Pet cancer occurrences and possibilities can absolutely be minimized with a few lifestyle choices on the behalf of the pet parent. Pet’s are getting cancer these days at an alarming rate and pet owners are beginning to question if there is something that they can do to protect their best friend from this needless suffering? The good news is that by the end of this blog, you will know, too, what a pet parent can do to protect their pets from this dreaded and often deadly disease.
In the docu-series ‘The Truth About Pet Cancer,” https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/?s=pet+cancer, we find that the water our pets drink plays a vital role. Many people would not drink city water, yet, do not hesitate to give it to their dog or cat. Municipal drinking water supplies can contain carcinogenic (cancer causing) chemicals that your pet is taking in, everyday. The NRDC (National Resources Defense Council comprised this list you can check out for yourself~ https://www.nrdc.org/stories/whats-your-drinking-water
Another factor that plays a vital role in your pet’s health is the food they are ingesting everyday. While most of us feed our pets dry kibble, a handful of pet parents are learning the benefits of feeding their pet a raw food diet. Alot of the name brand dog food companies are loading their dry dog food with carbohydrates, sugar, genetically modified corn, fillers, additives, etc. Pedigree Dog Food comes in at about 50% sugar! Even the expensive vet recommended dog foods sold by veterinarians are no better at 50% sugar. Cancer feeds on sugar, having half of what our pets put into their mouth be sugar, you can see how this would up their chances. A raw food diet comprised of primarily meats and vegetables is the best choice for our pets. Think about what their dog ancestors ate in the wild… Sugar and GMO’s are not the only thing you need to look after in pet’s food, according to Ty Bollinger of ‘The Truth About Cancer,” there is a whole spectrum of ingredients to look out for in typical pet food such as:
Mycotoxins, a poisonous byproduct of fungal mold growth that often forms on grains and seeds. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) says exposure to mycotoxins like aflatoxins and fumonisins represents a serious health risk in animals that can lead to the formation of both acute and chronic diseases, including immune disorders and cancer.
Animal byproducts, or the parts of slaughtered animals left over after the parts for human consumption have been removed. Besides the ick factor of many of these remains (e.g. hooves, heads, and manure), animal byproducts often contain residues of pharmaceuticals like pentobarbital, an anesthetic drug used to euthanize animals.
Synthetic chemical preservatives, including substances like Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA), Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT), Propylene Glycol (PG), and Ethoxyquin. BHA and BHT are both known carcinogens and reproductive toxicants that are added to pet food to keep it “fresh.” Ethoxyquin is so harmful that it’s illegal to use in human food, but it’s a common ingredient used in dried pet food, especially varieties that contain “fish meal.”
Artificial colors, which are typically petroleum derivatives. Dyes like Yellow #5 and Red #40 are known contributors to hypersensitivity, behavioral problems, and cancer. Caramel color is likewise problematic, especially in animals because it contains a chemical known as 4-methylimidazole (4-MIE) that’s a scientificallyproven animal carcinogen.
Rendered fat, a flavor-enhancer that’s often contaminated with microorganisms, heavy metals, and other toxins. Rendered fat is also a common source of mycotoxins, which forms when too much moisture is present.
Carrageenan, a common additive in “wet” pet food that’s been shown to provoke an inflammatory response in animals. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) admits that carrageenan is a “possible human carcinogen,” and recent research conducted by The Cornucopia Institute (CI) identified this likely cancer-causing ingredient in roughly 70% of canned pet food products.
Pea protein meal, a cheap replacement for actual meat that lacks the complete spectrum of health-promoting amino acids. Unless a pet food product containing this ingredient also contains either meat, rice protein, or some other source of all 20 amino acids, pets that eat it will likely develop nutrient deficiencies that could eventually lead to chronic disease and cancer.
Ty says, “Generally speaking, the proper nutrient ratio for dogs is about 75 percent meats, fats, organs, and bones, and 25 percent vegetables. And for cats are a little more carnivorous. Their ratio leans more heavily on the protein end of the spectrum, ideally constituting about 88 percent meats, fats, and organs (bones are bad for cats) and 12 percent vegetables.”
This is a list of pet foods in the Pet Food Guide comprised by the Cornupcopia Institute https://www.cornucopia.org/pet-food-guide/
Vaccines are deadly and the amount of space spent on their toxicity could take up web page after web page, oh, wait, it does! I would just like to say think about it; why would you give a Chihuahua the same amount of vaccine as you would a Rottweiler? They don’t weigh your pet and then make the injection accordingly…they are all dosed and ready to go, general one for all. Don’t you think the dose that is ‘effective’ for a Rottweiler would vary a for a dog that is less than even a third of the other’s weight.
To give a puppy a dose of at least 3 or more vaccines combined is more than he would ever even likely come into contact with all at one time in the wild, combining them all at once can pose a challenge on the pet’s immune system. Some veterinarians are doing blood tests on the animal to see if the antibodies are circulating in the blood, if they are, then no need for another dose of vaccine.
A common area for cats to get tumors is in the back of their neck, which is exactly where they inject them with vaccines. When those tumors from the back of cat’s necks were dissected, the vaccine lie in the middle of the tumor.
Lack of Vitamin D can also contribute to difficulties in fighting diseases such as cancer in your pets. If you choose to stay in all day, that is your choice, although you are probably deficient in Vitamin D, too! Make sure that your pet spends at least 45 min. a day in full spectrum light, even if the sun is not shining, it’s ok, the fresh air and exercise daily is essential for optimum health.
Application of toxic chemicals in the form of flea and tick collars, powders, sprays, drops, etc., shampoos, conditioners, detanglers, etc. Noone wants a smelly dog and noone wants their pets to be eaten by fleas or ticks, but there are natural alternatives available for our pets, now, more than ever. Diatomaceous earth is an excellent flea and tick deterrent that is just millions of year old sea creatures that when inspected more closely under a microscope, resemble Chex cereal. They scratch off the waxy coating off of the insect, causing it to dehydrate and die, in this way, it kills these pests with a physical action instead of a chemical one. Essential oils repel fleas & ticks as natural deterrents and also provides a pheromone interruption agent that impairs the insects mental capacity and repels them. If you are looking for organic alternatives for your pet’s hygiene and pest control, check out my website Irie Pet Apothecary
CBD Oil is an excellent alternative form of medicine for pets suffering from anything! A very close friend has a dog that has been battling cancer for over four years. Yesterday was the day that, after many failed attempts of putting her down, was to be her last. She hasn’t gotten up in days, doesn’t eat, or get up to go to the bathroom, is pretty unresponsive and painful to watch. Her owner had the appointment scheduled to put her down at 4 PM yesterday. After my husband told me and I shed many tears for our dear, furry friend, I urged him to bring her some CBD oil and told him of all the miraculous stories I’ve heard of. He was concerned for our friend who had finally made this difficult decision. And said he would just bring it for the dog to make her passing a little easier. When he got there he put the little vial I gave him into her mouth and poured it in. Within minutes she got up! Went over, ate some food and went to the bathroom! Her owner could not believe it, and said he was not going to take her and put her down! I love CBD oil, if you have a sick animal or any sick loved one, try it for yourself!
Now, you have a little insight into the causes and prevention of pet cancer. I bought the Docu-series, ‘The Truth About Pet Cancer,’ if anyone would like to watch it, let me know and I will be happy to share my login and password with you so that you can get informed yourself and take your pet’s health into your own hands. They’re trusting us, let’s not let them down.