Osteosarcoma survival statistics are grim but always remember there are beacons of hope like Shiva the Red Dog, an 11-year old Golden who was diagnosed in April 2009 and is still going strong. She even beat melanoma since being diagnosed with bone cancer!
As Tripawders since the early days of Shiva’s diagnosis, her humans gave some generous props to the power of prayer, pawesome doctors and even Tripawds in this post.
They also give a special shout out to Tripawds’ resident vet Tazziedog for introducing them…
“to an array of nutritional approaches used in the fight against canine cancer both here and abroad. From the more widely-used medicinal mushrooms found in a product called K-9 Immunity, to the less well-known but potentially just as promising Sweet Wormwood-derived substance called Artemisinin, we found hope bolstered by at least some preliminary scientific validity.”
- Hepamether (a “supercharged version of the active compounds found in Artemisinin.”)
- No grain/low sugar/no red meat diet
- Omega-3 supplements
- Chondroitin-based Fresh Factors and glucosamine-based Dasuquin
You can read more about these supplements and why her humans selected them, here in Shiva’s blog.
A big shout out to Shiva the Red Dog, who continues inspire everyone coping with canine cancer no matter where they are in the journey.