Successful Cancer Treatments for Dogs and Cats

With incidences of pet cancers on the rise, many of us are dealing with this frightening illness in our own beloved pets.

These five simple steps, as part of a program of holistic health, can be helpful in your petís recovery from cancer.

1. Develop a positive belief system. Create and maintain a positive attitude. Prayer, whatever your religious affiliation, has been proved to help in the healing process. Donít underestimate the power of this step.

2. Eliminate potential causes of cancer. Go through your petís entire environment. Modify it so that she or he avoids contact with pesticides, herbicides, airborne pollutants, and toxic household chemicals found in the carpets, in the furniture, under the sink, and in the garage. Give your pet filtered water, and serve water and food in non-plastic (ceramic or glass) dishes.

3.Add nutritional and supplemental support. Perhaps the most effective component of good health or healing is to put your pet on a good diet. Home-cooked organic foods are best. There are other health foods commercially available that do not contain preservatives, and they are made from mostly organic (or hormone, antibiotic, pesticide, and herbicide-free) high-quality foods.

Supplements are an excellent addition to a quality diet. Use therapeutic levels of antioxidants–vitamins A and C and the culinary herbs–and add extra levels of zinc, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids (flaxseed). (Check with your vet to determine the proper dosages of any supplement, based on your petís weight.)

4. Use classical homeopathy. I have not found any medicine as powerful as classical homeopathy. . .when it works. With classical homeopathy you need to find the one remedy that best connects with the patientís totality of symptoms, and finding this one remedy can be a challenge. Consult a holistic vet for the proper treatments.

5. Incorporate herbs to enhance organ function. When the organ systems are balanced, the body is better able to fight cancer. The major herbs I use are those that enhance organ-system function, aiding the organs that are under attack by the cancer cells. Consult a holistic vet for recommendations, or see the suggestions in Dr. KiddĎs book.

Adapted from Dr. Kiddís Guide to Herbal Dog Care, by Randy Kidd (Storey Books, 2000). Copyright (c) 2000 by Randy Kidd. Reprinted by permission of Storey Books.
Adapted from Dr. Kiddís Guide to Herbal Dog Care, by Randy Kidd (Storey Books, 2000).


Lynn Lyster
Lynn Lyster4 years ago

I greatly appreciate this info. My 7-year-old Maine coon cat was diagnosed with metastic cancer after biopsy - x-ray showed cancer has spread to lungs. Alrick still appears healthy, although has many small lumps on entire body. I will look for holistic vet in British Columbia, Canada, immediately.

Patricia M.
Patricia M5 years ago

For those who are struggling with pets who have cancer: the best thing you can do is find a holistic vet - one who has treated cancer in animals before. Make sure that person is a DVM, and has experience. You can find such vets online by searching for terms such as "holistic vets" and adding your state.

Darvesh S.
Darvesh S.6 years ago

dogs and cats treatments are really very crucial we have to be very dedicated towards them the main part is its daignosis its really very difficult to handle K-9 Immunity is for use in dogs fighting cancer K-9 Immunity is a serious supplement that your vet should consider adding to the course of therapy

Robert O.
Robert O6 years ago

Very informative.

K s Goh
KS Goh6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Izabela K.
Izabela K.6 years ago

hey my Juliet ( french mastiff) 6 years old was diagnosis of lymphoma about week ago! I heard about all natural remedy like homeopathic remedys and vitamin D. What shall I do? Where to start? Can som1 tell me what is impotrant for my dog wright now, what food I should feed her, What vitamins, I just need the help cos Im so confused, I rather try natural remedy for Juliet then steroids...Guys please give me some answers!

Margaret Cadogan
Past Member 7 years ago

Thanks for this article. My cat was diagnosed with mammary cancer and was a candidate for surgery due to the advanced stage. I have heard about Vitamin D studies in animals and it has been shown that it shrinks the cancer cells. Post surgery treatment will require a change in my cat's diet. My vet is a holistic doctor that will be able to educate me on holistic diet options. With cancer, early detection and knowing the symptoms and signs are helpful in a more speedy recovery.

Rupesh P.
Rupesh Pawani7 years ago

One natural method of cancer treatment for dogs involves the use of supplements. These supplements can boost the immune system, improve appetite and reduce the fatigue caused by traditional treatments. Herbs are also effective in treating dog cancer. Much like supplements, they work to boost white blood cells in the body and increase your pet's energy and overall quality of life. Some of these herbs include milk thistle, reishi mushrooms and ashiwagandha.

Ensuring that your dog has a healthy diet is another essential component to natural cancer treatment. A good diet for a dog suffering from cancer includes foods that are high in protein and low in carbohydrates.