Cancer can be explained as a growth or tumor caused by abnormal and uncontrolled cell division. Normally a healthy immune system ensures that such abnormal cell division does not occur. However, a weak immune system may not be able to fight these abnormal cells to maintain normalcy. There is no known complete cure that has been found in conventional or natural medicine, and therefore natural cures are basically about strengthening the immune system and helping the dog’s body to combat disease. Besides protection from cancer, natural cures also provide effective support in alleviating symptoms associated with dog cancer.
The liver, involved in numerous bodily functions, is one of the most important organs in the body, and liver cancer in dogs poses a greater threat to the life of almost all dogs. The liver is involved in the detoxification process and practically everything that the dog ingests, including medicines, passes through the organ to be metabolized and filtered. Since the function of the liver is manifold, it receives a dual supply of blood. This makes it more susceptible to secondary cancer (cancer that has metastasized from another part of the body).
The immune system is the body’s natural defense against disease. Almost all pet diseases can be traced back to the immune system. Domesticated animals live longer because they are protected from the natural dangers of the wild. However, at the same time we expose them to environmental pollutants and unknowingly feed them potential carcinogenic substances and medicines. These not only directly can cause primary liver cancer in dogs, but also weaken the immune system considerably.
The primary natural preventative for cancer is a healthy diet that is devoid of preservatives and additives. Dogs are natural meat eaters and their body is structured in a way to digest and use meat proteins effectively. Do not get caught in the controversy of which commercial food is best for your dog and feed him a natural diet, either raw or cooked at home. Consult your veterinarian to arrive at what is best for your dog. The overall diet depends upon the breed, age and the overall health of your pet.
While the medical fraternity has been able to understand quite a few of pet ailments, it is still struggling to unravel the mystery of cancer – the cause and the cure. Despite years of research it still remains a dreaded disease that ultimately leads to death in most cases. In the unfortunate event of cancer having already occurred, herbal remedies and homeopathic cancer treatment of dogs are natural ways of making his life comfortable by providing relief from the symptoms of cancer.