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I have a 6 to 7 year male Rottweiler. When I rescued him from the pound he weighed 111 lbs. Now he's down to 83. He has a growth on one leg on which xrays show it has grown into the bone of his leg. He's lost most of his muscle in the hip joints. Vet recommends a biopsy to determine the nature of this growth, cancer or some fungicide. This is a $1500 cost. The problem started months ago and was diagnosed as hip dysplasia, but now its become something worse in just one leg. When he was on an antibiotic and Prevocox, he made a remarkble recovery. In so far, as to walking with no limp,swelling in the leg decreased, even able to run. Appetite picked up. After the antibiotic and prevocox were gone, he declined again. I also discovered he has food allergies. So I changed dog food. That stopped the frequent vomiting, but I'm so confused. If it is cancer, why the recovery episode, the fungal part has me really confused. No one knows. Can you help me to understand and should I have the biopsy done or put him out of his misery? Which would devastate me.

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January 18, 2015 at 12:46 AM

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Dear Belinda,

I think you should try to find a veterinary acupuncturist or chiropractor. I would bring the x-rays and any other test results along for the visit. I would not consider euthanasia since he responded well to the first treatment. If you were to get a biopsy done I would price shop first. Prices vary greatly and are usually less expensive at a country vet office. I would try to avoid the biopsy if possible. It might make things worse.

Without a diagnosis but trying to address the symptoms I would give PROMAXOL, PROBIOTICS, and OMEGA 3,6,9. These are available from Vetionx. In addition I would give Olive Leaf Extract from a health food store. It has antibiotic, antifungal, and antiviral properties. Be sure to give purified water if you have city water. What food had you been feeding and what are you feeding now?

Best regards,

Dr. Char www.vetionx.com

Dr. Char Wilson, DVM Health Coach answered
January 19, 2015 at 9:31 AM
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