Liver Cancer in Dogs
What Is Liver Cancer in Dogs?
The liver is a major organ that helps to detoxify the body. It is also the organ that carcinogens and toxic compounds pass through, which can be a factor in dogs that have liver cancer. In addition, similar to people, the liver can also be an organ into which a primary cancer (in another part of the body) can metastasize to, accelerating the spread of the cancer to other parts of the body. It is very hard to detect canine liver cancer in the early stages of the disease. Some of the initial signs may be abdominal pain, inappetance, excessive weight loss, or a mass in the abdomen. A definitive diagnosis of canine liver cancer can only be obtained when a liver biopsy is done.
Since the liver can regenerate new tissue, it is a type of cancer that can respond especially well to holistic treatment for liver cancer, such as liver support supplements and diet changes. Depending upon the location of the tumor, when possible, conventional treatment for liver cancer is the surgical removal of the tumor. Even if you choose not to pursue surgery, seeking the advice of a veterinary oncologist is recommended. This is because you can gain insight and be informed about all of your options from a cancer expert. Regardless of the canine liver cancer treatment you and your family choose, supportive care using a cancer diet and holistic cancer supplements for dogs can improve the quality of life for your pet and, sometimes, the quantity of time as well.
Symptoms and Signs of Liver Cancer in Dogs
Holistic Cancer Treatments for Liver Cancer in Dogs
- Abdominal pain
- Lack of appetite
- Weight loss
- Mass in the abdomen
Ask Ariel's holistic supplements for canine liver cancer are recommended by veterinarians nationwide. The supplements have been used successfully to help dogs with canine liver cancer since 2005. Pet Nutritionist Susan Blake Davis offered holistic consultations for pets with cancer at a leading veterinary oncology hospital in Orange County, CA, and at several VCA Hospitals for over 10 years. Her years of experience formulating diet and supplement protocols for dogs with liver cancer are evidenced by the many testimonials on our website. These vitamins can be used in conjunction with the conventional veterinary treatments prescribed by your veterinarian or veterinary oncologist.
Liver Support Kit - Contains three gentle supplements that work together synergistically to improve digestion of fats and protein, relieve pain and digestive discomfort and reduce ascites (swelling of the abdomen). Helps to optimize liver function while detoxifying from conventional veterinary medications and treatments.
Liver & Gallbladder Supplement For Pets - A broad-spectrum product that is effective for pets with liver cancer. It can help detoxify the liver when you are giving your pet medications, especially NSAIDs given for pain and chemotherapy treatments. It supports bile flow and healthy liver function.
Special SAM-e - The single most important supplement to use if your dog needs liver support. Special SAMe supplements metabolic activity, helps maintain glutathione levels (which is known to be protective and detoxifying for the liver) and supports cell regeneration.
Amazing Omegas - 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 -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 frise, German shepherd, Labrador retriever, golden retriever, boxer). 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 Dogs also supports immune function.
- Cardio-protective (excellent for breeds prone to heart issues, such as Cavalier King Charles spaniel, poodle, dachshund). Very important if your pet is undergoing radiation.
- Energizing, promotes longevity - excellent for senior dogs
Curcumin for Pets - 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 prevent and fight cancer with a 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 for any type of dog liver cancer, curcumin can protect the skin undergoing radiation.
Immune Harmony - Premium-quality patented blend of plant sterols and antioxidants. When battling with liver 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.
Purrfect Pet CoQ10 is an excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Kaneka Ubiquinol™ helps to protect cells, tissues and organs from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Animal studies have found that CoQ10 boosts the immune system and helps the body fight certain infections and types of cancer.
The Best Diet for Dogs With Liver Cancer
Pets with cancer need a special dog liver cancer diet that supports a healthy immune system and reduces inflammation. However, dogs with liver cancer often need reduced amounts of fats and protein to take the workload off the liver. Please be sure to include the food and treats you are feeding your dog, along with any health issues, directly on the order form at checkout. We will include FREE cancer diet tips on the packing slip that comes with your order.
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 liver cancer, but please know that due to veterinary regulations, we cannot provide individualized consultative advice without a physical exam.
“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 inope rable 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!” - Rhonda, California
Products Used: Curcumin For Pets, Reseveratrol for Dogs, Amazing Omegas, Special SAMe, Liver & Gallbladder Support Supplement, Lypozyme, Power Probiotic
"In April 2008, our 10-year-old dog, Teddy, a Chow Chow rescue, was diagnosed with a liver tumor. Our vet did not know if it was cancer at the time. As Teddy’s tumor grew, he was able to be tested, and cancer was confirmed. We were told he was too old for conventional treatment and, as his cancer progressed, to simply keep him comfortable. The vet had no hope for his recovery from canine liver cancer.
Our family decided to treat Teddy’s liver cancer condition with a holistic approach. We found Susan Davis through her website. We contacted Ask Ariel and the surprising results began. Within just two weeks following Ask Ariel's diet plan and supplements, we saw a marked difference. His overall health continued to improve.
We chose to have Teddy living with canine cancer instead of dying with cancer. He lost his brave battle on January 8, 2010. Teddy’s vet felt it was a miracle that he survived for so long. Our family knows that it was a miracle, thanks to Susan and Ask Ariel. Ask Ariel made it possible for us to have extended time with our wonderful Teddy.
Susan and her team are professional, well-informed, caring, and most responsive. We highly recommend AskAriel.com particularly when pets are young, to start them off on a healthy, all-natural diet and supplement regimen. - The Nardoni Family, California