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Possible Mammary Cancer and Strange Red Rashes Appeared on Dog's Stomach

by Amy H.
(Maryland, USA)

Before red spots and pimples appeared.

Before red spots and pimples appeared.

Before red spots and pimples appeared.
Tiny pimple
Her stomach with barely visualable pimple and red spots
Red spot

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.

HELP!

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Jan 23, 2015
My Online Vet Response for: Possible Mammary Cancer and Strange Red Rashes Appeared on Dog's Stomach
by: Dr Carol Jean Tillman

January 22, 2015

Hi Amy,
Thank you for submitting all the photos and a video!

You wrote,
"7 yr. old Chihuahua (female and currently about 6.7lbs) last visited the vet in December of 2013, probably has mammary cancer..."

She is probably not spayed, since the incidence of mammary cancer/tumors is MUCH less in spayed females. And now after 1 year, the tumors have spread throughout her entire mammary chain. And, she has pimples and a red rash over her stomach.

You wrote,
" I was hoping what kind of natural inexpensive treatment I could give my dog?"

I am a bit pessimistic that I will be able to offer any suggestions that will help her. She has cancer that has appears to have spread to her lymph nodes, and now the skin infections may be an indication of a very depressed immune system.

Perhaps, supporting her immune system would be the first place to start. But once too much 'pathology' or tissue changes have occurred, it is very difficult for the body to respond to homeopathic remedies or Chinese herbs.

Here are my suggestions:

1. Diet:
You have improved her diet by removing dry dog food. I suggest you check out some of the raw diets that are available, as a raw diet will help to boost her immune system. See our page on 10 Best Dog Food Options, http://www.organic-pet-digest.com/10-best-dog-food-options.html

Do not feed any RAW PORK or RAW FISH.

Some good raw brands are Primal, BRAVO, or Nature's Variety. You will need to gradually introduce this into her diet, adding a small amount to her meals each day.

2. NO more vaccinations. Seek the help of a holistic veterinarian to write an exemption form.

To find a holistic veterinarian in your area click on the link below
Click here to find a holistic veterinarian in your area. Another resource for vets knowledgeable in homeopathy is AVH.org.

3. Add some of these immune supplements to her diet:
1. Missing Link Canine Formula
2. Immuplex from Standard Process
3. OrthoMolecular Specialties, Mega C Powder

4. Start her on the homeopathic remedy Silicea 6C or 12C. Give one pellet by mouth two times daily for three weeks. You can give her the dry pellet by mouth, or dissolve one pellet in a 2oz glass eye dropper bottle, and fill with Spring Water. Shake the bottle 20 times by hitting it against the palm of your hand, and give her 1/2 dropperful by mouth TWO times daily for 3 weeks.

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

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DISCLAIMER: The above should never replace the advice of your local veterinarian, as they have the ability to evaluate your dog in person.


Jan 24, 2015
Your homeopathic medicine suggestion
by: Amy

Thank you so much for your recommendations! Can I mixed the medicine you recommended me in her food? Or would it cause a side effect?

Jan 24, 2015
Immune Supplements
by: Anonymous

Do you know other Supplements that support the immune system of a dog with cancer?? Also I came across a product called: Primalix C-Care Herbal Extract Functional Food Drops. It looks too good to be true! Would you recommend it?

Jan 24, 2015
My Online Vet Response for: Possible Mammary Cancer and Strange Red Rashes Appeared on Dog's Stomach
by: Dr Carol Jean Tillman

January 23, 2015

Hi Amy,
Yes, you can add any of the supplements to her food. But not the homeopathic remedy. It must be given directly into her mouth. Or you might add it to a 1/2 tsp of milk. Unless milk causes her to have diarrhea.

The other supplement, Primalix C-Care Herbal Extract Functional Food Drops-I am not familiar with its effectiveness, but it appears to be mostly Chinese herbs and mushrooms. That would be ok to give her. In some cases, Chinese herbs can interfere with homeopathic remedies, but it will not hurt her.

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

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

P.S. If you've found this service or our web site helpful, please "Like" us by clicking the like button at the top of the left margin. Thank you!

DISCLAIMER: The above should never replace the advice of your local veterinarian, as they have the ability to evaluate your dog in person.

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