Nala is a female 10 year old American bulldog that was presented to us with a walnut sized growth on her right, hind hock with a sudden onset. Nala was referred to an emergency clinic and Referral Hospital for biopsy and further diagnosis. There, Nala was diagnosed with histiocytic sarcoma with the possibility of hock joint involvement. While waiting for the biopsy results two additional growths appeared above and attached to the original growth. The result was further confirmed with an Immuno Histochemical Stain. Due to the aggressiveness of tumor and location it was recommended to do a full leg amputation followed by chemotherapy which is the standard of care with this kind of tumor.
Due to Nala’s age and breed, as well as the poor prognosis, Nala’s guardian decided to decline the conventional treatment and focus on Nala’s quality of life in pursuing alternative treatment with the Holistic Vet. Nala was treated with a slight change in diet, herbal supplements, biopuncture and autosanguis, and B12 injections. There was no need for surgery.
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