Lawn Chemicals Linked To Two Types Of Canine Cancer

The obsession with well-manicured lawn could be killing your dog (and you)…

Chances are toxic pesticides are used to maintain that perfect green. Did you know that lawn chemicals may cause malignant lymphoma and bladder cancer in your dog?

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FDA Warns Of Posible Link Between Grain Free Dog Food And Canine Heart Disease

Do you feed your dog a grain free diet? You may want to reconsider that…

On 12 july 2018, the FDA issued an alert to pet owners and veterinary professionals about reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or poatoes as main ingredients. The FDA is investigating this potential association.

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Top 5 Supplements For Dogs With Cancer

Supplements (nutraceuticals) can help and have helped dogs with cancer. They can improve survival time and quality of life in some dogs, whether used alone (palliative) or as an adjunct to conventional cancer treatment.

Natural substances exert anti-cancer effects via:
- direct cytotoxic effect: killing cancer cells directly, and/or
- immunomodulatory action: enhancing the immune system to destroy cancer cells

Chemotherapy can cause debilitating side effects such as bone marrow suppression (significant drop in white blood cells) and impaired liver function, thus disrupting cancer treatment. Some supplements can help to alleviate and possibly eliminate the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. This improves the outcome of treatment and enhances your dog’s quality of life.

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AHCC Mushroom Extract: Japan’s Popular Complementary & Alternative Cancer Therapy

Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC) is an extract obtained from hybridization of several species of Basidiomycetes mushrooms. The primary components of AHCC are oligosaccharides. About 20% of the oligosaccharides are alpha 1-4 glucans and their acetylated forms. Alpha glucan has a low mlecular weight, thus making it easy to digest and absorb. This unique property of alpha glucan accounts for the powerful immune-stimulating activity of AHCC.

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Dog Arthritis Pain Relief: UC-II Better Than Glucosamine & Chondroitin For Joint Support

One in four pet dogs suffer from arthritis in the United States.

The rate continues to rise due to a growing pet obesity epidemic.

Arthritis is the most common obesity-related disease in dogs. Currently, more than half U.S dogs (and cats) are overweight or obese.

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In the UK, one in three pet dogs is overweight or obese. Since 2015, the number of treatments for arthritis in dogs have more than trebled. Continue reading →

I’m-Yunity: Mushroom Extract Increases Survival Time in Dogs with Hemangiosarcoma

Medicinal mushrooms have long been known for their medicinal properties. They contain active compounds that confer many health benefits. The compounds exert immune enhancing, anticancer, antioxidant and antimicromial activities.

A clinical study by the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (published in 2012) found that Coriolus versicolor mushroom extract increased survival times in dogs with hemangiosarcoma.

Hemangiosarcoma is a malignant tumor that develops in any tissue with  blood vessels. It tends to affect the spleen. The prognosis is poor for canine hemangiosarcoma.

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Modified Citrus Pectin (MCP) Fights Cancer

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What is Modified Citrus Pectin?
Pectin is a soluble fibre found in large concentration in the peel and pulp of citrus fruits and apples. It is widely used as a thickening or gelling agent in jams, marmalades, jellies and preserves.

Modified citrus pectin (MCP) is pectin derived from citrus fruit peels and pulps that have been modified by PH, temperature and enzymatic process. This modification breaks down the long carbohydrate chains of pectin into shorter, non-branched chains that dissolve easily in water. MCP is better absorbed into the bloodstream and distributed throughout the body. As a result, MCP is a potentially powerful, natural cancer fighter.

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Mammary Tumors In Dogs: Treatment Options & Prognosis

Treatment for Mammary Tumors In Dogs

1. Surgical Removal of Tumor
This is the standard treatment for mammary tumors in dogs. The aim is to remove tumors completely with the simplest surgery.

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Breast Cancer In Dogs Symptoms: Recognising The Warning Signs

Dogs have 5 mammary glands. About 60-70% of mammary tumors occur in the 4th and 5th glands, which are towards the rear legs. They can be single or multiple tumors, benign or malignant.

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Mammary Cancer in Dogs: What You Need To Know

Mammary gland (or breast) tumors are the most common types of cancer in unspayed female dogs. About half of these tumors are benign and half are malignant. At the time of diagnosis, half of the malignant tumors would have metastasised.

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