First I want to thank Kara for inspiring this idea for an article. Many of us have furry family members that are close to our heart and I wanted to share my story about my dog Zippy. Zippy passed away a year ago from a brain tumor. She was a boxer that I raised since she was 2 weeks old. My friend’s dog had puppies and not all the puppies were getting the milk they needed to survive. She gave me Zippy to bottle feed and hopefully to save her life. We had 10 wonderful years with her and she made an impact on so many lives.
This story is about her battle with a brain tumor
In 2012 we woke up to Zippy having a Grand Mal seizure. We immediately took her to our vet. This would be the first time I would meet the most wonderful vet, Dr. Jill. After running a number of blood test, she determined Zippy had a brain tumor. She prescribed some medications and sorrowfully explained Zippy would have about 3 months to live.
My husband had recently read some articles about alkalizing the body to fight off cancer. We immediately placed Zippy on baking soda and molasses. I added it to her water daily and she liked it. When I shared our protocol with our vet, she was very supportive. I was able to take her off of most of her medications and she was thriving. I need to mention that Zippy had a tilt to her walk from the seizure and slight facial paralysis. Both went away with time. Three months passed and Zippy was doing great. I still had her on smaller dosages of her prescription meds and never completely removed those from her diet. We had one wonderful year with her after her diagnosis and I am grateful for that time. One morning she succumbed to a tumor that left her back-end paralyzed. As the day wore on and with consultation with the vet, we realized she would not be able to recover. That day we made a heart wrenching decision to put her to sleep and out of her misery.
I am 100% convinced that the baking soda regime gave us another year with our beloved furry family member. Since that time I have done more research and wanted to share another natural approach to cancer, Vitamin C therapy.
Our dear friend recently won a battle with throat cancer
He used a combination of chemo, radiation and vitamin C therapy. He did not have any adverse effects from the chemo and radiation and attributes that to the vitamin C therapy he followed during his treatments.
I pray that no one has to even consider these natural options for their pets. But if your pet is diagnosed with an ailment take the time to consider natural options that may be easier on your pet and you.