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  • Baileysmom97 has replied to a post on the message board

    I just re-read your first post and see that your normal vet indicated that the tumor was pretty large.  It doesn't so much matter whether it is cancer or not...the tumor is still growing and starting to block the urethra.  One option would be to put a stent in and that could help keep the urethra open.  Chemo at this point may not be effective and might be too hard on Lita.  I tried one round of c...

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      First of all, you should not do a needle biopsy with suspected bladder cancer because there is risk of seeding the cancer cells throughout the body when they withdraw the needle.  The best way to confirm TCC is by spinning a urine sample and then looking at the cells under a microscope.  The TCC cells will usually show up this way. There is another option of a type of scope where they go in by the urinary t...

      Thursday at 1:14 AM view post
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        I think the right time comes differently for everyone.  Just watch her carefully...you will be able to tell if she's in pain or really uncomfortable.  Mine was such a fighter for so long, that I needed to give her every opportunity to bounce back.  I still feel guilty that I was the one who had to make that decision. As long as Lita is reasonably comfortable and eating, I would let her be.

        April 03 at 3:44 PM view post
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          Hi Barb--Bailey had recurrent infections, drank more water but hers was attributed to kidney issues.  Also, her infections were always different strains attributed to the TCC.  She had never had a UTI in her life before the TCC.  Bailey didn't have accidents but she had leakage which made her bed wet, etc.  I started using wrap around pants with a Depends pad inside...I hating doing that but atlea...

          March 14 at 5:20 PM view post
          • Baileysmom97 has replied to a post on the message board

            Did the vet do a urine culture to find out exactly what bacteria is causing the infection? Some antibiotics are more effective against certain bacteria. TCC can cause blood in the urine but so can a urinary infection. Most likely I think it's the infection which is causing the accidents.  I don't think it would happen that quickly from the TCC unless it were really aggressive and it doesn't sound like hers is. ...

            March 12 at 3:45 PM view post
            • Baileysmom97 has replied to a post on the message board

              I think I may have gotten it from Starwest Botanicals?

              March 11 at 5:54 PM view post
              • Baileysmom97 has replied to a post on the message board

                I think I ordered it online.  Did a search for it and then chose what I though was best.

                March 11 at 5:50 PM view post
                • Baileysmom97 has replied to a post on the message board

                  For a dog weighing up to 20 pounds, it's equivalent to 20% of the human dosage.  I think I used to mix in a half teaspoon with Bailey's food.  It's not toxic unless you're giving really extreme amounts.  I bought organic ground milk thistle in bulk and looked for the best quality I could find...did not buy the capsules.  For Bailey it worked really well...I think even the doctor was shocked at how...

                  March 10 at 7:36 PM view post
                  • Baileysmom97 has replied to a post on the message board

                    Great news about the tumor! You could also try baby food. I had to give it by syringe to start but it seemed to stimulate the appetite. 

                    March 07 at 4:53 PM view post
                    • Baileysmom97 has replied to a post on the message board

                      One thing that worked for Bailey was ground Milk Thistle.  It helps to detoxify the liver.  I remember that Bailey's liver enzymes were starting to get high and after being on the Milk Thistle for just a couple of weeks, her levels returned to completely normal.  Your best best is to buy it in organic form. You can can get it online and just mix a small amount in with the food. 

                      March 06 at 4:26 PM view post
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