Looking for thoughts:
3 yr old Earth constitution Italian Spinone with oral amelanotic melanoma> This has been debulked effectively. She is on Raw diet. She does have history of intermittent UTI per o (resolved with continuous cranberry supplement per O) and intermittent yeast like otitis. No other damp or heat signs. She does have some blood def signs including noise sensitivity (resolves quickly), pale tongue. Not able to feel her pulses as she is n ot local. She prefers cool except in winter when she will lay on top of fire place if allowed. Bright, happy girl. Not painful. O did not initially notice mass. Referring vet noticed during exam to get Rabies vaccine waiver (no particular reason except o has never vaccinated this dog for Rabies). Great appetite. No Gi issues noted.
Due it being a holiday weekend and ability to get her started quickly, we started Hoxsey and mushrooms.
I would like to add a blood tonic and mover with a little for sp qi support and drain damp. Not much heat so I don't think the Hoxsey is indicated fo long term. think this is underlying blood def with stagnation, maybe underlying Sp Qi def.
Would love thoughts
Thinking XFZYT but feel like I need to modify it. I am not used to adding in herbs to modify so would love to hear how everyone has learned how to do that....I feel like I know what I want to accomplish from a TCM perspective but not sure how to modify the formulas.
Thanks so much everyone.
Dr. Hannah Wells