Showing posts with label cancer in dogs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cancer in dogs. Show all posts
Monday, December 18, 2023

How To Help Your Pet With Cancer

For anyone who is experiencing or has experienced the pain of watching a pet fight cancer, you know how it can consume your thoughts and tug at your heart. Cancer is such a ruthless adversary, and seeing your pet go through this battle is heart-wrenching. Every day is a mix of highs and lows—moments of joy when they are playful and seemingly unaffected by the illness, contrasted with the harsh reality of vet visits, treatments, and the knowledge that your time together may be limited. Your goal will be to give them the best quality of life possible and natural supplements can help support your dog during their battle.

Ask Ariel’s OncoPet Cancer Vitamin is an herbal blend of 4 medicinal mushrooms plus beta-glucan, decaffeinated green tea extract and more to give your dog powerful immune support.
Mushrooms have been used medicinally since ancient times. Some of the most highly-studied varieties of mushrooms are cordyceps, shiitake, maitake and reishi. They have natural antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and immunostimulatory properties. Medicinal mushrooms contain polyphenols, beta-glucans and antioxidants that boost immune response and help regulate inflammation. These ingredients are especially beneficial for dogs with weakened immune systems, cancer, history of chronic infections and senior dogs.
Friday, July 7, 2023

How Green Tea Can Help Your Dog With Cancer

Has your dog tried OncoPet? Ask Ariel's OncoPet contains decaffeinated green tea extract, along with medicinal mushrooms offering exceptional immune support for dogs. Green tea is emerging as a promising supplement for dogs afflicted with cancer and for those breeds with a predisposition to the disease. The unique composition of green tea includes powerful antioxidants, such as catechins, which have demonstrated anti-cancer properties in numerous studies. These compounds work by neutralizing free radicals and inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, potentially slowing down the progression of the disease.

Moreover, green tea has anti-inflammatory effects, which can be crucial in managing cancer-related inflammation and providing relief to dogs undergoing cancer treatments. Inflammation is often associated with the development and progression of cancer, and the anti-inflammatory properties of green tea may contribute to an improved quality of life for affected dogs. In addition to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, green tea has shown promise in supporting the immune system. A robust immune response is vital for a dog's ability to combat cancer cells and recover from the side effects of cancer treatments. Green tea's ability to modulate the immune system may enhance the overall resilience of dogs facing cancer, potentially improving their response to conventional therapies.

Including green tea in the care plan for dogs with cancer or predisposition to cancer holds promise due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune-modulating properties. Consider OncoPet,a vitamin supplement for dogs with cancer that contains this vital nutrient.

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Do You Know The Signs Of Cancer In Pets?

While these signs are not exclusively due to cancer, please watch for them and notify your vet if your pet has any of these health issues. Often they can be subtle like skipping breakfast or becoming more picky with food. Early detection can save lives and give you a chance to help your pet.

* Unusual lumps or bumps: Palpable lumps or bumps on or beneath the skin are common signs of cancer. They may be firm, swollen, or grow rapidly in size.
* Abnormal swelling: Unexplained swelling in any part of the body, such as the face, limbs, or abdomen, can be indicative of cancer.
* Persistent sores or wounds: Wounds or sores that don't heal or that keep recurring might be a sign of cancer, particularly in areas prone to trauma or irritation.
* Weight loss: Sudden or unexplained weight loss, even if your pet's appetite remains normal or increases, can be a sign of various health issues, including cancer.
* Loss of appetite: A significant decrease in your pet's appetite, leading to reduced food intake, can be a sign of cancer or other illnesses.
* Difficulty eating or swallowing: Cancer in the mouth, throat, or esophagus can cause difficulty in eating, swallowing, or excessive drooling.
* Persistent coughing or difficulty breathing: Continuous coughing, shortness of breath, labored breathing, or other respiratory problems may be indicative of cancer affecting the lungs or other parts of the respiratory system.
* Lethargy or decreased activity: If your pet is unusually tired, lacks energy, or seems less interested in activities they previously enjoyed, it could be a sign of an underlying health issue such as cancer.
* Changes in bathroom habits: Persistent diarrhea, constipation, difficulty urinating, or blood in the urine or stool may indicate cancer in the gastrointestinal or urinary tract.
* Behavioral changes: Noticeable changes in your pet's behavior, such as increased irritability, aggression, or withdrawal, can sometimes be associated with underlying health problems like cancer.
Monday, December 5, 2022

Legend Our Cancer Warrior

Cancer warrior Legend proudly displays his Torigen immunotherapy banner. It is almost 3 months since Legend’s cancer returned and we are so grateful for every day we have with him. 3 months in a 14 year old big dog’s life is an unbelievable gift. Immunotherapy is one of the cancer treatments we have used to help Legend stay strong. We are so thankful to Dr. Gordon at Arch Beach Veterinary Clinic for suggesting this treatment. It involves taking a portion of your dog’s tumor, sending it to Torigen Pharmaceuticals who creates a natural vaccine. The vaccine helps the dog’s body to recognize and attack the cancer cells. Legend wants to thank all of you for the love, concern and kind wishes you have sent to him

Friday, April 12, 2013

Melanoma on Dog's Eye

Melanoma Warning---Dogs can get melanoma in very subtle places such as the eye lid, corners of the eye, on paw digits or even in the eye. Catching the melanoma early can (just like with people) prevent the cancer from metastasizing. Above is a picture of Legend, a 4 year old Siberian Husky who developed a melanoma cancerous growth in the corner of his eye.  This was a very unusual place for cancer to grow but it did.  Fortunately, we caught it very early before it had become malignant melanoma which can spread to the mouth.

 If any small growths are found anywhere on your dog or cat, don't assume they are "aging" warts---get them biopsied immediately. What is important to note is that a TINY growth such as melanoma can metastasize from the skin to the entire body quickly. Please watch for all skin growths on yourself and your pets!

If your dog has been diagnosed with cancer or melanoma, there is a lot you can do from a holistic standpoint.  To learn more about symptoms of cancer in dogs, melanoma and holistic treatments, please visit our Cancer Page