded the Seal of Excellence by the National Canine Cancer Foundation|
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| Phoenix, AZ - (BUSINESS
WIRE) - July 25, 2012 - The National Canine Cancer Foundation (NCCF), a
non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating canine cancer, today
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Cancer affects one out of every three dogs with half dying from the disease. "One of the keys to saving lives and beating cancer is early detection, and now with VDI-TKcanine+, every dog owner has access to a simple blood test for this very purpose.", said Gary Nice, Founder and President of the NCCF. "Since the day we founded the NCCF, I've been waiting to make this announcement."
VDI-TKcanine+ is a rapid turnaround send-out blood test made available to dog owners across the U.S. through their veterinarians. The blood test is used to confirm the presence of disease when cancer is suspected, and to monitor the course of treatment or spread of disease following diagnosis. "There is a strict criteria used in awarding the Seal of Excellence by the NCCF.", explains Gary Nice. "In fact, this is only the second product and company to receive our coveted award".
"We are very proud to be partnering with the NCCF to help fund canine cancer research.", said Randy Ringold, President of VDI. "The goals of the NCCF to find cures, better treatments and cost-effective diagnostics in managing canine cancer very much align with our own."
About The National Canine Cancer Foundation
The National Canine Cancer Foundation is a nationwide, contribution funded, 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health issue in dogs by funding grants directly to cancer researchers who are working to save dogs lives by finding cures, better treatments and accurate, cost effective diagnostic methods in dealing with canine cancer.
About Veterinary Diagnostics Institute
Veterinary Diagnostics Institute (VDI) is a specialty diagnostics company that provides veterinary reference laboratory services and in-house diagnostic products. VDI is dedicated to the research and development of innovative biomarkers to assist veterinarians in the diagnostic workup of companion animals.
Dual Biomarker Test Design
VDI-TKcanine+ combines the information obtained from two independent measures of system irregularity; abnormal cell division and systemic inflammatory activity. Thymidine kinase (TK) is a measure of dysregulated cellular proliferation. C-reactive protein (CRP) is elevated in the presence of systemic inflammatory disease.
The Neoplasia Index (NI) is a patent-pending, dual-biomarker algorithm that employs cancer specific TK and general inflammatory marker CRP. The integration of these two biomarkers into a “neoplasia index” brings two unrelated processes together (namely dysregulated cell division and systemic inflammation, for which cancer is one possible cause of that inflammation) and effectively amplifies the situation whereby the two may be elevated in concert (i.e. neoplasia).
http://www.vdilab.com/page.php?id=60 details on how it works
Vets link to order labs
Canine Mast Cell Tumors
Mast cell tumors (MCT) are cancerous proliferations of mast cells. Although they can and will spread throughout the body, the danger from mast cell tumors arises from the secondary damage caused by the release of chemicals that they produce. These chemicals can cause systemic problems that include gastric ulcers, internal bleeding, and a range of allergic manifestations. Clearly, mast cell tumors affect both lifespan and quality of life. Sometimes mast cell tumors are referred to as "the great imposters," as there is no way to definitively identify them without a biopsy and pathology report. Mast cell tumors vary widely in their size, shape, appearance, texture, and location. It can be difficult not only to recognize mast cell tumors but to predict their course. They may be relatively innocent or aggressively malignant. As mast cell tumors are very common in dogs, it is important for the regular pet owner to have at least a basic understanding of what they are and how they work.
Mast cells are specialized cells that normally are found distributed throughout the body and help an animal respond to inflammation and allergies. Mast cells can release several biologically active chemicals when stimulated, among them histamine, heparin, seratonin, prostaglandins and proteolytic enzymes. Although these chemicals are vital to normal bodily function, especially immune response, they can be very damaging to the body when released in chronic excess.
Other names: Histiocytic mastocytoma, mast cell sarcoma, mastocystosis (when there is systemic involvement).
Frequency/Location: Mast cell tumors are among the most common tumors in dogs and are the most common type of skin cancer found in dogs. Approximately 1/3 of all tumors in dogs are skin tumors, and up to 20% of those are mast cell tumors. The most common location to find mast cell tumors is, by far, the skin, followed by the spleen, liver, and bone marrow. Approximately half of all cutaneous (skin) MCT�s are found on the body proper, another 40% on the extremities (most frequently the hind limbs), and the remainder on the head or neck. Approximately 11% occur in more than one location.
Causes/Predispositions: No one fully understands what causes cancer. Mast cell tumors are very common in dogs, yet they occur far less frequently in cats and very rarely in human beings. They occur in dogs of all breeds, ages, and genders and can occur anywhere on the body. There appears to be a genetic component, as certain breeds are predisposed to developing MCT. Among the most common victims are beagles, Boston terriers, boxers, bulldogs, bullmastiffs, bull terriers, dachshunds, English setters, fox terriers, golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers, schnauzers, American staffordshire terriers, and weimaraners. Boxers are at the highest risk, yet mast cell tumors are often not as aggressive in this breed. There is some suggestion that mast cell tumor development may be associated with golden/red coat color and with chronic immune over-stimulation that occurs in dogs with allergies or other inflammatory conditions. There may be environmental factors, viruses, or other undetermined contributors. Mast cell tumors, as with all cancers, tend to be associated with age. Older dogs are more likely to develop cancerous growths, with the average age of a dog with MCT being 8-9 years.
Local symptoms: The most obvious sign of mast cell cancer is likely to be a tumor of some sort. Mast cell tumors can appear singly, in groups, lie on the surface of the skin or underneath it, crop up anywhere on the body, and defy easy description. You just don�t know it�s a MCT by looking at it. Most (at least half of) mast cell tumors are found in or under the skin on the trunk of the body itself, and the vast majority of the remainder are found on the extremities, especially the hind limbs. They are less commonly found on the head and neck, and less commonly still arise from tissues other than the skin. If they are very swollen or ulcerated, there may be pain, but most MCT�s are unlikely to be painful. It has been observed that higher-grade tumors may be more likely to be ulcerated in appearance and cause local irritation.
One characteristic quirk of mast cell tumors is the tendency for them to change in size, even on a daily basis. A tumor that gets bigger and smaller, seemingly on a whim, may be a MCT. Another idiosyncrasy is the potential of the tumor to produce "Darier�s sign" if poked and prodded. Handling these tumors - even a routine veterinary palpation or needle aspirate - can cause a heavy release of histamine that results in swelling, redness, itchiness, hives (wheal formation).
Systemic symptoms: Symptoms are variable, depending on the location of the tumor and the degree to which is has developed and/or spread. Signs of systemic involvement may include: loss of appetite, vomiting, bloody vomit, diarrhea, abdominal pain, dark or black feces, itchiness, lethargy, anorexia, irregular heart rhythm and blood pressure, coughing, labored breathing, various bleeding disorders, delayed wound healing, enlarged lymph nodes.