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help for lymphoma dog

Hello all! My beautiful, loving belgian bouvier was recently diagnosed with lymphoma. He is on steroids
( prednisone) and is doing well at the present.He also takes a pepcid daily to help protect his stomach from the steriods.
We have declined radiation /chemotherapy options.
Anyone have any natural remedies that would help strengthen him to fight this devastating diagnosis/disease.
Our main goal is for him to have quality of life, no pain or suffering and of course we would love to have him with us as long as this is possible.
  
Type of Animal
:  
dog
Age of Animal
:  
8 1/2
Sex of Animal
:  
Male
Breed of Animal
:  
belgian bouvier
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
:  
October 30, 2009
City
:  
san antonio
State/Province
:  
texas
Blood Test Results
:  
normal
X-Ray Results
:  
abdominal obstruction, ultrasound revealed multiple enlarged lymph nodes in abdomen
Other pertinent test results
:  
enlarged lymph nodes of neck and abdomen
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Hello
I agree with all of Dr. Humphries comments. As a traditionally trained, holistic veterinarian, I work with many dogs with Lymphoma quite successfully.

We recommend an anti-cancer diet, which is posted on this site under my Canine Lymphoma blog and also use a natural, patented pet vitamin supplement called Paaws.

At some future point in time, when and if his appetite declines, you may need to add in prednisolone as well.

Our patients with Lymphoma generally enjoy up to 2 quality years of life post diagnosis.

Thank you,
Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM.
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Avatar_dr_m_tn
I would suggest you also post this in the Holistic forum as we have veterinarians that understand the natural support of very sick animals and they can more specifically answer your question.  

Medically I would support this dog with steroids, pain relief meds, good nutrition and supplements.  

Sounds like this is advanced so I hope all your efforts will help him maintain a good quality of life.  When the time comes you will know you have done everything for him... and he was very lucky to have YOU.  

God Bless.  
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