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Lymphoma in Dogs

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What is Lymphoma in Dogs?

Lymphoma is 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. It is comprised of a network of lymphatic vessels that carry lymph (a clear, watery fluid that contains protein, salts, glucose and other substances) throughout the body. The lymphatic system also serves as a low-pressure drainage system that collects interstitial fluid throughout the body and returns it to the bloodstream.

Canine lymphoma (also referred to as lymphosarcoma) is a very common form of cancer in dogs which has many forms which vary in aggressiveness, symptoms and prognosis. It can occur in dogs of any age. The five primary forms of lymphoma in dogs are cutaneous lymphoma, extranodal lymphoma, medistinal lymphoma, alimentary lymphoma and multicentric lymphoma. The most common form of lymphoma in dogs is multicentric lymphoma. The easiest to identify early on is cutaneous lymphoma. When a dog has cutaneous lymphoma, they will develop red lumps on the skin, which is where the cancer originates. Symptoms of cutaneous lymphoma include ulcers, nodules, hair loss, itching, scaling and the dog may exhibit oral problems such as nodules or lesions on the lips and gums. In all forms of lymphoma, the most classic sign to watch for is swelling of a lymph node.

Canine lymphoma can occur in any dog, but some breeds that have a higher incidence are Boxers, Golden Retrievers, Saint Bernards, Basset Hounds, Airedale Terriers, and Bulldogs.

Unfortunately, there is not a cure for lymphoma and the best course of action will depend on the type, stage and aggressiveness. Even though a cure is not possible, a pet can go into remission for a period of time with treatment. Chemotherapy is the most common treatment offered to canine lymphoma patients. Even if you choose not to pursue chemotherapy, 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 what treatment you and your family pursue, supportive care using a cancer diet and holistic supplements can improve the quality of life for your pet and sometimes, the quantity of time as well. We have worked with many canine lymphoma patients since 2005 and have found that pets that used both conventional and holistic treatments fared best.

Symptoms of Lymphoma in Dogs

  • Painless swelling of lymph nodes
  • Lack of appetite
  • Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Weight loss

Holistic Cancer Treatments for Lymphoma in Dogs

Ask Ariel's holistic supplements for canine lymphoma are recommended by veterinarians nationwide. The supplements have been used successfully to help dogs with canine lymphoma 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 lymphosarcoma 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.

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.
  • Energizing, Promotes Longevity - Excellent For Senior Dogs

CW Paws - 100% organic. Made in the USA. A few drops of this anti-inflammatory oil can help reduce inflammation and support a healthy immune system. Reduces pain, promotes a sense of calming. Please email us at support@AskAriel.com for more details about this exceptional special order cancer remedy.

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 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 bioavailabilty of these health-promoting nutrients. Excellent value: One bottle lasts between 2 - 4 months depending upon the weight of your pet.

The Best Diet for Dogs With Lymphoma

Pets 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.

Why Use Ask Ariel Supplements To Help Your Dog With Lymphoma?

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. 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 veterinary recommended nationwide.

Need Help?

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 out natural remedies for lymphoma, but please know that due to veterinary regulations, we cannot provide individualized consultative advice without a physical exam.


Riley, my wonderful golden retriever and best friend, was diagnosed with lymphoma at 6 years old. He was given 6 months or less to live. Our oncologist gave me Susan Davis' card and the AskAriel website. Susan helped me change his diet and I gave Riley the suggested supplements for lymphoma. We did all this and amazingly he lived 18 more months! He tolerated the chemo extremely well and for a time even went into remission. The cancer clinic was so amazed by his progress they named him their "wonder dog" !

Thank you Susan for giving me those 18 months. They were filled with Riley feeling good, energetic and playful. We took long walks and runs by the beach and lots of fun play time and of course, lots of love. Riley and I never would have had this time if it were not for Susan's holistic care which combined with the cancer treatment, gave Riley good quality time." Cheryl F, San Diego

Some Of The Products Riley Used: Resveratrol For Dogs, Power Probiotic, Soothing Digestive Relief, Amazing Omegas, Renelix

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