Cancer Therapies at The Natural Vets

Conventional medicine treats cancers mainly by using surgery, to remove lumps that have become noticeable, and by chemotherapy to try to poison the cells that are growing incorrectly.  Neither of these treatment methods actually address WHY the body has allowed cancerous cells begin to grow.  Neither of these methods will STRENGTHEN the body so it can prevent the problem returning once you are finished.

Users of alternative medicines understand that cancerous growths appear at the END of quite a long process of becoming gradually unwell, and the body eventually produces a tumour in an ATTEMPT TO SAVE ITSELF. This is similar to every other DIS-EASE that our animals make. For example, if poisoned food is eaten, the body produces diarrhoea and vomiting to get that poison out quickly. If enough smoke is inhaled, we will need to cough out mucus to remove that. If the body is able to, it will do the best that it can to move unhealthy things outwards away from important areas and if it cannot do that then it may wall them off into an abscess or tumour.

We need to observe what the body is doing and try to help with that!

Sometimes the problem is all over and done with once the body has made a discrete tumour and so surgery is then very helpful and successful. The body is already TRYING to throw this thing outwards and the surgery helps it do that. However, if the CAUSE of the problem is ongoing, then that cause must be stopped, or we need to add STRENGTH so that it can be dealt with in other manageable ways.

At The Natural Vets, we treat cancer by removing any identified causes, and by ADDING STRENGTH with natural medicines.

1. Homeopathic medicine. This powerful therapy is being used more and more around the world in animals and people to help the immune system heal. We often use two alternating homeopathic medicines and select those based on the type of cancer we are dealing with. Usually these are in the form of drops that can be put in the water or food.

2. Chinese herbs. The Chinese herbal formula would also be selected based on the particular variety of tumour and on the way the individual is reacting against the disease. For the same type of cancer we may use a different herb in a different dog.

3. Acupuncture. There are acupuncture points that are used to help with cancers and we may use these, or we may use points to help with appetite or breathing difficulty or gut upsets if those symptoms are showing.

4. Nutritional supplements. Once again these will vary depending or what we need to strengthen. Common ones we make use of may contain barley grass, kelp, spirulina and chlorella, green tea and probiotic supplements. Sometimes in acute situations we may even give a large dose of Vitamin C intravenously to boost the system.

5. Western herbs. There are lots of non-Chinese herbs that are useful as well, ranging from Ganoderma mushroom extracts to Silybum (milk thistle) and antioxidants like Vitus and Coenzyme Q10.

In the below video Dr Henry explains how he is using acupuncture to treat this dog with cancer.

Common Causes of cancer in our animals include:

1. Processed dog and cat food

Food should be as fresh and raw as possible and be made from REAL ingredients. Always ask if this food could be eaten by your pet in the wild?

2. Sedentary and lazy lifestyle

Animals need regular outings and interactions as humans do. They also need activity to keep their bodies and minds toned and fit. They need fresh air and sunshine as we do. (Although some dogs and cats with very pink skin can get skin cancers on their belly skin and nose or ears from too MUCH lying in the sun.)

3. Relationships or the loss of

Our animals come from wild stock originally and so are very used to having the whole pack or family always nearby with a strong alpha animal being in charge.

I will very often find that an animal makes a cancerous growth after another animal or human in the home has left or died.  They are affected by these family changes even more than the humans, as they are often more confined and don’t go out to the shops or the movies.

4. Too many drugs

By this I mean medicines that are not adding strength into the system. Some drugs at some times are necessary for our animals to live in our artificial environment but we need to be selective. For example, if we kill the germs for a dog, is that dog stronger and healthier afterwards?

Or if we use an anti-inflammatory medicine to take away a pain somewhere does that add strength into the system? I always ask is this going to strengthen the animal in the long term?

There are alternative medicines that we can use that will help with pain while adding strength, and herbs we can use that will support the immune system to kill germs that are causing bother. Sometimes a germ may be growing in an ear discharge for instance, but it is growing AFTER the body has poured out the exudate to heal, and not CAUSING the exudate.

5. Too many vaccinations

At The Natural Vets we try to be sure that your pets are protected against the viral diseases, but yet we vaccinate as little as possible. We achieve this by collecting blood and doing TITRE TESTING. In other words, we have the laboratory check to see if your pet’s antibody levels are adequate for protection. About 95% of adult cats and dogs will pass the antibody tests and so do not require booster virus vaccinations. We can also use nosodes made from the viruses if your animals need extra protection.

6. Genetic weakness

Some animals are just weak against cancer and we will find that the same type of cancer may have developed in this animal’s mother or grandfather etc. Rottweilers for instance can be very prone to getting osteosarcoma or bone cancer. Boxers can be prone to getting Mast Cell Tumours which can be deadly.

Support and Care

If your animal has been diagnosed with cancer, this can be a devastating and difficult time.  Not all cancers can be cured, but many can be managed with the above therapies so that your pet’s vitality and well-being is supported.  Most cancer patients we treat survive for much longer than would be expected with conventional treatments, and their time spent living with cancer is more joyous and dignified.

If your pet has been diagnosed with cancer, whether that be benign fatty tumours, or aggressive bone cancer, call us today so we can provide them with appropriate support and care.