Supplements For Dogs Fighting Cancer

Mar 14, 2021 | Pet Health, Pets

Happy Monday everyone!  The weather was so beautiful this weekend and perfect for playing frisbee with Jake and Maggie.  I noticed they are a bit slower this spring than last and I think it’s due to putting on a few pounds so I’ve made the decision to take them off their treats for a while.  I’m hoping with more exercise and less sugar and fat, this will help.  Having taken care of three older dogs at the same time in the past, I worry about Jake and Maggie’s health and am always doing research and reading about different homeopathic treatments.  I came across an article in Modern Dog Magazine about supplements for dogs fighting cancer and thought I would share my findings with you.  Ever heard of the Chaga mushroom being good for your dog?

Jake and Maggie's new outfits for St. Patrick's Day from Walmart

Walmart had some cute St. Patrick’s Day decor this year and I picked up these fun bows and ties for the pups!  I took several pictures and will post more later.  See last year’s pictures when I found cute scarves at the Dollar General HERE and HERE!

Supplements For Dogs Fighting Cancer |
Supplements for dogs fighting cancer
Omega 3 essential fatty acids
  • Omega 3 fatty acids serve as natural anti-inflammatories in cells
  • It is important to introduce it gradually since high doses can cause diarrhea
  • Speak to your vet before giving to your pet
Medical Mushrooms
  • Chaga mushroom is a type of fungus that goes mainly on the bark of birch trees in cold climates including northern Canada and Alaska.  It can be given in liquid form and is also a stimulant for the immune system in both people and dogs preventing the spread of cancer.
  • Chaga, reishi, shiitake and turkey tail contain immune polysaccharides, also known as beta gluons, have anti-tumor effects and prevent the spread of cancer.
  • Chaga is said to help with aging and inflammation
  • Shiitake with lowering cholesterol, heart health, blood pressure, and circulation
  • Turkey tail with immune support, cancer preventing and antioxidants
  • Reishi with regulating they immune system, fighting cancer and helping with sleep, anxiety, and depression; and cordyceps with energy and muscle recovery
  • An Ayurvedic herb also known as ginseng, it has been studied in mice and was found to have anti-cancer properties and can decrease neurodegeneration, inflammation, adrenal stress, and anxiety
  • A bioactive compound in ashwagandha is thought promote the death of tumor cells and may be effective against serial types of cancer
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Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM)
  • Hoxsey formula, Stasis breaker, HSA formula and Sue Fu Zhu Yu Tang
  • Herbal formulas typically contain multiple herbs and have complex mechanisms of action
  • Recommendations for a specific formula is tailored to the individual patient
  • Combining herbs with other aspects of TCVM (acupuncture, massage, food therapy) can be quite effective
Green Tea Extract
  • Green tea contains polyphenols, which are strong antioxidants, and “antioxidants prevent DNA damage which an lead cancer”
  • Green Tea extract regulates blood sugar and blood pressure, prevent disease, and keep skin and liver healthy
Milk Thistle
  • Typically used in dogs with liver disease, milk thistle aids with cellular repair and regeneration and detoxification
  • Can be helpful with dogs undergoing chemotherapy
  • Studies have shown milk thistle to reduce liver enzyme elevations and allow patients to receive chemotherapy on schedule
Supplements for dogs fighting cancer |
  • Relieves inflammation and pain as well as cancer cell growth
  • Also used for hay fever, depression, high cholesterol, liver disease, and itching
  • An iron-binding protein found in colostrum, lactoferrin is being researched as promising agent in cancer preventing and treatment
  • It has antibacterial and antiviral properties
  • Used to treat diarrhea, inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus, anemia, common colds, sepsis, and other conditions
  • A hemp-derived cannabinoid, CBD has become very popular for its health benefits for humans and dogs
  • CBD  can be very helpful in relieving pain and nausea and stimulating appetite in most dogs
  • Can help with relieveing side effects of chemotherapy
  • There is also evidence that CBD and many of chemicals in cannabis have specific anti-cancer effects
Supplements for dogs fighting cancer |
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  1. Carla Evans

    Very interesting on the supplements you can give..I would try anything to help my pets! The pups are so cute with their festive attire ????????

    • Bobbi

      Thank you! I thought the article was interesting! I’m so glad I shared it with everyone! Happy St. Patty’s Day!

  2. Charlene Thompson

    I love all of your information, pics of the pup’s and recipe’s. Thanks for sharing!

    • Bobbi

      Thank you so much! Jake and Maggie enjoyed their little photo session :-).

  3. Sharon

    Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

    • Bobbi

      Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!


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