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Buford is Alive and Well With Cancer PH Protocol

27 Jul

Buford Basset Hound Cancer

Funny when I snapped this shot of Buford he seems to have a guardian angel aura behind him!

I haven’t updated this blog in a few months and I’ve been getting a lot of emails and comments on Buford, and I thank you for your support. My dog is simply amazing, and doing well. Turns out I had thought the cancer had spread but it was a fatty tumor (woot woot) although cancer is all in him.

What led me to believe he was failing is that his health was going downhill and he wasn’t eating, then one day I saw a bulge the size of an apple in his cheek. Turned out to be his farthest back molar (these are the teeth whose roots go deep into the jaw) had decayed and fractured, causing him infection. The tooth had not only been infected but had abscessed thought his gum causing pain and infection. (Gross picture to follow.)  Buford used to get his teeth cleaned yearly, but I stopped putting him under 2 years ago. Hard to imagine all this happened in 2 years but teeth and health are clearly related.

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Buford’s Back Molar Fractured and Abscessed Causing him a lot of pain. Photos from my vet.

That picture was taken at my vet’s.  It was a real fight to get him fixed up.  At the time, Buford was almost 14 and no vet wanted to put him under to do his tooth. Furthermore, he had a heart murmur. Imagine my shock thinking this tooth’s infection was going to kill him and here we’ve been battling cancer for years.

I had to break out the big guns and call Dr. Carol (As seen on Dr. Phil show.  Holistic Veterinarian,Board Certified Health Diplomat and author, Dr. Carol Osborne, DVM, will answer your questions for $15.99 or do complete medical  consults for $75. )  For Buford she told me exactly what blood tests to run and I had my vet do it.  Dr. Carol followed up every step of the way we talked many times, and it came down to it I would have drove him to Ohio from Baltimore just to get Dr. Carol to do the surgery and take my chances.  After consulting and timeframes, my  vet decided to do it based on Dr. Carol’s exact recommendations and did it quite successfully!   He was taking some meds a week before to fight the infection, and during which time Dr. Carol had me double up on the probiotics so that the antibiotics didn’t ruin his system.  During surgery, Buford was under for about 30 minutes, had his tooth extracted and his other teeth cleaned as quickly as they could.  He came out with flying colors and within a few days was back to normal running and playing with his friends.

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Buford is more grey/white and tired but he’s still kicking and loves his little friends.

Fast Forward til Now:

Today Buford is a lot slower moving most days, and enjoys naps a little longer. He is finally showing signs of arthritis in his hips, and it’s hard for him to jump on the couch or his favorite chair so I find him napping in his little friend’s bed. I do give him some of Dr. Carol’s PAAWS and that helps.

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Buford napping in his little friend’s bed. I bought him his own but he’d rather sleep in hers. ha ha!

He’s quite sick of chicken and kale and knows if he holds out I will throw some steak or ground beef in. I don’t like doing this because I want to stick to the chicken kale as much as possible but whatever I can do to get him to eat. He loves carrots and broccoli, but the carrots do have a level of natural sugar and carbs that I worry about conversion to sugar (sugar feeds cancer) so I don’t do that too often. Broccoli I grind up in the Magic Bullet but it goes give him gas and his tummy hurts.

He’s lost some weight and that concerns me but he is older and more picky.  Getting him to eat his pills each night is a chore, he’s gotten to the point we have to hand feed him and he does it for attention. He will sometimes spit the pills out just to get you to re-stuff them into a ball of kale and chicken just for the extra attention. Should you sit the food bowl down he will refuse to eat.  So basically its at the point Buford will be hand fed…he’s trained us well.

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My angel 🙂

I travel often and it’s hard on Buford, but one thing is for sure, I am his #1 fan.  I believe there is a level of loyalty my dog has for me that is second to none. He will fight to the end and for that I’m grateful. He’s been such a wonderful addition to my life, and just the other day I was crying and having a really bad day, and he snuggles up next to me and makes me feel better. His quality of life is high and for that I’m grateful.

There is no cure for cancer, but I’ve sure found a way to keep Buford’s quality of life high and live with it. I am going to resort to this protocol my damn self if I get Cancer one day.

 

Buford Survived Thanksgiving

5 Dec
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Basset Hound 13.5 Still thinks he’s a puppy

I get so excited by these milestones, he has had yet another holiday with us and we are so blessed. I was scared for a bit, because after Birdie died and the dog attack Buford was as off kilter as I was. When your dog has been with you thirteen and a half years (miracle dog) he knows when you are sad and broken hearted. That I truly am even though I hide it well. Not to mention he lost his little friend and so; the stress hit him with a double whammy again and knocked him back a notch.

He started having horrible diarrhea and going a day without movements. On top of that he stood in the middle of the floor looked at me and urinated. He was only 6 months old the last time he did that. I was immediately worried but we were on the way to Maine for Thanksgiving – 800 miles in the car! Dogs either love it or hate it but anymore he’s a nervous nelly in the car. Even though we stopped much , the ride was hard on him and he had a huge accident in the back seat. Oddly we had stopped right before and he did a number one. Twenty minutes later he sat up to signal me and by then we had number two Everywhere!

Now my husband has been very supportive of Buford but we were trying to wash the backseat and the dog with bottled water on the side of 95 because sadly it was a mess. (And twelve degrees out). I don’t need to explain how enjoyable the truck was for the last six hours of our ride. My husband shot me the look and I mentally  prepared myself that I would not let Buford go on like this. I mentally prepared myself. I mean, my basset hound does have cancer.  There is no magic cure.

When we got to Maine I thought he may have the stress spore again that he had before but the vet was an hour away and closed for holiday. I had to do something so I told myself I need to reduce his stress and bind him up. If this didn’t work then I would be putting him down as maybe his organs are failing…. I really wanted to give him rice or grain and this was an emergency situation but I didn’t cave and stood firm against the grains thank goodness.  I had to battle with everything in my gut. I didn’t want my dog to have these horrible bowel movements but I thought, if only for a second, it was the stress spore that giving him grains would make it worse.

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Buford playing the snow

I took him off the kale and gave him straight chicken for a day, then turkey for two days then the fourth day cooked ground beef. We took long walks in the show and I played with him. at first he was a bit dumbfounded, and looked at me like “what is she doing?” Guess it has been that long for both of us.  After all I’ve had him 13.5 years and we haven’t played with a tug toy in at least 8 !  Then he got the jest and I play chased him around the yard. Soon he remembered playing with his owner and even for an old dog I am certain brought back some happy thoughts.

Hence goes the fact that cheering up the mind can do wonders.  He drank real Maine spring water from a natural spring and ate as much chicken and beef as he wanted, I slowly worked broccoli in so he got some greens. Although he did have some gas he soon was feeling better.  Something about lots of love and play and he de-stressed himself. At night we built a fire in our wood stove and soon he would sleep through the night without having to go or urinate and I knew whatever he had was now calming down.

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Buford was enjoying his vacation and the heat from the wood stove!

 

I am pleased to report he had some well formed stools which is reinforcement that his tumors haven’t cut off his ability to do his business. Just the damn spore again!

Together we take life one day at a time I have learned so much from this brave hound that miracles are possible when two hearts believe ; even if one belongs to a fuzz faced old dog!

 

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Buford says, one day at a time.

Dr. Mercola and Krill Oil

16 Oct

Buford is doing wonderful and colder weather is approaching. So I’m making sure  to keep him warm for the winter. Basset hounds have a smooth coat and he sheds a lot. He gets cold easy being an older dog but I bought him a sweater that he loves so much. Unfortunately the weather here in Baltimore has been nuts. Seventies one day and then we get a cold spell. Warm again then cold. It’s making Buford lazy and he’s sleeping a lot.

I noticed that Buford hates taking his fish oil pill. No matter what kind I find, big or small, he can almost undoubtedly sniff it out and spit it out when I stick it in his chicken or beef.  He’s very old but his nose still works like a charm.  The fish oil is important for his heart health and his aches and pains. At 13 he runs and plays and almost never has arthritus.

I read on Dr. Mercola’s site that Krill oil may be a good thing to use instead of the fish oil.  In fact, here’s why Dr. Mercola says that the krill oil is 48 times more potent that fish oil. I’m off to get me some of that.

Oh and by the way, here’s some discussion on Tumeric which Buford has been on and has been helping his arthritis, in fact, he doesn’t have arthritis thanks to what I read here!

A word on Dr. Mercola.

He’s a real doctor and surgeon and a NY Times best seller author. He provides great articles on his website and has a center for natural healing. He sells lot of supplements which the haters point out has bought the guy a two million dollar house. Who cares. You don’t think the owners of Whole Foods Market have a nice house? What Dr. Mercola is doing is telling the world there are alternatives to big pharma, and showing the benefits of natural supplements.  I can only assume that big pharma doesn’t like it. Now I for one am glad he offers a one stop shop on the website. People like me have to go to five places to get all the pills I need for my dog, but if I could buy them all from one place I would. So thanks Dr. M!

Believe what you want, but I have seen alternatives that work on my dog.   I guess it’s all in what you want to put in your body. It’s bad enough half the foods we eat and water we drink are laden with poisons.  Just my thoughts of course. When you are faced with an illness you will do whatever you can to make it go away. Lucky for me my dog is living proof that there are other options.

 

Buford’s Health Today:

Lazy and good!

 

 

Eight Months Strong Since the Cancer Returned

15 Aug
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Little Schnitzel knows when Buford is having a bad day. They often snuggle close on those days.

Eight Months!

It’s been eight months since my old vet told me Buford has cancer in his lymph nodes. It’s probably been ten months since the actual cancer returned.  At this rate with cancer in his nodes the size of coconuts, I am quite pleased with his HEALTHY survival rate and quality of life. Had I done chemo, he would have been gone months back.

I look at my faithful companion Buford every day and smile. Although his body does show less fat than he used to have (switching to an organic diet with chicken and kale) he still has the pep in his step and is healthy (well, except for the coconut sized cancer in his nodes). He runs and plays and at 13 that’s amazing in itself.

The Dog Is Fighting.

Buford certainly has a will to live and I think for him, that’s keeping him going. Having an owner he loves is the sole reason for survival, as is his little partner Schnitzel, a 6 year old mini doxie who is the love of his life. I guess that makes him gay, but whatever works to keep him alive.

When I say he has a will to live, I’ll give you an example. I first try to feed him the meds when he is hungry wrapped in chicken skin or a cube of steak.  He will often spit them out and make a small pile of them. If I yell and get upset about this, he will gobble up the capsules just to make me happy. It’s a strange communication we have. He knows without the meds he will have a worse night than with the meds.

Bad Days Turn To Needy-Ness.

I’ve had to tailor his dinners. For months he lived on Chicken and Kale but now he associates the chicken with his recent bout of the stress-infection. I’ve had to switch him to steak and steak cubes and slowly re-introduce the chicken in with it.  This of course has cost me a fortune finding grass fed steaks and good cuts (fatty the better), but hey, whatever works. He’s gained back 3 of the 7 lbs he lost during his infection.

Buford overall is way more needy than usual.  When he has bad days (and you can tell, because he’ll eat more grass or be up in the middle of the night with hot sweats having to pee more than usual) he follows me everywhere. If I so much as run to the store and back he’s howling like he lost his best friend.  The neighbors asked what I’m doing to the dog, because they hear him screech and moan when I’m gone on the back porch as if it’s the end of the world.  The bottom line is when he’s not feeling good, he wants to at least know I’m there.

Granted, I am not used to this additionally neediness and have had to rearrange my work schedule. This is my busy project time, and I’m often out of town for a few days at a time and I can leave him with the pet sitter, but anymore this is not working out.   Just leaving him for 8 to 10 hours a day put him into sickness (stress sickness read here.)  When I’m gone, he has a large doggie door where he comes and goes and plays in the back yard with two other dogs in our home and one cat he’s quite fond of, but none of this seems to matter.

These little clues tell me that quite possibly the end is sooner rather than later.  So I have rearranged the best I can and try to leave him minimally and accommodate the dog.

Dogs Know Dogs.

 

I am really worried about his little play mate Schnitzel, a mini doxie who is six years old and thinks of Buford as his best friend in life (and lover because of the way he constantly dry humps his rear while he’s sleeping even after getting the little bugger fixed…).  Although we have a lovely girl doxie in the house Schnitzel could care less.  He will be truly heartbroken when Buford finally goes.

Schnitzel’s actions tell me of Buford’s bad days. On bad days Schnitzel tries to cheer up Buford by licking his teeth, pulling on his ears and licking his face. Often times Buford will just lay there with one eye open as if to say, “Really????”

On good days however Schnitzel is the reason. He is soltely what is keeping Buford oxygenated, by running around the yard with him and they play and chase each other until Buford is so tired he sleeps right through the night. I love those nights.

My Happy Days are Full of Poop.

Reality for me is knowing that each day with Buford could be his last. He will go two days with runny feces and I get ready to take him in for a scan to see if the tumors have grown into partial or total blockage, then on day three he will surprise me and crap a good sized sausage out and that tells me he can still defaecate as normal and that the blockage has not interfered.  So on those big piles of poop days, I’m happiest.

Record Breaking.

If Buford is an example of how long your dog can live without chemo, he’s it.  If you figure he initially had cancer over two and a half years ago, had it removed and it grew back causing CANCER IN THE LYMPH NODES last Sept or Oct, not detected until December….he’s still alive eight months later after re-diagnoses.   That’s most likely ten months since the cancer was active.

Most dogs who go thru chemo or tumor removal or lymph surgery either have the cancer spread to the next healthy node or quite honestly the cancer attacks even harder. Some dogs simply pass from the chemo ruining their immune system within four to six months.

In my opinion, he’s kicking cancer’s ass and cancer is not kicking his. At 13 he’s already over his life span and when the dog eats filets and steak every few nights and I eat McDonald’s because I’m spending all my grocery money on his dinners, I would think he’s in heaven on Earth in dog terms and for that I’m happy.

 

 

 

 

Buford’s Stress Infection: Stress and Cancer

3 Aug

Imagine how upset I am to know I almost killed my dog due to stress.  I worked twelve days straight, long hours, and was gone from the house more than usual. My sleep was cut from 8 hours to 4 or five a night.  Buford is used to having me home more than that.    I switched up his food schedule, and had a pet sitter check on him, sometimes feeding him a little until I got home to feed him the rest.  He was agitated when I’d get home, and although his hunger was normal, he was panting heavily and not acting himself. On my last day of the project (day 12, ) I got a call at the place I was working that he wasn’t eating, and that he threw up. By that night, they told me to get home, they feared the worst.  Just so happens  I  was stuck at work, couldn’t get out due to car pooling, and got home at two in the morning. He wouldn’t look at me, he was laying half out of it and lethargic. The neighbors had been checking on him.   I tried to get him to eat his kale and chicken. He did not want it.  He turned his head away.

I wanted to test his appetite. I grabbed a chocolate donut from the kitchen. I held it in front of his nose to see if he was still coherent. He gently looked up at me, then his head hit the floor, never even noticing the smell of the donut.  Something was seriously wrong. All I could think was this was it.  I calmed myself down and told myself, “GET A GRIP, YOU KNOW THIS DAY WAS COMING!”

I told Buford it was time to go to the Pet ER and told him I think this was it.  I started to cry and hold him, really believing this was the day they talked about. They told me when he went down, he’d go down really quick, so this seemed to be it.

Ironically as if he understood English, he jumped up on the couch, and snuggled up with me, as if to say, he didn’t want to go to the ER. I figured this was it, and he wanted to die at home.  I was hoping he’d die in my arms that night and make it easy on both of us.  It was some time since he laid in my lap, and he did that with his dead weight on me.  It was hard sleeping on the couch with a 60 lb dog on your lap, but I did it.

He Snored all night but he didn’t Die. 

The next day he seemed in a better mood, so I tried to get him to eat something, anything. I opened a can of tuna fish and he took a few bites. Progress.  I took him to our property in Pennsylvania, and he ran around like a puppy.  I then had to give him some burgers, even though I am against giving him ground beef, I had to do something to get him to eat.  They were fresh cooked angus burgers.  He ate them all.  He was drinking a lot, but his bowels were not solid, they were very runny.  In fact, he had an accident in my car which has never, ever happened before.

Bacterial Infection from Stress Spore ?

Basically after taking him to the vet and doing some tests, we found out that he has a spore overgrowth in his intestines and colon, that is omitted naturally due to levels of stress. However, his twelve days without me had somehow triggered high levels of stress had made too many of these bacteria spores which had overrun the system, causing his belly to hurt and basically him to have diarrhea. Here is some information on it.

So he would not eat, because he was equating his illness with his chicken dinner, so is why he was turning his nose up at it.  Some dogs would get an antibiotic shot to knock this out, but because Buford’s system is compromised due to the cancer, I had to start him on antibiotic pills and slowly build his system back up.

Whole Foods Market

I went to Whole Foods Market in Mt. Washington , MD and bought him some grass fed steaks to the tune of $7 each which weren’t bad at all.  I made him a spanking dinner when in fact I ate a sandwich from cheap lunchmeat so that he could eat like a King!  He had grass fed beef cubs, flax seed, and for the first night mixed in a tiny bit of whole grain oatmeal. I struggled with this decision because the grains in the oatmeal may indeed  help the cancer grow, but his tummy was hurting and I wanted something to bind him up and activate his antibiotics quicker.

Within three days he was back to normal eating and I am slowing working the chicken back in.

I have also incorporated fresh organic parsley all pureed up to help him, as this contains vitamin C to boost his immune system.

Stress and the Cancer Dog

I think it’s safe to say Stress is a major issue with cancer dogs. A simple routine change and the dog can go into a huge tailspin.  This is something that you must factor in when you are committing yourself to your dog’s cancer treatment. Life as you know it must change. Your routine must include your dog.

Nursing Him Back to Health

He also dropped 7 lbs due to the bacterial infection, which is not good.  I am working hard to get him rebuilt again.  I am concerned while his resistance is down, the cancer can attack again. He is happy, calmer, and eating large portions again.

More soon.

Read more about this infection here.

Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field Beating Cancer

14 Jul

I applied many principals to my life on a daily basis that I learned throughout the way from some very smart folks.  One major influence in my thinking would be Steve Jobs.  Mainly, his Reality Distortion Field.  As crazy as it sounds, many people don’t understand, grasp or appreciate the whole point in the matter. This is the very one thing from keeping them from achieving or exploring (or living)  their dreams. Believing in the power of mind over matter, that you can do things others tell you that you can’t do.   This  is the one very thing you should consider.

It’s no secret that Jobs was a Buddhist, and enriched his mind with the think-outside-the-box type learning.  This higher enlightenment also made him feel confident that combined with his inner peace, strength and intuition that perhaps he could encourage others to do the same. He did in fact make them realize they too, could think outside their box or limitations preset in life.  Just look at what he did at Apple, pushing people to meet deadlines and make things or create new technology that didn’t exist.  If you have a cheerleader behind you saying, you can do it, you can do it, don’t you start to believe you can?

I am just saying, you should set your mind to do what you may think is impossible.  Find the possibilities in the impossible.  Steve Jobs always believed he would die young. His work here on Earth has changed technology as we know it.  I truly believe ALL his efforts were on development and product innovations for mankind. If you look at how long he lived after being diagnosed with pancreatic and liver cancer, it’s truly amazing. Most people won’t make it out of a 3 to 6 month window. Jobs lived for years with cancer. It was quite possibly, mind over matter.

Do the impossible.  As for my dog’s battle with cancer,  I have applied this simplistic Reality Distortian Field approach to my dog, and his cancer. I have not let him think he is sick. I have positively reinforced him and did my research to find the herbs and pills that would be prolong his life.  I’ve shunned away from modern medicine and chemicals such as chemo or radiation, and I’ve let him know that he can beat this thing.  Natural foods and organic vegetables now run through his veins. He’s winning. He’s beating cancer. It could have took him already. But it hasn’t.

My dog turned 13 just a few days ago. I am very happy that he’s lasted this long; and he appears to be living a high quality life. I’m so very happy to share this video with you.

Thank you  Steve Jobs.

The Bond Between Dog and Owner

2 Jun

Below is a video I found on youtube about a very brave basset hound named Boss Hogg, who had been diagnosed lymphoma in August 2010, and took chemo treatments.  Boss Hogg fought his brave battle until June of 2011. What’s touching is the fact you can see the owner had a very special bond with Boss Hogg. Here it is:

The bond between dog and owner is really important when any dog is battling cancer. For one, when a dog gets cancer his whole life changes. For Buford it is diet, and a mirage of pills and alternative therapies. For dogs like Boss Hogg , his world was altered with chemo treatments, and more visits to the vet or specialist.

The key here is that changing up what your dog is used to, or what they consider normal may be stressful in itself.  Stress is a big no-no factor in cancer . It is not as easy as it sounds but the key is to keep your dog stress free while boosting immunity.  But how can you?

Take a Deep Breath. Compose Yourself. Your Dog’s Well Being Depends on It.

First and foremost, remember your dog knows you pretty well, and if you have that bond with him or her; quite certainly he can sense your anticipation, anger, hurt, or sadness.  Keep a clear head and a calm voice. Even though you are a basket case inside, stop crying and get it together.  I remember when Buford was first diagnosed, I hugged him every night and cried for a month straight.

He was so worried about me that I think he became depressed that I thought he was dying, and almost put him down. Come to find out he sensed my anguish. Probably had no clue what was wrong with me, but even so – I changed my tune. I now go get the mail and break down. Or cry when he’s not around.  When he’s with me, I give positive reinforcement and when it’s pill and crazy dinner time I talk to him to calm him.  We play the “pill game” each night. He spits them out, and I give him more dinner to mush around the pills. I don’t get mad or frustrated with him (even though I am) but instead I make a joke about it.

If Buford was doing chemo, or making more trips to the vet, I’d do my best to coax him that way too.  For me, his being so scared and panicky of going to the vet was one of the reasons I decided to go the holistic home care route.  I’m glad I did.

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Mind Over Matter

You’ve hard the thoughts and seen the psychoanalysis on the mind over matter principal or theory. The key here is to keep positive thoughts and bond with your dog. Don’t treat him like he’s sick. Don’t treat him like something’s wrong. Give him extra love and snuggles (sure) but don’t let him know he’s ill.  Keep his mind and spirit up. He trusts you. If you are taking him to the vet, he will go along with it. If you are making him eat juiced up kale, he will do it to please you since you are his master and he trusts you.  If you are taking him for chemo, he will trust you.

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My brave basset hound, he doesn’t know he’s sick.

Buford’s Health Today:  Is Good. It was 94 degrees outside so he played minimal.  He saw a rabbit but did not chase it. Instead, he chose a nap in the A/C. Can’t say as though I blame him ❤  Still waiting on the scan results!

My Cancer Dog is Winning

31 May

What is Winning When You Are Dealing with Cancer aka The Death Sentence?

I’m still waiting on the results of another scan for Buford.  . This will tell me how quickly the individual nodes are growing and at what rate (and if there is more spread). I will compare the growth timeline from the last results; and then I will know how much time I maybe have before I must put him down. I don’t want him in any discomfort.

Of course I hope for mediocre to good news. If there is little or no growth than his modgepodge of pills and herbal remedies may be doing their job.  That would indicate some form of slowing the spread down and buying us more quality time together.

Realistically, I am prepared for the worst. We are dealing with cancer here. It has taken everyone I love (My mom, my grandmom, my grandfather, and now my dog.) As Buford is my faithful friend, I am truly heartbroken. I try not to let him know that, but sometimes when he sleeps I cry. I wish I didn’t know sometimes how sick he was on the inside.

He is Winning

In the meantime, he’s winning.  He runs laps on 3.5 acres galloping and playing with his friends.  He is still hungry and eats a great diet.  He loves to go for walks.  He weighs exactly the same.

He’s fighting for his life.

Thank you my furry friend. You are so very brave.

 

Carnivora Venus Fly Trap Cancer Dogs

16 May

A few weeks ago I started Carnivora on Buford.  It is sold as a supplement to combat irregular cells.  It uses plant photonutrients, primarily from the Venus Fly Trap plant. It’s inception dates back to the 1970’s by German physician Dr. Helmut Keller.   I ordered a big box $300 buy so many bottles get some free.

Help from the Venus Fly Trap

Venus Fly Trap Plant Photo from OccultLiving

If you think about the Venus Fly Trap plant the plant itself is amazing. It’s smart enough to trap and disintegrate a housefly or pest into mush and digest it without actually eating itself. Some form of higher power in those tiny plant cells knows when to combat the enemy or irregular cells versus the good cells.  The premise is mind boggling that perhaps it could also work in humans or pets in the same way.

Immune System Defense

To think this little plant could be made into something to help boost my dog’s immunity is amazing.   It’s basically sold as immune defense.  Tailoring it to my dog has been a bit tough. The fact of the matter is it can combat too many irregular cells too quickly and therefore the person (or in this case) the dog will show signs of lethargy and be tired.  Although they claim this product is totally safe,  this is a warning sign enclosed in the paperwork.

I have been giving Buford one pill with dinner.  He is holding steady at around 60 lbs. Within an hour he is asleep and often like a baby sleeps though the night whereas before he would be up several times to pee.  I assume it must be the Carnivora is making him tired–but then again he is a cancer dog so I had to do further experiments with him.

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On top of that, I dabble some lymph drainage homeopathic Carnivora on his gums about 3 out of 5 days.  Unlike some other homeopaths I had tried to give him he actually ENJOYS the taste of this which floors me. If I miss he will lick it off his paws or wherever I have spilled it.  I wish the company would offer plastic droppers for pets but instead it’s in glass so I have to be extra careful. I chose this to target his lymph nodes.  At this point nothing can hurt giving it a try.

This lymph drainage combined with the pill makes him often cat nap through the day.  Where he would be following me around the house, standing and watching me he will now follow me around the house and lay down dozing off while I’m doing something.

It Makes Him Nap

One could argue that his cancer could be doing this, but when I stopped the Carnivora for two days straight, he was back to his normal bouncy bubbly self running and playing and requiring less naps. So this tells me the Carnivora is making him sleepy and maybe doing it’s job as it should.  So I started it again and voila, the nap attacks returned.

In this case I made the decision to keep him on the Carnivora for a prolonged amount of time and see what happens.   I will be setting up another scan soon.

Buford’s Health Today:

He also received another blood on blood shot on May 8th and he seems to be doing well.  Strangely we’ve had a lot of rain in the past week and all of a sudden his hind quarters is bothering him. This is a dog who has never had bad arthritis but now he seems to be getting it. I can’t help thinking when the cancer is living inside him it is making him prone to other health issues he normally would not have had.   Then again, he’s almost 13.  I pulled his papers to look up something the other day. Did you know all this time I thought his birthday was in June? And his papers say he was whelped July 11, 2000.  So he’s been getting birthday parties a month early his whole life. Sheesh. I’m putting him down for a rescan in June no matter what to see if the tumor has kept it’s same size or is growing rapidly. I am curious to know if something, anything, has stunted it’s growth. If it has, I would never be able to tell you what as he’s on so much combined that it’s nuts.  The only upside?  He is pooping with less strain and more naturally so this is a good thing.

Screw you Cancer. You aren’t taking him yet.

 

 

 

 

Buford is a Walking Miracle : After PH Protocol

28 Apr

Here is my dog after the PH protocol.  I really think my dog should be gone by now. To think before the PH protocol I was going to put  him down, but  now he is made a 360 as far as his running and galloping around. I tried to get him in the hallway with my cellphone  but the video came out crappy. But enough of you to see how wonderful he’s doing.  If you look at him he appears happy and healthy, at least on the outside. He’s always been lean like this and is not suffering from any other ailments.  I can’t believe he’s 13. It kills me to know he is something other than that on the inside.

The Poop Scoop

He has been crapping big and I’m not complaining. Instead of straining several times to go, it just plops right out.  I have not done stage two of the ph cancer protocol yet but I will be repeating it. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU PHKILLSCANCER.COM

Now I have no idea if it’s killed his cancer, but it has done SOMETHING to him.  Maybe bought us some more time?

I’m still giving him diet and supplements–that will never change, he is a cancer patient and the cancer lives .

Next up,  I’m going to try carnivora on him.  It contains venus fly trap and I’ve purchased the lymph drainage bottles to see if I can further flush his lymph nodes.  According to the ASPCA, the Venus Fly Trap plant, is non toxic to  dogs.

Furthermore, I called to see if I can get some more blood therapy on him. That’s next week.

Screw You Cancer 

I’m sure the cancer is in there, but my goal is to let Buford live out his remaining days happy and healthy. That’s what he’s doing. He’s a fighter and my miracle dog. Screw you cancer.  You can’t have him yet. He’s not done fighting and I’m not done helping him.

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