Cancer in dogs
My Dog Tara has bone cancer
For the last two years I have been feeding her Innova
before that she had a cheaper dog food--was the dog cookies THE CAUSE it-HAS dyes in them
I did a research and this is what I found
Has anyone tried this on their dog? .....ANYWAY IT GOOD INFO
Fight Canine Cancer with Reishi
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May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month. According to caninecancer.com, cancer is the No. 1 concern of pet parents.
Some of the cancers dogs can get are breast (mammary), bladder, lung, bone, skin, lymphoma and testicular. These are also the most common types of cancers seen in dogs.
One of the ways to fight canine cancer and keep it from coming back is to give your dog reishi, which is an herbal mushroom that has been used extensively in Japan and China for thousands of years.
Its wide range of health benefits include boosting immune function, acting as an anti-inflammatory, providing organ support and most importantly, assisting in cancer treatment.
What is Canine Cancer and What Causes It?
Canine cancer is very similar to human cancer and comes in many types. It starts when abnormal cells begin to grow out of control and form a mass.
Caninecancer.com states, “During the early years of a dog’s life, normal cells divide more rapidly until the dog becomes an adult. After that, cells in most parts of the body divide only to replace worn-out or dying cells and to repair injuries. Because cancer cells continue to grow and divide, they are different from normal cells. Instead of dying, they outlive normal cells and continue to form new abnormal cells.”
Cancer can be caused by a number of things, from the environment, to the chemicals in cleaning products, to genetics. These things all cause a disruption to the normal reproduction of dying or dead cells, which leads to a mass production of bad cells that shut out the normal cells. This mass of abnormal cells is called a cancer.
“Cancerous cells do not function as normal cells and thus do not provide needed services. If the cancer grows unchecked, it eventually replaces much of the organ while also metastasizing to other parts of the body. In time, it causes the death of the dog,” says pets.webMD.com.
Cancer is a Silent Killer
Unfortunately, your dog may have cancer and you won’t find out until it is too late. While there are ways to detect cancer early, it still doesn’t change the fact that cancer can strike at any time.
“Internal cancers are most common in the spleen, liver and gastrointestinal tract. Cancers in these areas often become advanced before they are even suspected. Usually the first signs are weight loss, a palpable mass in the abdomen, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation or gastrointestinal bleeding,” says pets.webMD.com.
Regular consumption of red reishi has been shown to stimulate the production of potent natural anti-cancer substances produced in the body. Reishi promotes your dogs’ ability to suppress the adhesion and migration of invasive cells. A supplement containing reishi can effectively inhibit the growth of tumors and even cause tumors to regress. Also, animal studies have demonstrated it is also effective at preventing the growth of secondary cancers.
Helping Your Dog Recover After Cancer
Fact: “Cancer rates increase in dogs with age. It is the leading cause of death in dogs over 10 years,” states caninecancer.com.
Since no two cancers are the same, your vet will diagnose and set up a treatment plan based on the type of cancer your dog has.
According to caninecancer.com, treatments may include a combination of:
These treatments will be very hard on your dog, just like they are on humans. Providing your dog with reishi during this crucial time will help reduce the side-effects of chemo and/or radiation, as well as minimizing his risk of infection, helping with fatigue and loss of appetite and fur.
Reishi will also give your dog’s immune system a much-needed boost to help him continue to fight the cancer and recover, and it will help to reduce his stress, and relieve any pain he may be experiencing. He will also be getting a healthy dose of antioxidants to fight off free radicals, which damage the body.
I've heard wonderful reports on healing animals of cancer by feeding them Kombucha and or the scoby!
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would dog drink water with wheat grass juice , and would that help ? just wondering
Barf diet and look up the English guy carter who has done this research. But bone cancer is a toughie and painful so maybe treatment is not the kindest way forward.
Thanks for the info ---I don't think she would drink wheat grass or kombucha but I'm also gonna try giving her some vitamin D3 besides the reishi
I started to give reishi to my other dog who is 10 years old --Tara,who has the bone cancer is 11years old who weights 84 pounds
I'll see if that works
i ALSO FOUND THIS INFO
The Canine Cancer Diet:
Most canine cancer patients will do best on a grain free commercial dog food supplemented with the addition of a partially cooked or raw food diet. If you are concerned with how your dog will react with a raw diet, start off with rare cooked meat and slowly wean them to raw.
Due to the high acid in their stomach, dogs are not susceptible to the bacteria that humans are and a raw diet is a benefit to them. Their stomach acid also allows them to digest bone.
The raw food diet (or BARF diet – Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods) should consist of 75% meat and 25% fruit/veggies
BARF Diet Ingredients:
Bones – they MUST be raw – cooked/smoked bones are never safe as they will splinter
Meat – chunked or ground (beef, lamb, chicken, pork, etc)
Offal (liver, kidneys, heart, unbleached green tripe (which can be purchased in a can at your local gourmet pet food store))
Vegetables – (broccoli, spinach, celery, bok choy, carrot, capsicum)
Fruit – (whole apple, whole pear, whole grapefruit, whole orange)
Other Goodies - Whole egg, flax seed, garlic, kelp, alfalfa, kefir
Yogurt and cottage cheese are good to mix with the fruit/veggies to entice the dog to eat them
Recipe – 1 week of raw meat patties for a 50 pound active dog
4 lbs ground meats – beef and/or lamb and/or chicken and/or turkey
2 cups raw goat milk or 1 cup yogurt or cottage cheese
3 raw eggs
1 glove garlic
1.5 pound mixed veggies (such as sweet potato, broccoli, zucchini, kale, spinach)
Mix in food processor and make into patties to freeze
No two dogs are alike in the amount of food they require; dogs typically eat 2% of their body weight, but more active or dogs with a high metabolism may require 3-4%.
It is a good idea to give the raw diet in the morning and some dry, grain-free kibble in the evening.
You can also be creative and give chunked meat along with a mix of fruit/veggies/yogurt. Change is good to ensure a variety of nutrients.
DogCancer.net has tested many different grain free dog foods and Taste of the Wild is the one we like the best for making that step towards a healthier pet. You may also find that your dog will eat less due to decreased fillers and increased fat/protein levels
Also Good for dogs with cancer
One 1000 mg softgel capsule per 20 lbs body weight per day is a good dose for dogs.
FOUND OUT Vitamin D is Not Good
FOUND THIS INFO
The following list of supplements boasts an impressive array of healing properties and can produce wonderful results;
• Astragalus - Restores immune system functioning and decrease tumour growth
• Echinacea – Good for immune functioning and tonic for lymphatic system
• Ashwagandha - Anti-tumour properties, decrease the spreading of tumours
• Milk Thistle - Restore liver functioning. It contains silymarin, a powerful antioxidant that helps in detoxifying the liver. This herb is often advised to counteract the harmful effects of prescription drugs and vaccinations.
• Reishi Mushrooms – Stimulate immune modulators and prevents the growth of cancer cells.
• Selenium - Antioxidant which protects cell membranes and decrease the hardening of tissues due to oxidation
Source Xomba.com, "Holistic Cancer Treatment for Pets (Dog)"
Lesson #2 - Creating the
Proper Environment to Heal...
We live in a chemical world.
Our environment is filled with chemicals that we use every day. Pesticides for the lawn, ammonia and chlorine for cleaning around the house, chemicals in our foods...
The list goes on and on.
All of these can be helpful in some areas of life, but they're DREADFUL for your dog fighting cancer.
These chemicals tend to be toxic to the body and can be a threat to the health of dogs (and people).
Now healthy dogs can generally handle these stresses - their immune system is strong and just eliminates any threat that may be posed by these chemicals.
But when a dog is battling cancer, his immune system needs to be focused on just one thing if he's going to have a chance for success - and that's the cancer itself.
Any outside chemicals or pesticide poisons will force your dog's body to shift focus away from the cancer, and on to combating the poisons that attack his system. Your dog simply doesn't have the strength to fight both battles; so when chemicals attack your dog's immune system, the cancer wins.
That's why, in order to give your dog a fighting chance, these chemicals need to disappear from his environment fast.
As soon as my dog Marty was diagnosed with cancer, I acted quickly to clean up his environment as much as possible.
I threw away all "chemical" cleaners, laundry detergents, etc. (almost every cleaning product in my closet), and replaced them all with natural "non-toxic" alternatives I found at my local health food store (many of these alternatives are surprisingly effective).
I eliminated all pesticides and chemicals from my garden and switched over to "environmentally friendly" alternatives.
I even started shopping at health food stores for "organic" foods to feed Marty - to eliminate the pesticides and other chemicals found in most of our meat and produce.
That's what I did, and what Dr. Ulbrich and virtually every holistic vet recommends for his patients fighting dog cancer.
While these health conscious alternatives may cost a bit more, we think they're worth the extra expense if they can help our dogs heal.
And here's another important tip you'll learn
as you do your cancer research...
Virtually every vet agrees that vaccinations of any sort - and flea remedies such as "Frontline" or "Advantage" and other pet products that introduce low grade pesticides into your dog's system - are DREADFUL for dogs fighting cancer.
One vet (Dr. Richard H. Pitcairn, in his book, “The Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats”) even described vaccinating your cancer fighting dog as similar to "pouring gasoline on the fire" for the cancer.
For this reason, most states allow you to obtain an official exemption from laws requiring you to vaccinate your cancer fighting pet.
If your dog has cancer, ask your vet for help to obtain one of these official vaccination exemptions.
We hope this helps...
ALSO WHAT GOOD TO DO
Is a Table spoon Or Two of Apple cider Vinegar in the dog's water
I did post a recipe for it in the raw recipe and Raw Food Preparation if you want to make your own
I Don't know how to connect it but maybe some one can help
1/2 a clove of garlic a day is good but no more otherwise its toxic
In the morning I've been giving her barf diet what I do is roll the meat into meat balls, this way I can give her some several times durning the day
I give her some meatballs in the morning along with some sardines.......Boy she loves this...been giving her some sea minerals and vit B also
dr Morse recommended to give fruit to dog with health condition. I would limit the meat. Meat feeds the cancer meaning it helps the cancer cell to grow. Dog are omnivore according to him and they will be ok with fruits. I would give a try to a plant diet for him. You can even consider to give him some herbs. I would consult with dr. Morse if i was you, he has helped pet.
Originally Posted by CINDY A
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My dogs love fruit. Watermelon in particular but also even banana and apple and pineapple.
Thanks for the info I'll check into this
there are two Dr Morse is he a vet
This is what I do for the above Recipe
You need 2 big pots or bowls
A big Metal Spoon
1.) I take the broccoli and I chop it fine in the food processor: Put that broccoli in one of the big pots
2.) Then I take the next vegetable like Brussels sprouts, Cauliflower, asparagus or Zucchini and chop it fine in the food processor:
3.) Mix it together with the broccoli
4.) Then I get the eggs I add one more because it makes it easier to roll into meatballs
Add the rest of the remaining ingredients at this stage I add 2 tablespoons of turmeric
Or you can add 1 tablespoon of turmeric with basil, oregano, mint, dill, chives, ginger, and kelp
A rule of thumb is one tablespoon of herbs per pound of meat Also at this stage I add extra powered vitamins
Mix in the food processor and add to the broccoli mixture and mix by hand with metal
5.) Add the raw chop meat and add to the broccoli mixture by hand as best as you can
With the metal spoon
6) Then take the mixture and process in the food processor in stages and add the
Mixture to the empty pot or bowl and mix the processed mixture together and roll into patties or meatballs
Notes::::::For making adjustments
The Carbohydrates should be less than 20 percent coming from low glycemic vegetable with limit amount of fruit
We need to convert the meat into grams
1 pound of meat = 454 grams times how many pounds
1 lb. =454 X 3 = 1,362 grams of meat
Now we want to calculate the grams of carbs we will be adding to the food
If we use 15 percent which is in the range of below 20 percent then
1362 X 15 Percent = 204 grams of carbs
If you do package vegetables the work is done for you otherwise you will have to do an internet search to search for the conversion
I also give the dog CoQ10 100 mg with Peanut butter which is also fight cancer for dogs