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#253465 - 09/23/12 01:39 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: MaxaLisa]
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He may not. Seems if there was an answer that it would show up in a search somewhere. Maybe nobody has ever studied that aspect of it.

As far as the other, it probably will be a hindsight answer. However, he did say that a pred routine on another dog with tumors kept him alive with good quality for a year. Younger than Banshee so we aren't looking at a year but she continues to amaze me so who knows. Every time I think this is it, she rebounds. So I know he's done this before and we aren't in experimental territory so he might have some answers.

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#253468 - 09/23/12 02:11 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe]
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Originally Posted By: LifeAsMe
He may not. Seems if there was an answer that it would show up in a search somewhere. Maybe nobody has ever studied that aspect of it.e some answers.

I suspect that some academic somewhere uinderstands the process.

I think I briefly mentioned somewhere at the beginning of this thread that my vet has had good luck with pred therapy - I think it's a standby for vets, which works very well in some cases, in the grand scheme of things. But now with the surge in chemo for dogs, it's often overlooked. In one case, my vet had complete reolution with surgery and pred. However, that was not a ystemic case like Banshee. So keeping this in control for a long time, would be great.
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#253469 - 09/23/12 02:17 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: MaxaLisa]
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I think you did. Pred has been on the shelf for a long time to use a "last resort" once the diet/benadryl/tagamet could no longer take care of it. I had discussed it with the vet when we first took her in a couple years ago.

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#253471 - 09/23/12 02:58 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe]
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Makes sense.
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#253481 - 09/23/12 05:22 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: MaxaLisa]
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There is a short thread going now on the tick list about problems with dropping the pred dose too low too quickly. Particularly being warned against is going from 20 mg per day to every other day. Of course, mileage may vary, but wanted to pass that along, that the body will rebound if tapered too quickly. This is more likely to happen the longer the dog or human was on pred. What the right protocol is, I have no clue.
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#253537 - 09/24/12 04:19 AM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: MaxaLisa]
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That was when I started Moo on green beans to fill her up (I have always had to watch her weight - she's like me!) but I am pretty sure I gave her an extra small meal (she was on raw so maybe like a chicken drunstick) or a small portion of meat mixed with a half cup of beans. Just to get some peace at night or she would try and break into the cats room for their food.
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#253559 - 09/24/12 09:10 AM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: bianca]
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Thanks! I"ll try that tonight. Woke up to the dishes that hadn't been washed all over the kitchen floor.

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#253568 - 09/24/12 10:43 AM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe]
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Originally Posted By: LifeAsMe
Thanks! I"ll try that tonight. Woke up to the dishes that hadn't been washed all over the kitchen floor.


Ouch - that's no fun.

I used to have some problems with Rica getting into the trash when she was on pred for her hips. We kept a mouse trap dangling in front of the cabinet door as a deterrent for her. The trap wasn't set, but she had heard them go off and didn't like them. It did a better job of keeping her out of the trash than baby locks on the door. If she pulled the door hard enough with her paw, she could still get the door open.

I also had to build a box on stilts to keep their food in because she found a way to open the can I used to store their food in.

I've got no suggestions, but a lot of sympathy for trying to control the increased hunger with Banshee.
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#253570 - 09/24/12 10:45 AM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: Woodreb]
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oh no....doors...that reminds me....I don't know if I shut the door to the laundry room where Sierra's food is kept this morning when I left...

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#253655 - 09/25/12 03:36 AM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe]
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Oh heck, I hope you did shut the door!
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