Cancer

Holistic Treatments for Osteosarcoma in Dogs

The date was Friday the 13th, so I guess I should have expected something unpleasant to happen, but the news from our family veterinarian that our 10-year-old Belgian Shepherd had, at the most about six months to live

Special Diets for Dogs With Cancer

In the relationship between cancer and nutrition, there are few conclusive answers. The modalities of both are complex, and neither is completely understood. However, enhanced nutrition is of unquestionable benefit to any dog with cancer, and to any dog with an increased risk of developing cancer. And of the many known factors leading to canine cancer, proper nutrition is the one which dog owners can best control, enhancing a dog's overall health, and improving the body's natural defense against cancer. Those positive words must be followed with some cautions. Cancer diets often emphasize or restrict certain nutrients, in order to promote certain biochemical actions or to thwart others.

Cancer Treatments for Dogs

In conventional veterinary medicine, cancer treatments consist primarily of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. While research in these areas has brought significant advances, the overall picture is discouraging; cancer death rates are largely unchanged. While many canine cancers are treated successfully when diagnosed early, more often the therapies, conventional or holistic, simply buy some additional time for the animal. In standard canine treatment protocols, a 12-month remission is considered a cure." While a year of dog's life is a relatively long time

Neutering Saves Lives by Reducing Cancer Risks

Most people respond with a warm fuzzy Awwww" reaction when they see a litter of puppies. After all

One Answer to Cancer

when I came across a book called Give Your Dog A Bone by Dr. Ian Billinghurst

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When Is the Right Time for Euthanasia?

I have a number of friends (and a family member) who have dogs who are nearing the end of their days. I’m noting...