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Understanding holistic CANCER CARE for dogs and cats

This 3-pronged alternative approach to cancer in pets covers all the bases – it helps the immune system do its job, employs anti-cancer therapies, and supports the whole body with nutrition and supplements.

Dogs & Cats

Modern medicine has made many advances in treating cancer over the years, yet remission rates aren’t getting much better. And that applies to dogs and cats as well as people. However, a holistic approach can change all that. To help you understand how I approach a cancer patient, you need to know that we divide what we do into three areas.

1. HELPING THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

Most scientists agree that cancer is a failure of the immune system to “recognize” and kill abnormal cells developing in the body. There are many beautifully worked out scientific reasons for this phenomenon (which are beyond the scope of this article) but there still seems no way to diagnose or treat the problem. Modern medicine then takes an already defective and suppressed immune system, and suppresses it further with chemotherapy and radiation. Hence the need to “check white blood cell counts” repeatedly during chemotherapy treatments. If these cells go too low, chemotherapy is suspended, for without white blood cells, the patient is now open to being killed by a simple bacteria.

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