reply to post by SavannahJane
Beautiful little dog, I feel for you.
Honey is safe for dogs, as a rule. Like people, some can have an allergy to it. Manuka or Melaleuca honeys are a great treatment for wounds or sore
A mixture of organic, free range eggs and natural non-heat-treated honey can help a sick dog get its energy back.
I guess it's not possible to get the tumor cut out?
Be careful about healing the area while there is something suppurating inside. It's vital the pus can exit the body.
A great Aussie vet, Ian Gawler, who recovered from cancer wrote
You Can Conquer Cancer
, and included a
section on treating dogs with cancer using natural foods and vitamins.
Some years back my mother's wire-haired terrier was dying of cancer. Little Techie had been given treatment which gave him another 3 months of life,
but the vet said he would die soon after that 3 month period. My dad was dying too, and seeing New Zealand was on his bucket list, so I was left
baby-sitting a little old dog while he died. Techie and I had always had an understanding, a deep bond and mutual respect. I was the only person he'd
let into my parents house without barking, a privilege he didn't allow any of my 6 brothers, and he'd once taken care of me when I had meningitis,
by standing guard and not letting my children come into my room or make any noise. (Meningitus is far more painful than the worst migraine.) So I owed
Coincidentally, I'd just picked up this book from the local Op Shop, so I tried it out.
Before I started Techie was unable to climb a step on his own, was constantly leaking pee, his legs were weak and his distended tummy dragged on the
ground, his fur had fallen out and he'd lost interest in food. I didn't expect anything to make a difference at that stage, and wouldn't have
tried, but the book having turned up at the right time made me wonder if perhaps I was meant to.
So I made him a mixture of rabbit mince, eggs, wheat-germ, cod-liver oil and vitamins. He wouldn't eat it until I put it in a pretty bowl at the
table, ate a little myself, and then fed it to him off my fingers. Each day he got stronger, and one night, a few weeks later, he disappeared. I was
so worried, I searched for him for hours. Finally he returned, and jumped up onto a chair. The change in him really was that dramatic.
I said to him, not thinking he'd understand, "I wish you could show me where you've been," and he waddled out the door again. To my surprise, he
took me for a walk, seeming to be retracing his steps, and I'm sure he was telling me about everything that had happened on the way.
Two week after that my parents returned, and came for Techie. As soon as my mother opened the car door Techie bounded up and leapt onto her lap,
licking her face. She burst into tears, telling me I shouldn't have, that she couldn't love another dog, and to please take it back. It turned out
she hadn't recognised this slimmed down, energetic, furry animal. She'd expected Techie to be dead, and thought I must have got a new dog to replace
him for her.
I don't know anything about other people using Gawler's ideas on dogs, so for all I know this was just a fluke. But there's nothing harmful in the
diet he gives, no drugs used, and no way it can do any harm.