Our four-legged friends are just that, our best friends and members of our families, whom we wish nothing but health and happiness for. However, sometimes, despite our best efforts and caring ways, health problems may still arise. Cancer in dogs is one of those things, but Doggie Herbs is here to provide you with all you need to know in order to boost their immunity and, in turn, their comfort through these difficult times.
Cancer in Dogs
According to WebMD, more than 50% of dogs will be diagnosed with cancer after the age of 10. The most common cancers found in dogs are:
- Mast cell tumors (skin cancers, lymphomas and bone caners)
- Anal sac tumors
Due to the communication barriers between dog and owner, many times cancer suspicions and diagnosis will only be put into question during annual health check ups. However, some warnings signs owners should watch for are:
- Lumps or bumps
- Enlarged lymph node
- Weight loss
- Decreased appetite
If you spot any of these symptoms in your dog, even if you think your dog may just be “getting older”, it is worth giving your veterinarian a call. The vet office will be able to better judge if your observations warrant a visit or if it is something to note and keep an eye on.
Cancer Treatments for Dogs
Following a cancer diagnosis, you may be presented with different treatment options, depending on your dogs:
- General Health
- Severity of Condition
- Underlying Conditions
With these factors considered, the vet will suggest a treatment and care plan that would be most suited for your dog. According to Merck Manual Veterinary Manal, treatment may include:
- Radiation therapy
Depending on the type, location and aggressiveness of the cancer any of these options may be suggested to use alone or in combination with other treatments, prescriptions and/or supplements to help your dog manage the condition and pain.
What are Supplements?
In general terms, supplements are a combination of concentrated ingredients that get added to one’s diet for either nutritional or therapeutic benefits. Dietary supplements are added to diets to balance and complete nutritional needs. On the other hand, therapeutic supplements are taken to provide a health benefit of either preventing or treating a disease. It is the latter, therapeutic supplements, that can be paired with treatments for dogs with cancer.
Mushroom Supplements for Cancer
Medicinal mushrooms and herbs can be used to treat and prevent diseases, such as cancer, while simultaneously promoting better general health as well. It is important to be aware and knowledgeable about these substances as some can be toxic and even deadly to dogs. Wondering which types of mushrooms and herbs are safe and healthy for your dog with cancer? Which are best at preventing or soothing dogs with cancer? Doggie Herbs has you covered with a choice of three products:
Turkey Tail Mushroom Extract is a potent mushroom, high in Beta Glucans, known for building dog immunity and treating cancer in dogs. In some areas of the world (Japan and China) Turkey Tail Mushroom Extract is utilized for human cancer cases as well. This product is organic and of high quality thanks to an elite extraction process. Super Turkey Tail Mushroom Extract is a dog herbal immunity supplement for dogs offering many benefits:
- Immune boosting for Dogs
- Disease fighting
- Shiny coat
- Cancer fighting
These benefits make the Super Turkey Tail Mushroom Extract the perfect supplement for dogs with cancer, but also those needing immunity boost for dogs, skin conditions, low energy and overall vitality.
As mentioned above, Turkey Tail Mushroom Extract is widely used to increase immunity and help with issues that arise from cancer in dogs. However, being an 8:1 ultimate supplement provides maximum strength, additional protein bound polysaccharides, powerful vitality and anti-oxidants to fight tumors and cancers in dogs, as well as tonic to boost the immune system in dogs. The dosage of the Ultimate Turkey Tail 8:1 Extract is approximately half that of the Super Turkey Tail. It’s never too early to build a strong immune system, and never too late to begin to treat your dog’s cancer with organic mushrooms. Ultimate Turkey Tail 8:1 Extract is 3 times stronger than Super Turkey Tail making it a great choice.
While Turkey Tail Mushroom is a promising supplement in the treatment of cancer in dogs, there are other well-known and tested mushrooms and herbs that are also beneficial. Immune Booster for Dogs with Organic Mushroom Blend blends these valuable mushrooms together into an all-in-one immunity boosting product. This organic mushroom blend includes: Turkey Tail, Reishi, Chaga, Cordyceps and Lion’s Mane mushrooms, with a potent herbal blend to bring the highest level of vitality to your dog! Turkey Tail is known as a general mushroom for tumors and boosting immunity. However, other mushrooms are more specific to other types of cancers like: lymphoma, brain tumors, and organ cancers: lung, liver, kidney, spleen, etc. These types of cancers are better suited for other types of mushrooms included in the Dog Immunity Booster – Reishi, Lions Mane, Chaga, Cordyceps.
Which product or combination would be best for your dog? For larger breeds the Super Turkey Tail and Immunity Blend combination will work great, for smaller breeds where the cost of herbs isn’t as big a factor, Ultimate Turkey Tail is the superior product. If your dog has active cancer we recommend both a Turkey Tail AND our Immunity Blend so that you get all the mushrooms and herbs that are utilized for cancer/tumor treatment
Where does one acquire such herbs though, you may be wondering? Thankfully Doggie Herbs offers these supplements, making it a one stop shop for all your mushroom needs for your dog with cancer. These are all easy to mix powders that host a plant-based formula and feature key herbs and mushrooms to promote cancer fighting outcomes. This no fuss mixing powder allows dog owners a simple way to add additional and important health components to your dog’s cancer treatment, life and diet without a hassle.
Whether you begin feeding your dog medicinal herbs as a cancer treatment, or to promote better overall health, there are inevitable benefits! Take the guess work out of shopping for and serving such herbs to your dog by using Doggie Herbs’ Supplements.
Be sure to always consult your veterinarian for further information and guidance with regards to your dog’s cancer health and treatment.