My dog Misty (age 14, spayed, but very very happy fit, and very active) recently had a mammary tumor removed. I got the lab. report on this tumor today. The cells were part benign, and part malignant. 2 types of malignancy present. I was not told which specific forms, just that there were two types.
The vet got good margins in excision, & superficial examination of inguinal lymph nodes ( position of the tumor on lower mammary gland) showed no irregularity or enlargement.
Bloodwork good, no irregular liver values, no other signs of illness.
The vet doesn't recommend any further "just-in-case" treatment. it's a wait & see situation, as to whether the cancer did have time to spread.
Tumor 1st noticed 4 years ago. Fine-needle aspirated, results benign. I decided not to have it removed. It never grew much, left in situ. Last 6 months started growing, had it removed. Did it have time to spread? We can't tell.
Is there a herbal combination to help support her immune system, hopefully stave off any possible secondary growth? Or any other supplements or immune-support natural meds?
I would find Western Herbal medicine easier to obtain, am familiar with some of the remedies, though a little wary of what is safe for dogs, dosage etc.
I have started putting a 1/2 teaspoon of CLEAVERS in her food. They grow wild where I live, I know they are safe for dogs. ECHINACEA is good for immune support, but am wary of giving her that every day. Don't know if I should use Echinacea regularly as a supplement?
Is there anything at all which you could suggest to help and support her immune system, and whole system, keeping her as strong as possible?
(diagnosed with early-stage Kidney Failure last October, is on Royal Canin Renal diet, dry & canned (& extras, egg, chicken breast, white fish, carrot or green beans) & Benazecare 5mg per day, for her kidneys. Last blood results renal values GOOD. Creatinine & BUN down to normal.)
Thank you for any advice.