Cancer seems to be everywhere these days, and it is a sad fact that our furry friends are not immune to this dreadful disease. Unfortunately, it is difficult to detect cancer early or fight cancer in canines. However, if your best friend is diagnosed with cancer, do not despair: there are herbs and many natural remedies that can suppress cancer cells in the body of dogs.
Herbs to Suppress Cancer Cells in Dogs
Below are some of the herbs that will give your pup a fighting chance.
Avemar is made from 100% wheat germ and has been shown to induce cell death of cancer cells. It also helps to detoxify the body, which is important when a body is fighting cancer. Because vitamin C can negate the effects of this treatment, try to avoid excess vitamin C consumption by your dog. For dogs weighing less than 25 pounds, only ¼ packet is needed; 25-50 pounds ½ packet; 50+ pounds 1 packet. These measurements are per day, and the treatment should be used 60 days in a row, and the for 30 days every 3 months.
Active Hexose Correlated Compound combines a number of natural mushroom extracts. This combination boosts the body’s ability to kill off cancer cells. Look for AHCC specifically designed for dogs and follow the measurements for the size of your dog.
This herb helps to stimulate and boost the immune system. Astragalus may also inhibit the growth of certain cancer cell types, such as melanoma.
Not only is echinacea good for people when fighting colds and flu, but it is also good for doggies fighting cancer. This herb gives the immune system a powerful boost, which helps improve the body’s ability to fight cancer.
While it may not improve your dog’s breath, it will support the immune system and encourage the growth of cancer-fighting cells.
Green tea is rich in antioxidants and immune system-boosting properties. It has also been shown to suppress certain types of cancer, especially stomach and skin cancers.
There is a reason why AHCC, a mushroom extract, is effective in suppressing cancer. Mushrooms have incredible cancer-fighting abilities: they support the immune system, contain cancer-fighting antioxidants, reduce inflammation, and increase the production of white blood cells.
Often used in Europe to help treat cancer, mistletoe may also help suppress the growth of cancer cells in dogs.
Although slightly ironic that this herb contains the name of dogs’ arch-nemesis, cat’s claw not only supports the immune system but also contains antioxidants and tumor-suppressing abilities.
While a cancer diagnosis for man’s best friend is certainly discouraging, it is not necessarily hopeless. Talk with your dog’s veterinarian to find the best combination of herbs mentioned above to fight the particular type of cancer affecting your pet.