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Dog x-rays show a gray mass

by Maria Puente-Duany
(Fort Lauderdale, FL)

My dog had x-rays that show a gray mass on the length of the right side of his body. It's not a well defined tumor, it's just a gray mass. The blood test results were normal, so it's probably not malignant.


Is there a holistic treatment to shrink tumors?

My dog is 14, and apart from the fact that this is not operable, I don't want chemo or any other harsh treatment for him. I don't have a copy of the x-ray to upload, but it just looks like a gray shadow over his internal organs.

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Mar 09, 2012
My Online Vet Response for: Dog x-rays show a gray mass
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Hi Maria,
Yes, there are many holistic treatments that can treat tumors. Although it seems that the diagnosis from your veterinarian that took these x-rays is a bit too vague. In your 14 year old dog, you mention that it is a 'gray mass' along the right side of the body, and "appears as a gray shadow over the internal organs".

An x-ray cannot tell you the color of the internal organs. An x-ray can differentiate BONE as white, but other soft tissue organs, including fluid, such as urine in the bladder, as gray. I suggest that you try to get a veterinary radiologist to read these x-rays and give you a second opinion. Is it truly a tumor or is it fluid?

That is GREAT that the blood test was normal, considering that your dog is 14! Unfortunately, that does not mean that a mass is not malignant. If a tumor is seated deep inside an organ, such as a hemangiosarcoma inside the spleen, the blood tests will all come back normal until the spleen begins to hemorrhage.

Also, what prompted you to have x-rays taken of your dog? Did he have some symptoms that he was not feeling well? A holistic veterinarian, will need to prescribe based on the symptoms the dog is showing, this will provide a guide to the best homeopathic remedy.

It might be best to seek the opinion of a holistic veterinarian that can examine your dog AND look at the x-rays. By combining this information, including improvement in nutrition, and avoiding vaccinations, may provide a guide to the best treatment plan!

Click here to find a holistic veterinarian in your area. Another resource for vets knowledgeable in homeopathy is AVH.org.

Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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Mar 09, 2012
Thank you for your comments
by: Maria Puente-Duany

Thank you, that's helpful. I'll look for a holistic vet. I had the x-rays and bloodwork done because he didn't seem to be himself and started whining like he was in pain. The vet said the x-ray showed that he may have hurt his back and gave me a pain medication. He's doing fine now that he's not in pain. The "gray mass" was an aside! The little guy is a 9 1/2 lb Maltese, and has been with me 12 1/2 of his 14 years.

Mar 10, 2012
My Online Vet Response for: Dog x-rays show a gray mass
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

Hi Maria,
That is wonderful that he is more comfortable now. And seeking the help of a holistic veterinarian would be the best course of action at this time.

Please keep us posted by coming back to this page and clicking the 'click here to add your own comments' link below.

Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman


Related Pages:
- Canine Tumors (Dog Cancer),
- Dog Warts,
- Ask a Vet Online Library - Canine Tumors/Dog Cancer Section

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