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Update on Zuko: Chemotherapy Done! and everything else in between

Posted by: | September 10, 2017 | 2 Comments |

Greetings Everyone!

It has been about 3-4 months since I last posted and given an update of how Zuko is doing! Everything has just been so crazy! haha

Since then, he has finished his 5 chemo treatments with carboplatin (YAY!) He never had any side effects to the treatment which was great but he was given some Ace before every treatment to calm him so he was always a little out of it at least for the day.

He is definitely adjusting very well to tripawd life ๐Ÿ™‚ He is still as happy and as active as before, he just isn’t able to go for long but we’re definitely working on that! I just worry that he’s too hyperactive that he may overexert himself and get hurt. He and his sister, Keiko, can play pretty rough. She doesn’t seem to realize he isn’t as balanced as he was before and she has a good 10lbs on him so when they run around my anxiety levels skyrocket! haha

The exercise is good though, during his last treatment my vet noticed he looked a little fuller and we found out he actually gained a few more pounds than he should (Oops!) So right now he’s on a little diet that he is definitely protesting. Its so hard knowing he wants more but I just have to keep thinking that trying to keep the weight off would be better for him in the long run.

For supplements, he has been taking actistatin for his joints and fish oil through out his treatment and I just started him on K9 Immunity Plus as well but if anyone has any suggestions of what I could add to that, it would be great!

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  1. By: Super Stu! on September 11, 2017 at 1:51 am      Reply

    Zuko, you are one brave handsome and lucky boy! It sounds like you stormed through chemo! Good lad! My Stewie boy is halfway through his Chemo and is also doing really well! Although he has had a lot of trouble finding strong veins. Did Zuko have issues like that?
    It sounds like you & Keiko (I used to have a sharpie named Keiko!) have the best Mum Evah!
    Keep hopping hoppily along Zuko, kick that cancers butt!
    Sloppy kisses from Stewie๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿพ
    & all the very best from his adoring pack,
    Petra, Paul, Mr. Spike, Chester Molester & Miss Lily ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ

  2. By: jerry on September 15, 2017 at 8:29 am      Reply

    Zuko I’m going to x2 Stu’s comment….you are SO handsome! These photos just show your joy and love and gratitude for another chance to live a long, hoppy life. Beautiful!

    Glad your folks and the vet caught that little bit of weight creeping up. Yes, it’s definitely better to be thinner for you. As hard as it is to cut back on food it’s really for the best. Have your people check the Tripawds Nutrition blog for lots of tips in that department and supplements too OK?

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