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When you have a belly full of acid, it feels awful and you may start vomiting. So in dogs with any signs of decreased appetite, nausea licking lips a lot, salivationvomiting, or loss of energy with mast cell tumors, we always want to address this acid issue. There are several approaches. We definitely want an antacid. Cimetidine Tagamet is a good choice, as this drug has not only antacid effects but also some nice, documented anti-cancer effects. Tagamet is available over the counter at most locations where non-prescription human medications are sold.
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For more information and specifics on these items, you can find more details on dosage and use in The Dog Cancer Survival Guide and through discussions with your vet or oncologist. Dressler consults both dog lovers and veterinary professionals, and is sought after as a speaker on topics ranging from the links between lifestyle choices and disease, nutrition and cancer, and animal ethics.
He is also an advisory board member for Pacific Primate Sanctuary. Thanks for writing. As Dr. D writes in the Dog Cancer Survival Guide, certain drugs can affect the metabolism of chemo drugs. Thank you for this article about mast cell tumors. Would you be kind enough to provide this info to us.
Thank you in advance. D provides information and the recommended dosage for Cimetidine on pages Dear Dr. My 9 yr. These were tested in Aug. He had already had surgery on both back legs earlier. I have your book and it is wonderful.
After much soul searching we decided against surgery. He is on benadryl and and anacid. I have him on Apocaps and K9. His stool is now semi loose and soft but not watery and gold or yellow in color. I have just this week taken him off Apocaps and K9 to see if this helps.
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My vet is very kind and sympathize but has admitted she knows nothing about pet nutrition. Thanks for you book and guidance. Hi Dr. D, My 8 year old mix breed just had two mast cells grade 2 removed last week and since the operation has steadily had severe bouts of diarrhea. He has been put on Pepcid and we have been feeding him boiled chicken and rice only Melody To Ease The Pain - Various - Louisville Is For Lovers 2010 Goodbye (CD his meals.
We have an appointment with his new oncologist on Thursday but his regular vet told us it was likely from the anesthesia and the pain killer used, as well as stress. Is it more likely, however, to be the result of histamines released during the procedure? Thank you for all of your great information. Hello, I just came upon your web-site. It does seem to have very useful info. My dog does have the mast cell tumors. I wish I had found this site longer ago because his prognosis is not good and the battle is day to day at this point.
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Her bowels have been stable for a good 2 years since switching to the proper food MP3) her needs- California Natural Herring and Sweet Potato. The throwing up has been minimal and pepcid usually fixes it but I definitely want to try Tagamet based on your suggestion of anticancer properties. I hate medicating her but is it better to put her on an antihistamine as needed to calm her body from worse harm? Also, have you heard of Moducare?
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Dear Lindsay, there seems to be a bit of a link, although a soft one, between allergies and mast cell tumor. You might consider allergy testing and a true hypoallergenic food trial and possibly immunotherapy. And if you are a dog lover and a boxer guardian, the Guide would be a smart idea… Best, D. Luckily, tumor is now out and Big is on his way to happier days.
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