Alternative Cancer Treatments for Dogs
Alternative cancer treatments for dogs are focused primarily on the dog’s intake of food, vitamins, herbal supplements, homeopathic remedies, and detoxification to strengthen the systems of the body.
First, a dog who has cancer needs a diet containing high-quality protein and the right balance of fats. In addition, carbohydrates must be limited to 20% or less of the diet since they feed cancer cells. In practice, this restriction means no rice, pasta, potatoes, bread, or foods containing sugar or starch.
Meat, preferably beef or chicken, should be provided. (Exclude pork) Natural or organic meat is better than industrially raised varieties, as it doesn’t contain antibiotics or hormones.
Some green vegetables (e.g., broccoli, kale, spinach) are good because they have a low glycemic (carbohydrate) index.
Homemade food is best. Recipes that adhere to these guidelines can be found in the book Dog Cancer: The Holistic Answer.
Good quality vitamin, herbal and other supplements are essential. Omega 3 fatty acids, for example, are very beneficial in cases of dog cancer.
Most alternative cancer treatments for dogs have no toxicity, or side effects like those caused by conventional approaches. With alternative treatments, you will not have to watch your dog struggle with symptoms like lethargy, vomiting or diarrhea.
Not only are alternative treatments less toxic and more effective, they also cost just a fraction of what you would pay for conventional treatments. Your savings can amount to many thousands of dollars.
Almost all of the treatments recommended by veterinarians for canine cancer are toxic and weaken the immune system and other systems in the body. This is true of chemotherapy, radiation, antibiotics, prednisone, and most pharmaceuticals. The primary reason your dog has cancer is that his/her defensive systems were too weak to prevent the carcinogenic process from occurring in the first place. How could it now be appropriate to make them even weaker? None of the conventional treatments tackle this underlying problem. And even if, in a small percentage of cases, they do manage to eradicate the cancer, your dog will be left with a compromised and weakened body, an open door to further sickness.
If there were a brush fire in a forest, would it make sense to set the rest of the forest on fire? This is essentially the conventional approach to treating dog cancer. It should be no surprise that only one in five dogs who receive conventional treatments is still alive two years later.
The holistic approach to treating cancer in dogs recognizes the paramount need to strengthen the body’s life-sustaining systems. It therefore rules out the use of toxic substances. Those who believe they can combine conventional and holistic dog cancer treatments generally lack an adequate understanding of the foundations of holistic medicine. Holistic practitioners know that the effectiveness natural remedies will be greatly limited on animals or humans who are simultaneously exposed to toxic conventional treatments. To use one substance that weakens the body and another that strengthens it can only be called strange medicine.
The scarcity of genuine holistic understanding among vets impelled holistic dog cancer specialist Dr. Steven Eisen to write his comprehensive, easy-to-follow guide to alternative and holistic dog cancer treatments, Dog Cancer: The Holistic Answer. The book provides an immediate plan to set your dog on the road to natural healing. You will be grateful you started reading.