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

I made this blog because I did tons of research on success stories and research worldwide and used it on my dog with nasal cancer named Lucy. So, now 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. I just wanted her to have a better quality of life. I thought this combination of E: All the Above (except no radiation or chemo and surgery for this cancer was not an option) would help that for sure, but it actually put her bleeding nasal cancer in remission!
My approach to cancer is about treating the whole animals biologic system. 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.
-Slow cancer cell reproduction
-Make cancer cells become easier targets for the immune system
-Kill the cancer cells
-Rid the cancer cells
-Remove the toxins it produces
- 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 given (more than 60 months) after diagnosis WITH remission. I did not use radiation or chemotherapy or surgery.
I hope this cancer research can help your dog as well.

My Lucy

My Lucy
In Loving Memory my Lucy December 2016
CURRENT STATUS - It was for more than 5 YEARS after Lucy was diagnosed by biopsy in March 2011 with nasal cancer that she lived. And she was in remission for 4 of 5 years using no radiation or chemo! Now multiply that by 7 to be 35 years extended!! She was 12.5 years old - equivalent to almost 90 human years old. She ended her watch December 1, 2016. I miss her so much.

May 12, 2012

Frequently Used Dog Antibiotics

Frequently Used Dog Antibiotics 

With dozens of dog antibiotics available, it is important to understand how the medication works. Canine antibiotics come in a range of options, from chewable tablets to gel coated capsules, while treating different types of infections. Learn about the most commonly prescribed medications, including usual average doses and side effects.

Albon (Sulfadimethoxine)
Albon dog antibiotics come in liquid or tablets, and treat bacterial infections by preventing bacterium from multiplying. The typical dosage for Albon is 25 milligrams per pound of a dog's weight. Side effects include dry eyes, sulfa crystals collecting in the urine and loss of appetite. It's important to make sure your dog drinks plenty of water when taking Albon to prevent UTI. 

Baytril (Enrofloxacin)
Baytril dog antibiotics battle dog infections occurring in the ear, urinary tract, skin, intestines, liver and lungs. The dog antibiotics come in chewable tablets or dog ear antibiotic drops. Baytril works by tweaking the DNA of bacteria causing them to die off.
The proper dosage of Baytril is 2.27 milligrams per pound of a dog's weight. Avoid using Baytril if your puppy is still growing because some studies show Baytril damages cartilage by causing lesions. Side effects include dizziness, lethargy and loss of appetite.

Clavamox (Amoxycillin)
Clavamox is one of many brand names for amoxycillin. The dog antibiotics come in tablets and oral drops. Veterinarians frequently prescribe Clavamox for abscesses, cellulites and skin infections.
Clavamox works by inhibiting the growth of bacteria. Side effects include diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. A typical dose is 6.25 milligrams per pound of body weight given twice a day.

Keflex (Cephalexin)Keflex canine antibiotics come in gel caps or liquid. The liquid form mixes into your dog's water making it easy to give. The proper dosage is 10 to 15 milligrams per pound of a dog's weight twice a day. 
Dog infections of the bones, joints, lungs, skin and urinary tract frequently receive Cephalexin as a treatment. The broad-spectrum dog antibiotics prevent bacteria and fungi from reproducing. Common side effects include diarrhea and nausea. Dogs with allergies to penicillin should not take Keflex.

Sumycin (Tetracycline)
Dogs diagnosed with Lyme Disease or Rocky Mountain Fever usually receive Tetracycline gel caps. The medication blocks the protein bacteria need to multiply. The most common side effects involve tooth discoloration and impaired bone growth, but nausea and diarrhea can also occur.
Dairy products hamper the effectiveness of Tetracycline, so dogs should not have any dairy items or foods with calcium for at least two hours before and after their dosage. The proper dosage is nine milligrams per pound of body weight. 

Doxycycline is similar.

Terramycin (Oxytetracycline HCI)
Terramycin is an antibiotic ointment used to treat infections such as conjunctivitis and corneal ulcers. The dog medication stops bacteria from creating the proteins they need to multiply. California is the only state where you must have a prescription for Terramycin.
Apply Terramycin on the inner eyelid where it mixes with tears to spread it across the surface of the eye. The only side effects are blurred vision and stinging of the eye.

As you can see, all when taken orally, can make the dogs stomach sick. So sometimes it's just the antibiotic, not the cancer.

What can you do? I personally give with food, sometimes I give Pepcid, and between doses I give probiotics (good gut bacteria).