5 Natural Ways to Combat Pet Cancer

Hello everyone! If you’re seeking information on natural pet health and wellness, you’re in the right place. Today, I want to discuss five alternative cancer treatments for dogs and cats that might be new to you. These methods are derived from natural substances and have shown potential in treating various types of cancer in pets. Don’t forget to subscribe to Veterinary Secrets for more insights like these.

Chaga Mushroom: A Powerful Natural Remedy for Mass Cell Tumors

One of the more prevalent types of cancer in dogs is the mass cell tumor, a common skin cancer. Although often difficult to treat conventionally, an exciting alternative is the medicinal mushroom called Chaga. This fungus grows on birch trees and is known for its potent antioxidant properties, which are beneficial in preventing and treating cancer. It can induce apoptosis (cancer cell death) and decrease mass cell degranulation, which reduces inflammation and swelling. For pets, integrating Chaga into their diet can be done by adding ground mushroom to their water, enhanced with a bit of honey for palatability.

Sweet Wormwood: An Ancient Remedy Revisited for Modern Ills

Artemisinin, derived from the sweet wormwood plant (Artemisia annua), has been used for thousands of years, particularly for treating malaria. Today, it’s being studied for its effectiveness against a variety of cancers. Its mechanisms include reducing cancer cell spread and enhancing the immune system’s ability to recognize cancer cells. This remedy is safe, affordable, and can inhibit new blood vessel growth, crucial for combating cancers like hemangiosarcoma in pets. The standard dosage is based on weight, making it an accessible option for pet owners.

Safflower Oil: A Nutritional Approach to Treating Lymphoma

Lymphoma, a common cancer among pets, has limited conventional treatment options. Safflower oil, high in linoleic acid, has shown promise particularly in cases of cutaneous lymphoma. Studies suggest that high doses can significantly affect the responsiveness of lymphoma cells to treatment. Regular inclusion of safflower oil in a pet’s diet can be a practical approach to managing lymphoma, with dosage adjusted according to the pet’s weight.

Colostrum: Immune Support with Anti-Cancer Properties

Colostrum, or “mother’s first milk," contains lactoferrin, known for its anti-inflammatory properties and potential in cancer treatment. It supports the immune system and protects the intestinal tract, which can be beneficial for pets with surface skin cancers or intestinal lymphomas. Applying colostrum topically or incorporating it into the diet can help manage and potentially reduce cancer symptoms in pets.

New Cannabinoids: Potential Breakthroughs in Cancer Treatment

Emerging research into cannabinoids like CBC (Cannabichromene) and CBG (Cannabigerol) reveals their potential to induce cancer cell death, particularly in gastrointestinal cancers. These compounds can be included in treatments using specific cannabinoid blends formulated for pets. The dosages can be adjusted based on the pet’s condition and weight, offering a promising complementary treatment for pets with cancer.


While dealing with a pet’s cancer diagnosis can be challenging, exploring alternative treatments like these can provide additional options for managing the disease. Always consult with a veterinarian when considering new treatments for your pet. Thanks for tuning into this episode of Veterinary Secrets. Don’t forget to subscribe for more updates and download my free eBook for more pet health tips.

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1 thought on “5 Natural Ways to Combat Pet Cancer”

  1. Professor Thomas Seyfried says that keto diet starves cancer. Is there a quick and simple calculation for how much meat one should feed a dog?

    Also, what about akermansia mucosa? Pendulum makes a akermancia supplement.

    My dog was diagnosed today with a tumor on his spleen. Wondering if i should have the spleen and tumor removed in addition to holistic treatments or if it would be better to go strickly holistic. Not a good diagnosis. Already had some internal bleeding.

    There is a lot of great information here but wondering if more has come to light recently.

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