Revolutionary Cancer Screening for Pets: Introducing the Latest Veterinary Test
Having a screening test for cancer really is a good thing, and I wish I had it in practice.
That being said, IF your dog or cat ever gets cancer, you do want to treat with many options, including alternative remedies.
New research is pointing to Cannabidiol being very important… One paper is titled: Cannabidiol (CBD) as a Promising Anti-Cancer Drug
We do have a Natural, Whole Plant Extract CBD tincture for Dogs and Cats: Dr Jones’ ULTIMATE CBD for Dogs and Cats
NU.Q VET CANCER TEST
What is NU.Q Vet Cancer Test?
Volition’s Nu.QVet Cancer Test, is an easy-to-use, cost-effective cancer test through the Lab. It represents a significant development in veterinary medicine, as, until the release of this test, there were no accurate, simple, and affordable ELISA cancer screening tests available.
When to Use it?
The test is available to veterinarians in North America for use during annual wellness checks of older dogs, for cases where there is a suspicion of cancer, or for younger dogs from breeds with a high risk for developing cancer in their lifetimes.
- The Nu.QVet Cancer test may not be able to differentiate between significant systemic inflammation and cancer. If you would like to discuss if this test is appropriate for your patient, or would like to discuss results, please contact us at AskNu.QVet@volition.com
- Dogs that have not been fasted may have artificially elevated nucleosome levels and should be retested after fasting. If your patient has not been fasted, please indicate this on the submission form.
How It Works
By measuring and analyzing nucleosomes, our Nu.QVet Cancer Test can identify patients who may have a cancer. This must then be confirmed by follow up procedures – for example, a biopsy or scan. Please refer to the Nu.QVet Pathway.
A peer-reviewed and published case series evaluating 7 different cancers found that the Nu.Q.
Vet Cancer Test detects 76% of systemic cancers
- Lymphoma – 77%
- Hemangiosarcoma – 82%
- Histiocytic sarcoma – 54% with 97% specificity
P.S. This does seem like a very valuable screening test, especially with up to 50% of dogs over the age of 10 developing cancer in their lifetime.
Of course preventing cancer in the 1st place is what we would all like to do: focus on nutrition, (i.e. less to no kibble), additional antioxidants and flavonoids, supplements such as EFA’s and avoiding carcinogens (such as the heavy metals contaminating many commercial pet foods).
P.P.S. My last dog Lewis unfortunately died of a very aggressive form of mouth cancer. He was not responding to conventional pain meds, but responded very well to CBD and THC.
P.P.P.S. If you have yet to try CBD for your dog or cat, I encourage you to do so. Great for pain, anxiety, and can be beneficial to help the immune system deal with illness such as cancer.
Here is the paper I discussed earlier…
Cannabidiol (CBD) as a Promising Anti-Cancer Drug: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7693730/
We have a whole plant extract meaning it has all the potentially helping cannabinoids that interact with each other to be beneficial, as well as using hemp seed oil as the carrier oil (often this can make it more effective):