A diagnosis of cancer in a beloved pet can be emotionally devastating and financially intimidating. The good news is that natural remedies for cancers in dogs and cats often work quite well and are relatively inexpensive. Essiac tea, the Budwig Diet and certain herbs and supplements have been used to increase life span and comfort of many dogs and cats with cancer.
Natural Remedies for Cancer in Pets
1. Essiac Tea
Essiac tea is a simple blend of four herbs that are given as a tea to pets and people with cancer. Dosing instructions and the complete protocol can be found on this page.
2. Budwig Diet
Johanna Budwig created a protocol to treat a variety of cancers in humans. This diet has been used successfully for pets as well. It consists of adding flax seed and cottage cheese mixed together to the daily diet.
3. Chaga Mushroom
While the mechanism by which chaga mushroom benefits pets with cancer may be unclear, studies have found that chaga mushroom indeed can suppress cancer tumors in animals.1
4. Castor Oil
Castor oil is helpful to reduce growths and tumors. It is applied topically. It can be massaged into the area of concern or used as a castor oil pack. The castor oil pack method is preferred but may be more difficult to implement than simply massaging castor oil into the area.
Turmeric is a root that is used as a spice and medicine for people and pets. It can be added to food. Pet dosing information can be found on this page.
6. Dietary Changes
Most grocery store pet foods are heavy in fillers, chemicals, colors and grains, non of which belong in a natural diet for animals. While inexpensive pet foods will take care of appetite in pets they will not take care of health and may contribute to multiple health problems. Seeking out sources of pet food that is closer to a dog or cats natural diet or making dog or cat food at home will provide pets with the needed nutrients to promote health and support healing from serious diseases link cancer.
7. Environmental Changes
Dogs and cats can be exposed to many toxins and poisons that overload the system and may have contributed to cancer in the first place. Ideally dogs and cats can have outdoor areas that have not been sprayed with pesticides or chemicals. This page provides ideas for coping with environmental toxins.
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