IV Vitamin C Dog Cancer Treatment

IV Vitamin C Dog Cancer Treatment

My 12 year old 6 lb female Maltese has been diagnosed with a bladder tumor, and a biopsy is being scheduled for next week at my primary vet clinic. I am trying to locate a vet who is familiar with IV vitamin C therapy for canine cancer. Is this something your clinic is familiar with?  Thank you very much for your help.

My Experience with the IV Vitamin C Dog Cancer Treatment

Vitamin C Therapy for the treatment of Dog Cancer is debatable. We know, and it has been well documented, that high dose IV Vitamin C does kill cancer cells in laboratory animals. (Intravenous Vitamin C is the only method proven to do this, oral Vitamin C has not proven to be a successful treatment for cancer.) Also, we know that intravenous use of high dose Vitamin C has little chance for toxicity. What we don’t know is what tumors actually respond best to Vitamin C therapy.

My personal experience with IV Vitamin C is very limited. I have done extensive research on the different protocols and I am familiar with all of the various protocols. As with any cancer treatment, all of the factors such as early diagnosis, cancer cell type, and owner’s willingness to adhere to the treatment protocol all determine the success and failure of the treatment.

I think the best way to approach this concerning bladder cancer is the following:

  • Use the IV Vitamin C infusion once per week for 8 weeks.
  • Follow the oral bloodroot protocol.
  • Consider surgery depending on where the tumor is. If the tumor is in the apex of the bladder I would cut it out. If it is in the trigone area, then surgery is not an option and you may have to resort to urethral and/or ureteral stints.

 IV Vitamin C Dog Cancer Treatment Clinical Studies and Reports

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  1. says

    GOOD NEWS! The little Maltese we’ve been treating with IV Vitamin C for for bladder cancer was recently seen by Dr. Bill Lee, a Board Certified Radiology Specialist, for a follow-up bladder ultrasound. She was told THE TUMOR HAS SHRUNK to the size of a “tiny bump” and that it was “now nothing to worry about” and to return in 6 months for another ultrasound to recheck. How cool is that!?!