Possible Mammary Cancer and Strange Red Rashes Appeared on Dog's Stomach
by Amy H.
Before red spots and pimples appeared.
My precious always happy kind little 7 yr. old Chihuahua (female and currently about 6.7lbs) last visited the vet in December of 2013though vet doctor told my mom and I that my dog probably has mammary cancer because she had a swollen nipple.
Before this particular visit, we visited the vet and the vet thought there was mucus or some kind of infection and squeezed some the...i think it's called puss (don't know the correct term for it). Then the vet gave us medicine for her but it didn't work, which lead to the next visit I talked about earlier in this text. A year later after the appointment at the vet in December of 2013, whatever the thing was the swollen nipple was spread to the nipple above it and seemingly spread to other nipples at a kind of slow speed. I could tell because some of the other nipples seemed start to get swollen and some bumps.
Another thing I want to mention is that i changed her diet because I started to believe it was indeed cancer. (By the way, my family is a bit stubborn to take her to the vet, especially my mom because her and their excuse is that they need to pay home, incurance, etc bills. I also can't find a job to afford the vet bills which is heartbreaking and exceedingly frustrating and I don't want to watch my dog get worse and die, so basically I'm the only one who actually cares about my dog).
Anyways sorry about that, had to insert this.
Her diet that I created is:
-2~3 spoons of
Blue Buffulo's Grain-free wet canned dog food.
-About half a tsp or a little less than that of flax seed oil (Barlean's Pathway to a better life Brand)
-Same amout as flax seed, Nordic Naturals' Omega -3 Purified fish oil superior triglyceride form.
-About two spoons of boiled/steamed carrots
-Less than the amount of the omega-3, tiny chopped steamed/boiled ginger
-Little bit of Orijen Adult dog Biologically Appropriate Dog food.
-Sometimes lean meat with no fat (pork, chicken,or turkey)
-Sometimes some steamed/boiled snow peas
-Half a pill (once a day) of Prosense Daily Vitamin Supplement Adult
Her swelling seemed to decrease a little bit (sometimes gets big and become a smaller size), but I started to see small red spots and pimple on her stomach/breast area. I don't know what it is. I don't see her constantly scratching it so I assume it's not itchy.
Her temperature I think a little bit higher than before i used my dog food recipe I think and I'm really not sure; I didn't use a thermometer, I used my hands and forehead. I was hoping what kind of natural inexpensive treatment I could give my dog?
I'm so scared because my mom usually takes her to the vet and now it's VERY hard to get her to take my dog to the vet because it's expensive.
Oh I forget to add that my dog still has her normal behavior. Nothing changed the way she usually acts.
Also I want to add a 30 sec. video of her stomach but the site doesn't allow me so here's a link to a youtube video I uploaded
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