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We have a seven year old Golden, who was diagnosed a couple of weeks ago with Lymphoma. Do to his glands being so swollen, which made it hard for him to breath, I decided to start Chemo that Friday (Oct. 5th)....by Saturday the glades had decreased in size and he was able to breath easier. Sunday even more, and Monday the same. Second round of Chemo has come and gone. From what I have seen of Him, it seem's to be helping...again we are in week two of Chemo, and more to come on the 19th. I know we still have more appointments for Chemo which means it could go south, but at the moment we have a happier guy. I decided to change his diet, from dry to real food. Are there any other suggestions, supplements....we still have a lot to learn, thank you!
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Scot.... sorry for having to go thru this .... check out Danny's ..."Andy " thread on this forum .... Glad all is looking up ..... What's your guys name !!!!

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Hi Scot, welcome to the forum. I'm so sorry that you and your beautiful dog are going through this.
Mac has given good advice, there is a lot of useful info here. Sending good thoughts that all continues to go well!
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Hi Scot,

Welcome to the forum, so sorry you found it under these circumstances. Very sorry to read your beautiful boy has cancer, wishing you and him all the best with his treatments.
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Welcome to the forum Scot. I am very sorry for your guy. Please check Andy's and Bridger's thread there are lots of info there, and a few more at cancer section. Sending healing vibes and prayers for your sweet boy. Please keep us posted, people with experience will share what they have, the rest of us will keep your boy in our prayers.


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You and your boy will be in my prayers... Keep your head up, your doing the best you can and he knows it and loves you even more for it <3


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I'm so sorry for your diagnosis, but hope that the chemo helps. Having gone through a similar health issue I put my girl on lots of natural foods that are thought be be cancer fighters such as broccoli, kale, spinich, blueberries, raspberries and cranberries. Google cancer fighting foods. It was too late for my girl (brain tumor), but I think it's a healthy additive to any dogs diet.

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Thinking of you!

Just a quick check... I hope your dog is responsing well to the treatments. Protein is very important to deal with cancer. The cancer eats up the protein fast in the body system. So you may want to add more protein in the food diet (e.g basic food - eggs). Antioxidant supplements may help, same as some fish oil or flax oil - remember never over do them, just add a little bit to prevent upset stomach.

Dogs with cancer always lose interest in food, so be creative and more home cooking. All the best and cherish every day with your loved companion.

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It is really wonderful and amazing to see those lumps go down
You have youth on your side so please know that we are all cheering you on!!

The change in diet is a wise one. Rethink any use of chemicals or additives. The less unnatural toxins he had to process the better.
If you are doing chemo adding any supplements without the help of a holistic doctor will be difficult.

Looking forward to hearing more positive news
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