Canine Transitional Cell Carcinoma (Bladder Cancer)
What is Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC)?
Transitional Cell Carcinoma is the most common form of bladder cancer in pets. Tumors usually form at the bladder opening and can cause blockage causing painful urination. Dogs often strain while trying to urinate. Transitional Cell Carcinoma 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 symptoms that can be 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 (TCC) most commonly affects older female dogs and certain breeds are more predisposed to the disease. The genetically predisposed breeds include: Scottish Terriers, West-highland White Terriers, Shetland Sheepdogs, Beagles and Wire Hair Fox Terriers. While TCC is more rare in cats, it can occur in both male and females over the age of nine. No specific breed of cat shows a higher predisposition to the disease.
Symptoms of Transitional Call Carcinoma
- Frequent urination of small amounts (dribbling)
- Wetting on the floor, furniture, bed, etc.
- Frequent Urinary Tract Infections (may initially respond to antibiotics)
Natural Treatments for Transitional Cell Carcinoma
These home remedies have been used successfully by our Pet Nutritionist in veterinary hospitals to help pets with TCC. Pet Nutritionist Susan Davis has extensive experience helping pets with TCC 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 holistic supplements for transitional cell carcinoma in pets are recommended by veterinarians nationwide. These vitamins can be used in conjunction with the conventional veterinary treatments prescribed by your veterinarian or veterinary oncologist.
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.
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.
Curcumin Complex for Pets - Complex of all 3 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 may help inhibit cancer tumor growth. Scientific studies show it has been helpful in protecting the skin of patients undergoing radiation.
Amazing Omegas for Pets - Absolutely the best fish oil available. Packed in glass bottles to prevent leakage of toxins from plastic into the oil. Purified for heavy metals & toxins and manufactured gently so that oils are in a highly bioavailable form, increasing absorption. Scientific research has shown the benefits of Omega-3s for pets with cancer. Helps pets with allergies and skin problems too!
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)
- 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.
Pet UTI Prevention Formula - Pet UTI Prevention formula acidifies the urine and contains key nutrients scientifically proven to support bladder health. Helps keep bacteria from collecting on bladder walls.
- Energizing, Promotes Longevity - Excellent For Senior Dogs
Akutur - Provides pain relief in the urinary tract, reduces inflammation, and helps restore balance in the bladder and pelvic floor - especially important for interstitial cystitis.
Diet for Pets With Transitional Cell Carcinoma
In addition to conventional cancer treatments, it is very important to change the diet of these pets to an anti-inflammatory, low-allergen and low carbohydrate diet. Changing your pet's diet can help them feel better. Grains and poultry can contribute to long-term inflammation (please see food allergy articles). Pets with transitional cell carcinoma are often treated with conventional cancer medications along with diet changes and natural supplements. Please include your pet's diet on the order form at checkout. We will review your pet's information and include a free diet tip 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. 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.
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, but please know that due to veterinary regulations, we cannot provide individualized consultative advice without a physical exam.