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SEYMOUR MILLS <[log in to unmask]>
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Farm Collie Breed Conservancy and Restoration <[log in to unmask]>
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i used apricot seeds crushed in feed on one dog that had tumors removed from milk glands. Never had further trouble but who knows if the surgery was  the solution. Laetril used on cancer comes from apricot seeds.
seymour

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From: Michael and Jennifer WhiteWolf Crock <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Saturday, July 5, 2008 5:21 pm
Subject: [FARMCOLLIE] Jennifer's Tyson has Cancer
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> It has been a long time since posting, but I do read the emails I 
> get 
> from the Farmcollie list every day.
> 
> Some of you who have been around for 6 years or so may remember 
> back to 
> a time that almost 6 years ago we had a litter of 13, and placed 
> many of 
> them in new homes...We kept 3 of the pups, and later took 2 more 
> back, 
> one because he was being neglected, the other because his 'mom' 
> had a 
> change in living conditions and could no longer keep him. We 
> agreed to 
> find him a new quality home, but he ended up staying here with 
> us...we 
> just loved him so much that we decided not to place him. His 
> former mom 
> has come to visit him once a year, involving an all day drive each 
> way....Our current story involves this particular dog, Tyson. His 
> puppy 
> name was Visions of Lad, and we still have a photo of him on the 
> website 
> getting into his crate for the plane trip to his new home in BC 
> Canada. 
> At the bottom of the page there is a photo of him with his brother 
> Sky 
> and his father TahTay...
> http://www.jenalabs.com/pages/collies.html
> 
> Tyson has been a great dog since he came back to us about 3 years 
> ago.  
> He has such a nice temperament that he has been nic-named 
> "Ambassador 
> Tyson".
> About 2 months ago he started slowing down and panting a lot, then 
> developed high temperature. Blood test revealed high lever enzymes 
> and 
> digital X-ray showed spots on the spleen, liver large but not mis-
> shaped 
> or with spots. We started him on high dose anti-biotic to deal 
> with any 
> infections, and a liver medication, planning for a spleen removal 
> when 
> he got infection under control...He got a lot worse, almost died, 
> had IV 
> infusion and some days on morphine because of pain...then he got a 
> little better but still had high temperature. We did a course of 3 
> weeks 
> of 4 antibiotics and still no real improvement, and then the 
> tumors on 
> the skin erupt....About a week ago he started to get a few lumps, 
> then 
> more and more..  last night one of the tumors burst. Vet aspirated 
> 4 of 
> the tumors today and looked at the cells and they look like 
> lymphoma 
> cancer cells. Samples are being sent off the Oncologist and we 
> will have 
> final results Wednesday...but it looks pretty bad...
> 
> We had hoped that he was developing Cushing's disease, also bad, 
> but at 
> least manageable. We now suspect that the dark spots seen in the 
> spleen 
> are likely also lymphoma tumors. This would explain the whole 
> constellation of symptoms he has....
> 
> Does anybody here have any experience with a nutritional or 
> alternative 
> approach to treating or managing K9 Cancer?  If so, please let me 
> know...We are not inclined to chemo and radiation, as these can be 
> painful and 
> not really extend life with any real quality. Our approach will be 
> to 
> keep him as pain free as possible, to enjoy as much as he can the 
> time 
> he has left with us.  If we can also treat with nutritional 
> supplements 
> and similar, I am open to suggestions. I have found a place that 
> sells 
> anti cancer neutraceutical blends for dogs, Aloha Medicinals. We 
> bought 
> a  starting round from them later today, but he may already be in 
> stage 
> 4 and it could well be too late.
> 
> My mom died in late in May, and now I have to face the possible 
> death of 
> one of my dogs....Rough spring/summer time here...
> 
> Jennifer [ & Mike ]
> And our DreamDancer Collies....
> Cookie and TayTay and Lady and Java and Lucky and Sky and 
> ....still with 
> us, Tyson
> 

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