Paralysis – Treatment Options 癱瘓了的下一歩 (Part 2)

Your pet has become paralyzed. You are now desperately trying to come to grips with a million queries in your head: why this has happened? What is to be done to cure your pet? Can your pet be normal again? How long will it take? What procedures are to be done to cure it? How… Read More

Featured

確診癌症的後續 Cancer confirmed – what next

今次唔寫英文住, 辛苦啲都用中文解釋先, 英文版再跟住嚟。 這一次的話題不少主人都聽過又或者親身體驗過 – 癌症 (cancer)。聽到都總會不其然深呼吸一下,因為這不是普通小病而是大病。搞不好就大限到。 不只是你作為主人會感到無助,就連醫生/ 護士也常常對此診斷感到無柰。 癌症可能是自基因遺傳(父系/ 母系遺傳)即先天性遺傳,也可能是後天形成。先天性遺傳是不能避免。患病的機會是較高一點但非一件絶對的事情。至於後天而成的癌症多是外來因素例如環境、飲食對身體長期的不良影響而成 – 這卻是可以極力避免的。如何減少影響?這該是另一個談不完的話題了! 癌症是自發炎而起。而這炎症不是吃了藥便解決到的問題。當患上癌症,身體內的炎症變成了一個惡性循環,癌細胞不停製造額外的發炎物使身體無法休息。 身體因長期對抗炎症而不停地消耗身體的能量 – 在這情況下,試問身體如何有額外能量可以復元? 這文章將討論在你知道愛寵患上(任何) 癌症後要面對的考慮。 除了傳統治療後,你應該認識怎樣去為愛寵持續「根治」的狀態。料理癌症是一條永無回頭、年中無休的工作。你如果剛走上了這條路,請仔細閲讀,為愛寵及你有準備地開啟這新一頁。癌症的出現意味身體基建壞了。你要知道如何修服它。 癌症確診後的下一步 確診了。 又是要決定下一步怎樣做。 你的腦袋郤仍未能接受 – 以後怎麼辦? 怎樣照顧愛寵? 可以治療嗎? 有什麼方法治療? 療程多長? 費用大約多少? 你可以做得到嗎? 愛寵的身體狀況可以接受到艱巨的療程嗎? 你的第一步 – 切清癌細胞? 首先 – 確定癌細胞是否已切除? 如果已切除, 可有切底除掉「所有」癌細胞? 切清了的癌症 多數比較容易料理。 「切清了」意思是身體驗不出有餘下的癌細胞。也可以說「應該」沒有擴散癌細胞了。在這情況下,長期料理自然是較簡單。 但要留意,沒有「驗得出剩下癌細胞」的診斷是局限於儀器的偵察能力如 X-光、超聲波、電腦掃描及磁力共振。細小的癌細胞其實可能已在血液裡周圍走但儀器未能偵察到。 當癌細胞走得累了,便會找一個 「落腳地」然後落地生根重新開始。癌細胞如極細少時,全部現時可用的偵察方式也找不到。要直至細胞長至一定尺寸才檢測到。 這就是說,當証實癌細胞切清了,你可以鬆一口氣,卻不等於什麼都可以停下來,回到以前的生活習慣!癌症的診斷就是走上不回頭的路。如果生活習慣及飲食住行都一概回復舊樣,那癌症復發是必然的。這診斷只是説 「最壞的過去了。你有時間好好幫愛寵補身。你有時間硏究較乾淨又美味的食材。你用的時間不會白廢了。」 這是一個新起步點。你必須要好好把握時機。不要為方便而回復惡習。我們鼓勵你快做研究,理解生癌的因由。你需要多接觸及極力尋找適合的補身及強化身體免疫力的方法。這樣才可以讓你有更多時間陪伴你的愛寵,而你也將可以從中學到強身健體的秘訣! 切不清癌細胞又如何對付? 切不清癌細胞可以是因為原個組織太大了,不能完整切掉。又可能是原個組織切除了但身體其他距離較遠的部位已驗出有癌細胞。這稱之為「轉移癌」, 英文稱為metastasis。「轉移癌」多數是切不掉的。「清除」的辦法是利用其他治療方式。在傳統西醫的治療寶袋內就有「化療」(Chemotherapy) 及「電療」(Radiation… Read More

Paralysis = Death Sentence ?癱瘓 = 死症? (Part 1)

Paralysis does not have to be a death sentence for your pet. Read here to understand the process and long term management strategies so you can provide the best possible quality of life to your beloved pet. Read More

Canine Dementia Part 2 – 老狗癡呆症 II

Recognize the signs of “Dementia” – 怎樣判斷我的狗狗開始有腦退化? There are currently no standardized signs in determining whether a dog or cat patient is beginning to suffer from brain function deterioration. However, based on past experiences from pet owners, here are some of the more common signs collated for you to use as reference (see Part 1… Read More

Canine Cognitive Dysfunction/ Dementia (Part 1) – 老狗癡呆症 I

Canine (or Feline) Dementia is becoming more recognized. With average of small dogs now easily pushing 14 to 16 years old; large dogs pushing 13 to 15 years old – their brain function may not be able to catch up to their own aging! Canine (or Feline) Dementia is known as Canine Cognitive Disorder (CCD).… Read More

Matters of the Heart (心臟病常識)

The Heart is probably the most important organs in an animal’s body. It’s function – pump blood around the body which will provide oxygen, fluid and nutrition to the living being. Obviously, when the heart no longer functions properly then blood circulation (血液循環) becomes compromised. There will be reduced blood provided to organs around the… Read More

HOMEMADE – Old dog need some traction!

Those of us who owns pets – both dogs and cats – know that as they become old, they do not walk as much. One of the reason for not walking so much is arthritis (關節炎) that causes one or many joints on the body aches and pains. As a result these pets prefer to… Read More