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Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My dog has metasized lung cancer

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my dog has metasized lung cancer
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
would baking soda treat this type of cancer?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
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No, there's no reason to believe that baking soda would be of value when addressing metastatic lung cancer. Baking soda acts as an alkalinizing agent but the body accommodates quickly rendering that effect worthless. If we need to alkalinize the blood due to severe metabolic acidosis, we would administer sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) IV over many hours.
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