A few months ago we found out that our sweet basset hound, Roxy, a.k.a Foxy Roxy has cancer. She has at-least five tumors, two of them have been pretty fast growing. Due to her age (11), breed and one of the larger tumors being unable to be removed, we made the hard decision to not put her through surgery or any other harsh treatments. It would just feel wrong, and selfish at this point in her life. So, we are just going to love, and pamper her as much as we can, and for as long as she stays happy and pain-free.
Roxy is not just a dog to us, she is a big part of our family, so this has been really emotional.
About a month ago our teenage daughter started adding Pau D’Arco oil drops to Roxy’s water. I honestly think it is helping her. She has more energy than she did before, and one of her larger tumors has actually gotten noticeably smaller, while the others seem to be growing much slower than they were before. I know this is somewhat subjective, and I am in no way a medical professional, but this is what I am seeing in Roxy’s case.
Next, I am researching the best diet plan for Roxy. I know nothing is going to take the cancer away, but if we can give her another year or two of a happy life, we’re all in.