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Old January 18th, 2013, 02:04 PM
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I am thankful for all your input..My little yorkie who's name is Kaysie, is still very active that if she see's the cat outside she will give chase to her...poor miss kitty can't exscape even a morning chase..lol The vet did call us back and told us Kaysie's heart is enlarged quite a bit..her kidneys are working at best at 25% she said she had 2 values that were extreamly high and that was the reason for no surgery on her draining tumor on her breast..I keep a doggie diaper wrapped around her, she does lay around alot but also every time that door opens to out side she is wanting out..So for her to be a 15yr old yorkie I think she is doing pretty well. Robyn all your info was very helpful and I really appreciate you taking the time to help me..We live in a small town and have just the regular vets around here..no specialist.. We have well water, and we have 2 whole house filters on the line, I am hoping me giving her that water has not been the problem, no vet has ever told me not to..I can buy the nursery water for babies at walmart if you think necessary, or I can boil our water before giving to them, I can buy distilled if need be..The food she loves the most is those little cesar dinners..the beef flavor ones...She is still on the prescription diet of c/d and I give her Nutro for seniors in the small pieces for small dogs..Maybe 2x a week she will eat some dry ..She is mostly wanting the cesar meals and I still boil chicken breast the boneless and give her small amounts at a time for her treats..I guess that is why she is going out so often to get the treat on her return trip in So I am hoping I am doing enough for her, she is 10lbs and she has never been real big eater..She knows she will get what ever she wants and whatever I am eating if she will eat it..lol I think the tumor is going down some since it has started draining so much...To bad there is others growning just as fast..But each day is a blessing with her, and as long as she is getting around as good as she is and not in pain we will spoil her even more..(if she will let us) She knows I am the one who changes her dressing and gives the pills and she is keeping her distance from me.. little stinker..Thank you all again I really enjoy hearing from you all even though I cry my eyes out reading all these...You are all just amazing..Hugs to you all and thank you all again and again..
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It's good to see she is still active and has interest in chasing the kitty (poor kitty though )! It doesn't sound like she's at the end. Obviously, there is no chance of curing her cancer, as with most pets that get it. But as I mentioned before, there are many things you can do to help slow the growth and give her a little more time

If you have 2 whole house filters, that should be just fine! Filtered water is perfectly acceptable

As for the food, there are several homemade diets tailored to animals with cancer. The c/d, imo, is horrid food. The first ingredient is ground corn and has no nutritional value whatsoever. It may be ok for helping with the kidney issues and stones, but it's definitely not good for cancer. Corn has a high carb and sugar content, which feeds the growth of the tumors. The carbs in this food is 47.9% which is way too high, and the fact that they are all "garbage" carbs makes it that much worse. I'm not one of those people who are totally against grains. There are some excellent grains that have a lot of nutritional value, and some of the cancer diets even use them, such as quality oats and barley, which are high in iron. Fortunately for me, I haven't had to deal with kidney issues (just bladder stones), so I don't know that these diets would be appropriate for renal failure. I'll post a couple of cancer diet recipes and maybe someone who has dealt with kidney failure will look it over and make sure it's ok

This is a great diet and the lady who posted this has a blog on her cancer baby with a more info and variation on the diet as her dog became quite picky:

Morning Meal
1 cup of cooked chopped Chicken or Turkey
1 cup of steamed pureed mixed green vegetables
1 cooked scrambled egg
1/4 cup cooked chopped liver
2 tablespoons raw chopped parsley
1/2 clove chopped raw garlic
1 tablespoon raw chopped ginger
1 Pet Tab multi vitamin
1 Garlic Pill
2 Vitamin C (1000 mg total)
1 Vitamin E (400 IU)
1 Thorne Vet Immugen
1 CoQ10
1 Milk Thistle
1 L-Arginine
1 Ashwagandha
1 Reishi Mushroom
1 Bromelain
1 Resveratol
1 Selenium
1 L-Glutamine
1 Teaspoon Essiac Tea

Evening Meal
1 cup of cooked chopped Chicken or Turkey
1 cup of steamed pureed mixed green vegetables
1/3 cup of smashed mackerel
1/4 cup cooked chopped liver
2 tablespoons raw chopped parsley
1/2 clove chopped raw garlic
1 tablespoon raw chopped ginger
1 Vitamin A (10,000 IU)
2 Vitamin C (1000 mg total)
1 Chinese Ginseng (500 mg)
1 IP-6
1 CoQ10
1 Milk Thistle
1 Thorne Vet Immugen
1 L-Arginine
1 Reishi Mushroom
1 Spirulina
1 Tumeric Curcumin
1 L-Glutamine
1 Astragalus
1 Teaspoon Essiac Tea
1 Tablespoon Lipiderm
2 Tablespoons of Yogurt (given after her dinner)

Snack: (given 2x per day in-between meals)
2 Tablespoons of cottage cheese
1 Tablespoon of Flax seed oil mixed well with the cottage cheese

Rotating Supplements: I do one week on of these and then one week off
5 drops of Echinacea 3x day
1 capsulue of Yunnan Baiyao at each meal

I have more info about it on her blog:
http://doghemangiosarcoma.blogspot.ca/


I have to run right now, I have an appointment for myself with my sweet Nookies vet
He's both a DVM and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) vet as well as a human holistic Dr. Never thought I'd ever say my doggie and I have the same Dr!

I'll try to find a few more recipes in some of my bookmarks!
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