My dobie Babe has a tumor on her upper leg on the humorous above the elbow. Six weeks ago I took her to one of the 2 vet's we see. He said the limp and the swelling was due to running into something in the yard. She'd been limping for about a week or so. He ordered 30 days of bed rest with potty breaks. We did that. At the end of the month, the limp was gone. I took her back in and the vet said she can slowly resume running and playing. Then the limp returned after another week went by. The first vet keeps costs down and doesn't have an ex ray machine. At that point, 3 weeks ago, I took her to the 2nd vet and she was diagnosed with the tumor. The vet said she can do nothing and that she's seen 3 other dogs since the first of the year with bone cancer on a leg. It must be what they're eating. She also said if the limb were removed, another tumor would grow back so she feels it's hopeless and all I can do is let her go. It seems cancer is everywhere both animals and humans..
Thanks to Earth Clinic and all that I've read here, I have her on Essiac tea. I brew the tea and put it in her water and have been putting it in her food as well, about a teaspoon both meals. I put 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons of flax seed oil on it so she'll eat it as I mix it with liver, her favorite food. I give her turkey or chicken morning and evening with 1 tablespoon and 1/2 of flaxseed oil over the food. I add 1/2 a teaspoon of turmeric for both meals. I mix it in with the turkey and oil and amazingly she loves the oil and the turmeric as she licks the plate clean. I've put flavic minerals in her water thanks to Ted on earth clinic. I'm giving her MMS several times a day. 5 drops of MMS mixed with 25 drops of the citric acid. I put it in 2 caps and put it down her throat after she's eaten. I follow each cap with a small piece of liver or chicken in case she's tasted the MMS. I was giving her a cap with a piece of chicken wrapped around it.. but she caught on after a few days and wouldn't take anything from my hand.. so I was left with the alternative. I also put a caster oil pack on the tumor every evening. I've put a few drops of hydrogen peroxide in her water as well. I'm using everything I've read about on Earth Clinic to help her. She's only 4 years old!!!!
The vet suggested I come back in 2 weeks for another ex ray (and check for $120 ). She assured me that the tumor would be larger. I decided to spend the money on food and the supplements rather than another sad warning of why I should put her down. So I don't know if the tumor has grown or not and she is still limping. But the other thing is she eats like a horse and she's not growing thin as they do with cancer. She's started to play with her daughter and wants to run around more even with the limp. In the beginning she was quite lethargic and wanted to sleep on the couch much of the time. She's still sleeping more then usual but she's also playing more so something is going on with her and it seems to me to be positive. Thank you Earth Clinic and all the wonderful readers that share their stories. Sally