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Osteosarcoma: clinical trials and goofy smiles

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Quick summary of last post

March 23rd, 2013 · 3 Comments · diet

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I know the last post was extremely long and technical, so here is a summary of key points:

-Hill’s n/d prescription diet is the only commercial diet specifically formulated to both a)slow cancer growth and b) be palatable to dogs undergoing chemo

-We did not know about n/d until recently, despite Jabba having cancer for 2+ years, so you may have to take initiative to ask your vet. It also probably works better when given long term.

-Hill’s n/d is very expensive, running $180 a month for a 50 lb dog…

-But it is tasty! And supported by hard science.

-We are still working on it, but making a comparable home concoction of Hill’s n/d would be very difficult.

Please don’t hesitate with any questions or comments!


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3 Comments so far ↓

  • Bruiser Bruno

    Bruno also ate this version of hills yet it was more towards the end of his journey while he was still in chemo . It is pretty costly but he seemed I gobble it up and like it. aside from him liking it it also helps since the combination if wet and dry food helps with hydration. Best wishes keep on fighting.
    Maricela and Spirit bruno

  • jerry

    Jabba I’m glad you found something you enjoy eating! We send all our love to you. Did you happen to see the Tripawds News blog post about you recently? Hope you liked it! xoxo

    • tamaram

      Wow! The News blog post was wonderful! Thank you very, very much! We are happy to share our story for the benefit of other tripawd caregivers!

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