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Old 12-17-2012, 05:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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No, my vet hasn't mentioned that combo, but I've read about it online. I know I can buy Benadryl over the counter, but where do you get the other med? How much and how often do you give these meds? What I've read online suggests giving the two drugs for 3 weeks a few times a year to ward off the tumor.

Any suggestions welcome! Once Achilles is healed from this new round of surgery, we'd love to do our part to help prevent it.

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Old 12-18-2012, 12:51 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Is this the article you read?

Bavaria's Boxers Medical News - Cancer Treatment and Prevention Therapy - Vera Kollar

I have know people who that have used and still continue to use benadryl and tagamet on a daily basis. I would ask your Vet for advice.

Do you know what grade the MCT is?
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Old 12-18-2012, 09:24 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Yes, that is the article I read. I found it posted on this forum.

The MCT is a Grade 1.

I will try to find out where to buy the Tagamet so that we can start the combo shortly to help Achilles.

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Tagamet is over he counter medication you can get at any pharmacy or at Walmart etc. Thats good its a grade 1 but as you know Im sure your Vet told you dogs that have had a MCT are likely to get more over their lifetime.

What are you feeding him? Cancer feeds on carbs so make sure he is on a low carb grain free diet. I would also consider giving him Astragalus (2 weeks on 1 week off). Astragalus consists of an alkaloid that prevents cancer from spreading as well as strengthening the immune system. I give Kippah my healthy dog Astragalus daily. You can get Astragalus in capsule form at any health food store or order online from Amazon.com

If you havent read these posts yet in the holistic care section of the forum it would be a good idea to do so:

Mast cell tumors of the skin holistic approaches for prevention

Diets for cancer in cats and dogs

Benefits of Turmeric for Dogs

Herbal Treatments For Cancer


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Old 12-18-2012, 07:42 PM   #15 (permalink)
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We are feeding Achilles Blue Buffalo grain free.

Yes, the vet advised us that more tumors will likely arrive around the same area as before. We aren't sure we are willing to go through this again when they do though. Achilles is going on his 2nd surgery now for the first lump with at least 6 weeks of healing time ahead. Not to mention, his leg has no more skin to remove hence why we're having skin grafts done next week.

I need to research more on what life will be like for Achilles if we choose not to remove any future tumors (life expectancy, pain, etc).

Thank you for sharing the holistic posts! I'll be reading them all.

Also, great to know that I can get the Meds at the drugstore! I've never heard of the one, so I wasn't sure.

Thanks again for sharing your wealth of knowledge! So appreciated!


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You're welcome. Benadryl is a H1 histamine blocker. H1 histamine receptors are found in smooth muscle cells throughout the body, and they lead to a traditional allergic reaction when histamine is bound to them.

Tagamet is an H2 histamine blocker. H2 histamine receptors bind with histamine just as H1 receptors do, but H2 receptors are found in the stomach lining.

Mast cells can release several biologically active chemicals such as histamine and heparin which can be very dangerous to the body when released in excess by the tumor cells. So thats why Benadryl and Tagamet can help with MCTs.
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