My 6 yr-old Dachshund/Chihuahua mix, Zoë, appeared to be gaining weight. When there was no mistake about that, and she began to avoid me when I went to touch her, I knew something was terribly wrong; and, on 11/17/20, took her to the vet, who diagnosed her with "an aggressive, fast-growing tumor" that was pressing on her intestines & spine, and, was deemed inoperable. In the x-rays, it was huge!!! We put her on Dexamethasone, a steroid, which had reported having some rare incidences of complete remission. Notwithstanding, she began to bloat as the tumor kept growing. She loved to chase her squeaky tennis ball; but, she was slowing down noticeably, and her bowel movements were often strained and looked like pudding. In desperation, I began researching to see what I might do for her. On 6/9/21, I happened on to Dogs First site, saw the AC-4, and ordered the small size. After a period of time on AC-4, her bloat began to go down, which was noticeable to people who we often met on our daily walk. Her energy returned, and her bowels began to have some form and quite often began to look normal. Most incredibly, she would get some hematomas which would disappear - so her body was absorbing the tumor's leakage. I showed pics to the vet who was amazed. I am absolutely certain that the AC-4 was working, and that she may well have been on the road to a remission. So, when I began to get low, I ordered the large bag on Oct 6th, 2021; but, unfortunately, it got lost somewhere in transit. The result was that, after being off AC-4 for several weeks, she went downhill rapidly; and, I began to give her Gabapentin to ease her discomfort. Finally, when the shipment failed to arrive, on 11/9/21, 8 days short of one year from diagnosis, I made the painful decision to let her go. The vet said that she lived 10x longer than he had expected. I have no doubt whatsoever that AC-4 was instrumental in her improvement, and, had we been able to continue with it, she may have survived.
My younger Staffie is nearly 13 and has a cancer of the bladder. I put a scoop in with both her daily meals and she either doesn't notice it or genuinely loves it!
There's loads of great advice on Dogs First for which I'm very grateful - thank you Dr Brady.