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#266221 - 01/01/13 06:30 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe]
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So...just a quick look up on all this

DL-Methionine is an amino acid that helps with arthritis, detoxification and
catecholamines in the brain.

http://www.labexpress.com/DL-Methionine.php
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11764279
Quote:
Dysfunctions in catecholamine neurotransmission are implicated in some neurologic and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Which could affect long term memory functions if I'm reading the blurb right.

She gets a raw diet and since methionine is highest in meats, she is probably well over the "daily requirement". I'll have to check on that and add it into my spreadsheet.

The B6 should be added. She should be on a B Complex anyways for her kidneys and right now is only on B12.

Inositol - Looks like a very important ingredient
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9169302
Quote:
...A double-blind controlled crossover trial of 6 g of inositol daily vs. glucose for one month each was carried out in eleven Alzheimer patients, with on clearly significant therapeutic effects. ...These results suggest that inositol has therapeutic effects in the spectrum of illness responsive to serotonin selective re-uptake inhibitors, including depression, panic and OCD, and is not beneficial in schizophrenia, Alzheimer's ADDH, autism or ECT-induced cognitive impairment.


Dietary sources
http://www.livestrong.com/article/348579-natural-ways-to-increase-inositol-in-body/

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#282365 - 05/11/13 11:36 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: MaxaLisa]
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This thread was started over 3 years ago...how time flies.

Boo...13 1/2 years using her man as a pillow


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#282369 - 05/12/13 12:21 AM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe]
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wub What a sweet picture.
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#283685 - 05/26/13 09:02 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: Qyn]
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Banshee just had a seizure. frown Waiting for the vet to call back.

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#283690 - 05/26/13 09:30 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe]
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Oh--I hope she is ok!
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#283693 - 05/26/13 09:40 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: BowWowMeow]
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She's up and moving. doesn't seem shaky but a little disoriented still. It lasted quite a while and she lost control of her bladder.

Vet said to keep her quiet, could be a one time fluke but given her age there is probably an underlying cause. I'm not going to dwell on that to much. Will make an appt for Friday with her regular vet.

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#283694 - 05/26/13 09:45 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe]
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Oh no, I'm so sorry! Hope that this is a one-time thing, for some weird reason.
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#283710 - 05/27/13 03:06 AM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: MaxaLisa]
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frown I hope she doesn't have another, poor girl hugging
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#284285 - 05/31/13 08:22 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: bianca]
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Her bloodwork was that of an 8-9 year old dog. CREA values within normal. BUN up one point from 6mth ago so kidneys are stable. All other organs are good. No lumps, bumps or pain. Rechecked thyroid and made small adjustment in her dosage. Diagnosis is probable brain tumor.

He said to keep her crated in a quiet, dim lit room, as we have been doing when we aren't home. He did not advise medicating for seizures at this point. First, because it could have just been a fluke seizure. Second, he said in his experience, seizure meds meant for epilepsy are not affective on seizures caused by tumors.

We discussed what to look for as a tumor increases in size. He said the seizures will occur closer together, her gait may be unstable (it already is) and she may tilt her head off to one side. At her age, there is no treatment.

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#284296 - 05/31/13 10:05 PM Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe]
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I am so sorry. Having a had a dog that died from brain lesions, it's a very helpless feeling.

I hope that she surprises you further.
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