Tessa’s journey (and more) as shared by her family via this email:
Thank you so much for the info, this is very good to know!! I was actually going to email you today to let you know some amazingly good news. The mast cell tumor we’d found on Tessa 2 weeks ago is gone!!!
When we initially found the tumor we took her to the Oncologist right away and he did an FNA and determined it to be a mast cell tumor. He wanted to do a punch biopsy w/radiation to remove it but we chose to hold off.
Since my consult with you, we’ve been giving her the Care by Design 1:1 twice a day and I’ve been putting the Bluebird CBD on the tumor directly twice a day, and it shrunk considerably to the point of it being almost gone.
Despite that it seemed to be gone we wanted to see if the Onco Dr still felt it should be removed, so we took her back yesterday so he could have a look, and he said it’s effectively gone. He said there is nothing to remove! I have been a full believer in the power of cannabis to heal but this is the first time I’ve seen it actually make a physical difference. I am so grateful to you for your help!!!
I also wanted to tell you that I first started researching cannabis and cancer in Aug 2016 when one of my dogs was diagnosed with Histiocytic Sarcoma and it was incredibly difficult to find any reliable info on dosing and side effects, etc.
We were living in FL at the time so that made it much harder, but we ended up being able to get some 1:1 from a company in CA and it made all the difference in his pain levels and I was sold on its effectiveness. It didn’t cure him or even help battle his cancer but it made his life better while he was with us.
We weren’t given any info other than dosing, so to this day I don’t know what exactly was in his tincture. We were desperate parents and willing to do anything to help him.
Since then I’ve continued to try to educate myself as much as possible on cannabis and dosing etc. but have not had any clear info to go on. It is shocking how hard it is to get information on something that is so healing and helpful.
When Dr. Katie recommended we contact you, I was so excited to learn there was someone out there offering help, so I wanted to express my extreme gratitude to you and what you do for people and pets. You gave me more info in 30 minutes than I’d been able to reliably find in over 4 years. Tessa is thriving and I feel much more informed.
Also, Ruby (and our pup Ivy who isn’t pictured) were on 2ml of 20:1 vet cbd twice a day along w/ other pain relievers. When I started Tessa on the 1:1, I also switched Ruby and Ivy to it as well. They are all thriving. Tessa is off Gabapentin completely, Ivy is down to 100 mg 1x per day of Gaba. and Ruby is off Galaprant and down to 300 mg of Gaba. 1x per day. All were getting more of those meds and we will keep tweaking until we are hopefully able or stop them completely. They all are feeling great and an added bonus is this is saving us a lot of money.
Thank you so much!!! I will be in touch regarding a follow up and probably another consult for me and my husband, as we both use cannabis for sleep and anxiety, etc. and we have 5 other pups who could benefit from your knowledge.
(pictured: Tessa-left and Ruby-right)