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Q. Can I give my dog Danelion Tea while she is taking Yunnan Baiyao and PSP Turkey tail mushrooms for hemangiosarcoma of the heart?

A. I think it would be best to consult with you about this. I practice a lot of holistic medicine as a traditional Chinese veterinary acupuncturist. The yunnan Bai Yao and tiger tail are great for the blood stagnation and tumor. Wondering your thoughts behind the dandelion tea? There would me no contraindications but if she has GI symptoms or lethargy there are better options.

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DR. JENNIFER LADD, DVM

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A. I'd be extremely cautious using dandelion tea in a dog with hemangiosarcoma because dandelion tea can increase the risk of bleeding. This means that if the tumor were to rupture, your dog is more likely to have excessive bleeding. I would not use it without first consulting with your holistic vet.

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PAULA SIMONS

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