Poodle, Drugs, Lymphoma and Subcutaenous Cysts
Answered by: Kerry Hackett
Question from: Mary
Posted on: November 27, 2006

I have a 7 year old standard poodle with a subcutaneous cyst. My vet said the only way to get rid of it was operating, but since she was diagnosed with lymphoma over 2 years ago, I don’t want to put her through that. (She is on 10mg. prednisone every other day, and every other day cottage cheese and flax oil). She is doing well, except put on a LOT of weight. I am putting antibiotic cream and a drawing salve when it gets in a gross stage, but then it is ok for a while again, just itching her. Anything else I can do for her? I heard a steroid injection would get rid of it, but she is on the prednisone.

This is a complex case that is beyond the scope of this forum. I would suggest that you seek the advice of a qualified practitioner who has experience with both animals and herbs. Such a person may be found on the member’s page of the Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association website (www.vbma.org). Given her predisposing condition and the medications already involved it would be best for you and your dog to have the ongoing conversation only a face to face consultation can provide.

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