CANINE CANCER AND IMMUNE SUPPORT - an overview
If your dog has been diagnosed with 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 pertinent information from your veterinarian concerning the type of cancer and its typical prognosis, the potential side effects your dog 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 dogs with cancer. Addressing your dog's nutritional needs can 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 dog'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 dogs and dogs with compromised immune systems. By boosting the immune system you improve the body's ability to heal itself. This is particularly important with dogs 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 dog 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 dog the best advantage for increased longevity and quality of life.
A comprehensive approach to effectively combat canine cancer involves a good working relationship with your veterinarian, dietary adjustments, immune support and environmental considerations. Click here to read more.