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my dog has cancer help!

Posted by
Denise on August 15, 2000 at 14:19:05:

A tumor was found in the peripheral gland area that has spread
to the abdomen-Vets have no hope.
Her blood work is great-but unoperable. What can I do to save my baby!



Re: my dog has cancer help!

Posted by
Vince F on August 15, 2000 at 20:36:24:

In Reply to: my dog has cancer help! posted by Denise on August 15, 2000 at 14:19:05:

Denise,

I have no answer yet but working on it. I have a female
with a breast tumor that i have to have something done about
Where is your girls tumor located ?? Sounds like you are
describing one like my last male had, a Peritenal tumor on
the edge of his anus. He was old and had had a stroke and
they had said that if external it was Rarely malignant so I
let it be and he lived as long as his parents did to age 15
so felt i did the best thing. My current girl is 10 and I am
debating wether to have her operated on since the breed is
sensitive to anesthia and age makes it worse and my last
girl took a lot to put her out to have her teeth cleaned and
I Don't want to be the cause of her death Either way.

VF



Re: my dog has cancer help!

Posted by Joe on August 16, 2000 at 15:24:17:

In Reply to: my dog has cancer help! posted by Denise on August 15, 2000 at 14:19:05:

Depends,

If the cancer is spreading and vets can't save it. And if your dog is suffering, then personally I would put it out of its misery and take it to the dog pound and have it killed. That's an advantage of dogs over humans, you can kill them and stop their suffering without getting thrown into jail. If the dog is not suffering, then carry on and wait till it starts getting bad, then nuke it.

My 2 cents,
Joe



Re: my dog has cancer help!

Posted by
Deb on August 17, 2000 at 03:24:49:

In Reply to: my dog has cancer help! posted by Denise on August 15, 2000 at 14:19:05:

Hi Denise,

I'm so sorry to hear about your baby. You must be beside yourself with worry.

Early last year one of our cats fell ill, and it turned out he had feline hiv, so his immune system was wrecked. Because he couldn't smell, he wouldn't eat and we basically had to watch him starve to death.

The mother of one of my workmates is a Reiki master, and I spoke to her on the phone and she agreed to send him Reiki. I posted her a photo and she sent him Reiki energy every night. He was too far gone for it to save him, but it did seem to improve his spirits for the time he had left. Then when he was too far gone, we did have to make the difficult decision to let him go. It became obvious when he was ready.

Sorry, I didn't mean to tell you a horror story. My point is that the Reiki did seem to help him, and it may help your dog. Depending on how far advanced the cancer is, it might even reverse it, but even if not, it may make her more comfortable.

Is there a Reiki master in your area that you could learn Reiki from? It might be worth your while learning, and using it on her every day. I have since learnt Reiki myself (tho only Level 1, so can't do distance healing yet), and find it very relaxing. It could be like canine SR.

The only other thing I can suggest is a herb called Uno de gato (or cat's claw). I have heard anecdotal evidence of it dissolving tumours in people, it might also work for animals.

Oh, one other thing - it might be worth asking around to see if there any local vets that do acupuncture. That might be worth a shot.

Although Joe is right about not letting her suffer, you may still have some time with her, even if none of these work. We couldn't bring ourselves to put Merlin down while he still seemed happy, and as I said before, we had no doubts when the time was right.

Love and best wishes to you both,

Deb.



Re: my dog has cancer help!

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 17, 2000 at 09:56:37:

In Reply to: my dog has cancer help! posted by Denise on August 15, 2000 at 14:19:05:

Denise,

Contact the Whole Dog Journal at (800) 829-9179 OR the wholedogjl@palmcoastal.com for the closest holistic vet to you. ESPECIALLY for animals there are alternatives that at least will make your friend live longer and be more comfortable--and in many cases actually cure them.

Within the past few issues were testimonials of cancers totally eliminated by holistic approaches. You might ask them for those issues.

Let us know what you learn.

Walt



along those lines...

Posted by LisaT on August 29, 2000 at 23:38:06:

In Reply to: Re: my dog has cancer help! posted by Walt Stoll on August 17, 2000 at 09:56:37:

here are a couple of sites that might be helpful...

http://www.crosswinds.net/~k9cancerinfo/

http://members.aol.com/pbl2/cancerfiles.htm

http://www.thensome.com/pethealth.htm




Re: along those lines... (Archive in veterinarian.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 31, 2000 at 09:06:05:

In Reply to: along those lines... posted by LisaT on August 29, 2000 at 23:38:06:

Thanks, LisaT.

Namaste`

Walt



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