Five Ways to Prevent Your Dog From Getting
Dogs get cancer at an alarming rate. In fact, research tells
us that about 1 in 4 dogs get cancer and that almost
1 in 2 dogs over 10 years of age will die from cancer related disease. The good news is that if you can take action
to prevent your dog from getting cancer.
Here’s Five Ways to Prevent Your Dog From Getting
1) Spay / Neuter
Statistics indicate that female dogs have a much lower risk of
developing mammary tumors. Male dogs that are neutered have a statistically lower rate of testicular
Spaying/neutering your dog is one way, according to many
studies and veterinarians, of helping to prevent the onset of cancer in your dog.
2) Fewer Vaccinations
Many veterinarians now consider a number of factors before
suggesting a vaccine for your dog.
Some problems attributed to frequent vaccinations include
adverse consequences, suppressed immune systems, and impaired health which can shorten your dog’s life.
Many veterinarians now believe that a more natural, common
sense approach to vaccinations is best for your dog,
as opposed to frequent and excessive vaccinations for any potential eventuality.
By keeping your dog’s immune system strong, with fewer attacks
by vaccines that are not necessary, you may protect your against the possibility of contracting cancer. Ask you vet
for a thorough explanation of why your dog needs any recommended vaccine.
3) Know What’s in Your Dog’s Food
Whether your dog food is kibble or canned dog food, there
exists a variety of toxins and carcinogens that can contribute to the onset of cancer. To preclude the ingestion of
these toxic elements by your dog, eliminate any suspect commercial dog food.
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Another approach is to make your own dog food. If you opt for
this approach be certain that the dog food that you prepare is healthy and nutritious for your dog. You may choose
among a variety of approaches such as raw, cooked or a combo dog food diet incorporating both raw and cooked
The Whole Dog
Journal, a respected publication on dog health and dog
care, says that your dog’s diet should include whole meat, vegetables, fruit, grain and high quality dietary
4) Vitamins and
We daily give our dogs an antioxidant supplement. Antioxidants
help the body prevent the formation of free radicals and protect against canine cancer onset. Some examples of
antioxidants include: Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, selenium, lycopene and beta carotene.
Antioxidants are also present in foods and many holistic vets
feel that natural or whole food is the best
antioxidant source available for your dog.
Ask you vet about the proper usage and dosage for you dog, and
to determine if there is any reason that your dog should not use any specific antioxidant, vitamin, mineral or
5) “Detox” Your Dog’s
Dogs pick up pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals
everywhere in your house and yard. Toxic for both you
and your dog, these can potentially cause cancer in your dog. Topical pesticides used for fleas, ticks and other
varmints may be more harmful to your dog than the problem it is meant to alleviate.
Keep in mind that the pesticide that you are applying to your
dog’s skin is formulated to kill, and this toxic agent may absorb into your dog’s skin and into her
Dr. Richard Pitcairn, DVM, PhD, in his book,
Natural Health for Dogs and Cats, explains that diagnostic X-rays can
be dangerous to your dog. When you visit the dentist, you will be covered to protect you against radiation dangers
when your teeth are x-rayed. The doctor will step out of the room before the x-ray is taken. Your dog is at risk as
well if exposed to repeated exposure to radiation via x-ray.
Contaminants found in your tap water can be another problem
for your dog. Many of these are either toxic or potentially cancer causing. Many holistic vets and dog
nutritionists recommend installing a filter or using bottled water in your home to remove these contaminants
There is no guarantee that you will prevent your dog from
getting cancer. But, the ideas above which are suggested by many prominent veterinarians will contribute to your
dog’s good health and in keeping her immune system
Should cancer occur, she will have a better chance at fighting
canine cancer under treatment by a veterinary oncologist than a dog whose system had been subjected to, and
attacked, by toxins and environmental causes unchecked.
If you have any question about your dog’s health, or suspect
cancer or any other illness, contact your veterinarian immediately.
My small 8 year old dog suddenly became ill and no vet could
determine the cause. She died after enduring 2 weeks of pain and misery on Mother’s Day morning. Don’t let anything
happen to your best friend. Learn how to keep your dog healthy, extend her life and save on veterinary bills