Natural Supplements For Cat & Dog Cancer Treatment
Has your pet been diagnosed with cancer? If so, we are here to help. Many pet owners have seen the benefits of using supplements on their own health and now want the same for their pets. Ask Ariel's natural cat and dog cancer remedies are based on quality, scientific research and proven results. Ask Ariel's treatment protocol for cancer is based on Pet Nutritionist Susan Blake Davis' experience providing holistic consultations (holistic cancer diets along with supplements) for pets with cancer in conjunction with holistic veterinarians at VCA hospitals and a pet oncology clinic in Orange County, CA for over 10 years. These natural supplements for dogs and cats with cancer can be used in conjunction with the conventional treatments provided by your veterinarian or veterinary oncologist. A holistic approach with supplements and diet changes (FREE diet tips on the packing slip that comes with your order) will give your pet the best chance of fighting cancer. Many veterinarians have seen the proven results of our products with their patients which is why Ask Ariel pet supplements are recommended by veterinarians nationwide.
Scroll down below the list of common cancers to see the recommended supplements, as they can help a pet fight cancer and can help healthy pets prevent it. Supplements for cat & dog cancer treatment can make a tremendous difference in the quality and longevity of your pet's life.
Common Cancers in Dogs and Cats
Cancer is a disease process in which healthy cells stop functioning properly and abnormal cells begin growing at an out of control rate. Normal cells grow, divide and die in an orderly fashion. Cancer cells grow and divide and instead of dying, outlive normal cells and continue to form new abnormal cells. Some cancer cells can travel to other parts of the body beyond where their development originated and again grow and replace the normal tissue. This process called metastasis occurs as the cancer cells travel through the bloodstream or lymph vessels of our bodies.
There are many types of canine and feline cancer. Cancer can arise in the skin, organs, bone and blood. Some types of cancer are fast-growing and other types grow more slowly.
Canine Lymphoma: Lymphoma, also referred to as lymphosarcoma is a cancer of the lymphatic tissue. The lymph system is a core part of the body's immune system. The lymphatic system is an extensive drainage network that defends the body against infections. The first sign of lymphoma may often be painless, swollen lymph nodes.
Predisposed: Middle age dogs of any breed. Breeds with a higher incidence: Boxers, Golden Retrievers, Saint Bernards, Basset Hounds, Airedale Terriers and Bulldogs.
Canine Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Common skin cancer in dogs that usually is found in the mouth, nailbeds, or on areas with less hair or pigmentation.
Predisposed: Senior dogs (8-10 years of age). More common in Scottish Terriers, Pekingese, Boxers, Poodles, Norwegian elkhounds. Sparsely haired and lightly pigmented dogs such as Dalmations, Beagles, Whippets, and White English Bull Terriers may be more predisposed especially if they have extensive sun exposure.
Chondrosarcoma (CSA): Chondrosarcoma is a very aggressive, malignant cancer that is more common in large breed dogs. Most commonly found in the nasal cavity and ribs, but also the limbs. Early diagnosis is very important.
Predisposed: Older, large breed dogs such as Boxers and German Shepherds.
Feline Intestinal Lymphoma: Many cats with lymphoma have the intestinal form. It is not uncommon to find that these cats have a history of IBD, diarrhea and inflammation in the intestinal tract. Patients are usually elderly cats. Diagnoses of intestinal lymphoma is best made via biopsy. If a mass is present, it can be surgically removed, but intestinal lymphoma may not create a mass but rather a thickened or abnormal appearance of the intestines. In addition to conventional cancer treatments, diet changes and supplements can be very helpful. Many cats have responded very well using our IBD Kit and diet changes along with their veterinary oncologist's protocol.
Predisposed: Cats diagnosed with intestinal lymphoma frequently have a history of IBD, IBS and a long history of other digestive issues. Transitioning your cat to a novel, hypoallergenic diet and using supplements such as the IBD Kit to support immunity and reduce inflammation in the intestinal tract can help reduce this risk.
Feline Lymphoma: One of the most common cancers in cats. It occurs when the lymphocyte (a type of white blood cells) mutate. It can be very aggressive and is often found after it has spread. It is thought to be associated with being exposed to Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and/or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).
Predisposed: Middle age to senior cats, cats exposed to FeLV and FIV.
Feline Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Very common in cats and often presents as an oral tumors, but can also be found on the tips of ears and tip of nose. It is very aggressive and often the tumor is not found until advanced stages.
Predisposed: Senior cats, white or lightly pigmented cats and/or cats that spend time outdoors in the sun may be more predisposed.
Fibrosarcoma: Fibrosarcoma is a soft tissue cancer common in both cats and dogs. It is a slow-growing, malignant form of cancer and surgical removal can be very successful. Fibrosarcoma begins in individual cells within the connective tissue as well just under the surface of the pet's skin. Unfortunately after being surgically removed, fibrosarcomas frequently grow back. Since this type of tumor has a low rate of metastasis, using an aggressive holistic approach to try to prevent recurrence can be very helpful.
Predisposed: Large-breed, middle-aged to older male dogs such as Irish Wolfhounds and Doberman Pinschers. A mix of factors contribute to fibrosarcoma in cats.
Hemangiosarcoma: Hemangiosarcoma is an aggressive, malignant cancer of the blood vessels. Hemangiosarcoma is commonly diagnosed in the spleen, liver, and heart, but can travel to any organ or occur just under the skin. The cancer results in the production of abnormal blood vessels that can be weak and prone to leaking. As the cancer progresses, the cancerous vessels can rupture, resulting in blood loss. This is an emergency situation and can result in the pet collapsing. The spleen is the organ most commonly affected by this type of cancer. Many pets with hemangiosarcoma require a splenectomy. Signs of this cancer may be harder to detect until the disease is in an advanced stage.
Predisposed: German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, and other large breeds.
Mammary Cancer: Like human breast cancer, mammary tumors are located in the mammary glands and are malignant at least half the time. Spaying significantly reduces the incidence of mammary cancer in both dogs and cats.
Predisposed: Female pets that have not been spayed or have been spayed later in life.
Mast Cell Tumors: Mast cell tumors are an extremely common form of cancer in both dogs and cats. Mast cells are found in the skin and other tissues such as the digestive or respiratory tract. Both normal and cancerous mast cells contain chemicals that can be released into surrounding tissues. When these chemicals (especially histamine) are released into the normal surrounding body tissues, side effects can include digestive problems, skin rashes, shortness of breath and other symptoms. The first sign of a mast cell tumor is usually a lesion on the skin. Mast cell tumors frequently recur so using a holistic approach with diet changes and supplements can be especially beneficial.
Predisposed: Older dogs, Boxers, Boston Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, Beagles, and Schnauzers. Older cats (over 10 years of age) and especially Siamese cat breeds.
Melanoma: Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that is usually found in or around the mouth, but can be found in the nail beds, footpads, and eyes. Melanoma is highly aggressive and early detection is key to a positive outcome. The first sign of melanoma might appear as a swollen paw, an eye that drains, or a sore in or near the mouth.
Predisposed: Middle age dogs and cats.
Osteosarcoma: Osteosarcoma is the most common bone cancer in dogs. Approximately 85 percent of osteosarcoma tumors are malignant and grow very quickly. While osteosarcoma can occur in any bone, it most commonly affects the limbs. It begins in the bone but can spread throughout the bloodstream. Initial signs of osteosarcoma may include swelling and lameness. Cats can have osteosarcoma, but it is rare.
Predisposed: Large breeds between the ages of 4 and 7 years old, Great Danes, Irish setters, Doberman Pinschers, Rottweilers, German Shepherds and Golden Retrievers.
Transitional Cell Carcinoma (Bladder Cancer): Transitional Cell Carcinoma is the most common form of bladder cancer in pets. The cancer usually forms at the bladder opening and can cause blockage causing painful urination. Symptoms can mimic a UTI (urinary tract infection) including straining to urinate, blood in the urine or frequent urination.
Predisposed: Scottish Terriers, West-highland White Terriers, Shetland Sheepdogs, Beagles and Wire Hair Fox Terriers--often older pets over 9 years old.
Cancer Rates Are Increasing - Natural Supplements Can HelpCancer rates are increasing in cats and dogs and cancer is now the leading cause of death in dogs over 10 years old. Dogs over 10 have a 50/50 chance in developing cancer at some point in their lives. Large breed dogs have twice the cancer risk as small breed dogs. Cats have a slightly lower incidence of cancer than dogs with 1 out 5 developing cancer at some point. Determining the cause of cancer is complicated and involves many factors. Some of the most common factors are age, breed, exposure to toxins, genetic predisposition, size, weight and viruses. It is important to remember that many pets can have a positive prognosis if caught early.
By far the best results can occur when patients use a combination of both conventional and holistic veterinary medicine when treating their pets with cancer. Regardless of the treatment protocol, a nutritious diet and some carefully selected supplements can only help to strengthen the pet and keep them feeling more comfortable. Research and education are key, as well as working with your veterinarian and other veterinary professionals to ensure that your pet is receiving all of the treatment alternatives possible—both conventional and holistic.
Amazing Omegas is the highest quality, purified fish oil available for pets. It is a powerhouse of omega-3 nutrients (essential fatty acids) that can help your pet fight cancer. Amazing Omegas is a highly purified fish oil made from sardines, anchovies and mackerel processed with minimal heat to preserve the oil in its natural state. Packed in glass bottles to prevent any chemicals from plastic leaching into the oil. Naturally processed, highly bioavailable with all toxins and heavy metals carefully removed. Compare the nutrient panel of this premium pet fish oil to all other brands and see the difference.
Resveratrol for Dogs - Resveratrol is an exceptional antioxidant, backed by research that can help your dog in so many ways:
- Cancer Support and Preventative (use with dog breeds that have a higher incidence of cancer such as bichon frises, german shepherds, labradors, golden retrievers, boxers). Resveratrol for dogs acts on the process of carcinogenesis by affecting all three phases: tumor initiation, promotion and progression and suppresses the final steps of carcinogenesis. Resveratrol For Dog also supports immune function.
- Cardio-Protective (excellent for breeds prone to heart issues such as Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Poodles, Dachshunds). Very important if your pet is undergoing radiation.
Happy Paws Organic Hemp Extract for Dogs - A few drops of this anti-inflammatory 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 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. Professional veterinary strength.
- Energizing, Promotes Longevity - Excellent For Senior Dogs
Curcumin For Pets is a scientifically proven, natural anti-inflammatory pet supplement containing a patented combination of three curcuminoids acting as free radical scavengers. These cancer-fighting nutrients help pets prevent and fight cancer with this unique bioactive turmeric formula. Curcumin For Pets absorbs best when digested with fat, especially Omega 3 fatty acids (Amazing Omegas) which is why our clients use the two pet cancer supplements together. If your pet is undergoing radiation, curcumin can protect the skin undergoing radiation.
Immune Harmony Premium quality, patented blend of plant sterols and antioxidants. #1 Choice for pets with cancer. Unique one-of-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 know toxicity has been found. The antioxidants protect the body from free radical damage along with an essential fatty acid complex that assists in the bioavailabilty of these health-promoting nutrients. Excellent value: One bottle lasts between 2 - 4 months depending upon the weight of your pet.
We understand how hard it is when your pet has been diagnosed with cancer and will do all we can to help. It can be confusing to know which cat and dog cancer supplements would be appropriate for your pet. Please email us at Support@AskAriel.com Please note that we cannot provide consultative advice due to veterinary regulations but we will be happy to provide articles and information so that you can make an informed decision about what's best for your pet.
"Murphy was diagnosed with Stromal Sarcoma after a tumor on her spleen was discovered (which was removed through surgery) & was given 3 months (tops) to live. The vet told us to not even bother with chemo or radiation. This all happened in early August of '06. We contacted Susan Davis at AskAriel. Ask Ariel gave us a special cancer diet for Murphy and a supplement protocol (Amazing Omegas, Curcumin For Pets, Resveratrol for Dogs) based on her symptoms and type of cancer. It is almost as if she knows every day is a gift. Thank you for all your care and concern. Murphy sends her love :)" - Gina
Murphy was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and lived to be 15 years old (2014) -- approx 8 years after following Ask Ariel's recommended diet and supplement protocol.
How To Protect Your Pet From Cancer
- Healthy Diet and Exercise - Feeding a low carbohydrate diet along with regular exercise will help regulate your pet's blood sugar and support a healthy immune system. Antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids are essential.
- Remove Toxins From Their Environments - Keep toxic substances (cleaners, lawn pesticides, cigarette smoke, etc.) away from your pet. Cigarette smoke has been linked to certain types of cancer in pets.
- Perform Wellness Exams and Laboratory Testing - Pets can't tell us when they don't feel well and often don't show signs of cancer until the disease has progressed. Regular checkups and especially lab tests for senior pets (every 6 months) can help detect cancer in the earlier stages.
- Be Your Pet's Advocate - We get so busy and time passes without realizing how long it's been since your pet last went to the vet. It's also easy to overlook a small sign, such as your pet's appetite waning, by thinking it's just due to old age. If you think something could be wrong or your pet just seems a little different, be sure to bring the issue to the attention of your veterinarian.
Signs of Cancer - Do you Know the Warning Symptoms?
Common Signs of Cancer In Pets
- Difficulty eating or swallowing
- Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow
- Weight loss and/or loss of appetite
- Pet just not acting like himself, behavior changes
- Bleeding or discharge from any body opening
- Difficulty breathing, urinating or defecating
- Persistent lameness or stiffness
Biopsy Is The Key To Diagnoses
- Hesitance to exercise or loss of stamina
Many of the above signs are also seen in pets with noncancerous conditions. Regardless, these are signs your pet has some type of health condition and a visit to your veterinarian is warranted. Any new lump or growth on your pet should always be checked by the veterinarian. 60% of skin growths found on cats are cancerous. Your veterinarian will recommend some initial laboratory tests such as bloodwork, urine analysis and XRAYS. Most of the time, this will provide some preliminary insight to the veterinarian, but a biopsy is generally required in order to definitively diagnoses the presence of cancer and the type of cancer. Once diagnosed, it is recommended that you see a veterinary oncologist so that you understand your treatment options, even if you do not wish to pursue chemotherapy or radiation.
The Best Diet For Cats And Dogs With CancerPets with cancer need a special cancer diet that supports a healthy immune system and reduces inflammation. Ask Ariel Pet Nutritionist offered holistic consultations in conjunction with veterinarians at VCA hospitals and a leading Southern California veterinary oncology clinic for over 10 years. Her diet and supplement protocol for dogs and cats with cancer has been recommended by veterinarians nationwide and can be used along with conventional treatments recommended by your veterinarian or veterinary oncologist. Many pet owners might not realize that many foods (even the highest quality, grain-free, premium diets) are weakening the immune system. Dry food, for example, is made with starchy carbohydrates that convert to sugar....which studies show helps the cancer grow. It can be upsetting to realize that many pet foods contain ingredients that are worsening your pet's condition, but there is hope, as once the offending foods are eliminated, most pets show considerable improvement. When ordering supplements, please be sure to include the food and treats you are feeding your pet along with any health issues directly on the order form at checkout. We will include FREE diet tips for pets with cancer on the packing slip that comes with your order.
"Thrilled to have had ONE additional year...IN January 2*0*1*2, I was informed that my girl, GRETA who is closest to me, sleeps by my side, accompanies me most anywhere, etc had TWO to FOUR weeks to live at the most..I was told she had inoperable liver cancer that had already spread to her lungs and was quite widespread. I was shocked and devastated that my girl that I had taken special care of since she was about 1 yr was now going to leave way before I had hoped...Barely being able to comprehend the bad news, I prepared for the last few weeks with her. BUT, my FIRST phone call was to Susan Davis (animal nutritionist) who recommended the necessary supplements to wage WAR and give it a good fight. I listened to everything Susan told me to use and feed her...AND NOW we have surpassed the ONE YEAR mark!!!Greta has slipped down hill as of late and I realize the time is near but I AM COMPELLED to inform and shout from the mountaintops, "NEVER give up and PLS Try holistic/homeopathic remedies"
Products Used: Resveratrol for Dogs, Amazing Omegas, Special SAMe, Curcumin For Pets, Liver & Gallbladder Support Supplement, LypoZyme, Power Probiotic
Rhonda Hallden, Palmdale, CA February 2013