Oral Neoplasene for Canine Osteosarcoma
Oral Neoplasene is the suggested neoplasene protocol for a dog with osteosarcoma (K9 OSA) as opposed to the topical or injectable forms. It is given twice daily in a specific home-cooked diet that offers the best conditions for uptake into the system and also camouflages its bitter taste. Since neoplasene is an emetic (a drug or herb that induces vomiting) the dose is slowly increased for maximum efficiency without side effects. For dogs with sensitive digestions, an anti-nausea pill may be prescribed to counter the emetic at the higher doses.
The dietary instruction we were given was ½ meat, ¼ cooked chopped vegetables and/or fruit. ¼ cooked white rice and lots of water during mealtimes. Plus a little ice cream or cream cheese as a treat. I was also told not to give water or food between meals since Nikki might not want to eat his prescribed dinner. No raw food or dry food is allowed.
Dr. Terence Fox at Buck Mountain Botanicals in Montana, the maker of neoplasene, is also very firm in stating that no inflammatory drugs or supplements (e.g., NSAIDs, prednisone, Rimadyl, Derramax, Previcox, Metacam) be given since neoplasene works on an inflammatory response. The body needs the inflammatory process to clear the dead and dying cancer from the system. For pain management, if needed, Tramadol is suggested
Dr. Fox states unequivocally that no other treatments should be used when working with neoplasene. This is an important consideration when deciding on whether or not to choose neoplasene as your treatment. It is also why I chose to add in radiation hormesis when the neoplasene wasn’t able to control the unbelievably aggressive growth on its own. Taping low level radiation stones locally over the tumor prompted the tumors to drain on site and brought the size down in a matter of days.
Note: Check also out Avemar in conjunction with ACHH or Beta Glucan which also work by bolstering the immune system.
Nikki never needed the anti-nausea drug, but I confess he really didn’t like my cooking (or maybe it was the neoplasene flavoring) and I had to make modifications at mealtime. The neoplasene is hard on the digestive system, so we did, eventually, make use of lots and lots of cream cheese before and after meals as a buffer, also yogurt. I just couldn’t go for the sugar in ice cream though since sugar feeds cancer cells. I had to hand feed Nikki so that he would eat and combine the home cooking with his regular Innova or Evo so he would allow feeding. And I would also give him three meals a day, his afternoon meal without the neoplasene. And because we live in Florida, and Nik likes to play ball, there was no way water could be withheld. We may not have observed the letter of the law, but Nikki was eating and drinking lots of water at mealtimes for his neoplasene. (He was also sneaking in some of the raw chicken bones left over from the cats’ dinner.) As long as that neoplasene was going in, I wasn’t about to take away his joys for living.
Once the neoplasene went from the digestion to the circulatory system, it would go about killing all sites of the cancer whether or not they have been located by diagnostic testing, including lung metastases. This was our hope. I knew the benefits of bloodroot, so we were more than hopeful, we were confident.
Oral treatment for canine osteosarcoma may be used alone or given with other intitial treatment (amputation, limb sparing) and may be required for months, or even for the rest of your dog’s life, depending on age and other risk factors.
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