Best Pet Home Remedies

Dog Cancer

Dog CancerOf course, there are no home remedies that will cure dog cancer. However, there are many things owners of cancer diagnosed dogs may do at   home to help their dogs. Regardless of the type of   cancer your dog is suffering from, all dogs affected by cancer share one common   fact: they require a specialized diet that will aid them to gather the strength   to fight the disease.

Owners of dogs with cancer must be particularly concerned about what their   dog’s food contains and must invest in strengthening their dog’s immunity as   much as they can. A diet for dogs with cancer will also focus on ”starving”   the cancer cells which feed on sugars and carbohydrates.

    Below are some tips on how to help a dog with cancer:

  • Grain Free Diet

While any dog should be fed grain free diets, this in particular applies to   dogs with cancer. Rice, wheat, corn are common grains used in commercial pet   food. They are usually listed as the first ingredients and are used as   ”fillers” so dog food companies need not to spend too much money on meat. Not   only dogs cannot digest grains properly but they were not meant to feed on   grains in the first place. Wild dogs, wolves and any canine was never found   grazing in fields of corn! Dogs were meant to eat meat and that is the diet they   thrive on. Owners should look for grain free foods or feed a raw meat diet.

  • Fish Oil

Fatty acids are very   beneficial to dogs with cancer. As stinky as they are, dogs seem to enjoy them   and will eat them with no problem. Opening a capsule or more depending on your   the dog’s weight and releasing the oil on the dog’s food will ensure your dog   will get it’s daily supplement. Fatty acids provide energy while possibly even   reducing the growth of the tumor. Consult with your vet for dosage information   and before using this treatment in dogs prone to pancreatitis. Salmon oil seems to be one of   the best.

  • Budwig Diet

It is worth to try this diet   created by Johanna Budwig consisting   of organic flax seed oil mixed with cottage cheese given for at least 3 months.   Some owners report to notice good improvements with a decrease in size of the   tumor. Owners must use caution when feeding excessive fats to dogs prone to   pancreatitis. It is best to consult   with a vet first. The average dosage is 1 tablespoon of flax seed oil mixed in   half a cup of cottage cheese divided in three dosages given during the day for   at least 3 months. Consult with your vet for more accurate dosing.

  • Vitamins and Minerals

Cancer affected dogs may require supplementation of vitamins and minerals.   The most beneficial are as follows:

– Vitamin A
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin E
– Selenium
– Iron

  • Entice Dog to Eat 

Many dogs may refuse to eat at some point. Warming up their food  may cause   the food to release aromas, making it more appealing to the dog.

  • Immune Boosters 

There are several immune   booster products developed for dogs that helps strengthen their immune system.   Even though these may not cure a dog from cancer, there are testimonies from   owners reporting their dogs have benefited from their use.

  • Ask About N/D  

If feeding a dog raw or a grain free food appears difficult, Hill’s has   produced a diet specifically for dog’s with cancer. The diet is called N/D and   is high in protein and fat and low in carbohydrates.                                                                                                                                              As seen, owners may help   their dogs fight cancer in many ways. The remedies above are provided for   educational purposes only and should be further discussed with a veterinarian  for the best approach and most successful treatment.

For further reading: How Dogs Respond to Cancer Treatment

*Disclaimer: All remedies suggested are not to be used as a substitute for   professional veterinary advice. If your pet is sick please refer to your   veterinarian for a hands on examination. If your pet is exhibiting behavior   problems please refer to a professional pet behaviorist.

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