Homeopathic cancer treatment for dogs is a holistic approach to preventing and curing cancer in your dog
Homeopathic options for cancer treatment and symptom mitigation for your dog are trending among veterinary practitioners. Due to the complicated nature of cancer, more and more veterinarians and dog owners are turning to these practical and often ancient techniques for preventing and managing the disease.
Where you come in
Strangely enough, homeopathic cancer treatment for dogs includes a greater accountability from you as a dog owner.
The first step is awareness. You know your pet better than anyone and you know when something isn’t right. If suspect symptoms or behaviors persist then see a veterinarian.
And what if testing reveals cancer? On an emotional and energetic level you may feel sadness, grief, anger or even panic. These reactions are normal and to be expected, however, dogs are extraordinarily sensitive to and affected by emotions. Maintaining an upbeat and positive attitude will go a long way for both of you. Acceptance is hard and the concept of forgiveness of the disease is stretch for most people, but to convey a sense patience, empathy and compassion is where real healing begins.
An alternative approach
Contrary to Western medicine, homeopathic remedies fall more in line with Eastern medicine philosophies. It is an approach to health and wellness that takes into account the entire being of the organism--mind, body, spirit and the environment.
Two medicinal systems that are talked about regularly are Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, the Indian “Science of Life”. Side-by-side these two systems are similar and employ common methods for optimizing health and treating “dis-ease”.
Both systems strive for “balance” in the body, mind and spirit and recognize that all systems are connected and therefore must be approached holistically. The depths of these disciplines can get rather confusing and seemingly complicated but the basic principles are quite simple to understand.
When visiting a veterinarian who practices homeopathic or holistic medicine you may hear words describing your dog’s condition as “hot” or “cold” or “wet” or “dry”. Traditional Chinese Medicine uses these simple terms to approach given symptoms.
Homeopathic cancer treatment for dogs
Many diseases, like cancer, are inflammatory in nature and inflammation of any kind puts great strain on the body as it tries to calm and eliminate symptoms. The condition of inflammation is “hot” and the objective is therefore to “cool” the affected system(s) and bring the body back into “balance”. A fever is “hot” and “heat” is often the body’s response an unwelcome presence, like the flu for instance. Traditional Chinese Medicine uses specific herbs for “cooling” and any “prescription” from your holistic vet might draw on these herbs to help your dog.
Similarly, Ayurveda approaches “dis-ease” holistically and likewise regards “heat” as a condition that requires “cooling” in order to bring the body into “balance”. One of the most powerful medicinal plants in the Ayurvedic system for addressing inflammation is turmeric, a rhizome related to ginger. India has one of the lowest rates for cancer in the entire world, and incidentally most Indians consume fresh or dried turmeric on a daily basis in the form of various curries.
Whether preventing or mitigating cancer in your dog, including turmeric in your dog’s diet is a great way to improve their health. The active agent in turmeric is an antioxidant called “cur-cumin” which has been shown to reduce inflammation in conditions like arthritis and may slow the production of cancer cells.
Another emerging trend in the treatment of cancer and inflammation in dogs is hemp oil. Derived from the hemp plant, hemp oil has also been shown to reduce inflammation. Hemp extracts and hemp-infused products are now widely available and are helping tens of thousands of people stay healthy. Thankfully, these products have begun to enter the pet market as well and are helping owners manage their dog’s health. Two products that are particularly great homeopathic cancer treatment for dogs are: Relief Treats and Zen Treats.
Relief Treats focus on pain relief and reducing inflammation, with the active ingredients being hemp extract, turmeric and black pepper (which acts as a digestive aid).
Zen Treats also include a healthy dose of hemp oil but focus more on calming the nervous system with active ingredients like chamomile and passion flower. Most any “bedtime” tea likely contain chamomile and/or passion flower because they have a calming effect on the body and mind and therefore promote good sleep and relaxation.
Additional active ingredients in Zen Treats are magnesium and thiamine monohydrate. Magnesium has been shown to reduce inflammation. Thiamine monohydrate, or Vitamin B1, is regarded to help relieve stress by supporting the digestion as it is crucial for the breakdown of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are converted to energy and act as fuel for the body. The better their digestive strength, the more energy dogs have.
Regardless of whether you are treating or preventing cancer in your dog, the addition of these homeopathic remedies into your dog’s diet may help prolong their life and improve their health. Most of all, be positive and proactive, and your dog will respond in kind.
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