What to do if your dog gets a brain tumor

Most of the veterinary conditions that your dog or cat may get actually respond to alternative remedies.

Even brain tumors.

One ‘alternative’ treatment that some people have seen success with is the cannabinoids (the medicinal ingredients in the cannabis plant).

We now have our own medicinal cannabinoid, Dr Jones’ ULTIMATE CBD for dogs and cats.

It is designed to help your animal’s health in a natural way and has been tested by veterinarians for safety and efficacy. The cannabinoid receptors are spread throughout the body, so this may offer an effective solution for many conditions.

Brain Tumors in Dogs

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The meningioma is probably the most common cause of seizures in dogs over age 6 years of age.

The meninges are the membranes that line the skull and vertebral column, effectively surrounding the central nervous system, which consists of the brain and spinal cord.

Meningiomas are generally benign brain tumors that do not spread to other areas of the body or invade local tissues. However, they pose a significant health risk due to the limited space within the skull. As the tumor grows, it compresses the brain tissue, potentially causing inflammation, swelling, and nerve damage.

Signs of Meningioma in Dogs

The presence of a meningioma in dogs can be indicated by various symptoms, including:

  • Seizures: the most common sign
  • Behavioral changes such as walking in circles, blindness, or a drunken gait
  • Physical impairments including dragging toes, ataxia (loss of full control of bodily movements), head tilt
  • Nystagmus: eyes flickering back and forth uncontrollably
  • Partial or full paralysis

Risk Factors for Canine Meningioma

  • Age: 95% of canine meningiomas occur in dogs over age 7 years.
  • Breed: Dogs with long noses, like collies, are predisposed.
  • Location: Most meningiomas in dogs occur at the front of the skull, affecting the olfactory lobes, which can alter the sense of smell and behavior.

Conventional Treatment Options

  • Medication: For palliative care, medications like prednisone can reduce swelling and control seizures by decreasing tumor blood flow.
  • Surgery and Radiation: For definitive therapy, surgical removal of the tumor or radiation therapy are options, although these are costly treatments.

Alternative Treatments

  1. MCT Oil/Keto Diet: Administer 1 teaspoon of MCT oil per 10 lbs of body weight daily to potentially decrease seizure incidence and slow cancer growth by limiting glucose.
  2. CBD Oil: Dose 3mg per 10 lbs twice daily to utilize its natural anti-inflammatory properties and help reduce seizures. Avoid THC to prevent increasing seizure activity.
  3. Medicinal Mushroom Reishi: Dose 400mg per 30 lbs daily for its immune-boosting properties, studied in serious brain tumors in humans.
  4. Vitamin D: Dosage of 100 IU per 10 lbs daily can be beneficial for long-term survival and treatment of brain cancer in dogs.
  5. Ivermectin: Current studies suggest it may be beneficial for brain cancer. Dose 1 mg per 10 lbs daily.

Meningioma in dogs is a treatable, though intimidating, condition. Successful surgeries and effective management of symptoms are possible, bringing hope to affected dogs and their owners.

P.S. About our CBD Supplement

Our Full Spectrum CBD supplement, made with 100% Organic Cold Pressed Hemp Oil, supports:

  • Normal brain and nervous system function, reducing seizure frequency and duration.
  • Brain health and resilience to degeneration.
  • A normal functioning immune system, potentially strengthening immune response in weakened systems.
  • The musculoskeletal system, offering anti-inflammatory properties to reduce joint swelling and improve movement.

This reorganization ensures that the article flows logically from introduction to detailed discussions of symptoms, risk factors, and treatment options, closing with supportive messages and additional product information, making it informative and engaging for readers.


Dr Jones’ ULTIMATE CBD for Dogs and Cats

Dr. Jones’ Ultimate CBD Formula is a liquid, available in either a 5ml (0.17fl oz), 15ml (0.5fl oz), or 30ml (1fl oz) bottle, with a medicinal quality dropper for very accurate dosage measurement.

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