According to this article from the Scottish Terrier Club of America, if you have never lost a Scottish Terrier to bladder cancer – or, more properly, Transitional Cell Carcinoma – consider yourself extremely lucky. Research has suggested that Scottish Terriers are 20 times more likely to get bladder cancer than other breeds and it usually occurs in older dogs (average age 11 years). Such a diagnosis can be devastating to dogs and their owners alike. So you would be extremely pleased to meet Phoebe, a Scottish Terrier that got bladder cancer and survived it thanks to the love and care of their owners who did some alternative research and gave her vitamin C and a primal doggie diet. Let all pet owners and cancer patients know this story!
First, let us see the report from our good friend who brought to our attention this Doggie Miracle:
M]y uncles’ 12 year old dog (Scottish Terrier) Phoebe, had bladder cancer – Transitional Cell Carcinoma -, common in this race and mortal in almost all cases, and according to the analysis and the vet, it was an aggressive one.
The veterinary told them that in 6 months the dog was going to experience a remarkable health deterioration. He suggested an aggressive therapy with very strong medication and he wasn’t even sure that it was going to help in any way, maybe just to give her more time (in pain for sure). Well, my uncles didn’t want to subject her to a painful and hard therapy and medication so they decided to search for other options.
We were talking about it and the idea that the right nutrition could help to heal the body, and about the possible health damage caused by industrialized dog food loaded with carbs, chemicals and other stuff that it’s not part of a dog’s natural or proper diet. We discussed this idea [and a friend] suggested that changing her diet to lean meat may help her in someway.
When i came back to Mexico i researched a little bit under that idea, and there are some vets now promoting a proper diet for dogs to avoid some sickness – some race’s specific -, and some for treatment. In some articles, they also suggested to give them animal organs as heart and liver – from cows, pigs or chickens – (funny that this organs are the first eaten by the alpha wolf in a pack), and also found some articles about the use of small doses of Vitamin C (depending on the dog’s size) to treat cancer in dogs.
I shared the info with them, and since the end of September they decided to apply it with caution. So, in this case, all came down to getting rid of the industrialized dog food, a diet based on lean meat, heart and liver sometimes, and small daily doses of vitamin C. The result of the past week analysis: Phoebe has no trace whatsoever of this allegedly aggressive cancer, she even increased her weight a little bit, and she’s more active than before.
The vets and the people of the analysis lab are very surprised by this results. According to them, she should be dead or almost there by this time. My uncle’s are very very happy because they love that dog very much.
Now let us look at Phoebe’s medical record, including the images where her cancer is gone. Read more…