by DES Daughter
When canine cancer hits your family, the results can be devastating. Hearing that your beloved friend is sick is never going to be easy to deal with. However, the good news is that there are practical steps that you can take to help your dog’s cancer immediately. Focusing in on key vitamins and minerals can help your dog’s immune system fight off his or her bout with canine cancer. Let’s take a look at some of the key vitamins and minerals that your dog will need for fighting off dogs cancer .
No matter what course of dog’s cancer treatment you ultimately decide to follow, help your pet get the best nutrition possible. This is an absolute must so that he or she will have a robust immune system. While all vitamins and minerals are important, there are a few that stand out as being critical. These nutritional components should be added to your fight against canine cancer.
Vitamin C Isn’t Just Good For Fighting Off Colds and Flues
As it turns out, good old vitamin C does more than give a cold a run for its money. Due to the fact that vitamin C helps boost the immune system, it is possible for vitamin C to play a rather significant role in fighting your dog’s cancer. Studies have shown that vitamin C has been able to extend the lives of patients with terminal cancer. It can be administered either through an I.V. or through pills. In terms of safety, vitamin C is a very safe compound and if too much is consumed or administered it can generally be flushed out of your dog’s system fairly quickly.
Vitamin E Is An Immune System Stimulate
Your immune system and that of your dog’s will both love vitamin E as it can effectively boost the immune system. Additionally vitamin E works as an antioxidant to help prevent the free radicals that are at the heart of cancer. Current research indicates that vitamin E can effectively stop cancer cell growth and division. This remarkable fact should be put in the forefront of your mind in regards to treating dogs cancer as vitamin E may very well have the ability to stop the disease. Here is a word of caution however. Too much vitamin E can cause serious medical consequences. Therefore, caution should be exercised.
Selenium-A Quiet Heavyweight
You might not hear too much about selenium, but selenium can deliver a real punch against dog’s cancer. There have been over one hundred studies done in animals that yielded some fascinating results. As it turns out selenium has the ability to prevent numerous types of cancer including beast and liver. How important is selenium in the fight against cancer? One study found that high doses of selenium were able to stop breast cancer from forming by eighty to ninety percent.
You Can Help Your dogs cancer Through Nutrition
There are many ways that you can help your dog in his or her battle against dog’s cancer. One of those key ways that you can help your dog is through the proper and judicious use of nutrition. Through nutrition you can help you dog boost his or her own immune system naturally.
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* Colin Champ, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
2016 1st Annual Conference on Nutritional Ketosis & Metabolic Therapeutics – Tampa, FL
“The Ketogenic Diet and Cancer: Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks” presentation: http://metabolictherapeutics.com/presentations/colin-champ.pdf
Cancer & The Ketogenic Diet – Dr. Colin Champ (Full Interview)