Alternative Medicine for Pets/Remedies for edema

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My 13 yr old Border Collie mix has cancer. He has a mast cell tumor in his left leg. He's received radiation treatment and has been on oral meds, piroxicam and cyclophasamide for over a year now. He gets regular checkups every 6-8.5 weeks (blood work drawn) to monitor the meds. Unfortunately in our last visit, he's showing edema in the same leg where the tumor is. The oncologist wants to start a new med but I'm hesitant. My dog has responded well to his current meds with no side effects but I understand this new drug, Palladia is stronger and I don't want to disturb my dog's current state as he is pretty happy. Are there some homeopathic remedies that I can try to help with the edema? And will any remedy interfere with his current meds?

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

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Hi Joanne,  Sounds like your Senior Border Collie is adjusting well to the medications and treatments.  I would love to talk to you privately about the Canine Cancer dog food diet.
I can't advise you on changes in your Pooch's treatment as I am not a Vet,   I am able to talk to you about supplements that may help the immune system and fluid balance;
Please contact me at my private e-mail:

Marie Peppers, LPN MA
mpmaltese@gmail.com

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Worked for over 25 years with Veterinarians. Marie Peppers, Experience Licensed Nurse Trained in Holistic Pet Nutrition ; Supplements certifications * My comments to your questions are not to be used "in lieu of" veterinarian's advise or treatment - IF YOU BELIEVE YOUR DOG IS ILL OR INJURED, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL VETERINARIAN IMMEDIATELY. I would be glad to assist in basic health and wellness questions. I have extensive knowledge and often help with client education. I also answer questions on Bulldogs under the Bulldog Expert on this site ****** VISIT My Consulting site for a FREE 20 minute Consultation ( Nutritional consults offered )

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My comments to your questions are not to be used "in lieu of" veterinarian's advise or treatment - IF YOU BELIEVE YOUR DOG IS ILL OR INJURED, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL VETERINARIAN * VISIT My Consulting site for a FREE 20 minute Consultation ( Nutritional consults offered )

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Worked for over 25 years with Veterinarians. Marie Peppers, Experience Licensed Nurse Trained in Holistic Pet Nutrition ; Supplements certifications * My comments to your questions are not to be used "in lieu of" veterinarian's advise or treatment

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