During normal functioning, cells of all organs divide and multiply. The old cells die and new ones come up. Sometimes, something goes wrong, and there is an abnormal and uncontrolled division of cells and excessive cell growth. Cells that get out of control are termed as cancerous cells, and these may spread to other organs through the blood stream or the lymphatic system. Cancer is also difficult to detect in its early stages, and the situation is worse in the case of dogs and other pets since symptoms need to be observed extremely carefully.
Despite extensive research, the real cause of this abnormal growth has not been found. A permanent cure for the condition has also not yet been found. However, natural remedies can help in cancer treatment in two ways:
- They can provide excellent support to the body’s own ability to fight cancerous cells.
- They can provide physical relief from symptoms associated with cancer.
The only real defense against cancer in dogs (or humans or any other animal) is a healthy immune system. In reality, there are always certain amounts of rogue cells in the body that have the capacity of abnormal division. These cells can also form tumors easily. In healthy dogs, these rogue cells are controlled by a strong immune system. It is only when the immune system is not up to the mark and has been compromised that a neoplasm starts forming within an organ.
Even after treatments and surgery, there is always a strong possibility that cancer will recur again unless the conditions that allowed it to develop in the first place are removed. It would be more appropriate to say that the importance of a strong immune system become apparent after cancer treatment in dogs. This is primarily because of the fact that post-treatment, the immune system has to combat the remaining cancerous cells and also fight the side effects of cancer treatments like chemotherapy.
Practically every type of cancer is associated with painful symptoms and organ failure. In addition, cancer therapy is very toxic, and the side effects are as terrible as the cancer itself. Natural remedies, which include a healthy diet, herbs and homeopathic cancer treatment for dogs, are very useful in alleviating symptoms associated with cancer and cancer treatment.
The basic principle of herbal and natural cures are that illnesses do not occur without a cause, and the underlying cause must be identified and removed for complete recovery. As we have very little or no knowledge of what causes it, a strong immune system is the best protection against cancer in dogs.