Lymphoma and Your Dog

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THE INTEGRATIVE TREATMENT OF DOG LYMPHOMA

  • All integrative treatments are drawn from human studies on Non-Hodgkins lymphoma, which is very similar to dog lymphoma
  • Here are the MOST EFFECTIVE NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR DOG LYMPHOMA, in order of effectiveness. Proven in multiple studies, and ready to go to work for your pet.
    • CURCUMIN-- The single most effective natural treatment for lymphoma.  
    • EGCG-- We carry the purest EGCG on the market... and take it ourselves
    • Vitamins C and D
    • CANNABINOIDS-- Here is the best cannabinoid oil on the market, and we can prove it.
    • Resveratrol
    • Rice Bran
    • Verbena
    • Neem
  • Want more info or dosing help? Email me at ktomandvm@gmail.com, and let's talk!!

HOW IS DOG LYMPHOMA DIAGNOSED?

  • 80% of dogs have enlarged lymph nodes which you can feel under the skin
  • Your veterinarian will do a needle aspirate of these lymph nodes to look for cancer
  • Some cases of lymphoma occur internally and can be picked up on blood tests

ARE ALL TYPES OF DOG LYMPHOMA CREATED EQUAL?

  • There are two types of generalized lymphoma-- B cell and T cell
  • The test to tell them apart is called Flow Cytometry, and costs about $400
  • B cell lymphoma is more common and less aggressive
  • T cell lymphoma is less common but more aggressive
  • There are other types of lymphoma that are less common and more benign.

HOW MUCH TIME DOES MY DOG HAVE?

  • Without treatment, most dogs survive 1-3 months
  • With traditional chemotherapy, survival can be extended to 8-12 mos and occasionally longer. I had one dog going strong at 2 years, but he was an outlier.

Here's your link to the MOST EFFECTIVE NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR DOG LYMPHOMA.

TRADITIONAL CHEMOTHERAPY FOR DOG LYMPHOMA

  • Longest survival is with rotational chemotherapy-- The Wisconsin or CHOP protocols
  • These involve weekly treatments with oral or injectable chemotherapy
  • These treatments typically are given at pet cancer specialists
  • Here is a link to a searchable list of pet cancer specialists 
  • 80-90% of dogs will go into remission for 8-12 months, after which the cancer will generally recur.
  • Potential side effects = vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, bone marrow suppression

STEROID THERAPY FOR DOG LYMPHOMA

  • High dose steroids will delay the progression of lymphoma
  • Should not be used if you are considering traditional chemotherapy
  • Cheap and can be given at home
  • Will have side effects such as increased thirst, urination, and panting

METRONOMIC CHEMOTHERAPY FOR DOG LYMPHOMA

  • A new approach to the treatment of dog lymphoma
  • Owners give 1-2 small doses of chemotherapy at home as pills
  • Generally very well tolerated with few side effects
  • Typically will NOT induce remission, but can be used to extend both quality of life and remission.
  • Also useful in pets who did not do well on rotational chemotherapy
  • Want more information? Email me at ktomandvm@gmail.com, and let's talk!!

NEW TREATMENTS FOR DOG LYMPHOMA

  • Tanovea-- an injectable drug which specifically targets the malignant cells responsible for dog lymphoma
  • Autologous Cancer Vaccines-- use a biopsy sample taken from your pet's lymph nodes to develop a vaccine against your pet's cancer.