Posted 22 May 2013 - 02:49 PM
Many humans are turning to alternative cancer treatments after the oncologists tell them that the chemo is no longer working, and some are choosing to go to alternative medicine MD's before treatment with radiation or chemotherapy. Sometimes even people who were given weeks or months to live have been cured with natural alternative treatments.
I am treating an old dog (10 yr old, ninety lb. labrador) with AHCC mushroom, Flax Hull lignans, and Sr. Grand Flex Plus (horse mix of MSM, Vits. C, E, Aloe, and other joint supplements: since my dog is so large, I use twice the amount recommended for dogs). I shared this with a person who was taken off chemotherapy (Dr. said the chemo was not working anymore) and found that he was also taking the activated mushroom and lignans under the guidance of an Alternative Med. Doctor and doing much better. His Oncologist is amazed with his checkups and wishes to continue recording his treatment and progress with the other doctor!
I had also tried some supplement with Shark cartilage, but after a week the dog obviously felt worse on it. So I discontinued anything with that ingredient. It is possible that the shark material has some other mineral or substance that this dog was sensitive to.
Just a pet's consultation with an oncologist can be too expensive for some people. Are those who suggest oncology and chemo for our pets saying that children of working class families and elderly people on social security or people on disability incomes should not have pets? My vet is very kind about doing what he can to help me and my dogs and cats, and knows that not everyone can afford specialists and expensive treatments.
As a cancer survivor, I am well aware that quality of life often means choosing to not continue with medical cancer cures, but sometimes using pain control, nutrition and even exercise to keep life quality as good as possible. We have to look at these issues with our animals as well.