Dog Health Questions? Ask a Dog Vet for Answers ASAP
Thank you for your question concerning your Border Collie. I am sorry to hear about his diagnosis of liver cancer.
Is he currently on Denamarin as well do you know? If not, this is probably one of the most potent liver anti-oxidants we have available, so I would make sure he is getting this.
For curcumin - understand there is no research or literature that proves this would be effective in this situation. However empirical dosing for dogs is 50-250mg three times daily.
What is the weight of your pet?
No he is not on Denamarin, we have controlling his diet and providing natural supplements. He was diagnosed two year ago and is still very active. He has a lump now growing on his rib cage and I would like to try Curcumin but need to the dosage.
Okay - so the empirical dosage is 50mg - 250mg three times daily. What is his weight?
He is approximatly 40 lb
Okay - so I would start somewhere in the middle of that dose range and see how he tolerates it. It can be adjusted up and down from there.
Do you have any further questions?
Know that it can inhibit blood clotting, so if this tumor were to start bleeding (as liver tumors can do), being on this drug can intensify the bleeding.
Let me know if you have further questions.
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He takes a drug for blood pressure and thyroid "Synthroid .3 mg twice a day" and Amlodipine 2.5mg twice a day. Will these be ok?
Yes, there wouldn't be any interactions with those medications. Just keep in mind the risk of reduced blood clotting with the drug...
Thanks for help a will put him on 150 mg of Curcumin
You are welcome, good luck with everything!