Dogs and Cancer

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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 is this?

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:

  • Provide your Schnauzer with a natural diet with high-quality protein, and fresh whole foods. Homemade dog foods or use raw dog foods.
  • Use supplements that help support immune function and promote cellular health (like antioxidants and Omega-3)
  • Provide filtered water only. Tap water is filled with contaminants.
  • Eliminate the use of chemicals and pesticides in and outside your home. Choose instead, non-toxic or pet friendly green products for cleaning your home or treating your yard. Visit our page: Go Green Dog Products
  • Do not over-vaccinate your dog and never vaccinate a sick animal. Read our page: The Truth About Pet Vaccines
  • Keep your home well ventilated, do not smoke around your dog and forgo the aromatic room deodorizers like sprays or plug-ins. Check out Air Purifiers
  • Choose natural products to prevent fleas & ticks on your pet.
  • Exercise, play, and love dog every day. Exercising your dog not only relieves the body of stress it helps with weight control, detoxification, muscle tone, and provides both mental and emotional stability to your dog.

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:

  1. Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow.
  2. ores that do not heal.
  3. Weight loss.
  4. Loss of appetite.
  5. Bleeding or discharge from any body opening.
  6. Offensive odor.
  7. Difficulty eating or swallowing.
  8. Hesitation to exercise or loss of stamina.
  9. Persistent lameness or stiffness.
  10. Difficulty breathing, urinating, or defecating.

    * provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association

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.

  • Surgery: The preferred and most commonly used technique for treating dogs with cancer.
  • Chemotherapy: If the disease has spread to other parts of the body or cannot be treated with surgery or radiation alone, chemotherapy (or drug therapy) is used to kill or slow down the growth of the cancer cells.
  • Radiation Therapy: An emission of ionizing radiation to kill cancer cells and/or used to decrease the burden of the tumor if it cannot be surgically removed.

Get more information on animal health and veterinary medicine, including canine cancer from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

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:

  • Golden Retriever
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Bernese Mountain Dog
  • Boxer
  • Greyhound
  • Rottweiller
  • Pug
  •  Shar-Pei
  • Scottish Terrier

Always discuss your Mini Schnauzer's health and treatment options with a licensed veterinarian.

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