FELINE CANCER AND IMMUNE SUPPORT - an overview
If your cat has been diagnosed wih cancer, one thing is certain: you will have some difficult choices to make. Deciding to fight the cancer through traditional means (surgery, chemotherapy and radiation) will require necessary information from your veterinarian concerning the type of cancer and its typical prognosis, the potential side effects your cat will experience and the cost of treatment.
Appropriate nutrition. Whether you decide to opt for "traditional treatment" or not, there are some very important nutritional considerations. Research has shown that diet plays a significant role is the survival of cats with cancer. Addressing your cat's nutritional needs can do a lot to help boost the immune system to help fight the cancer, combat the side effects of some treatments and help ensure quality of life. Coupled with traditional therapy or own its own, nutrition is critical to your cat's well being.
Immune support. Of paramount importance when battling cancer is boosting the immune system. Basically, cancer is abnormal cell growth that goes unchecked by the body's natural defenses. This is why cancer is more prevalent in older cats and cats with compromised immune systems. By boosting the immune system you improve the body's ability to heal. This is particularly important with cats that undergo chemotherapy or radiation, since these treatments also affect healthy cells and can further weaken the immune system. Immune support can be accomplished with diet and the addition of vital supplements.
At Pet NutriSystems we encourage a proactive approach to pet health. If your cat has been diagnosed with cancer, we offer well-researched products and information that give much needed support when your friend needs it most. By following the proper nutritional guidelines and boosting the immune system you give your cat the best advantage for increased longevity and quality of life.
A comprehensive approach to effectively combat feline cancer involves a good working relationship with your veterinarian, dietary adjustments, immune support and possible lifestyle changes. Click here to read more.