DOGS and CANCER: The Holistic Answer.....
When Dr. Steven Eisen's 11 year old Lhasa Apso, Fergie was diagnosed with lymphoma, he decided to treat his dog holistically. Using a skillfully tailored diet plus natural supplements, his dog lived for another two and a half years.
Dog Cancer: The Holistic Answer describes in detail the broad protocol Dr. Eisen used to rescue his dog Fergie from her death sentence and explains how to customize it for one's own dog. In just 80 pages, Dr. Eisen clearly explains the five steps of the healing protocol: elimination of toxins from the body; an anti-cancer diet; immune enhancement; enzyme therapy; and the use of vitamins, herbs, and other supplements. The totality of information distilled by Dr. Eisen cannot currently be found in any other single source.
Can you believe that cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs over
the age of 10? And 50% of them will die from it. In fact, 25% of all
dogs will will develop some type of cancer during their lifetime! Why
Could it be just because our dogs are living longer, so the chances of developing cancer rises? Is it genetics? Are certain dogs breeds predisposed to cancer? Or is it because of environmental exposures to toxins, pollutants, pesticides, over medicating, administering unnecessary vaccines, feeding low quality dog food filled with preservatives, and the like, which all contribute to weakening a dog's immune system so he is unable to fight the disease?
In fact, all three: genetics, nutrition, and environmental risks, all factor into the reason why dogs get cancer. And while we may not be able to control our dog's genes we can certainly help their immune system and reduce the level of toxins that go into their bodies.
Dogs and Cancer a Simple Explanation: Cancer is
caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the
body. In a healthy body, the immune system detects and destroys damaged
cells but if the body is overrun with toxins and harmful bacteria, the
immune system is unable to fight the mutated cells. Eventually these
abnormal cells form tumors which in turn, interfere with the normal
functioning of healthy cells, organs, or body tissues.
Bottom line: A healthy immune system is the best defense against cancer and other forms of disease from developing in our pets.
Here are some ways you can help your Miniature Schnauzer strengthen his immune system and fight disease:
Dogs and Cancer tip: Mammary tumors are very common in female dogs but could be practically eliminated just be spaying your pet. Find out more: Mammary Tumors in Dogs
Dogs and Cancer: Warning Signs & Treatment Options
Canine Cancer 10 Warning Signs:
It is important to regularly perform at-home physical examinations on your dog. If you find any lumps (especially around the neck) you should have your Vet examine your dog. Remember, the earlier a diagnosis is made, the better chances your dog will have for successful treatment.
Canine Cancer Treatment Options:
Treatment options for dogs with cancer depends on the type of cancer the dog has, where the cancer is located in the body, and the stage of the disease. Usually treating cancer in dogs consists of one or more of the following: surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
Dog Breeds predisposed to Cancer While almost any dog can get cancer, some breeds are much more likely to get it then others. Here are some of the dog breeds more susceptible for developing some form of cancer: