that cancer has been diagnosed or suspected as the most likely diagnosis,
you are trying to make some difficult and important decisions in regards
to your companion’s future health and well-being. If you are considering
surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation, or a combination of several western
medical modalities, you are probably looking for other supportive therapies
to maximize quality of life. If you are pursuing a completely natural
approach, you are looking for as many effective therapies as possible
to prolong your companion’s life and preserve their quality.
The information out there is confusing and complicated. Every practitioner
or expert seems to have a different opinion or suggestion. Some supplements
and medications seem to conflict with one another and philosophies of
therapy vary widely. In general, veterinary oncologists or cancer specialists
have very little knowledge about alternative approaches to cancer. Many
times their information is not only lacking but just incorrect. Most people
end up searching the internet and finding the wealth of information that
presents itself. The difficulty is wading through articles and articles
about different supplements that all seem to cure cancer. Many are difficult
to find or very expensive, but the real issue becomes, does this have
any merit in the treatment of my animal companion?
For most animals, especially with cats, we must be somewhat selective
about what medicines or supplements we can expect to give them. One must
be careful not to cause side-effects that will create quality of life
issues and also, most companions will have a breaking point, where only
so many supplements can be given before they begin refusing our efforts
to medicate them or hide things in their food. Our relationship and bond
with them can also suffer because of the constant harassment medicating
causes. This is especially true with feline companions as they will begin
to hide every time they see you coming!
So it becomes important to choose not only the therapy for dealing with
this cancer but choosing which supplements and diets we are going to entice,
or force, our companions to eat. We want to be selective and make choices
that are beneficial and that either fight the cancer effectively or improve
the quality of life for our animal friends.
Whether your treatment decisions involve surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation,
I feel homeopathic treatment will benefit in some way the prognosis of
your companion. Call the office for an appointment. There will also be
selective supplements from the list below that would be supportive or
helpful also. With cases where a homeopathic approach is the main treatment
modality, it will be important to give some of the supplements listed
below. Each patient should have an individualized treatment plan that
best fits that individual and the type of cancer being treated. Some supplements
seem to be more effective with certain types of cancer.
With all approaches
to cancer, nothing works or helps ALL patients.
Choosing the treatment plan that has best track record and the most likelihood
of helping your companion is what the following list may help to provide.I
have attempted to select from my practice experience, those supplements
that I have found to be helpful as a part of an overall treatment plan
in dealing with cancer.
I do not suggest all of these supplements in any
one case, nor would I expect any animal to be able to endure taking all
of these on a daily basis. This list is to help you decide what will be
best for your companion. You should always consult with me or my office
staff about the specifics of your companion’s case before choosing to
give anything new.
The supplements and medications I have listed below
are compatible, in general, with homeopathic cancer treatment unless otherwise
noted. The following list is in no way meant to be complete and will be
modified and enhanced as new information becomes available to me.
Nutrients and Medications in Cancer Treatments