Yunnan Baiyao for bleeding cancers

As I’ve mentioned several times, one of the herb we’re using to help Ryder (who is now 5 months post diagnosis with hemangiosarcoma) is a Chinese herbal preparation called Yunnan Baiyao. Today, I listened to an excellent presentation on YouTube, with Dr Demian Dressler and Dog Cancer Answers, that goes in depth into the herb, and how it helps with these bleeding cancers.

Creature Thoughts: December 2020

My holiday wish for all of you is that you find, every single day, something special that fills your heart with gratitude. May it be something wonderful that, no matter how dire things seem around you, or how worrisome the world looks at this given moment, the joy of your thanksgiving overflows and fills your life with light and hope.

A Ryder Update

I’d like to thank the many people who write to check on Ryder. Considering the fact that when he was diagnosed in July, he was given a dire prognosis, he continues to do well four months later.

Creature Thoughts: October 2020

Recovery and Return I apologize that issues of Creature Thoughts have fallen by the wayside. Since Ryder’s cancer diagnosis, life revolves around him, and I haven’t really been able to get things back on track. This month, therefore, I’ll just send an update, and hope that by next month, things will be more calm, and…

Farewell, Kirby, Old Friend

I hope the rivers of heaven are cool and clear, and filled with all of the delightful aquatic vegetation treats that Plecos love best, old friend. It’s just not going to be the same around here without you.