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.

December 30, 2012


Dogs with Mast Cell Tumors use this.

The first succesful use of cimetidine in treating cancer was at the the University of Nebraska[1]. Two patients with cancer were given cimetidine for stomach distress. Both had dramatic complete remissions from cancer. One had a squamous cell cancer in the neck that spread to the lung. The therapy was 1200 mg. of cimetidine daily. The other had a non-small cell cancer of the lung with a brain metastasis. This patient received steroids for the brain tumor and 600 mg. daily of cimetidine. The lung tumor immediately began to decrease in size. The brain tumor was surgically removed. Chest xray one year later showed no sign of malignancy. By 1982 it was recognized that cimetidine had the ability to inhibit suppressor T cells which thus permits lymphocytes to properly kill tumor cells.

Four patients with melanoma were treated with cimetidine in Ireland[2]. All four had widespread metsatases in internal organs, lung and liver. One young man had severe stomach distress which was treated with 1000 mg. daily of cimetidine. He had immediate regression of tumors and was able to return to work in two weeks. The three other melanoma victims were given 1000 mg. of cimetidine daily. Two had dramatic remissions of cancer and the third died. All these persons showed decrease of suppressor T cell function. All four also were on coumarin therapy (anticoagulation). Another six patients with melanoma from Sweden[3] were given interferon with no response. When cimetidine was added two had complete remissions, one had a partial remission, a fourth patient had no progression and the other two patients died.

Frequently colon cancer is found to be localized suggesting that surgery may be curative. The surgical procedure may cause a flood of microscopic cancer cells to be expressed into small blood and lymph channels for possible spread throughout the body. The stress of the surgical procedure itself has a profound negative effect on the immune system. For seven days following the operation there is a surge in suppressor T cells. These suppressor T cells tend to interfere with the body's need to localize and kill the extruded cancer cells. Cimetidine (Tagamet) has the ability to inhibit these suppressor T cells so that more of the embolized cancer cells get killed.

An Austrailian study[4] gave cimetidine (Tagamet) after surgery to one half of a large group of patients having colon cancer surgery. The cimetidine was taken for only 7 days. At 3 years the survival in the patients getting cimetidine was 93 % compared to a 59 % survival in the group not getting Tagamet. This is an astonishing result.

A Japanese study[5] at Nagoya University by Dr. Sumio Matsumoto gave all patients having colon cancer surgery 5- flourouracil a chemotherapy drug. One half these patients were also given 800 mg. of Tagamet beginning 2 weeks after surgery along with starting 5-flourouracil 150 mg. daily. Both Tagamet and 5 flourouracil were stopped at 1 year. Survival was reported at 3.9 years. In the patients with rectal cancer 100 % of those getting the additional Tagamet survived compared to only 53.3 % of those getting only 5- flourouracil. In the group of patients with colon cancer getting Tagamet 96.3 % survived compared to only 68 % in the group who got only 5-flourouracil. Amazingly the Tagamet was not started until two weeks after the operation so there was no inhibition of the suppressor cells during and immediately following the operation.

In the Australian study there appeared to be enhanced entry of lymphocytes into the tumors in subjects getting cimetidine 63.5 % compared to only 24 % in the control subjects. Additionally, cimetidine inhibits histamine which has immunosuppressive properties that could enhance tumor growth. It would appear that beginning the Tagamet one week before the surgery at about 800 mg. daily and continuing this for one year could possibly permit even more patients to avoid the spread of colon cancer. We strongly advise anyone having colon cancer surgery to get started on Tagamet before the surgery and stay on this therapy for one year. It is tragic that there probably has not been a single colon cancer patient in the United States who has benefited from this use of Tagamet in colon cancer surgery.


1, The Lancet 1979 page 822-823

2, The Lancet 1982 11, page 328

3, New England Journal Of Medicine 1983 vol 308 page 591-592

4, The Lancet December 31, 1994 pp 1768-1769

5, The Lancet July 8, 1995 pp 115

December 28, 2012

Wound and External Infection Care on Dogs

Raw unpasteurized honey from the health food store (not processed or pasteurized from the supermarket though some markets may carry some) is one of the oldest and most reliable healing foods and is highly recommended for its healing properties. It's a superfood that provides antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, carbohydrates, and phytonutrients. It fights bacteria, builds the immune system, and provides energy.

  • Processed Honey: According to the National Honey Board (NHB), ( , 82 percent of households currently use processed honey, which has been heated and pasteurized, and can contain botulism and High Fructose Corn Syrup, (HFCS). Processed honey is not as antibacterial, as raw honey, and is dangerous for diabetics and infants under 12 months old.

Benefits of Raw & Unprocessed Honey:
May Berenbaum, Ph.D., a University of Illinois entomologist, shares that "Honey has been used for centuries to treat a wide range of medical problems like wounds, burns, cataracts, skin ulcers and scrapes," Various researchers worldwide are finding strong antimicrobial properties in some honeys.

Healing Qualities:

Raw honey is used by many cultures as a remedy for ulcers, digestion, bronchitis, and as an energizer, as well as many other answers to health problems.

  • Recently, the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, the equivalent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, actually approved Manuka Tree honey as a medicine.

Wound Care / Burns: 

One reports published in the 1998 issue of the journal Burns, tells how researchers from the Dr. V. M. Medical College in Maharashtra, India, compared honey with silver sulfadiazine, the standard treatment for superficial burns.

  • The researchers first smeared honey on gauze and used it to dress the burns of 52 patients. Another 52 patients got the same treatment but with silver sulfadiazine in place of the honey. 

  •  In the 52 patients treated with honey, 87 percent healed within 15 days, compared with 10 percent of those treated with silver sulfadiazine.
  • The honey-treated patients also experienced less pain, leaking of wound fluid, and scarring. 

Up until World War II, honey was used commonly to treat skin wounds. With the introduction of antibiotics in the 1940s, honey was taken out of the medicine cabinets and returned to the kitchen. Some doctors are starting to use honey when modern medicines have been tried - and failed - to cure skin wounds. Honey contains three ingredients that make it ideal for treating wounds.

  • Molan, a biochemist at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, and other researchers have found special bacteria-killing properties in honey made from the nectar of the tea tree (Leptospermum). In laboratory experiments, reported in the November 1992 Journal of Applied Bacteriology, Molan and his colleagues found that it was particularly effective in slaying staphylococcus aureus. This so-called "Golden Staph" -- which infested the English woman's 20-year-old wound -- sometimes survives the most potent antibiotics, killing its victims. "Manuka honey has worked in very desperate cases where nothing else has worked," says Molan.

  • Because it's high in sugar, it absorbs much of the moisture inside wounds, making it hard for bacteria to survive.

  • In addition, many honey varieties contain large amounts of hydrogen peroxide, the same medicine you use at home to disinfect cuts and scrapes.

  • Finally, some honey contain propolis, a compound in nectar that can kill bacteria. In a laboratory study, researchers smeared honey on seven types of bacteria that frequently cause wound infections, and according to a renowned professor of biochemistry at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand, it effectively killed all seven types.

I just used honey on a pretty bad hot spot or something that looked like an angry wound on her cheek around Christmas on Lucy that started to become infected and it worked really well. Within a week it was healed well to a light pink dry healthy state when the scan came off. It started kinda bloody due to unseen pawing. I however do need to mention I used Yun Nan Bai Yao herbs externally (and internally again) on it at first because was bleeding and I wanted it to stop weeping bleeding and give it a temp fake scab for a day or two. I did use Neosporin with painkiller on the last day of week treatment because the scab was itching at the end and was dry and was starting to work off.  It was pretty bad. Treatment worked great.
It was in a location that she couldn't lick.... You would probably have to put bitter apple (no lick or chew spray- just a little) or bandage (good luck with that..) or a cone for some dogs. I don't know if you can use the honey on cancer on the external tip of the nose because I am sure the dog would love the honey. But the bitter apple No Lick or Chew spray applied a little with cotton ball on top of honey might work.

December 21, 2012

aurum metallicum - gold for cancer treatment?

During the 12th century, the Arabian medical practitioners valued gold highly for treating disorders of the heart. However, after its use by Arabian physicians, gold was not used medicinally till the early part of the 20th century when it was used for curing ailments, such as tuberculosis, and in blood examination for determining the sexually transmitted disease (STD) syphilis. Nowadays, gold is used in conventional medicine to treat rheumatoid arthritis as well as in treating cancer (I need to check this statement data). In effect, homeopathic physicians prescribe aurum met. for people who endure precise clinical complaints that may vary from depression to heart ailments.

In fact, even today physicians of different alternative forms of medicine consider metallic gold to possess healing attributes. In addition, a number of gold salts do possess anti-inflammatory attributes and are used in pharmaceuticals to treat arthritis and other analogous health conditions. Nevertheless, only the salts and radioisotopes of gold have been found to be of pharmaceutical value, since elemental or metallic gold is inactive to all chemicals that it comes across within the body.

I know..... wierd.
But I know for sure that colloidal silver is an antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, that is non irritating.
I used to put drops of it in Lucy's water for the first few months as a systemic antibiotic. She never had an infection again once I did that.(but I did do other pills as well)
If colloidal gold is similar (that's what this stuff is but in pretty small amounts...) but I also read that gold was and still is used today in the medical field.
It enhances circulation and if it does things like silver does it could start to fall into place. But I am far from saying anything on this yet. Sometimes a bread crumb is just a bread crumb, but sometimes it leads to more and then a path to something. I love Google!
Like chinese medicine using names and things for organs that really have no control over something in the real world what we know today doesn't make it invalid. The herbs still work for the things they said. I am wary of homeopathy in general and there in generally not enough evidence in trials that it works. But dogs don't have bias or need blind testing for stuff. Man, if something worked for somebody I will look into it and try to find some science behind it.
The depression aspect of it could fit because just on my limited research on autism spectrum and bipolar disorders - zinc, magnesium, calcium, and other minerals have to be in sync and in balance and some genetic subtypes do have inferior processing of these due to bad genes. Gold might affect something possibly in that complex process.

Clinical resolution of nasal aspergillosis following therapy with a homeopathic remedy in a dog.


Wilmington Animal Hospital, Wilmington, DE, USA.


A 6 yr old, male, neutered Weimaraner was treated homeopathically for nasal aspergillosis after failing to respond to two treatments of topical (intranasal) clotrimazole and oral amoxicillin trihydrate/clavulanate potassium. Computed tomography, rhinoscopy, fungal culture, and cytology previously confirmed the diagnosis. At presentation for homeopathic treatment, the dog had aggressive left-sided sinusitis and rhinitis with destruction of nasal turbinates and severe bouts of epistaxis. Erosion and depigmentation of the nasal planum were evident. After two treatments with homeopathic aurum metallicum, resolution of clinical signs occurred and clearance of the aspergillosis organisms was documented by computed tomographic scan, rhinoscopy, and histopathology. Homeopathic aurum metallicum may be beneficial in treating cases of canine nasal aspergillosis.
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
I am wondering if it might be helpful in both cases in this does something to immune system AND help symptoms/healing of nasal destruction. I have to research it lots but it's wild anyway to see something like this in NIHM.
And here is the separate case with photos

Homeopathic remedy Aurum metallicum 30c is based on symptoms of bone necrosis including facial bone necrosis, head pain, ulcerated nostrils, yellow and malodorous nasal discharge, exostosis of the facial bones, and aggravation from cold weather. (In Murphy’s Repertory, in the Bones Chapter, Bones: decay, face, inAurum is the only remedy!)
Indiana never looked back! Over the course of the next few months, with occasional redosing of the remedy and an increase to 200c potency, all of his symptoms resolved: his depression, facial pain, nasal discharge, erosion of his planum nasale (the black “nose” on the dog), and destruction of the bones in his head. After the first homeopathic prescription, Indiana began to play with other dogs, readily using his mouth for the first time in months! Over one year later, Indiana remains a normal dog, with some scarring in his left nostril as the only sign that something had been wrong with him.

So, with just gold and colostrum, this dog got better? Wild.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome product!!June 3, 2011
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This stuff has been a God-send to us. It helped our dog overcome nasal aspergillosis, and it helped me overcome my seasonal allergies. We're believers in it!  

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5.0 out of 5 stars My dog and cat both love it!, June 22, 2012
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Desperate to avoid chemo therapy for my big ole boy I was turned on to this product by a friend. It enhances an aging immune system and pets will instinctively recognize the colostrum as something they need is what I read. I'm not entirely sure if that was the case or if it was because it smelled like cheese but my dog loves it. He didn't eat for days after his chemo pill that his vet swore was "safe" and would give little to no side effects...grrrr. Like I said, desperate to help him after I poisoned him with "medicine" I ordered this product. Sprinkled a couple of table spoons over his kibble and he ate it. First time in days he ate his kibble. My cat is the pickiest spoiled bratt ever and she even likes it. Then when I was feeling sick (from stress over my dog's illness)and toxic, run down, and fluish I added a tablespoon to my protein shake. It blends well and I didn't taste anything which was a relief because I swear it smells like cheese haha. I did the same thing the next morning and two days later I feel great and have more energy. The benefits from this natural product is amazing. If you google the benefits it does so much. As for my dog, I now have giant 8 year old puppy :)       

At this point I have no idea how this actually works.......  yet

"Nasal Tumor/ Carcinosin 200C

My 11 year old Bix has a nasal tumor and she is doing well. I have had a Homeopathic vet percribe Aurum Metallicum LM4, Calcarea Carbonica LM/3, and then Carcinosin every fifth day. "


Homeopathic physicians generally prescribe Aurum metallicum (Aurum met.) for individuals suffering from mental ailments, for instance depression that is accompanied by suicidal thoughts. It has been found that individuals who require this homeopathic medication are usually very susceptible to their views and opinions being challenged by others and when such situations occur, they are likely to burst into anger (Bipolar?). At the same time, their appearance turns reddish and they begin to shudder. (it is known that certain metabolic problems with minerals and balancing of neurotransmitters that use those minerals in certain genetic subtypes - hence Lithium as example)

In addition, Aurum met. is also given to augment blood circulation (this may help immune system get at harder to reach places like the nasal cavity...) that may result in blockage of blood in the head or other body parts, for instance, a headache accompanied by evident pounding in the temples.

In homeopathy, Aurum metallicum (Aurum met.) is also an effective medication for treating heart ailments. The heart ailments that are helped by this homeopathic remedy include difficulty in breathing or breathlessness, sporadic pain in the chest behind the breastbone, a sensation that the heart might stop functioning any moment, and a sensation that the blood vessels are hot. In addition, this homeopathic medication is also prescribed for people suffering from liver ailments, for instance jaundice, pain in the bones that is related to loss of bone wherein the bones are extremely susceptible to touch, and even sinus congestion.


The homeopathic remedy Aurum metallicum (Aurum met.) is prepared chemically using gold, which is found in a number of places across the globe, including South Africa, Australia, the United States and Canada.


From Glen A. - Apr-06-2011
My son had Tourrette's syndrome. (still a neurotransmitter imbalance problem) The very first remedy was aurum met. and within 4 hrs, my son was so much better, it wasn't funny. I then knew that homeopathy was going to cure him Well two yrs later my son is cured, with other remedies that followed. Streptococcus was the last remedy, to have my son cured.

So this could work on cancer AND aspergillus. Some vets even misdiagnose one or the other because they don't get a biopsy. Treatment with all my stuff and this stuff might work either case.

December 17, 2012

OPLA-Pt cisplatin combined with radiation canine nasal tumors

1997 Nov-Dec;38(6):474-8.

Slow release cisplatin combined with radiation for the treatment of canine nasal tumors.

Lana SE, Dernell WS, LaRue SM, Lafferty MJ, Douple EB, Brekke JH, Withrow SJ.


Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences, Colorado State University, St. Collins, USA.


Thirteen dogs with malignant tumors of the nasal cavity were treated with a combination of slow release cisplatin and megavoltage radiation. Radiation was delivered on a Monday through Friday schedule using a 6 MV linear accelerator. The median total dose was 49.5 Gy (range 49.5-56 Gy). Cisplatin was given using an open-cell polylactic acid polymer, impregnated with the drug and implanted intramuscularly at a distant site, as a slow release delivery system (OPLA-Pt [THM Biomedical, Inc]). The median dose used was 60 mg/m2 (range 60-100 mg/m2). When combined with radiation, this delivery system caused no systemic drug toxicity, and a local tissue reaction was seen in only two dogs. Acute side effects to normal tissue from radiation were not enhanced, as measured by subjective assessment. When compared to a group of historical controls that received radiation without OPLA-Pt, the dogs that received combined radiation and cisplatin had longer overall survival times, with a median of 580 days. The control group had a median survival of 325 days. Previously reported median survival times for comparable megavoltage radiation treatment range from 6 to 13 months. Some dogs in both groups also received adjubant chemotherapy but this did not influence survival time. By multivariate analysis, only the use of OPLA-Pt was found to significantly influence survival, with a p value of p = 0.023. Mega-voltage radiation and slow release cisplatin appears to be a well tolerated combination that may favorably affect survival of dogs with nasal tumors.
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


December 12, 2012

Coenzyme Q10 an adjuvant therapy for cancer

Studies of coenzyme Q10 as an adjuvant therapy for breast cancer

The following has been reported from preclinical studies of coenzyme Q10 and cancer:

  • Animal studies found that coenzyme Q10 boosts the immune system and helps the body fight certain infections and types of cancer.
  • Coenzyme Q10 helped to protect the hearts of study animals that were given the anticancer drug doxorubicin, an anthracycline that can cause damage to the heart muscle.
  • Laboratory and animal studies have shown that analogs of coenzyme Q10 may stop cancer cells from growing.
Coenzyme Q10 is an enzyme made by the body and found in the membranes of many tissues. CoQ10 has effects in stimulating the immune system and works as a strong antioxidant. In animals and people with cancer it has been shown that levels of CoQ10 are lower then in normal individuals. There is some evidence that CoQ10 can increase cancer survival times.

Reduced levels of CoQ10 have been found in animals and people with heart issues. CoQ10 can help to protect the heart, lower blood pressure and help with repair to the heart.

CoQ10 has been shown to reduce cardiotoxicity (toxicity to the heart) in people on the chemotherapy drug doxorubicin (adriamycin).

Small studies have been done on the use of coenzyme Q10 after standard treatment in patients with breast cancer:

  • In a study of coenzyme Q10 in 32 breast cancer patients, it was reported that some signs and symptoms of cancer went away in 6 patients. Details were given for only 3 of the 6 patients. The researchers also reported that all the patients in the study used less pain medicine, had improved quality of life, and did not lose weight during treatment.
  • In a follow-up study, two patients who had breast cancer remaining after surgery were treated with high doses of coenzyme Q10 for 3 to 4 months. It was reported that after treatment with high-dose coenzyme Q10, the cancer was completely gone in both patients.
  • In a third study led by the same researchers, 3 breast cancer patients were given high-dose coenzyme Q10 and followed for 3 to 5 years. The study reported that one patient had complete remission of cancer that had spread to the liver, another had remission of cancer that had spread to the chest wall, and the third had no breast cancer found after surgery.

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I give Lucy 1 capsule in her AM meal.

Lucy's Dog Nasal Cancer Symptoms - still none

Lucy's Dog Nasal Cancer Symptoms are still at bay!


December 11, 2012

Dog Cancer Supplements and Herbs I Use

Can my dog take ....



I buy most but not all of these from except where noted.

They are cheap and most come in capsule form making it easy to open when needed (though I usually don't except in eve snack) for approx dosage changes for very small or very large dogs if you are going to follow Lucy. I am not affiliated with Swanson in any way. But most pills can be purchased anywhere. Amazon has some, or your health food store some but there it will be $$$.
Whatever you buy, be sure it DOES NOT have Xylitol or Sorbitol in it or anything with ***itol sweeteners. It is toxic to dogs. It is used a sweetener used in many liquid and chewable human products, bad for dogs. I strictly use capsules(not tablets).

Definitions that are important as to how each thing performs:

Angiogenesis - Cancer tumor's creation of blood vessel network to feed it. Anti-Angiogenesis would be to slow down or stop blood vessel creation to tumor. Here is an article on how anti-angiogenesis works to slow down cancer.

Apoptosis - Programmed cell death. This is what is normal. Cancer does not stop itself. Cancer cells grow unchecked without apoptosis.

Cell Differentation - Normal cell vs cancer cell. We don't want something in between, which parts of a tumor are. Some cells 'look' somewhere in the middle. The immune system won't be able to tell what is what. We want to make the issue black and white to the immune system. No hide and seek.

Anti-oxident - simply stuff that helps remove things we don't need or should have in the body. The oxidation process has leftovers.... Cancer and getting rid of cancer puts out alot of junk.
Dosages? I just give one cap of each in her food unless specified. Lucy is 80# Lab 8 years old. If your dog is much smaller please adjust if you are going to try this.
Another problem is getting your dog to take this many pills. Please read all the stuff on diet. Remember Taste, Texture, Temperature, Smell.

This is in a nutshell:
-Change in diet to higher protein, medium fat, and much lower carbs than typical american dogs get in a prepared bag/can diet. Cancer loves carbs/glucose to grow. It can't use protein or fat very well! NO GRAINS. Either from allergy or from poor digestion of them, it creates extra inflammation and demodulates the immune system. The intestine is the largest immune organ in the body. I just add cooked ground turkey (ground beef is too high in fat) from frozen store chub, or part of a can of Whole Earth Farms canned grain free (at Petco made by Merrick and good price) ,  or 2 fried eggs broken up with spatula - added to some kibble (the kibble also hides the 'feel' of the pills, add some can veggies like green or yellow wax beans or canned chopped spinach, maybe a just little frozen blueberries, top with some warm water to increase aroma and set off 'prey' alarm in dog brain, add pills and mix some with fork. I recommend Earthborne Meadow Feast, Wellness Core, or Zignature , or Fromm Grain free, because they have a higher protein and medium fat content to begin with than most kibbles. It's at most independent pet stores, VERY well made, and reasonably priced. Try to stay away from grains, beef, chicken, white potato(if you can) due to common allergy.

-AM meal mostly*
antioxidants. Why mostly these in AM? Because the Artemisinin must be given at least 6-8 hours away from lots of anti-oxidents.
-PM meal mostly* immune boosters. Cancer grows most at night.

-Evening cottage cheese/flax oil snack - some supplements and 1 Rx

-an Rx of an old med (Naltrexone) that has a great side effect and no bad ones that boosts the immune system used off label and at very very low dosages. (Low Dose Naltrexone)

-*some other natural analogues of anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, and misc. things to support or deal with symptoms or side effects

- natural analogues of things that kill cancer cells, lessens their ability to grow, or makes them easier for the immune system to get rid of.  If using the original natural whole version rather than a lab isolated synthesized version you get better results and much less side effects.

Each thing I chose has it's own properties in the mix of what it is doing:   When combined, this combination kills cancer cells, makes cancer cells either look a cancer cell or a normal cell to the immune system so the body can find and remove easier, boost the immune system, get rid of all the junk these processes put out, slow blood vessel growth to cancer cells, and manage symptoms and effects of cancer. And of course a healthier animal in general.  We can buy time. This is what we want. There is lessening or hopefully remission for as long as we can get it with a dog that is not stressed out and sick.


Again, I just wanted to create a very multi-modal diverse approach using as much well researched, but easily purchased stuff, that is a natural whole substance not some chemical extract in total isolation. The body is too complex too just focus on one thing. There is no magic one pill or treatment. It's 20! I hope your dog is not fussy. Your vet will likely nix your ideas. A Holistic vet won't. In fact, you will possibly need one to be able to get 2 of the herb compounds and the Low Dose Naltrexone Rx. The holistic vet probably won't want you to give all these pills I give Lucy either, they may only want a few given. I disobeyed mine. Hah! Now she is a believer every year she sees Lucy for her YEARLY checkup! Yes, yearly.



*as always high protein medium fat low carb! Info on Dog Cancer Diet

Salmon Oil or Fish Oil Gel Capsules (NOT ENTERIC COATED JUST PLAIN GELCAPS)- Omega 3 - OR Few squirts from bottle purchased fresh in refrigerated section of health food store or 2 or 3 Gel Caps.  You have read plenty about how Omega 3 oils Fish oils help you. There is plenty of cancer research on this. You can go cheap at the drugstore or Swanson that's ok, but it would be better if you got the fresher refrigerated version to simply squirt some on the dog food at the health food store or health section of a supermarket. Or use gelcaps. I give Lucy 2 squirts now per meal. Make sure not lemon flavored or such. Just plain fish oils. But fresher the better like refrigerated due to oxidation. OR since Lucy now hates fish oils I use   Hemp seed oil      (no it's not from pot it's from real hemp). I get this from Swanson as well.     Hemp seed oil Research

         Swanson Superior Herbs Wolfberry Standardized Ext "Goji Berry"

Published studies have also reported biological effects of Lycium barbarum in animal models, and speculated from this basic research that there may be potential benefits against cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases,]vision-related diseases (such as age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma) or from neuroprotective,[28] anticancer[29] or immunomodulatory activity.[4][30]
In Traditional Chinese MedicineLycium leaves are used in a tea, together with the root bark. A glucopyranoside (namely (+)-Lyoniresinol-3α-O-β-d-glucopyranoside) and phenolic amides (dihydro-N-caffeoyltyramine, trans-N-feruloyloctopamine, trans-N-caffeoyltyramine and cis-N-caffeoyltyramine) isolated from wolfberry root bark have inhibitory activity in vitro against human pathogenic bacteria and fungi.[31][32]
 500 MG Caps          1 cap given

         American Biotech Labs Colloidal Silver Biotics   (Swanson ) FOR ANTIBIOTIC USE
Liquid 8 fl oz 10 ppm Liquid   (1/2 dropper full into meal - odorless and tasteless- ok long term as long as their meal has probiotics in it. The good dog foods do or also give a little good live yogurt)  I give this when I think Lucy might have infection only.
COLLOIDAL SILVER tastes almost like pure water with just a slight minerally taste, so it is easily administered orally to rabbits, goats, dogs, cats, horses, birds, ferrets, people, and other beings. Colloidal silver can be administered orally, in the eyes (for eye allergies, conjunctivitis, keratitis, etc.), in the nose (for sinusitis), sprayed on wounds, it doesn't sting or burn, via IV, Subcue, in the ears, and nebulized into the lungs. There is no natural antibiotic alternative like it for ease of administration and effectiveness. And no traditional antibiotic comes close to the effectiveness of our Colloidal Silver - EIS.
COLLOIDAL SILVER (CS/EIS) is known to kill over 650 known pathogens - viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoan. Colloidal silver has been in use for thousands of years.

        Swanson Ultra Resveratrol 100
ANTIOXIDANT and more. 
Resveratrol has the ability to prevent and slow down cancer growth in dogs, due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.   Studies show it has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-infective properties, and it activates the longevity gene in fruit flies and worms.   Resveratrol cancer research data
 100 MG Caps         1 cap given
       Swanson Premium NAC N-Acetyl Cysteine  
ANTI-ANGIOGENESIS and Mucolytic (AND helps mucous)  research data

N-acetyl cysteine is a broad-spectrum compound supplement traditionally under-utilized in conventional medicine. A burst of new clinical research reveals that NAC exerts dual effects, functioning both as a powerful antioxidant that replenishes cellular antioxidant systems (glutathione in particular) and also as a potent modulator of gene expression, regulating inflammation at multiple, fundamental levels. It has been shown to be an effective intervention against influenza, chronic lung diseases (helps mucous), cancers, insulin resistance, and gastritis.  NAC N-Acetyl Cysteine cancer research data and mucous info 
Caps  600 MG Caps         1 cap given

Swanson Korean Red Gingseng Root 400mg capsules-         1 cap given

Red Ginseng has antioxidant properties, protects against cancer formation, stimulates natural killer cell function, inhibits tumor invasion, and has antiangiogenesis properties. 
According to the University of California, red ginseng may help prevent cancer through the activation of the body's immune system. The anti-cancer effects of red ginseng are mediated through the modulation of interferon and cytokine production. Interferons and cytokines activate natural killer cell activity, thereby inhibiting tumor cell progression.

Korean Red Gingseng Root cancer research data

Swanson Alpha Lipoic Acid 250mg  1 cap given

Lester Packer, Ph.D. (scientist and professor at the Berkeley Laboratory of the University of California), refers to lipoic acid as the most powerful of all the antioxidants; in fact, Packer says that if he were to invent an ideal antioxidant, it would closely resemble lipoic acid (Packer et al. 1999). Alpha-lipoic acid claims anticarcinogenic credits because it independently scavenges free radicals, including the hydroxyl radical (a free radical involved in all stages of the cancer process and linked to an increase in the likelihood of metastasis).
Alpha Lipoic Acid cancer research data

     Swanson Premium Full Spectrum Oregon-Grape Root - Barberry Family 
BERBERINE COMPOUNDS – SIMILAR TO BLOODROOT(THE COMPOUNDS IN BLACK SALVE and NEOPLASENE). ANTIANGIOGENIC, IMM. MODULATION, AND COX2, TNF, TIP and more. Also antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic. Cited accounts and studies everywhere. But the Oregon Grape Root's Berberine won't make them sick to their stomach like bloodroot or Neoplasene. 
Stimulates white blood production from the bone marrow, anti-cancer
properties, supports liver function

Oregon-Grape Root - Berberine Research data
 400 MG Caps           1 cap given

Swanson LICORICE ROOT 450mg - 1 cap given
Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, stimulates immune system by enhancing interferon and
T cell production.  "Natures cortisone". Properties: Anti-allergic, anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory, demulcent, emollient, estrogenic (mild), expectorant, laxative, pectoral (moderate), soothing
Licorice Root Cancer Research

Swanson CoQ10 200mg  –  1 cap given
Coenzyme Q-10 is a supplement with antioxidant properties. It is a compound produced by the body and essential for the production of energy at the cellular level. Coenzyme Q-10 helps protect the heart and helps boost the immune system. . Both these benefits can be very helpful in dogs fighting any form of cancer. Some chemotherapy drugs such as doxorubicin can cause side effects such as heart toxicity in dogs, so CoQ-10 can be given as a supplement to dog cancer patients, especially those on doxorubicin. Incidentally, in humans, supplementation of CoQ-10 with other cancer treatments has been shown to improve survival times.
 CoQ10 Cancer research data

Search google for this. Plenty of evidence. You can get on Amazon oddly enough. Read more at link above. DOSAGE: I gave Lucy, a 90 pound Lab, 1 capsule 2x - 3x per day just thrown in her food every day. Her bleeding was much less, her infections and swelling therefore stopped, and the scary and messy scenes stopped. During a bleed I might double or triple this dose for a few days. This bleeding had been going on for months out of her nose. Within a week of use it was less each time and after maybe a couple of months, the bleeding was hardly ever. At this point many months after diagnosis of canine nasal adenocarcinoma cancer, she has not bled AT ALL for many months. After she had not bled for 5 weeks straight I discontinued every day use. In fact, I have not used it at all since remission that occurred after about 4 months doing the stuff in this cancer research blog. 
(I did restart some during the last year of her 5 years).  This is not a blood thickener, it just helps the body clot faster when told to clot. The bleeding itself comes from the arteries feeding the tumor breaking due to the tumor increasing in size. But can also from shrinkage occasionally - but usually from growth and irritation.
 I usually get Yunnan Pai Yao from Active Herb  they have the best price in US  - you will not find this at your health store or Swanson. It's not that cheap, but it is VERY effective for bleeding problems. It's even cheaper direct from Hong Kong Yun Nan Bai Yao Yunnan Bai Yao - Chinese Herbs for Bleeding Type Cancers such as Dog Nasal Cancer 
This is one of the most prized formulas in all of Chinese Medicine. This is because this is the most effective treatment that helps stop bleeding while at the same time continuing to help proper circulation of blood. May be used externally as well and the capsule contents may be put directly onto small wounds to stop bleeding and accelerate healing. Used in both humans and animals (consult a holistic vet first!) in both everyday accidents and emergencies (again, please make sure to consult a physician). 
So, if you or your dog has bleeding issues, then this is a good pill. Not needed if you or your dog don't have bleeding issues.
Yunnan Bai Yao herb detailed research

1 multivitamin Dancing Paws or whatever

1 Small Scoop of Stasis Breaker Chinese Herb Blend - it's a tumor buster

1 Small scoop of Wei Qi Booster Chinese Herb Blend - an immune booster
  *Unfortunately these 2 above herb blends are usually only available at Holistic Vets (and you should ask if they do before you make that first appointment!). It sucks and they charge an arm and a leg for it. BUT I found much anecdotal evidence and testimonials to the effect. And I also do give it to Lucy who is now in remission. I opted for using everything except chemo and radiation. So, I have to recommend it. This is a vet version. There is a human version at bottom of page.
I did recently find a site that is selling the Stasis Breaker chinese herbs without a Rx or going to a holistic vet visit FYI
Don't buy other stuff there, they charge way too much.
Research on above Chinese Herbs Article 1
Research on above Chinese Herbs Article 2



*as always high protein medium fat low carb! Info on Dog Cancer Diet

Salmon Oil or Fish Oil Omega 3 - Few squirts from bottle purchased fresh in refrigerated section of health food store.Certain fatty acids called Omega 3, 6 and 9 are required in fighting cancer. Fish oil and Flax oil are a good source of these specific fatty acids.  In a diet supplemented with fish and the amino acid arginine appears to increase survival time in dogs with cancer. Or use gelcaps. I give Lucy 2 squirts per meal. Make sure not lemon flavored or such. Just plain fish oils. But fresher the better like refrigerated due to oxidation. 
OR since Lucy now hates fish oils I use Hemp seed oil (no it's not from pot it's from real hemp). I get this from Swanson as well. Hemp seed oil Research
     Swanson Condition Spec. Bone Essentials
 TO HELP STOP BONE LOSS AT TUMOR SITE AND SNOUT OR PALATE AND PROGRESSION THROUGH CRIBIFORM PLATE(The area between your dogs sinus and the eye and brain. I am theoretically attempting to contain the tumor. The tumor dissolves bone.  Building very strong bone and healthy bone growth is important to help contain area.This will help slow down progression of worst symptoms hopefully.) Should help wherever tumor is in, near, or next to bone
Capsules with calcium and many other bone builders.          1 cap given
or this substitute if they are out

The herb Ashwagandha may slow and even stop the growth of cancerous cells or tumors in the canine body.  Regular use of Ashwagandha also increases hemoglobin levels. Its anti cancer, anti-inflammatory and soothing attributes can assist in providing the dog with an improved quality of life. 
1 cap given
ASHWAGANDHA and cancer research

Swanson   Triphala Whole herb or Standardized Extract 450mg
These effects are due to the polyphenols and flavonoids present in its constituents. 
1 cap given
Triphala and cancer research

Swanson L-Arginine Amino Acid 900mg caps-  1 cap given
Slows tumor growth and slows metastasis    
L-Arginine is the main supplement in Hills Prescription Cancer Dog Canned Food. Not that great a dog food (very expensive and not IMHO of quality) but that's where my idea came from to use L-Arginine. 
L-Arginine is an essential amino acid required for the normal cellular growth, metabolism and organ function. However, L-Arginine also plays a vital role in inducing cell death - Apoptosis. 
In a recent study conducted on dogs suffering with lymphoblastic lymphoma, researchers were able to increase survival time to a significant level by providing L-Arginine and fish oil only as a dietary supplement. L-Arginine was found to lower the levels of lactic acid and insulin in the blood and also reduce the levels of cytokines that can help in the growth of cancer. L-Arginine also helps in enhancing immunity in cancer patients who have undergone chemotherapy or surgery. Certain cancer types do not require L-Arginine for their growth. Studies have shown that overloading such cancer cells with excess L-Arginine has resulted in decreased tumor growth.  
L-Arginine Amino Acid cancer research data                                

        Swanson Premium Cat's Claw    
IMMUNE SUPPORT  -shrinks tumors, immune stimulating properties, anti-inflammatory properties
 500 MG Caps       1 cap given

 Swanson Premium Astragalus Root

Recent research confirms the positive effect of Astragalus on immune functioning and its ability to help the body fight against illness and disease.  Astragalus may aid in restoring the function of the canine immune system. It also may prohibit the further growth of cancer cells and tumors.  Astragalus root also prevents bone loss and shows osteogenesis ability.(some cancers soften and destroy bone- important with cancers such as nasal cancer or bone cancers). 
Astragalus is considered a supportive herb because it also enhances the effectiveness of other herbs.
 470 MG Caps    1 cap given
Astragalus Root cancer research data

        Swanson Ultra COX-2 Herb Combo   caps  -  or if they are out this one has 2 of the ingredients that are major cox-2 (COX-2 means anti-inflammatory NSAID):
Or this substitute if they are out of COX-2 Herb Combo     1 cap given

Studies done on laboratory animals suggest that curcumin and turmeric has significant anti-cancer activities and properties. Curcumin is making huge strides in cancer cures, as it not only inhibits tumor growth, but it shrinks existing tumors and prevents new ones from growing in carcinogenic cancers.  This herb combo above has other herbs that also act like the above all working together. And without the GI upset and side effects of the prescription NSAID COX-2 pills.  I am using this in place of the Rx Peroxicam / Meloxicam / Metacam NSAID. But in the beginning (Lucy did) and sometimes during, you might need the vet Rx to beat down inflammation.
COX-2 Cancer Research using Boswellian Turmeric Curcurmin and Phellodendron Bark 
   MYCO DEFENSE  or Swanson MUSHROOM COMPLEX or any mushroom complex caps - or bulk mushroom value bag

Reishi mushrooms work to stimulate the immune system. By doing so, they restrict and prevent the growth of cancer cells.  Reishi is known to stimulate the production of potent natural anti-cancer substances that inhibit the growth of tumors. It can prevent the growth of secondary cancers, and reduces side-effects of chemotherapy. There are other mushrooms that help too. More variety the better!
I give 1 cap.
Mushrooms and cancer research


Swanson Beta Glucans or Beta 1,3/1,6-D-Glucans (same thing) 100mg caps-
Immune Boosting
beta 1-3, 1-6 glucan is a potent immune system stimulator. It is derived from yeast and specifically activates macrophages turning on your immune system. 1 cap given
Beta 1,3/1,6-D-Glucans research data

Side note:
I therefore want to call your attention to an interesting article from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). 

The bottom line of the study was this:

Consistently significant activity was seen with four of the preparations:

(1)  mushroom extracts (especially PSK);

(2) extract of Astragalus;

(3) yeast β-glucan; and (to a lesser extent)

(4) Maitake mushrooms.

Swanson or Jarrow Formulas, Inc. IP6 Inositol Hexaphosphate (this is ok *itol no relation)
A number of studies support IP6's (inositol hexaphosphate) cancer-fighting properties. Additionally, IP6 has been shown to have potent antioxidant properties. IP6 has been shown in more than 25 studies to prevent the growth of tumors and shrink existing tumors.  Caps 120 500 MG Caps    1 cap given
IP6 Inositol Hexaphosphate cancer research data

Milk Thistle Swanson 500Mg-   1 cap given
Helps Liver Detox

 Thіѕ herb саn protect thе liver against harmful bу-products οf thе cancer and some pills. Aѕ well, milk thistle іѕ effectual іn protecting thе body frοm liver destruction resulting frοm chemotherapy. 

You must give this, it's critical if you are giving a ton of pills.
Milk Thistle research data

Search google for this. Plenty of evidence. Read link above.DOSAGE: I gave Lucy, a 90 pound Lab, 1 capsule 2x per day just thrown in her food every day. Her bleeding stopped, her infections and swelling therefore stopped, and the scary and messy scenes stopped. During a bleed I would double or triple this dose for a few days. This bleeding had been going on for months out of her nose. Within a week of use it was less each time and after maybe a couple of months, the bleeding was hardly ever. At this point many months after diagnosis of canine nasal adenocarcinoma cancer, she has not bled AT ALL for many months now. After she had not bled for 5 weeks straight I discontinued every day use. In fact, I have not used it at all since remission that occurred after about 4 months doing the stuff in this blog. This is not a blood thickener, it just helps the body clot faster when told to clot. The bleeding itself comes from the arteries feeding the tumor breaking due to the tumor increasing in size. I usually get Yunnan Pai Yao from Active Herb   - you will not find this at your health store or Swanson. It's not that cheap, but it is VERY effective for bleeding problems. It's even cheaper direct from Hong Kong Yun Nan Bai Yao Yunnan Bai Yao Read the comments on Amazon(it's never in stock at and it's more expensive there anymore but the reviews are still there).
Yunnan Bai Yao herb detailed research

1 Small Scoop of Stasis Breaker Chinese Herb Blend - it's a tumor buster

1 Small scoop of Wei Qi Booster Chinese Herb Blend - an immune booster
  *Unfortunately these 2 above herb blends are usually only available at Holistic Vets (and you should ask if they do before you make that first appointment!). It sucks and they charge an arm and a leg for it. BUT I found much anecdotal evidence and testimonials to the effect. And I also do give it to Lucy who is now in remission. I opted for using everything except chemo and radiation. So, I have to recommend it. This is a vet version. There is a human version at bottom of page.
I did recently find a site that is selling the Stasis Breaker chinese herbs without a Rx or going to a holistic vet visit FYI
Don't buy other stuff there, they charge way too much.
Research on above Chinese Herbs Article 1
Research on above Chinese Herbs Article 2


I buy most but not all of these from except where noted.

EVENING SNACK (about 8:30pm):

These are things that need to be given with only light non meat meal to be effective. Again timing is sometimes a big deal. 

          Swanson or health store liquid bottled Flaxseed Oil OR Hemp Seed Oil, TO BE MIXED WITH COTTAGE CHEESE FOR BUDWIG DIET PROTOCOL.
THE OIL PLUS THE COTTAGE CHEESE SULFER COMPOUNDS INCREASED BIOAVAILIBILTY OF BOTH SYNERGISTICALLY. FLAX OIL AND SALMON OIL ARE OMEGA 3 OILS THAT CANCER CELLS FIND ANTI-ANGIOGENIC.  They have cancer fighting chemicals, antioxidant, and anti-angiogenesis properties. The Budwig Protocol of mixing sulfur rich cottage cheese and omega 3 flax seed oil together the research found that  many tumors gradually receded, weakness and anemia disappeared and energy was better. Symptoms of cancer, liver dysfunction and diabetes were helped. Crazy. But there is some (not alot) data on this.
Liquid 16 fl oz (474 ml) Liquid Flax Oil     I use a few tablespoons mixed with equal amount cottage cheese by fork with below pills opened up in it.  If they hate the Flax oil, try Hemp Seed oil also from swansonvitamins. Hemp seed oil has virtually no taste or odor.
BUDWIG DIET PROTOCOL - read this detail
More Budwig Cottage Cheese / Flax Oil data


High IG Colostrum - from Swanson
Has a unique effect of modulating the immune system, turning it up when the body comes under attack from pathogens or other disease agents, and damping it when needed so other secondary effects don't occur like excess inflammation. 
 I feel immune modulation from this and Moducare might even help ALOT with H1N1 flu early ramping up stages where your body gets overwhelmed by the immune system trying to deal with virus with boatloads of mucous, this is the point where we are in ER filled with mucous from over reaction ..... Also helpful for Aspergillus as well. Modulation helps the immune system for cancer as well.                   1 cap given.
Colostrum Immunoglobulins research data

 Artemisinin (Wormwood Standardized Extract) 
Artemisinin (wiki) is the second most common herbal I have read about to fight cancer in animals and it is extremely safe in almost all cases. Just don't give during radiation.
Artemisinin is an extract from the herb sweet wormwood and was originally used to treat malaria. It is currently under study by Dr. Henry Lai at the University of Washington for its effects against cancer, especially breast and bone cancer.
So how does it work?
Cancer cells take up more iron then normal cells. Artemisinin is attracted to these high iron cells and selectively goes to them. Once inside the cancer cells it reacts with the iron causing free radial formation which kills the cancer cells.
Don't give to dogs within 20 days of radiation.
Also see
UWlicenses potential cancer treatment derived from ancient Chinese folk remedy
Ancient Chinese remedy shows potential in preventing breast cancer 

Will probably help with heartworm to boot.  Apoptosis.
*USE 1 WEEK ON AND 1 WEEK OFF IMPORTANT TO KEEP CANCER FROM ADAPTING TO THE WORMWOOD. And always use at least 8 hours away from the mornings antioxident regimen.
Also you can REVIEW for Dihydroartemisinin studies
Caps 90 100 MG Caps     I give a 200mg capsule.

Artemisinin (Wormwood Standardized Extract) Cancer Research Data Article 1
Article 2 on Artemisinin and Cancer

On the week off of Artemisinin above I give 10mg caps, yes 10mg, of Melatonin1 cap given
It's a strong immune booster AND antioxident.

Melatonin used with chemo versus chemo alone more than doubled the survival time of human cancer patients.  A cancer study looked at over 600 cancer patients with a variety of solid-tissue tumors received melatonin.  The 1 year survival time of the group that took melatonin was more than a third greater than those that did not.
Melatonin cancer research data

Swanson    Moducare  

Also has a unique effect of modulating the immune system, turning it up when the body comes under attack from pathogens or other disease agents, and damping it when needed so other secondary effects don't occur. 

Moducare immune research data
Capsules 90 Caps  1 cap given

Swanson Sulforaphane  
1 cap given
(from Broccoli sprout extracts - contains sulfur compounds that help good fats to absorb into cancer cells. Cancer cells hate good fats and neither can they use them)
Research Detail

Swanson Ultra Soil Based Organisms PROBIOTIC
1 capsule



  YOU WILL NEED TO TALK YOUR VET INTO THIS ONE....  READ LINK AND PRINT OUT ALL 3 ARTICLES FOR VET.  They will not understand why this med is used in this manner at all unless you educate them. Gently...
 Lucy gets 2ml to 3ml (this is the most common dose no matter weight unless very small dog - human normal dosages start at 50mg/ml so this is, well, low dosing. This is all that is needed to boost immune system) of LDN Low Dose Naltrexone prescription from measured baby medicine dropper (shake bottle first) into the above nightly PM snack that I self compounded from 50mg standard Naltrexone tablets ground into 50ml of distilled water (hey cool - it turns 50mg into 50ml for easy dosing) with a few drops of colloidal silver as preservative and refrigerate. Pharmacy area will have bottles and droppers and pill grinder.                          
*Occasionally, during the first week's use of LDN, patients may have some difficulty sleeping. This rarely persists after the first week. Should it do so, dosage can be temporarily reduced.



You might want to consider stopping all shots. I know... But if your dog has cancer and is not running around loose in the neighborhood, you should consider this. It's your call, but shots have made dogs come out of remission. It's even written in all the vets literature that comes with the vaccines to NOT give to dogs who are immune compromised. 
Vaccination research on cancer Article 1
Vaccination research on cancer Article 2

I call all of this The Tippner Cancer Protocol.  It's simply a diverse set of attacks and support for cancer. Gotta call it something since Lucy is still in remission well after vets and googles info on nasal cancer prognosis... 


Whatever you buy, be sure it DOES NOT have Xylitol or anything with ***itol in it. It is toxic to dogs. It is a sweetener used in many chewable products. I strictly use capsules.

Natural Defense Flea & Tick Spray For Dogs & Puppies
Liquid 8 fl oz Liquid  1         STOP PUTTING PESTICIDES ON YOUR DOG! They are nervous system and immune system disruptors.
Natural Flea Control article

I let the Artemisinin/Wormwood already being given should handle any heartworm prevention. I just will no longer put pesticides IN my dog either like Heartguard. Again your call, but if you consistently use the above repellents, let no standing water in yards, and use the Artemisinin/Wormwood.... it takes many months for heartworm larvae to become worms. Heartguard is a pesticide that stays in your dogs body for months. Do wild dogs die from heartworm? No. They eat right and have healthy immune systems. And that is what all this site is about.

  • If your dog has Mast Cell Tumors, then Tagamet or Pepcid and Benedryl OTC combo works very well to add. They both work on both types of histamine receptors - mast cells tumors release lots of histamine. Ask your vet about this.
  • If your dog has Hemangiosarcoma Lucy's list is good to consider I think.
  • If your dog has Osteosarcoma, same list consideration.
  • If your dog has forms of blood cancers like T-Cell Lymphoma, then I might remove the Mushrooms and Beta Glucans because they could make things worse. They trigger t-cells which may not be the best thing for T-cell lymphomas. But are effective and helpful for other cancers. GENISTEIN supplements addition ( google it as canine lymphoma genistein and see what comes up!). Genistein is an isoflavone extracted from soybeans. If you google it you'll find page after page of promising research -- mostly and especially on lymphoma and t-cell lymphoma. Among other things it caused the death of those cancer cells without harming healthy ones. (Something chemo or radiation DON"T do) Swanson does carry it .  I also have Lucy on Melatonin--- Good for many cancers like hers. but NOT for lymphoma -- or at least, evidence for leukemia and lymphoma patients is not complete, but early evidence suggests it may be better for those cancers than the patient. Do not give Bone Essentials- it may be bad for elevated calcium level that may be present in some blood cancers.
  • Dosages? I just give one cap of each in her food unless specified. Lucy is 80# Lab 8 years old. If your dog is much smaller please adjust if you are going to try this.

 Everything else Lucy takes other than the vet Stasis Breaker and Wei QI Booster ARE human pills but safe for dogs. Lucy would be proof... 

I did recently find a site that is selling the Stasis Breaker chinese herbs without a Rx or going to a holistic vet visit FYI
Don't buy other stuff there, they charge way too much.
Research on above Chinese Herbs Article 1
Research on above Chinese Herbs Article 2
Don't buy other stuff there, they charge way too much.

I buy most but not all of these from except where noted.

Please try work closely with your vet. I am not responsible for anything you do. But I will answer any questions about what I did for Lucy that you have, please do so. I want to help.

Please contact me if you have questions about what I am doing and researching.
  She was diagnosed in March of 2011 by biopsy. Given 4 months to live. Cats won't take pills. Some dogs won't take this many. Just a word of warning...

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