Discussing Questions And Answers About Lymphoma Dog Foods

James asks…

I have a 12 year old Basset Hound who has Lymphoma and she has worms. Is there a “natrual” way to kill them?

I know to take her to the vet but I don’t get paid til Friday. I have lots of food, and fresh water and she’s more of an inside dog. She has her own bed-sleeping on me.

Jimmy answers:

There are a few “home remedies”, but they are largely ineffective.

The best bet is to take a fecal sample to the vet. Determine what type of worms they are and then get the appropriate treatment from the vet. It isn’t expensive. The fecal test where I live is like $20 and can be performed by a vet tech. The medication is like $10-15.

See if the vet will work with you.

Steven asks…

How can I help my dog lose the weight caused by Prednisone?

My 4 year old dog has stage 5 lymphoma (cancer) and she was on Prednisone for a while.
a month later, when I took her back to the vet, she gained 10 pounds, in a month!
Now it seems i can’t get her to lose the weight. I walk her daily (weather permitting) I feed her twice a day (about 2 cups, she’s Australian shepherd mix, so she’s a pretty big dog, and the food is for weight management)
I don’t know what else to do. She’s not an active dog anymore, the cancer has gotten to her pretty bad, although she plays every now and then and she doesn’t mind walking.

What do you suggest?
she was off the prednisone for a month and a half, and she had to start it again for a week…didn’t work. now she’s starting a new med (can’t think of the name of it, i can’t even pronounce it) because the prednisone isn’t working anymore…and if that medicine doesn’t work then she’s going to have to be put down (so my vet says…I’m not going to until I KNOW she has to be. I will know when it’s time to. When she stops getting up to go outside, that’s when I’ll know.
She eats Life’s Abundance weight loss formula. and all together she gets 2 cups a day, sorry.

Jimmy answers:

How long has she been off the Pred? Often, the weight caused by taking a steroid will drop off slowly. What are you feeding her? And you say you are feeding twice a day 2 cups; is that 4 cups total?
If so that may be too much.

Is she in remission now? Please let me know.

Add: I would not worry about her weight. Let her have as much quality of life she can right now. Cutting back on her food etc just doesn’t seem so important. Extra time with her, love and attention. And when it is her time, be with her and walk her over the bridge. She’ll be there waiting for you when it is your time.

Ruth asks…

Lymphoma in dogs, help please :) ?

I have an 8 year old bernese mountain dog (the love of my life :) ) and about the last month or so he has developed a decreased appetite. He will often only eat about 3/4 of his food and then leave the rest. We give him a piece of cheese every night followed by one his cookies every night before we go to bed, the last week or so, he won’t even eat that. Today we took him to the vet to get him looked at and the veterinarian noticed that his lymphnodes were swollen throughout his body and that she thinks his liver is also inflammed. They are doing a biopsy next week.
My question is this; is it definetely cancer or can it be something else? How long can a dog expect to live if it is cancer, with or without treatment? Also anybody have experience with this disease?
Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
thx everyone for ur answers, I rly appreciate them :)

Jimmy answers:

I had a 10 yr. Old Great Dane that had lymphoma. We sort of caught it early and he was put on steroids that reduced his large lymph glands. He was fine for 2 years. He enjoyed life period. When it came back when he was 12 it was worse, affecting his gait and his throat. Which made him quite uncomfortable. I was offered a consult with an oncologist vet 3 hrs. Away for chemotherapy. I had to refuse because of the expense and the time away from home and job. I knew he would understand and he went to sleep peacefully with no pain.
I hope this helps.

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