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,… [Read more →]
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…. [Read more →]
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…. [Read more →]
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,… [Read more →]
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.
Types of surgery
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.
Breast Cancer In Dogs Symptoms
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.
Mammary Cancer in Dogs: Causes & Risk Factors
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.
Ganoderma Lucidum &… [Read more →]
What Are IP6 & Inositol?
Inositol Hexaphosphate (IP6) is a naturally occurring polyphosphorylated carbohydrate and antioxidant found in high fibre 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. … [Read more →]