Our Beagle World Forums banner

Mast Cell Cancer

6821 Views 11 Replies 10 Participants Last post by  GloverCharlie
Does anyone have any knowledge of Mast Cell Cancer? I see that Beagles are prone to this type of Cancer and it is the worst of the canine cancers from what I read.

The reason I ask is our Beagle Lab (Samuel Beagador) has been diagnosed with this cancer and the tumor is in a spot that they are unable to remove the whole tumor. Therefore we are forced with knowing our time with Sam is limited.

Our hearts are breaking and we want the best for him, but don't know enough about treatment options etc... If anyone can shed light on this it would be greatly appreciated.

Sam with Tate as a puppy:

Sam with Maya in their favorite spot:
See less See more
1 - 1 of 12 Posts
OMG, I am so sorry to hear this /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif We actually just had a scare last week - we thought one of our females may have had this exact type of cancer with the development of a lump and bloody diarrhea. Thankfully, though, it was found to be an allergic reaction to a food that had refcently changed their ingredients.

Mast cell IS related to allergies, and the overproduction of histamines. You can actually help (but not cure) this with benadryl, as the antihistamine it contains is the same one the Vet would prescribe. When the tumor is removed, its advisable to give the antihistamines, as they tend to be released into the bloodstream at that point.

Also, consider getting this dog on a cancer starvind diet. This would mean ABSOLUTELY NO CARBOHYDRATES at all, as cancer feeds off the sugar the carbs produce in the body. High fat diets are ideal, as cancer cannot feed off fat, and it will give the dog a source of energy and keep weight on them. Flaxseed or salmon oil should be given for the omega 3's & thier cancer fighting properties. Give lots of meat and low carb veggies such as squash, broccoli, cauliflower. No carrots or other starchy veggies.

I wish you well and from what I was reading about this, its a cancer with quite a high rate of survival in most instances.

Some helpful links:



See less See more
1 - 1 of 12 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.