Medicinal Mushroom For Cancer: Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi/Lingzhi)

Ganoderma lucidum (G. lucidum), also known as reishi (Japan) or lingzhi (China), is an edible mushroom widely used in Asian countries for promoting health and longevity for over 2000 years. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is used to prevent and treat various diseases such as bronchitis, hepatitis, hypertension, cancer and immunological disorders.

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What Is The Best Milk Thistle For Dogs?

What is Milk Thistle?

Milk thistle (Latin name: Silybum marianum) is a flowering plant, native to Europe but can now be found worlwide. The fruits and seeds of milk thistle contains the most concentrated active ingredient that has protective effects on the liver.

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Dog Cancer Supplement: Inositol Hexaphosphate (IP6) & Inositol

What Are IP6 & Inositol?

Inositol Hexaphosphate (IP6) is a naturally occurring polyphosphorylated carbohydrate and antioxidant found in high fiber foods such as legumes, wheat bran/germ, whole kernel corn, brown rice and soy. IP6, also present in small amounts in mammalian cells, plays an important role in regulating vital cellular functions.

Inositol is a nutrient with moderate anti cancer properties. The anti cancer effect of IP6 is enhanced with the addition of inositol.

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Dog Anxiety Treatment: 5 Natural Ways To Calm Your Dog

Dogs develop fear and anxiety in response to different stimuli. They may be averse to loud noises (thunderstorms or fireworks), people, places or other dogs. Being left alone can trigger separation anxiety in some dogs.

Dog Anxiety Symptoms

When anxious, dogs respond in different ways. They may show one or more of the following anxiety symptoms:
aggression, trembling, salivation, defecation, urination, destruction, escape, panting, excess vocalization (barking, howling), hiding, pacing repeated yawning, licking, chewing, ears back or tail tucked.

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Probiotics For Dogs: What You Should Know

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The gastrointestinal (GI) tract  is the largest immune organ in the body. There is a large and diverse population of GI bacteria that influences the health in many ways. A healthy level of good bacteria is not only necessary for maintaining the function of the gastrointestinal tract but also to keep the immune system strong and promote overall wellness.

When the balance of intestinal flora is disrupted by excessive bad bacteria, this can cause GI tract problems and reduce your dog’s resistance to diseases.

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Canine Bone Cancer: Treatment, Prognosis & Life Expectancy

Treatment for canine bone cancer involves:
- managing pain
- controlling metastasis (tumor spread)

Canine bone cancer is a very painful disease. Palliative treatment can make your dog more comfortable and increase its quality of life.

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Bone Cancer In Dogs Symptoms: Recognising The Warning Signs

There are 2 types of bone cancer in dogs:

  • primary, which originates from the bone
  • secondary, which is spread from cancer in other parts of the body

Secondary bone tumors are rare in dogs.

Bone tumors can affect:
  • appendicular skeleton or long bones (limbs)
  • axial skeleton or flat bones (jaw, skull, spine and ribs)

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Canine Osteosarcoma: Treatment, Prognosis & Life Expectancy

Osteosarcoma in Dogs: Treatment Options

The 2 goals of canine osteosarcoma treatment are:
- palliation of pain
- delaying metastasis

Osteosarcoma causes severe pain. Hence, pain palliation therapy should be considered to improve quality of life in dogs.

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Osteosarcoma In Dogs Symptoms

Osteosarcoma accounts for more than 85% of all bone tumors in dogs. It is the most common type of primary bone tumors that is highly malignant and metastatic. This type of tumor causes destruction to the bone and tends to spread to other organs.

Osteosarcoma in dogs can affect:
- appendicular skeleton (limbs)
- axial skeleton (skull, ribs, pelvis, spine)

Most canine osteosarcoma develops in the appendicular skeleton. Appendicular osteosarcoma is 2 times more likely to occur in the forelimbs than the hind limbs.

Tumor location on forelimbs: distal radius (adjacent to the carpal or wrist joint) and proximal humerus (adjacent to the shoulder joint)
Tumor location on hind limbs: distal femur (lower part of thigh bone) and proximal tibia (upper part of shin bone)

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K9 Immunity & K9 Immunity Plus Ingredients

K9 Immunity and K9 Immunity Plus are supplements for enhancing immune system of dogs that are undergoing cancer treatment or dogs with other serious health issues.

K9 Immunity

K9 Immunity is formulated from concentrated and purified heteropolysaccharides derived from 6 species of medicinal mushrooms:

  • Agaricus blazei
  • Cordyceps sinensis hybrid
  • Lentinula edodes
  • Grifola frondosa
  • Ganoderma lucidum
  • Coriolus versicolor

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