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3 Safe Alternative Cancer Treatments For Dogs

3 Safe Alternative Cancer Treatments For Dogs

Cancer is a tough thing to face and if your dog has just been diagnosed with Cancer or a tumor-it is devastating. There are many options to think about when faced with this diagnosis including options your vet has surely discussed. Cancer in dogs is unfortunately common especially for dogs 10 years and older. Treatment options depend on where tumors are located and what type of cancer it is.  Treatment options range from surgery to chemotherapy and beyond.


The unfortunate reality is that when you are first discussing options, it is not surprising to be in complete shock at the cost. We know you will do anything for your pet, so when traditional methods fail or it’s not economically feasible to go the traditional route, alternative treatments are sought after.



If you are at the beginning of your research this might be the first time you have heard of CBD. CBD or Cannabidiol is the non-pshyco genic compound found in both the marijuana and the hemp plant. This compound has been found to have a ton of proven benefits in humans and dogs including reducing seizures, epilepsy, and yes, shrinking tumors and aiding in the symptoms of various cancers. CBD is available in dog treats, hemp tincture drops, or capsules, making it easy and painless to administer.


Diet & Detox

One of the first things you should do after a cancer diagnosis is to clean up your dog’s diet. Veterinarians and holistic practitioners agree about getting away from the over the counter dog food.  Instead feeding them a diet of homemade clean ingredients.  There is a system Some foods that are suggested to increase their immune system  the BARF Diet (Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods) This is a high protein diet similar to what the species would eat naturally in the wild. Focus on raw bones, meat, vegetables, fruit with seeds removed, and whole eggs. You can also add cottage cheese or yogurt if they are finicky about the raw vegetables.


Acupuncture & Herbs

There is a ton of information online about herbs that you can utilize to treat your dog’s cancer. Do your research and ask your veterinarian before moving forward with a treatment process of your own.  Many of those new or exotic herbs unlike, CBD are under-researched. Acupuncture has also been used in dogs with cancer to help aid in treatments. For instance, one of the most common symptoms of chemotherapy for dogs is nausea and inflammation. Unfortunately, although acupuncture can help with your dog’s quality of life, it’s not enough.  It’s far less likely to cure your pet without the addition of additional measures.

A cancer diagnosis for your pet can be overwhelming.  There is a lot of information out there on methods to help cure your pet.  We always suggest discussing any plans you have to treat your pet naturally with a professional familiar with your pets specific diagnosis. For more information on pet cancers and tumors, we have a full guide available that discusses the most common types of cancer in both cats and dogs and links to more information on each specific type.

Marcin Ossowski

Marcin Ossowski is a freelance writer based in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from UCLA in 2007 with a major in linguistics and a minor in biology. During his time there, he undertook original research in neurolinguistics and cognitive science, specifically focusing on language disorders and dementia. Over the past decade, he has worked as a writer and researcher for several political consulting firms, taught English abroad in Poland, and ghostwritten two books. In his downtime, Marcin spends a lot of time outdoors and actively pursuing his passion for writing fiction, creative nonfiction, and satire.

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