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Dog Health > Cyberknife for inoperable Brain tumors
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Barked: Sat Mar 10, '12 2:15pm PST 
I just wanted to pass this info along to anyone who is dealing with inoperable brain tumors - or other cancers. 6 months ago Max underwent Cyberknife treatments (completely non-invasive, pinpoint accurate down to 2-3mm, radiation treatment. 6 Months ago he could barely lift his head, let alone walk, Today he just got back from a 2.5Mile hike in the woods with his brothers and sister, and tried to chase a jogger.. and he's 19 years old! I'm amazed every day at how well he's doing and wanted to share his blog with anyone else dealing with brain tumors so that you know there's a great non-invasive option out there! I've posted videos and pictures of what he looked like and how he was acting when he was firstr diagnosed, after just treating him with prednisone, after just treating him with alternative therapies and before and after cyber knife. I hope this helps someone! http://maxck.blogspot.com
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Dog Health > Diagnosis of inoperable Brain tumors - use of the Cyberknife
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Barked: Sat Mar 10, '12 2:08pm PST 
Just wanted to update everyone! Max is still doing great! It's been almost 6 months since his treatments and Max just got back from a 2.5 mile hike in the woods with his brothers and sister. He chased a jogger, twice, and we had to hold him back! And then he tried to go swimming! It is truly amazing how well the Cyber Knife has worked for him! Roxy I'm hopeful that you'll have as much success too! I left a message for you on your blog a little while ago... I cross posted it on Max's Blog for others to see too. Max's blog about his experience with Cyber knife includes photos and videos of him from before he had cyber knife to after and I'll keep updating it with new videos and photos. His blog is http://maxck.blogspot.com
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Dog Health > Diagnosis of inoperable Brain tumors - use of the Cyberknife

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Barked: Thu Feb 2, '12 4:32pm PST 
I wanted to update my original post! We did go forward with Max's Cyber Knife treatment He started the treatment on 9/25/11 and was finished on Fri 9/30/11, and I'm very very very happy to report that thus far it's been a big success! I can still see things are changing in him and some days are better than others, but 4 months ago Max couldn't even lift his head, and now he is chasing bikes, joggers, and wrestling with puppies and he's 19 years old! Since I couldn't really find any information out there about what other dogs have gone through who had Cyber knife treatments, I started to blog about Max's experiences from the time he was diagnosed, to the different treatments we tried before we finally decided to go with Cyber knife and what he went through with the cyber knife and everything after. I've been including photos and videos so others can compare their dogs to Max. I've gotten some nice emails from others who have gone through it since Max did so hopefully it's helping, but if anyone is interested his blog is http://maxck.blogspot.com

Hopefully we'll keep having good experiences and this will help others with brain tumors or other inoperable health issues.

Max's Mom & Max
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Get Well Soon > Prayers needed

Max

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Barked: Sat Oct 8, '11 11:26am PST 
You're in our thoughts and prayers and we're sending lots of good healing energy your way!
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Get Well Soon > Has anyone had experience with the cyberknife and brain tumors?

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Barked: Sat Oct 8, '11 11:25am PST 
Max was diagnosed earlier this year and last week he underwent cyberknife treatments. So far so good but we'd like to connect with anyone else who has done this to see if we can compare notes.

The reason I opted for it was that it was 100% non-invasive - no cutting, and that it's extremely accurate so minimal to no radiation hits anything outside of the tumors. It also has a pretty strong success rate in humans of shrinking or stabilizing tumors so they go dormant.
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Dog Health > Diagnosis of inoperable Brain tumors - use of the Cyberknife
Max

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Barked: Sat Oct 8, '11 11:18am PST 
HI All,

Has anyone experienced Cyberknife with their pup? I 'm looking for someone to compare notes with.

Max was diagnosed with 2 inoperable brain tumors earlier this year. At first we decided to treat him with just prednisone and homeopathy. In 2 weeks he bounced back to his normal self and it was amazing but after about 4.5 months he was out chasing as squirrel and something wasn't right. He stopped short and then decided it was time to go back home. Over the next 2 weeks he declined significantly to the point where he couldn't walk, balance, eat, etc. His head was tilted and he had extreme vertigo. He was beyond walking in tight circles. I thought that was it, our Holistic vet was helping him and our neurologist upped his prednisone dose, and then I learned more about the cyberknife. I hadn't realized before that it was non-invasive - I thought they had to cut their head open to have it be effective. We called up to the Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers NY at our neurologists suggestion and they said if we could get Max stable they could do cyberknife. We managed to stabilize him with a high dose of prednisone and he went up last week for cyberknife therapy.

So far he's been doing well. He's tired and has low energy, but that's normal from what I understand. He had 1 seizure that only lasted a little more than a minute and then we put him on anti-seizure meds.

Has anyone else considered or undergone Cyberknife? I'd love to be able to compare notes with someone.

I started to document this process through a blog because I couldn't find any other info out there on dogs and Cyberknife (there are videos of him and his progression if anyone is interested ) http://maxck.blogspot.com
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Dogster Lifestyle, News & Entertainment > Great Dog Friendly home for sale in Bethesda, MD (Washington DC)

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Barked: Tue Jul 13, '10 7:29pm PST 
We're selling a great home that has been fantastic for our 5 dogs and cats and really would love to have another dog loving family take advantage of this great property as well! (All the neighbors have dogs and we all watch out for each other and help take care of each other's dogs! You can't beat it!) I thought this might be worth posting to the group just in case anyone was moving to DC and needed to find a great Dog Friendly place to live!

4 Bedroom 3 Full baths, 4 floor split, hardwood and ceramic tile throughout (easy to clean with dogs!) and a large fenced in back yard with established trees and paths through the bushes to explore, a great sun deck...

And for the humans... re granovated kitchen with open floor plan, granite counters, cherry cabinets,granite breakfast bar and kitchen island, dining room with french doors out to the back deck and patio, living room with built in tv cabinet, stone fireplace with cherry built ins, and new playroom/ rec room with built ins.

Great dog friendly neighborhood -with reliable dog swapping neighbors, near Cabin john Dog park, hiking trails in the woods, a creek to swim in, a huge field (not fenced in) where the dogs can run off leash,

and the schools aren't so bad for the kids either!

Walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and grocery stores. Walking distance to Marriott and Lockheed Martin's HQ's, and the Rockledge / Rockspring Office Parks. 2 Miles from the metro.

http://www.homesdatabase.com/home-listings-FERNWOOD-BETHESDA-MD- MRIS-MC7359734
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Behavior & Training > Hiring Dog Trainers

Daisy

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Barked: Mon Apr 6, '09 8:38am PST 
If anyone is a dog trainer and interested... here are some dog friendly & dog trainer positions

http://dogtagadventures.com/jobs.html
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Dogs & Travel > Dogs and Trains?

DOG FOUND in- TN- near- greensvi

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Barked: Mon Apr 6, '09 8:36am PST 
DogTravel Company has dog-friendly trains for dogs of all sizes. Amtrak won't allow dogs on board. http://www.dogtravelcompany.com
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Food & Nutrition > Does anyone have exp feeding a dog without a gal bladder?
Daisy

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Barked: Mon Mar 16, '09 1:38pm PST 
My Daisy girl had surgery earlier this year to remove a large cancer tumor. Along with the tumor, she lost almost half of her liver and her gal bladder.

For the life of me, I can not find any information about diet for dogs who are missing a gal bladder. I've been trying to follow human diets. We know she can't eat anything with fat, and becasue of the cancer we need to keep her away from grains (She is cancer free- the good news!)

Anyone have any ideas, recipes, experience with this?

(human or canine I suppose!)

Thanks!

Chris
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