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Jul 13 2012

Met with a Wonderful Holistic Vet

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Hunter saw a wonderful holistic vet this past Tuesday in Muskego, Wisconsin… Dr. Jodie Gruenstern.  She actually sat on the floor during the entire appointment, at dog level, and gave us her undivided attention!

I have to say, last night on our walk, I actually felt truly happy for the first time since we started this journey.

It was because we finally have an educated plan for Hunter!

He is continuing with IV chemotherapy (Carboplatin) as long as he tolerates it, and he has 2 treatments left, but we want to build up his immune system so he can fight this thing with the best of his ability!

I just ordered all of Hunter’s new supplements yesterday.  We are following Dr. Jodie’s protocol.

Right now Hunter is taking Milk Thistle and a mixed Chinese herb immune system booster.  We are switching from that this weekend to a better Chinese mixed herb that includes Milk Thistle.  This is so his liver can handle the chemotherapy and we’ll discontinue it after his treatments.

We are also going to switch from Acana Pacifica dry kibble and go back to Orijen 6 Fish dry kibble.  He’s had that before and we now realize that we need to keep the carbohydrate content down to a minimum if we don’t go with a raw diet.  We will also be adding blended green veggies to the kibble every day.  Our other lab is going to get the same… as the “monkey buts” need to stay strong too!

The supplements we are adding are:  K9 Immunity (2, 2Xday) and K9 Transfer Factor (1 per day), Krill Oi (1000 mg.  per day), Complete Probiotics for Pets (1 1/2 scoops per day), and Artemisinin (100 mg. 2Xday).

Our new holistic vet also recommended a diffuser and the use of Sacred Frankincense oil.  Hunter will inhale it to stop any cancer cells that may be trying to metastasize in his lungs.  She truly believes in the benefit of this oil.

We couldn’t be happier that we found this woman.  She’s educating us on how to keep our dogs healthy, what shots are really necessary,  and what products to avoid and more.  We are truly impressed!



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6 Responses to “Met with a Wonderful Holistic Vet”

  1.   Kathy Lon 13 Jul 2012 at 5:43 pm     Reply1

    I saw that you were going to see a holistic vet and I thought it might be Dr. Jodie. She has been around for awhile and I’ve known a few people who have gone there and everyone liked her. I need to look into Harley’s food and see if there is something better I should be feeding him. I’m adding broccoli everyday since vegetables from the brassica family are supposed to be good.

    •   labsruson 13 Jul 2012 at 5:54 pm     Reply2

      Hi Kathy, you’re so right!
      I forgot to mention that we are going to be adding blended green veggies to their kibble… so I updated my post. I don’t want to deal with the raw diet and we’ve always fed dry kibble. I’ve read here that you want to try for about only 20% carbs.

  2.   trifod2004on 13 Jul 2012 at 6:48 pm     Reply3

    Doesn’t that feel great? We found a great holistic vet in Chicagoland thanks to a referral from someone on this site. I came lost, looking for answers about what to do next for Cadence’s diet and after care plan once her chemo was over. When I visited this vet, I felt like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders and I felt much stronger since I had a plan. Of course there are no guarantees, but there was something liberating about feeling like I was able to do something to help fight Cadence’s cancer.

    •   labsruson 13 Jul 2012 at 7:24 pm     Reply4

      Yes it does! You’ve explained it so well. Thanks for your post.

  3.   labsruson 22 Jul 2012 at 1:15 pm     Reply5

    *Update* Last Tuesday, July 17th we made the decision to transition Hunter from Orijen 6 Fish kibble to the Nature’s Variety raw diet. Our new vet thinks even 20% carbs in his diet is too much. So far he is up to 2.5 ounces per meal and is working his way up to 8 oz. per meal, then he’ll be off the kibble. Hunter is doing very well with the transition and we sure hope it keeps him cancer free.

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