Cancer in DogsIt's heartbreaking when you receive a cancer diagnosis...
We received our first cancer diagnosis in 2020 and our second in 2021. Cancer rates in dogs are high and I've always known that this devastating disease who land at our doorstep someday but I still wasn't prepared.
I've learned a lot about canine cancer and share everything that I'm doing to extend or dogs' lives. Sydney didn't survive her diagnosis (it was caught too late). However, my experience with Sydney helped me catch Scout's cancer early and he's doing great! Even his oncologist is impressed by his progress.
On August 5, 2020, we received the devastating news that our dog, Sydney, had cancer and it had spread. Five weeks later, we said goodbye to our sweet girl. I documented our experience to save you time, give you hope, and share what to expect.
Along with your veterinarian, you'll probably want a support group. I recommend Hemangiosarcoma Diet & Supplement Protocols for dogs – A holistic Approach.
In February, 2021, Scout was diagnosed with lymphoma. I discovered a lump in his neck region, which were his very swollen lymph nodes. Unlike our experience with Sydney, I caught Scout's cancer early.
I chose the CHOP chemotherapy protocol because Scout's form of cancer is most responsive to chemo. He went into remission within the first month on chemo.
SUPPLEMENTS FOR DOGS WITH CANCER
After our experience with cancer, I've learned a lot about raising healthier dogs and now add the following to my dogs'* diet and health regimen. The goal is to:
- support their immune system
- promote gut health
- promote cellular health
- helping the body naturally detox
- give my dogs more healthy days
When Scout was on chemo, we didn't add antioxidants to his diet to avoid counteracting the chemotherapy. When his chemo was finished, I began adding antioxidants to his diet again.
My Shopping List
- CBD Dog Health – HEAL – 2x-3x daily
- Xiao Chai Hu Tang – Chinese herbs
- FullBucket Digestive Supplement – gut health
From Long Living Pets Research Project:
- Artemesia Trinity – supports immune system/healthy cells
- Apricot Seeds Capsules – kills cancer cells
- Colloidal Silver – added to water dishes daily
- Pao V – supports immune system/promotes healthy detox
- Rx Vitamins Hepato Support – liver support…OR…
- Herbsmith Milk Thistle – liver support
- Turkey Tail Mushroom for Dogs – fights cancer
I use essential oils to promote wellness by stimulating the body's natural healing properties, eliminating blockages that may be making my dogs feel stressed, anxious, and otherwise unwell. Order Dr. Melissa Shelton's book on using essential oils on pets to learn more. Because of this book, I only use animalEO oils (formulated by Dr. Shelton) on my dogs.
- Aroma Boost RTU Collection – 5 essential oil blends that apply once a week along the spine from tail to neck
- Boost in a Bottle – 1 essential oil blend that I give when my dogs need additional support; this one is used on all of our dogs
- Boost in a Bottle LITE – this essential oil blend is great for dogs that are sensitive to EOs (the scents are too strong)
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