Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs. Almost 50 percent of all dogs that are older than ten years, develop cancer. However, many of these cases can be successfully treated with the help of modern veterinary medicine and other complimentary methods: In addition to the surgical removal of tumors now comes more and more chemotherapy are used, which can prolong the survival time significantly in certain types of tumors.
To avoid chemotherapy and surgery you can first of all change your dog´s diet.
The tumor drains nutrients
A major problem in the treatment of cancer patients is the diet: The tumor consumes nutrients and forces the body to tackle their own reserves. It comes to the breakdown of muscle protein, the burning of fat and a strong emaciation. Due to the resulting nutrient deficiency the immune system function also suffers. Therefore, cancer patients need a special diet, which, on one hand supplies the body with sufficient energy, but at the same time keeps the tumor as short as possible. Specially tailored to this need, for example, is a new diet, which is available at the vet (Hill’s Prescription Diet Canine) and was developed for the diet of cancer patients.
Dog Cancer Diet: Less carbohydrates for the sick dog
The food contains a reduced proportion of carbohydrates, to not supply additional energy to the tumor, while the fat and protein content is increased, so that the body reserves can be replenished. By adding omega-3 fatty acid and the amino acid arginine immune function is increased and the depletion can be counteracted. The lining is only available as canned food and only for dogs and can be given during the entire lifetime of a dog with cancer. However, it has no preventive function, so is not suitable for healthy dogs that should be fed natural and organic dog food.
In the alternativetreatment of tumors, pet foodshould be composedas follows: 50 percentpoultry or fishand50percent ofvegetables and fruits. In addition: high-dosefish oilas asource of fat(olive oil oralternativelyflaxseedoil)
Dog Cancer Diet: Feed additives in tumor treatment
Dietary supplements canaffect thecourse of the diseasepositively. The veterinarianoranimal healersprovides information on theindividual dose.
VitaminC: suppressesfree radicals, inhibitscancer cells Vitamin A: is cytotoxic(can damage cancer cells) VitaminD3: suppressesfree radicals Vitamin E: immune-boostingeffect Selenium: is cytotoxic Omega-3 fatty acids: inhibitstumor growthandrecurrence(reappearance) Amino acids: detoxifiesandstrengthens thecells Garlic: antioxidant, strengthens the immune system Green tea: inhibitstumor growth Ginseng: reducesmetastasis Clawsthorn: inhibitstumor cells
Dog Cancer Diet: Prevention is important
An alternativetreatment of tumorsrequires that thenatural defensesof the animal are strengthened to preventdangeroustumors.Here avitamin-richdietplays an important role. In addition,toxins should beleadout of the bodytwice a year. This can be doneby meansofdetoxificationtreatmentsortherapies such asacupuncture, herbaltherapy, color light therapyor homeopathy.