Cancer tumor 13 year old Cocker Spaniel

JennieC

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Hello
we Are back with Romeo now having a 5 inch tumor in his abdomen. Vet believes it is coming from the liver or spleen. I am feeding him raw veggies, celery juice in his meal,a capful of primal goats milk, blueberry slurry, some cooked sardines and now raw turkey with organ and bones that we just got today. I am also giving him a full culterelle probiotic, a mushroom mix recommended by Dr Jeff and Onco Support by RX vitamins also recommended. I had to back him way way down on the amount of both of those supplements as he was acting very anxious and panting, then literally sleeping all day. I also give him a drop of natures answer milk thistle and a drop of vegan safe b12 by global healing center 2 x a day which really makes a difference for him.
He has a few spots on his ear, right above his eye, and under his other ear that are crusted over and smell which the vet said were 'sebaceous cysts" and prescribed a antibiotic that I did not give to him. I am wondering what I could possibly do to get rid of these as they are not pleasant.
Romeo is doing ok right now, he just seems to get anxious after I give him supplements and will also still compulsively do circles in one spot which he has done since the rabies vaccine along with the the whole body tics or jerking.
He does get very blood shot eyes after he has the turkey, but not really so much after the canned sardines if I give him only those with his food.
so I guess my questions are
- anything I can do to help with these "cysts"
- I have some raw whole sardines, would it be ok to ground these up (head and all) and feed it to him?
- should I continue to give him small amounts of the Onco support and mushroom mix and work our way up?
-and one more question I would like to ask is sometimes he will position himself with his butt in the air, and laying down in the front. seems very strange I'm wondering if it means he has pain from the tumor and the bloating in his belly.
 

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Welcome back Jennie!

I'm so sorry to hear about Romeo's abdominal tumor.?

Don't worry as much about the smelly skin cysts.

The smell is most certainly related to the scabbing.

Pour peroxide on the scabbed area and gently wipe it away when it stops bubbling. That should eliminate the scab and the odor.

Once the scab is gone, you can use green tea to gently clean and dry the area.☕

Did the cysts come up before or after the abdominal tumor symptoms?

Yes to ground raw sardines. :thumbsup:

Yes to working up on the supplements, but I would be more interested in learning more about the details of Romeo's individual response to them.

Yes again!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

That is often the position dogs and cats take when they are having abdominal cramps or other discomfort.

How frequently does this occur?

How's his BEAM when this happens?

Homeopathically, this position is a great clue to his individuality,
especially if it is modified by (aka has a modality) of time, food, drinking, etc.
 

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The cysts showed up actually very quickly over the last month or two while the bloating was happening. They are large,, probably at least an inch or a little bigger, and its almost like its just chunks of hair with an attached area, and they are hard. Very strange and the vet did not really look at them too much. When I put peroxide on it, it doesn't bubble or anything.
The first few days Romeo seemed to be doing better with the supplements. He was actually looking us in the eyes, and walking better, didn't seem as "weak.".
Then I tried to give it to him twice a day, and by the next morning, he was very very anxious, shakey and panting a lot.
The next day I cut it back and only did once a day and he wasn't as shaky or anxious, but still has panting. Yesterday he threw up some a couple hours after he ate (I put his supplements in his food) and then again today had some burping and I could tell he felt nauseous because he was licking a lot which he has done in the past. Ive noticed his eyes do not turn beet red like they have in the past after eating. He also isn't sitting with his rear in the air as much.
His behavior is basically the same. Still sits alone, does not want to play anything, he will come up to us to get pet which is good and he also is nudging his way around the other dog which he hasn't done before.
I believe the other dog is causing him stress and I'm wondering if the body jerks or "tics" is adrenaline surges? (He does still have those sometimes but not as frequently) Maybe I should be feeding him less, but more often? If he does not have the b12 and milk thistle though he will not really eat and has no energy. But, when he does have it, which I give to him twice a day, he will eat great but unfortunately wants to eat Non Stop. He is constantly hungry then. He still does the "circling" and seems confused and depressed a lot.
We have a very hard time getting him to sleep at night. He will wander the hallway and kitchen and sleep for a while in the hall. We do have to put down pads because he will go on the floor but we have been getting up in the night to let him out. We have tried the Bachs pet stress drops and they do not do anything for him.
I hope that explains the BEAM.:)
 

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Hi Jennie-

Have you tried CBDs, something like Hemp Rx, before he goes to bed or if he wakes up overnight?
 

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Hi again
The vet gave us glucosamine CBD biscuits from her store last summer and we tried them. They did not seem to do anything at all. Is hemp rx something online? Is there a cbd that works really well?
thank you
 

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Romeo last saw the vet that we worked with a couple weeks ago, Dr Ana Falk who is a homeopathic vet and she took his X-rays, gave us his diagnosis, and said we could either take him for biopsy or "hospice " care. She gave us remedies of arnica plus calendula for "pain" and phosphate. Along with that a couple prescription medications for pain and anxiety. Then sent us on our way.
I am looking now for another in Iowa, but am not finding many with "homeopathic" in their profiles.
 

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Hi Jennie-

Yes, you can buy Hemp Rx online at homevet.com or Dr. Silver's WellPet dispensary.

Regarding the recommendation of hospice care for Romeo, I wonder if his quality of life and BEAM is any different than usual?

Speaking of quality of life, you may want to add at least 3 snuffle mat sessions and sniff walks to his daily regime.


Regarding a vet homeopath, you can consult with one of us anywhere in the world by phone/Skype/Zoom while continuing to work with any local open-minded vet.

Here's the AVH listing of Us/Canada vet homeopaths:

 

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