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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Top signs of cancer in dogs and cats

Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow
Bloated tummy
Pale gums (anemic)
Sores that do not heal
Weight loss
Loss of appetite
Bleeding or discharge from any body opening
Offensive odor
Difficulty eating or swallowing
Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina
Persistent lameness or stiffness
Difficulty breathing,
urinating or defecating
Contact your veterinarian if your dog
or cat displays ANY of these signs.

Friday, February 24, 2012

"Save Oz the Rottweiler" Photography Event!!!

March 1-31st I am running dog photography sessions for $250 and all proceeds will go to "Save Oz the Rottweiler Cancer Fund"
Please pass it on if you or anyone you know may be interested!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Oz the Rottweiler Update Feb 20 2012

OZ UPDATE - So Oz's EKG, Blood work, and Kidneys look GREAT!!! His RBC's were at 44! This made him a candidate for adriamycin/doxorubicin that we will be doing every three weeks for up to 5 treatments, depending on how he handles it... i will not keep him on it if he has side effects affecting his quality of life.. I am stopping the metronomic therapy for now to make sure he handles the adriamycin well.. I don't want to overdo anything and overwhelm his system.. Also all his antioxidents will be held off one week prior and after his treatment. So for the one week in between he will get all of those supplements.. I have been researching like crazy and preparing myself for this appt.. I also read several studies that show antioxidents can interfere with the efficiency of adriamycin/doxorubicin and the oncologist agreed.. My husband said i sounded like an expert ;) Oz will still get a heaping amounts of greens, fish, poultry, and meat (minus beef)... probiotics and unlimited amounts of bone broth.. Oz looks really good and this will hopefully extend his life far past the 3 months they gave him... Much love and forever thankful Oz and U

PS While Oz was in back getting his tests and treatment.. my husband and I went to grab a coffee and low and behold a black lab on the loose and a lady trying to catch him! Oh boy.... so i of course had my husband make a U turn and out I was to "save the day" ;)... This lab was not this woman's dog she was also trying help him.. It took me a 1/2 hour and about a mile of running in high heels i might add to get that lil sh*& ;) but i got him!! and when i did, he gave me a bunch of kisses ahahah... Thankfully "boomer" wearing a collar and tags! We called several numbers on the tags and reached his Grandma she quickly came to pick him up (his dad was out of town).. She was very thankful and also very lucky to have "Boomer" safe and sound.... It made my day to know i was able to help save a life :))

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Oz the Rottweiler Post Surgery - Hemgiosarcoma Cancer

Oz was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma of the spleen and had it removed in emergency surgery in Jan 29, 2012. Oz has started treatment and we pray that he goes into remission letting him live out a long and happy life. Keep him in your prayers.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Oz is HOME!!

OZ UPDATE 2/1/12- Oz spent his first night back home after surgery :) We slept on the floor with him and he did really well. It fells like heaven to have him back and snoring next to us... Any cancer recipes, supplements post surgery would be great!!
I am a researchaholic and will be a expert again in no time. But any jump start or leads can only help! A ton of big wet kisses from Oz and a huge hug to all from all of us!