Not just Holistic, but how to use E: All of the Above!

We made this blog because we did tons of research on success stories and research worldwide and used it on my dog with nasal cancer named Lucy. Oddly, my hobby is molecular biology. The treatment uses combination of health store supplements, some prescription meds, diet changes, and specific Ayurvedic and Chinese medicinal herbs. We just wanted her to have a better quality of life. We thought this combination of E: All the Above (except no radiation or chemo) would help that for sure, but it actually put her bleeding nasal cancer in remission!
Our approach to cancer is about treating the whole animals biologic system as natural as possible. But I do hate the word 'Holistic'. Sounds like hoo hoo. This is science based, research based data and results of using active herbal compounds that happen to be readily available and common. Some call it Nutriceuticals. Others may call it Orthomolecular cancer therapy. Or Cancer Immunotherapy.
WE FEEL DIVERSITY IN TREATMENT IS KEY:
-Kill the cancer cells
-Rid the cancer cells
-Remove the toxins it produces
-Make cancer cells become easier targets for the immune system
-Slow cancer cell reproduction
-Stimulate AND modulate the immune system
-Control secondary symptoms like bleeding, infection, inflammation, mucous, appetite, or pain for a better feeling animal.
-Working with your vet for exams and prescriptions that are sometimes needed when conditions are acute.
Just by using a multi-modal treatment approach that is as diverse in attack as possible. Both conventional and natural.
The body conditions that allowed it to develop in the first place must be corrected. If caught early enough, like with Lucy, this ongoing maintenance correctional treatment is all that was required at this point to achieve, so far, more than 10 TIMES the life expectancy (40 months so far) after diagnosis WITH remission. I did not use radiation or chemotherapy.
I hope this cancer research can help your dog.
Lucy's nasal cancer is still in remission!

Lucy

Lucy

May 16, 2012

Dog won't eat, can I give Pepcid?




Famotidine (Pepcid®)


Overview


• Stomach ulcers and erosions are relatively common complications of kidney failure, bloat (of the stomach), treatment with steroids, administration of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs like Metacam/Meloxicam/Duramaxx/Peroxicam) and primary diseases of the stomach or stomach irritations from meds or supplements. 


• Famotidine is an anti-ulcer drug of the histamine receptor-2 (H-2) blocker class. Stimulation of H-2 receptors (targets) located on the cell membranes of stomach cells leads to secretion of gastric acid. By blocking these targets, stomach acid will not be secreted as much, allowing the ulcer time to heal or irritation/inflammation to get better. 


• Famotidine and other H-2 blockers are useful in the treatment and prevention of gastric (stomach) and intestinal ulcers drugs because they prevent activation of this cell receptor. Other drugs with similar actions include ranitidine (Zantac®), nizatidine (Axid®) and cimetidine (also given for Mast Cell Tumors, those tumors release alot of histamine) (Tagamet®).






• This drug is not approved for use in animals by the Food and Drug Administration but it is prescribed legally by veterinarians as an extra-label drug.


• Famotidine is available over the counter but should not be administered unless under the supervision and guidance of a veterinarian.


Brand Names and Other Names


• This drug is FDA registered for use in humans only.


• Human formulations: Pepcid® (Merck) and various generic preparations


• Veterinary formulations: None 






Uses of Famotidine



• Famotidine is used in the treatment and prevention of stomach (gastric) and intestinal ulcers. 


• Famotidine promotes ulcer healing in animals with ulcers or erosions (shallow depressions in the stomach lining). 


• Famotidine may be useful in the treatment of stomach inflammation. 


• Another use is management of [[rol||acid reflux disease|A condition similar to "heartburn" in people and caused by movement of stomach acid into the lower part of the esophagus (food tube).]] to reduce injury to the esophagus (food tube).


• Dogs and cats with mast cell tumors may be treated with famotidine or a related drug because these tumors can produce large amounts of histamine. 




Precautions and Side Effects


• While generally safe and effective when prescribed by a veterinarian, famotidine can cause side effects in some animals.


• Famotidine should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug.


• Famotidine should be used with caution in animals with kidney or liver disease.


• Famotidine may interact with other medications. Consult with your veterinarian to determine if other drugs your pet is receiving could interact with famotidine. Such drugs include digoxin and ketoconazole. 


How Famotidine is Supplied


• Famotidine is supplied in 10 mg, 20 mg and 40 mg tablets. 


• Famotidine oral powder for suspension is supplied at 50 mg/5 ml. 


Dosing Information


• Medication should never be administered without first consulting your veterinarian.


• The typical dose administered is 0.25 to 0.5 mg per pound (0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg) every 12 to 24 hours.


• The duration of administration depends on the condition being treated, response to the medication and the development of any adverse effects. Be certain to complete the prescription unless specifically directed by your veterinarian. Even if your pet feels better, the entire treatment plan should be completed to prevent relapse.