Posted by Adrienne (Deary, Idaho) on 02/28/2015
QUESTION: When our Penelope, white American Shorthair cat, age fourteen, was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma we were given few options. The tumor is on her forehead at the top of her nose and in her right nasal passage. Even though, at that time, the tumor wasn't visible, the oncologist said she would not recommend radiation, but could offer chemo. I asked her how many cats she had saved with this approach and after deflecting my question twice, finally, answered when I asked the third time. Her answer was "none". I was a little surprised, but not a lot and told her I would not be subjecting Penelope to such utter nonsense. I say that because our regular vet is still feeling guilty some years after chemoing her own cat to death. She has brought the matter up more than once saying her cat was throwing up and hiding, simply miserable, from her treatment, and it will trouble her for the rest of her life that she did that to her cat.
Instead, I opted for a nutritional approach offered by a company calling themselves "Veterinary Science" or something like that. After a month of their lipids and green powder, etc. the tumor had grown considerably so I switched to mushroom powder and my own concoction of fish oil, enzymes, probiotics, etc., and started giving Penelope hp twice a day. orally, working up to three quarters of a drop each time. The tumor has grown somewhat since then so I began using dmso with hp in it and some baking soda. At this point, the tumor's progression seems less and her spirits are quite good, not as good as in the beginning, but good. She still comes over to lick my face and she eats very well but has lost weight. My question is, what would cause this tumor to shrink? I don't have much spare time as I am a caregiver for my husband and have several other cats and some dogs to care for as well as the house, garden and everything else. But, like so many of you, I prefer harmless, home remedies to pharmaceutical drugs...putting it kindly.