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Curcumin for dogs, what dosage would you recommend for a thirteen year old border colie wi

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Curcumin for dogs, what dosage would you recommend for a thirteen year old border colie with liver cancer.

Dr. John :

Thank you for your question concerning your Border Collie. I am sorry to hear about his diagnosis of liver cancer.

Dr. John :

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.

Dr. John :

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.

Dr. John :

What is the weight of your pet?

Customer:

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.

Dr. John :

Okay - so the empirical dosage is 50mg - 250mg three times daily. What is his weight?

Customer:

He is approximatly 40 lb

Dr. John :

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.

Dr. John :

Do you have any further questions?

Dr. John :

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.

Dr. John :

Let me know if you have further questions.

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Customer:

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?

Dr. John :

Yes, there wouldn't be any interactions with those medications. Just keep in mind the risk of reduced blood clotting with the drug...

Customer:

Thanks for help a will put him on 150 mg of Curcumin

Dr. John :

You are welcome, good luck with everything!

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