Dog Bladder Cancer Supplements
Has your dog been diagnosed with bladder cancer? Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) is the most common form of dog bladder cancer. Almost 20% of dogs with bladder cancer will have metastases by the time they are diagnosed. While there is no cure for bladder cancer in dogs, a complementary treatment approach including conventional veterinary therapies (chemotherapy, radiation, anti-inflammatory medications), diet changes and immune support supplements, can give your dog the support he needs to live well for a longer period of time. If your dog has symptoms of bladder cancer, which are very similar to urinary tract infections, it is very important to see a veterinarian for diagnosis.
What is Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC)?
Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) is a tumor of the cells in the urinary bladder lining. Tumors usually form at the bladder opening and can cause blockage, resulting in painful urination. Dogs often strain while trying to urinate. TCC can be difficult to diagnose in dogs because many of the symptoms, such as straining to urinate, blood in the urine or frequent urination, are similar to those seen in dogs that have a urinary tract infection. This can delay the discovery of the dog's cancer, especially since antibiotics can often result in some improvement of symptoms. Thus, at the time of diagnosis, canine bladder cancer can be fairly far advanced and have spread to other parts of the body.
Transitional cell carcinoma most commonly affects older female dogs, and certain breeds are more predisposed to the disease, including Scottish Terriers, West Highland White Terriers, Shetland Sheepdogs, Beagles and Wirehaired Fox Terriers. While TCC is rarer in cats, it can occur in both males and females over the age of nine. No specific breed of cat shows a higher predisposition to the disease.
A recent research study suggests that Scottish terriers that ate green leafy vegetables and yellow-orange vegetables at least three times a week had a significantly reduced risk of developing TCC*. Vegetables contain carotenoids with antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties and are a natural source of polyphenols. Studies show that that the increased consumption of polyphenols can reduce the risk of certain types of cancers and can inhibit the growth and progression of the cancer cell cycle.
*Reference: Research study: Evaluation of the effect of dietary vegetable consumption on reducing risk of transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder in Scottish Terriers. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2005 Jul 1;227(1):94-100. Malathi Raghavan, Deborah W. Knapp, Patty L. Bonney, Marcia H. Dawson, Lawrence T. Glickman.
Symptoms Of Dog Bladder Cancer Can Include:
- Straining to urinate
- Frequent urination of small amounts (dribbling)
- Blood in urine
- Pain in urinating
- Wetting on the floor, furniture, bed, etc.
- Frequent Urinary Tract Infections (may initially respond to antibiotics)
Natural Supplements for Dog Bladder Cancer
Ask Ariel's holistic dog bladder cancer treatment has been used successfully in veterinary hospitals to help pets with TCC since 2005. Pet Nutritionist Susan Davis has extensive experience helping dogs with bladder cancer, as she offered holistic consultations to cancer patients at a leading veterinary oncology hospital and VCA hospitals in Orange County, CA, for over 10 years. Our canine transitional cell carcinoma supplements are recommended by veterinarians nationwide as a natural treatment for bladder cancer in dogs. These cancer-fighting supplements for dogs with bladder cancer can be used in conjunction with the conventional veterinary treatments prescribed by your veterinarian or veterinary oncologist.
Akutur - This supplement provides pain relief in the urinary tract, reduces inflammation and helps restore balance in the bladder and pelvic floor, especially important for interstitial cystitis and bladder cancer. It relieves the sense of urgency to urinate that dogs with bladder cancer often have. This natural supplement is a must for making your dog with bladder cancer comfortable because it relieves discomfort, urgency and other symptoms of dog bladder cancer. Helps to flush out toxins in the bladder.
Olive Leaf Extract For Pets - The natural antibacterial properties of Olive Leaf Extract make it effective against specific pathogens that can cause urinary tract infections. Bladder cancer treatment necessitates this natural supplement, as pets with bladder cancer typically have chronic urinary tract infections.
Power Probiotic - Power Probiotic is the best probiotic for pets! Backed by scientific research, this powerful multi-strain formula promotes the growth of good, friendly bacteria, supporting a healthy immune system. Power Probiotic is essential if your pet has taken antibiotics or steroids, which can kill off healthy bacteria, weakening your pet's immune response. Pure, safe and natural, Power Probiotic does not contain any fillers.
Happy Paws Organic Hemp Extract For Dogs - A few drops of this professional veterinary strength oil can help reduce inflammation and support a healthy immune system. Controlling inflammation is a core part of cancer treatment, and that is the main characteristic of this dog bladder cancer oil. The ingredients in Happy Paws are being researched for their beneficial effects on cancer. Anecdotal reports include reduced pain, inflammation and discomfort. Each 1oz bottle contains 550mg of full spectrum hemp extract in an unflavored all-natural coconut oil base. 100% organic. Made in the USA.
Curcumin Complex for Pets - This complex contains all three curcuminoids for maximum effectiveness. This science-based antioxidant reduces oxidative damage from free radicals. Curcumin Complex is essential for dogs and cats with cancer, as it supports a healthy immune response, has cancer-fighting properties and is a critical antioxidant. Curcumin's benefit for cancer patients is being heavily researched, and it may help inhibit cancer tumor growth. Scientific studies show it has been helpful in protecting the skin of patients undergoing radiation. Curcumin Complex for Pets is one of the most important immune boosters for dogs with cancer.
Amazing Omegas for Pets - This is absolutely the best fish oil available. It’s packed in glass bottles to prevent leakage of toxins from plastic into the oil. It’s purified for heavy metals and toxins and manufactured gently so that oils are in a highly bioavailable form, which helps to increase absorption. Scientific research has shown the benefits of omega-3s for pets with cancer. It helps pets with allergies and skin problems too!
Immune Harmony - Premium-quality patented blend of plant sterols and antioxidants. When battling bladder cancer, dogs can benefit greatly from this #1 choice for pets with cancer. Unique patented plant sterol supplement tolerated well by even the smallest pets. This pet vitamin has been successfully used in conjunction with chemotherapy and/or prednisone since 2005. The sterols contained in Immune Harmony have been shown in studies to have anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and immunomodulatory properties. No known toxicity has been found. The antioxidants protect the body from free radical damage, along with an essential fatty acid complex that assists in the bioavailability of these health-promoting nutrients. Excellent value: One bottle lasts between two and four months depending on the weight of your pet.
Resveratrol for Dogs - Resveratrol is an exceptional antioxidant, backed by research, and can help your dog in so many ways:
- Cancer support and prevention. Use with dog breeds that have a higher incidence of cancer, such as Bichon Frises, German shepherds, Labradors, Golden Retrievers, and Boxers.
- Cardio-protective. Excellent for breeds prone to heart issues, such as Cavalier King Charles spaniels, poodles, and dachshunds. Very important if your pet is undergoing radiation.
- Energizing, promotes longevity. It’s excellent for senior dogs.
Diet For Canine Transitional Cell Carcinoma
In addition to using conventional cancer treatments, it is very important to change your dog's diet to an anti-inflammatory, low-allergen and low-carbohydrate diet. Grains, starchy carbohydrates and food allergens can weaken immunity and contribute to long-term inflammation (please see food allergy articles). When you feed a diet specifically for your dog with bladder cancer as well as give your pet our holistic supplements, your dog has the best chance of fighting cancer and enjoying an improved quality of life. Please include your dog's diet on the order form at checkout. We will review your pet's information and include free cancer diet tips on the packing slip that comes with your order.
Why Use Ask Ariel Supplements To Help Your Pet With Transitional Cell Carcinoma?
Many pet owners have seen the benefits of using supplements on their own health and now want the same for their pets. Our premium natural pet supplements have been used successfully in veterinary hospitals since 2005 to aid in the treatment of countless pet ailments and diseases, including transitional cell carcinoma in dogs. Ask Ariel's remedies are selected based on quality, scientific research and proven results. A holistic approach with supplements and diet changes (FREE diet tips on the packing slip with your order) can give your pet much needed immune support. Many veterinarians have seen the proven results of our products with their patients, which is why Ask Ariel pet supplements are veterinarian recommended nationwide.
If you have questions, please feel free to email us at Support@AskAriel.com. We will be happy to provide you with additional information about our natural remedies for transitional cell carcinoma in dogs, but please know that due to veterinary regulations, we cannot provide individualized consultative advice without a physical exam.