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Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe] #251612
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Good for you with her diet and supplement support! I am really pleased to hear that her limp is diminishing. Yes! You make the best choices that you can for your girl. Here's hoping for further improvement! crossedfingers


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Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: Braverhund] #251679
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Does anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with the excessive drinking which results in the peeing on the floor in Great Lake size puddles at night? I don't want to restrict her water. Not sure if that will harm her kidneys?

Daytime should not be an issue. DH is home at noon to let them out. Pee pads in the areas that she goes? Diapers? Really hate to do that. Afraid she'll rip it off or have skin irritation issues.

Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe] #251680
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Piddle pads worked for the late Barker the Elder. She would help position(sp) her butt over the pad once she figured out what I wanted. (She didn't move much at night.)

Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: middleofnowhere] #251685
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Thanks Middle. I'll get some. Poor girl can't even make it a couple hours. frown 5 more days till we start dropping the dosage.

Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe] #251692
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I second the piddle pads. I used them for Rica when she was becoming incontinent.


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Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: Woodreb] #251715
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Best deal in piddlepads was at Walgreens -

Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: middleofnowhere] #251722
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That pred can be tough frown


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Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: MaxaLisa] #251758
09/11/12 01:12 PM
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So sorry for the bad news! May your time together be good and memorable.


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Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: Natalie559] #251767
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I am sorry to hear about Banshee.

I would get those waterproof pads that protect mattresses the use the piddle pads on top of that. Or old towels if you don't mind doing large amounts of wash.

I know you will keep fighting for Banshee as long as she has a good quality of life. You are a great caring dog owner.

grouphug


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Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: Wisc.Tiger_Val] #251777
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Thanks Val. I think we're just going to have to strategically place the piddle pads around the house and hope . You never know where she might pee at. I'll stop tonight to get some. Not sure if TSC or Walmart would be the best place to go. Don't think we have a Walgreen's around here.

Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe] #251935
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Can prednisone make a mast cell tumor shrink? I know a MCT can go up and down but this is significantly smaller since Saturday when she started the pred.

Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe] #251974
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Originally Posted By: LifeAsMe
Can prednisone make a mast cell tumor shrink?


Yes, absolutely. Remember, MCTs are largely (but not entirely) about histamine release, and pred greatly suppresses that.

Really pleased to hear that it sounds like there is a positive response.


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Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: MaxaLisa] #251988
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Thanks Lisa. I was thrilled. We had to really feel for it last night. Now to get her on a maintenance dose that keeps it down. I can't believe it shrunk like that. Last Saturday I was sitting in a room crying while talking to the vet.

Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: LifeAsMe] #252089
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Sure do hope that this kicks it, or at least maintains. My long term vet has had some very good responses of MCTs to pred. I completely understand your response!

crossedfingers


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Re: Mast Cell Tumors [Re: MaxaLisa] #252143
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DH pointed out last night that the ugly growth on her face that has been there from the start of this, that originally sent us to the vet 2 1/2 yrs ago, and slowly gotten larger is shrinking as well.

She's a tough old bird. wub

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