Archive for the ‘Tumors & Cancer’ Category
My 8 yr old terrier mix has the exact symptoms of vestibular syndrome. Vet thought she saw a foxtail lodged way in the middle ear. But after anesthetizing him, whatever she saw is too deep for her to get too. She wonders now if it was just his own hair she saw. Also, he has a ruptured ear drum and is being treated for an ear infection but was unable to test for that b/c the guck in his ear was too deep in for her to get too. Overall his ear is clean. I get him groomed every month!
Vet told me if he isn’t better after these antibiotics, then I have to get him a CT or video otoscopy to see whether or not there is a foxtail (or foreign object) in there.
My question is, IF this is a foxtail, can a specialist get to it? If it’s in so deep, are there instruments to get to it? I suppose if it’s not a foxtail in there, then I’ll know it’s some brain issue. But to spend that much more money and then perhaps not be able to save him? I don’t know. If there is a foxtail way in there that no one can get too, I can’t imagine keeping him on pain meds 24/7. But what do I know??
He is on day 4 of antibiotics for his ear infection. I see he is stronger, but still cocks head to left & loses his balance enough times to still be concerned.
Hi Dr. Brown…..My Yorkie Nicky Will be 14 in Jan. He was diagnosed with Addison Disease at 1/12 yrs….he was recently diagnosed w/ chronic leukemia…Vet has him on 2.5 mg prednisone every other day….what is the typical prognosis for this form of leukemia ? Thank You Joe Herman
Hemp oil or hemp seed oil for a 16 year old cat diagnosed with carcinoma, a Burmese weighs 9.6 pounds. Are there any vets in city of Santa Barbara familiar with treatment of hemp oil, or hemp seed oil from store for treatment of cancer, are there adverse effects, what is the dosage… Do i mix it with salmon oil or flax seed oil? how do i measure it, what organic brand is good? Thanks for your help
My elderly beagle developed an enormous tumor behind and under her right front leg—-practically overnight. It is about 5″ x 6″!
Verified as cancer, one vet told us to keep her comfortable and dispensed lasix and prednisone. Another vet said he thought it was attached to the rib cage and he could probably remove it but, of course, with no guarantees.
Our human family has personal experience (happily, a successful one) with hemp oil. We are willing to give it a try with Dorothy. We think she is about 12 years old (we found her in the road in the woods where we live – someone had “dumped” her). We love her and will do whatever we can to help her.
We are unsure about “dosage”, frequency, oral or topical, etc. Can you provide us with some guidance?
My cat has been diagnosed with advanced intestinal lymphoma. He has been on and off prednisolone for 6 months, is currently back on and is deteriorating rapidly. He is still eating well, grooming, can get around ok, and shows interst in the fish tank. I don’t want to put him through chemo, I just want to keep him as pain-free as possible. I read another post that said 1 tsp daily of hemp oil is the given dose for cancer patients. Does that apply to cats as well?
My vet said my chihuahau/dachs has lung tumors. She first diagnosed as pneumonia but took 2nd xrays 2 weeks later and said it was tumors and it spread quickly in 2 weekks, and probably wouldn’t be long for him. She put him on Prednisone & Thophylline to keep him comfortable. Should I get another opionion? Its been 4 weeks since diagnosis and I haven’t seen a change for the worse in him-his breathing is shallow but he’s still eating and barking normally. Could she be wrong? Is it stressful for dogs to get xrays? I’m very confused what to do.
I have a 10 y/o male Cavalier King Chas. Spaniel. I took him to the vet for dental issues – needs a cleaning and a few extractions. His labwork showed elevated ALP and liver enzymes. UA showed dilute urine. (no other symptoms of Cushings) The vet wants to do a full Cushings work-up (ACTH stim test) before he is willing to clean his teeth. However, I am unsure as to whether or not I want to pursue the costly route of treating and monitoring his Cushings, since he has no symptoms or quality of life issues. Is it necessary to do this work-up to make sure he is safe for anesthesia? He suggested Propofol, and I agree it would be best re: his possible liver involvement. But does he need to be medicated for the Cushings before we proceed with anesthesia? I love my dog, but the cost of testing and treatment was a shock! Thanks!
I have a 28 year old palomino that has been diagnosed with Cushings disease by my vet.
The medication dose that I am now administering is 1/2 gram per day of Pergolide. The horse is approximately 500 lbs in weight.
The condition was diagnosed about 4 years ago at which time treatment began.Since the palomino seems to be holding his winter coat longer than usual, I was wondering if we should have another blood test conducted to see if we need to increase the dose size of the medication ?
Are there other options out there for treating this condition ? I appreciate whatever information you might be able to provide so we can follow treatment options in an informed manner.
My 15 year female labrador has Nasal Cancer and is on Chemo (75 mg of Palladia and 10 mg Piroxicam and 100mg Tramadol for pain).
She’s been on these meds for 45 days and it seems that the meds may be becoming ineffective as her nasal swelling is back and she is sounding like she has a bad, stuffy cold and nose bleeds again. She is still eating twice a day and walking twice a day. I’ve read that hemp oil can me made and can cure cancer in people but what doses and side effects are there for dogs? I am working to save money for radiation which is at least 4 months away if it works but if I could start her on Hemp oil and it would cure her…I’d be for it here in Oregon. Do you have any info on whether Hemp Oil will work for dog cancer?
Please help. I’ve had my dog “Kella”, meaning “girl” in Sinhalese the language in Sri Lanka) for 11 years and she and I are willing to fight for her life.
I love Kella and want her to live without suffering. Sonali