Dogs & Cancer

Discussion in 'Medicinal Cannabis and Health' started by hottrageous, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Weezard

    Weezard Registered+

    All I can tell you is not all oil is the same.
    And dogs, like people, have individual reactions to THC.
    I think a "crash test dummy" is needed here.
    Have you tried ingest some of that oil yourself?
    I'd try the same amount that you gave her.
    If I feel it at all, I'd know that it's way too strong for her.
    If I get little of no effect, that would tell me that she is very sensitive to THC.
    In which case you might be able to break that amount into 3, or more doses throughout the day.
     
  2. AllieGirl

    AllieGirl Registered

    Thanks for your speedy replies weezard!! I think I might have found her dose.. She only had some mild shivering in the very beginning after I gave it to her ,Improved after dose of CBD. And she ate a big meal and sleeping comfortably nowHopefully all night.

    Should I try a lower dose tomorrow. Or keep it there? Can't believe how small the dose had to be. This is a 50cc:1G concentration and she only got 0.02cc.

    Glad this is working out better for her I didn't want to be the crash dummy
     
  3. Weezard

    Weezard Registered+

    That's what friends are for. :)

    Good news on the dosage.
    That does sound like very potent oil.
    It's not all about percentages.
    The mix ratio of stereo isomers is key to potency.

    Aloha,
    Weeze
     
  4. stevetrentwilliamson

    stevetrentwilliamson Registered+

    This is what Rick Simpson has to say about this,

    "In my opinion, there is no better medicine to give to an animal. I treated my own dog with wonderful results. It is a known fact that dogs have a much faster metabolism then humans. In many cases dogs heal so rapidly, that you can almost see it happening.

    If you have the proper oil, I do not know of any treatment that is more effective to treat cancer in dogs or humans and usually dogs can be cured of this dreaded disease in a very short time. Usually dogs only require a few grams of this oil to rid themselves of cancer, so if I were you I would get the dog on the oil as soon as possible.

    When treating dogs internally with the oil there is very little to be concerned about, for if the oil was produced from strong medicinal strains of Indica they have a very sedative effect and even if you gave a dog far too much it would simply go to sleep, but once the dog awakened you will find that it has not been harmed.

    The oil cannot cause harm to the dog even if you were to give the dog far too much, if you have the proper oil all it would do is cause the dog to sleep and when it awakens it will be unharmed.

    If I were you I would start the treatment with two drops a day, once in the morning and once in the evening and then slightly increase the amount the dog is taking every four days until the dog is cured. As for treating the dog externally, all you have to do is apply the oil and cover it with a bandage and then apply more oil every three days, I hope this will answer your questions about treating this dog properly.

    Dogs love to take the oil, but often cats can be somewhat indifferent so you may encounter some problems in getting the oil into the cat, so I would just try to mix a small amount of oil in with their food. Animals heal very quickly when compared to humans and since the oil presents no danger, there is no need to worry about the oil harming your cat, even if you were to give the animal far too much.



    But keep in mind that giving your dog the right dose is extremely important for their safety and well being. Apart from that, it might be worth a shot.
     
  5. Soconina

    Soconina Registered+

    Update - Sibel

    We gave her the oil, and after one of the tumors disappeared, she had 2 more popping.
    We decided to go for surgery. Before surgery she had tests done in the spleen and liver, and both turned out cancer free. She is now still recovering from the surgery. The margins were all clean. Out of 7 tumors, 2 were not cancer, 3 were grade II, and 2 were grade I. We continue giving her the oil, 2 times a day. After she will recover from surgery, she will get all the other natural supplements. The oncologists said that they don't think she needs any other treatment such as chemo, or immunotherapy.
    This is a happy story, and it will remain so!
    I don't know how much the oil helped, or will help, but it doesn't do any harm, so now both my dogs take it.
    I hope that everybody will be healthy and happy.
    Best wishes,
    Maria
     
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  6. Liz M

    Liz M Registered

    Hello, first I want to thank you for a thread like this and all the information here! I've read through it twice, first right after my dog/best friend was diagnosed with an aggressive form of mammary cancer and then just now again that I'm a little calmer and able to understand things a bit better. (We're two weeks from her diagnosis currently)

    Evelyn is 11/12 year old pit bull who we rescued at 6 years old. She was over bred and has had several mammary tumors removed over the last 4 years, all benign or "undetermined". We believe this cancer may have started in her lymph node and spread like rapid fire (she is seen often by a handful of specialists for monitoring). Once we confirmed the cancer (Inflammatory Mammary Carcinoma) we started her on chemo the next day and CBD oil (human grade) as well. This past weekend we added in THC in the form of 1:1 oil for her. I also have RSO oil that i'm hoping to work my way to soon.

    So far I've been doing a tiny dot of the 1:1 oil on a jerky strip (thanks to this thread) and adding a little extra straight CBD oil to it. So far, so good! She has not had any bad side effects and had a really great weekend (after beginning the THC Friday night). The chemo seemed to stop the obvious growth of the tumors quickly. I'm realistic and know she's older and this is a losing battle but my hope is she has many more really happy months left and I want to do whatever I can. I'm hoping to end up just doing the oils sometime soon, she goes for a recheck on Nov 2nd.

    My question is just this, am I doing this right? Just keep slowly increasing the size of the dot until I've taken it too far? Then determine her limit and readjust? She is the chillest dog in the world (and the sweetest) so I'm not surprised she's handling things well so far. Oh she's 74 lbs, too. Any advice or critiques on how we're handling things are welcome! Thank you again for all the information here. : )

    Liz
     

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  7. Weezard

    Weezard Registered+

    Excellent job!

    As for increasing the dosage?
    Obvious shrinking of visible tumors means you may not need to, yah?
    Sounds like you've nailed it. :)
    That make me very happy.
    I love Pits and Evelyn is adorable,

    Jessica the MonGrel is still doing well, though her age is showing.

    Me? I'm happy as a clam. :doublethumbs:
    Just got my PSA test reading, and after adjusting my dosage downward to ~140 mg. for the last 6 months, it is shrinking by 8% per year.
    Have dropped the dosage to 90mg. for the next test period to see if that speeds remission.
    That will be 1 mg. per Kg.
    Down from 1.5mg per Kg. I was taking.
    If that proves to be more effective. I'll drop Jessie's dosage from 40mg. to 30 mg.

    Tryin' to make this world a mo' betta place, one dog at a time.:cool:

    Aloha,
    Weeze
     
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  8. stevetrentwilliamson

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    Pet owners who wish to give their dog cannabis oil should first speak to their veterinarian. Afterwords, owners who have access to a medical marijuana card can visit a reputable medical dispensary and further buy the cannabis product that is best suited to their pet’s needs.
     
  9. Stacyjovi

    Stacyjovi Registered

    My 11-12 year old pitbull, Brownie, had lost a bit of weight, but she needed to lose a few pounds anyway so I wasn't concerned as she was acting normally, eating normally & my husband had stopped giving her as many treats. Several weeks ago she started limping and then one morning she had blood in her ear. I took her to the vet and she diagnosed an ear infection, blown eardrum, arthritis and a torn ligament in her knee. We were prescribed ear drops, rimadyl and rest. I continued the CBD oil & MSM/Chondroitin supplement & started giving her some blueberries, kale & bone broth with her food. We returned to the vet the next week, the ear infection was still present and her ear was still bleeding, so they stopped the rimadyl, started prednisone and gabepentin & we continued with the ear drops. We returned to the vet the next week, the ear infection was cleared, but since the previous week she had mostly lost her interest in food and just laid around all day looking mopey, I figured it was from the gabapentin. At times she seemed rather restless and uncomfortable and I assumed it was from her leg hurting her and gave her the gabapentin every 12 hours instead of every 8. Each time we visited the vet she had lost another pound, down a total of 12 now in the last year. She now weighs 50 pounds. We returned to the vet this week to check her weight & ear as it had bled again. The swelling in her ear was finally reduced enough for the Dr. to get a good look in it. Her ear drum was intact, but she could see a small growth that she said may or may not be cancerous. She said we could go to a specialist to have her sedated to have the growth removed and biopsied or if it was cancer (unfortunately I can't recall what kind she said) it would spread to her lungs, so she said we could do a chest x-ray. The x-ray showed spots all in her lungs and the radiologist said it was cancer. The vet than said she believes it started from a growth on her tummy and referenced mammary cancer saying it had metastasized to her lungs, but it's not on one of her nipples so I'm not sure. I feel like every time I've taken her to the vet I've gotten a different story, so I'm uncertain as to anything they've said and also a bit annoyed & frustrated. What started out as an injury and ear infection has now turned into cancer. My girl went from being as normal and healthy as an old gal can be, playing ball a few laps in the backyard, running up & down the stairs, eating normally etc. to lethargy, skin & bones, being carried up & down the stairs & a general lack of interest in anything.

    She's always eaten Taste of the Wild, but when she lost interest in food, I got her a package of the raw meat diet from the frozen section of the pet store and she did love that. Unfortunately I can't afford that for every day, so I boiled up a chicken, kale, dandelions & some veggies and she's been eating that pretty well, even started looking a bit better, more alert, tale wagging, etc. I also started giving her cottage cheese & flax seed oil as well as AHCC, a liver support supplement & boswellia acid. I'm taking her to a holistic vet on Thursday, have read some on the RS oil and am looking for guidance & dosing info. I'm in a legal state and have a cannabis card and I'm not sure if I should try making my own, buying it from a club or how to proceed. I don't want her on the prednisone, but am also worried about taking her off of it, how she will respond or feel if I do and am not sure how to wean her down from it. Any and all info, help and advise would be greatly appreciated. Sorry for all the details, but it's been such a roller coaster the last month or so.
     

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