Lymphoma and Your Dog

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In a hurry? Here's your link to the MOST EFFECTIVE NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR DOG LYMPHOMA.  We use these every day in our veterinary clinics, and can answer any questions you have about their use.

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. Pets survive longer.
  • T cell lymphoma is less common but more aggressive. Shorter survival time.
  • 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.

THE INTEGRATIVE TREATMENT OF DOG LYMPHOMA

  • Here are the MOST EFFECTIVE NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR DOG LYMPHOMA, in order of potency. Proven effectiveness in multiple human studies against the similar disease NHL, and proven safe for your pet. Follow the links to learn the products we use every day in our veterinary clinics-- we only sell what we know and trust. You can trust them too.
    • CURCUMIN-- The SINGLE MOST EFFECTIVE natural treatment for lymphoma.  
    • EGCG
    • Vitamins C and D
    • CANNABINOIDS
    • Resveratrol
    • Rice Bran
    • Verbena
    • Neem
  • Want more info or dosing help? Email me at ktomandvm@gmail.com, and let's talk!!

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

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

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.