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When your dog or cat is recovering from amputation surgery or going through chemotherapy, you can make this part of the journey easier by learning both the benefits and side effects of the medications prescribed for your Tripawd. Here are some resources to get you started.

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Below you will find links to informative posts from Jerry’s Tripawds News Blog and popular topics in the Tripawd Discussion Forums. In addition, we have provided links to various veterinary medicine internet resources, as well as numerous online vet pharmacies.

Pain Management Tips:

Our Best Tripawd Pain Management Tips (So Far)

Tripawd Cats Pain Management Tips and Tricks

How To Help Your Tripawd’s Post-Amputation Recovery Pain

CBD For Pets Shopping Tips Our Vets Want Us to Know

Three Tips About Medical Cannabis for Pets

Manage Tripawd Arthritis with Supplements, Exercise and Pain Management

Nocita Controls Post-Op Dog Amputation Pain Without Pills (now available for cats!)

Canine Rehabilitation: Pain Meds and Supplement Tips from CARE

Cancer Care Medication Tips:

Questions to Ask Your Veterinary Oncologist

Metronomic Chemotherapy FAQs for Tripawds

More About Cat Cancer, Oncology and Radiation Therapy

Cyclophosphamide Versus Chlorambucil in Metronomic Chemotherapy

Bisphosphonates: When Amputation isn’t an Option

More About Chlorambucil, Cyclophosphamide for Metronomic Chemotherapy

Prednisone and Dog Cancer Tips

Metronomic Chemotherapy News Podcast on Tripawd Talk Radio

Importance of reading Pet Prescription Labels and Information Sheets

Cisplatin and Doxorubicin Side Effects in Dogs

Jerry’s medication protocol for advanced osteosarcoma metastasis

Side effects of Albuterol in Dogs with Cancer Lung Mets

Oncologist Video Interview: Metronomics & Supplements for Canine Cancer

Jill’s Metronomic Chemotherapy Experience

Online Veterinary Pharmacies

We strongly encourage purchasing pet prescriptions safely online from Vet-VIPPS accredited pharmacies. For more information download this important consumer health information about buying pet drugs online.

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Online Veterinary Medicine Resources

Research medications, symptoms and treatment options with these helpful veterinary medicine websites.

Understanding Veterinary Labwork Values

Dr. Demian Dressler’s Dog Cancer Blog – Common Drugs & Nutraceuticals – Dictionary of Veterinary Terms

OncolinkVet – Cancer Terminology and Symptoms

VetInfo4Dogs – Medication and Your Dog – Veterinary Product Database


Below you will find helpful information and links to resources about recommended cat and dog cancer supplements and other nutraceuticals for pets often discussed in Tripawds Blogs and the Tripawd Discussion Forums.

Nutraceutical – Combining the aspects of nutrition and pharmaceutical, refers to foods or extracts thereof claimed to have a medicinal effect on health.

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K9 Medicinals Immune Support

Immune SupportImmune Support is the newest medicinal mushroom immune support product to protect your dog’s DNA from damage and fight illness.

This tasty powder blend of medicinal mushrooms means that giving it to a dog is much easier than playing the pill game! In addition Armor-Up is a certified organic, wild-sourced all USA-made product with no immune system suppressing fillers, sugars, starches or maltodextrin.

From the Tripawds Blogs:

How to Support a Dog’s Immune System Without Pills

K9 Immunity Plus

K9 Immunity - Help Your Dog Fight CancerK9 Immunity is an all natural immune system enhancing cancer supplement for dogs. K9 Immunity is distributed by K9 Medicinals and made from the same pharmaceutical grade immuno-modulating compounds as the human grade formula, but it is formulated especially for dogs with cancer.

K9 Immunity was developed from human cancer research, and was first used in treating cancer in guide dogs for the blind. It is now available without prescription in the USA and many other countries. K9 Immunity has been used to help thousands of dogs with cancer, and Immune-Assist Critical Care Formula has been helping human patients for more than seven years.

Follow the links below for more information about K9 Immunity, or call K9 Medicinals for complete details.

From the Tripawds Blogs:

Mushroom Therapy Basics to Fight Dog and Cat Cancer

New and Improved K9 Immunity Plus Immune System Support for Dogs with Cancer

Jerry’s K9 Immunity Clinical Trial for Osteosarcoma Metastasis

When Surgery and Chemo Are Not Enough to Fight Dog Cancer

K9 Immunity Clinical Trial Results

K9 Immunity and Metronomic Cancer Therapy

From the Tripawd Discussion Forums:

K9 Immunity and AHCC Cancer Therapies

All Forums Search Results for  “K9 Immunity”

Artemisinin or K9 Immunity: Are You Taking Them?

K9 Immunity Plus and Apocaps


Apoptosis is the term used to describe the body’s process of genetically programmed, healthy cell death. The death of old, used up cells make way for new cells to keep our bodies (and our dogs’) healthy and strong.

Apoptosis-inducing substances such as curcumin create the basis of Apocaps CX Apoptogen Formula for Dogs, a new supplement that Dr. Demian Dressler has designed especially for dogs with cancer. For more information about Dr. Dressler’s comprehensive canine cancer care, please visit his Dog Cancer Vet website.

From Tripawds Blogs

What is Apocaps Apoptogen Formula For Dogs?

The Impawtance of Apoptosis and Canine Cancer

Apocaps Therapy Included in Human Cancer Study

Maggie’s Guide to Fighting Cancer

Dr Dressler’s Comprehensive Dog Cancer Survival Guide

From the Tripawd Discussion Forums:

K9 Immunity Plus and Apocaps

Apocaps and Chemotherapy and Dietary issues

Medicinal Mushrooms for Pets GuideEdible Mushroom Therapy Basics

Edible mushroom supplements vary in price and quality. But it’s hard know you’re getting what you paid for, and that the mushroom blend is safe for your dog’s current state of health. To help with your research, here is a summary of information we’ve compiled from the Tripawds Discussion Forums and the Tripawds Nutrition blog.

From Tripawds Blogs

Medicinal Mushroom Pet Supplements Quick Start Guide

Dog Immunity Support Supplements Round-Up

How to Support a Dog’s Immune System Without Pills

Mushroom Therapy for Canine Hemangiosarcoma

Power Mushrooms Immune Boosting Supplement

Raven’s Power Mushrooms Testimonial

From the Tripawd Discussion Forums:

All posts about medicinal mushrooms for pets

AHCC Cancer Therapies: NK-9, K9 Immunity, Power Mushrooms

Artemisinin or K9 Immunity: Are You Taking Them?

Magic Mushroom Recipes for Your Tripawd

Lylee’s Anti-Cancer Diet Tips

Osteosarcoma is No Match for Shiva’s Anti-Cancer Diet and Supplements

Mika Shares Her Healthy Cancer Dog Supplements

Power Mushrooms, A Case Study

Immune Stimulant: Health Concerns Power Mushrooms

Health Concerns Power Mushrooms for Dogs and Cats

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Artemisinin or Qinghaosu (pronounced: Ching-hao-su) is an extract from the plant Artemisia Annua (Sweet Wormwood) or Qinghao (pronounced: Ching-hao). Scientific research has shown Artemisinin to be particularly beneficial in balancing the microbiology of the GI tract.

artemisininDoctors researching Artemisinin agree that it is safe, and can kill osteosarcoma cells in a petri dish. Whether or not the herb can work to kill cancer in a dog’s body or if the oral dose can be absorbed properly is still being studied. The extract Artemisinin has been used for several decades. It is recommended that any Artemisinin used is extracted from plants grown and harvested in accordance with GAP (Good Agricultural Practice) standards.

Good quality Artemisia annua contains 0.3-0.5% Artemisinin, so pure Artemisinin provides hundreds of times more of the active constituent Artemisinin than the whole herb itself. Combining with antioxidants or iron may theoretically decrease effectiveness.

From the Tripawds Nutrition Blog:

Artemisinin FAQs for Dog and Cat Cancer

What’s All this Talk About Artemisinin?

From the Tripawd Discussion Forums:

Metronomic chemotherapy for Tazzie: Protocol Details

After chemo or mets: metronomics & other options

Eating Healthy: All posts about Artemisinin

Find Artemisinin Online:

Save on Artemisinin at Amazon!

Glucosamine and Joint Care

Maintaining healthy hips and joints is important for all dogs, but it is a must for canine amputees. Many glucosamine, chondroitin and other healthy joint supplements are available. The following are a few we believe work best, or have heard about others using with success.

From Jerry’s Blog:

SynflexSynFlex liquid glucosamine for pets was our chosen glucosamine / chondroitin supplement for keeping Jerry’s hips healthy after his front leg amputation. It is the same formula as their human blend, with beef flavoring.

What Is SynFlex?

Synflex glucosamine eases my arthritis pain.

From the Tripawd Discussion Forums:

All posts about “Glucosamine

Duralactin & Dasuquin recommended for arthritis pain

Vet Questions (Glucosamine Supplements)

Pet Store Glucosamine and MSM Vet Feedback

Testimonial for Dog Gone Pain Joint Supplement


cosequinCosequin is comprised of nutrients that help sustain cartilage cells and provide components to help maintain a healthy cartilage structure and connective tissue to support the joints.

Save on Cosequin Joint Health Supplements at Amazon!

Cosequin DS Chewable Tablest from Entirely Pets

dasuquinNutramax Dasuquin is the next generation Cosequin — highly recommended by many veterinarians for relieving joint pain and maintaining healthy hips. Read the Tripawds Nutrition blog review for more Dasuquin ingredients, dosage information and coupons, or compare prices using the following links:

Save on Dasuquin at Amazon!

Entirely Pets: Dasuquin for Small/Medium Dogs under 60 lbs. with MSM

Pet Food Express: Nutramax Dasuquin Supplemental Soft Chews for Dogs

Dog Gone Pain

dgpDog Gone Pain™, an all natural formula, was developed to help support a pet’s joint mobility and flexibility. DGP helps ease aches and discomfort caused by daily exercise, activity, and training. Developed by master herbalists and scientists in Australia, this unique, proprietary combination of natural compounds helps support mobility, even into a pet’s golden years. Made with a proprietary blend of Marine Collagen Extract, Mucopolysaccharide Complex, Malt Extract, Wild Rosella, Capsicum, Aniseed Myrtle, Mountain Pepper, Bromelain 2400GDU and Papain 6000.


Vitamins & Herbs

Other natural treatments like Organic Flax Seed Oil, vitamin C, powdered kelp and alfalfa leaf powder were integral components of Jerry’s canine cancer diet. You can buy hard to find nutraceuticals and save money by comparing prices and shopping at these online vitamin superstores:

Pet Vitamins and Supplements from

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Keeping our pets healthy with good nutrition doesn’t have to be hard or complicated. Here at Tripawds we do our best to share reputable and real information that can help our dogs and cats fight disease and minimize their exposure to disease triggers. Below you’ll find tips and tricks from veterinarians and the Tripawds community. If you have any to share, contact us today!

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A healthy diet is critical to help our animals fight cancer. We can start by eliminating what cancer likes to eat: simple carbohydrates and sugars. Veterinarians like Dr. Demian Dressler, the Dog Cancer Vet, tell us that avoiding corn, wheat, potatoes and carrots – is critical to starve cancer cells of their primary fuel source.

And as holistic veterinarian Dr. Judy Morgan tells us, when you change your pet’s diet for the better you can achieve a more natural and gentle way of healing the whole pet, not just treating the symptoms of their disease. Follow these links below for details about what vets recommend to fight pet cancer through better nutrition, and how Tripawds community members have done it.

Pet Cancer Nutrition Tips from the Veterinary Community

The Basics of a Good Anti-Cancer Diet

The Dog Cancer Survival Guide

Keto Diet for Pet Cancer: What’s Fact? What’s Not?

The Risk of Raw Food for Dogs and Cats with Cancer

Does a Low Carb Pet Cancer Diet Make a Difference?

A Non-Toxic Cancer Therapy Overview with 5 Elements Veterinary Care

Pet Cancer Nutrition Tips and Tricks from Tripawds Members

TriKitty Maceo Shares Cat Cancer Supplements, Tips and Ideas

Holistic Vets Help Logan Survive, Thrive After Osteosarcoma

Sheba’s Butt-Kickin Cancer Diet Details

PJ’s Canine Cancer Diet for Picky Eaters

Tripawds News: Jerry’s Diet While Fighting Osteosarcoma

Sir Nesta’s Holistic, Grain-Free Diet and Supplements

Bentley’s Osteosarcoma Journey and Cancer-Fighting Diet

Two Years and Counting: Eisen Fights Bone Cancer with Homeopathy

Maggie’s Journey: Supplements and Diet

Nova: Cancer Diet during Chemo therapy

Maximutt’s Homemade Cancer Dog Diet

One Dog Owner’s Journey to Feeding Raw

Balanced EFAs Create Optimal Tripawd Diets

Tasty Home Cooking for Dogs with Pegz and Chaz

Osteosarcoma is no Match for Shiva’s Anti-Dog Cancer Diet

From the Tripawd Discussion Forums:

Yogurt and whey: Lifesavers for nausea

tumeric… who is using it?

No Raw Diet During Chemotherapy

Ideas to improve cancer dog diet

Canine dancer diet of Anatolian Shepherd Cemil

Appetite Stimutlation tips for advanced canine cancer care

How to Gain Weight

High Protein Diet and Kidney Problems

Dog food switch complicated by Piroxicam (or vice versa)

Do large breed amputees have to loose weight for success?

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Save on Huge Selection of Natural Organic Raw Pet Food for Dogs and Cats at Only Natural Pet Store!


Before the rise of commercial pet food in the 1960s, dogs and cats dined on table scraps. As a result, they rarely went to the vet, and lived healthier lives with less disease. Whether your dog or cat is disease-free or fighting something besides cancer, you can help improve their health through better food ingredients.

From Tripawds Blogs:

Tripawds Nutrition Blog: Cat Nutrition Basics

Tripawds Nutrition Blog: Grain-free vs. Low Carb: Understanding the Differences in Dry Food

Not Sure If You Have an Overweight Tripawd? Here’s How to Tell.

Pet-to-Human Weight Translators Give a Tripawd Reality Check

A Pet Diet Nutrition Spreadsheet for Home Cooking Nerds

Anka’s Vet-Approved Home Cooked Dog Food Diet

Two year cancer survivor Trouble loses weight with her Reducing Diet

Tripawds News: What’s Really in Your Pet’s Food and Why You Need to Know

Wyat Ray Dawg: Home Cooking is Good for My Belly (See comments for recipes)

From the Tripawd Discussion Forums:

Can I have advice on what kibble you feed your dogs please?

Advice on CBD oil

Meg and Momma Getting FAT!

Gaining Weight Due to Less Activity

Charliebear and FUD Recommendations

Trying to find a healthy food for my dogs….opinions wanted! ;

Healthy Homemade Dog Food Recipes

Grain-Free Recommendations Please

Frozen and/or Dehydrated Raw

What do you Feed Your Other Dogs Who Don’t Have Cancer?

Which vegetables/fruits are safe for dogs?

Chemo Treatment and Raw Food Diet

Bones and Raw Food (BARF) Dog diet discussion

Hill’s Canine n/d diet and the homemade approximation

Pre-amputation weight: a factor in decision?

Raw Food for Pets: Great Article

Pork meat for dogs?

Natural Balance and Other Allergy Diet Recommendations

GI Problems and Abdominal Discomfort

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