Homeopathic Remedies for Dogs with Cancer

Homeopathic remedies for dogs are often used as alternatives for traditional drugs, but may also be used when there are no treatment options for the pet and you want to help him by all means. Cancer is a difficult disease to deal with and may be incurable, if detected in an advanced stage. There are a number of homeopathic remedies for dogs that can be used in all stages of cancer.

Disadvantages of Traditional Cancer Therapy

Cancer can be treated with surgical intervention, but only during the first three stages, when the tumor is small and not extended. Even with a complete removal of the tumor, the dog may experience the occurrence of new tumors. Chemotherapy is another alternative, but it is not very efficient. The therapy may only reduce the speed of development of the cancerous cells and the disease will progress, but more slowly. Radiation therapy is also an option, but this type of therapy will only reduce pain and won't stop the disease from developing and spreading. In addition to the inefficiency of these traditional cancer therapies, these will also bear a few risks and have side effects, not to mention that they will be toxic for the liver.

Homeopathic Remedies for Cancer

The homeopathic remedies for dogs with cancer have the advantage of not having any side effects and can be applied at any stage of the dog's condition. The homeopathic treatment will make use of dilutions, which can work on several levels:

  • Improve the dog's immune system and response to the therapy: the immune system is responsible for the development of the cancerous cells, and if it's not functioning properly, the body is defenseless
  • Reduce the development of the disease
  • Administering only natural ingredients that will not make the condition worse
  • Will address the symptoms of the disease
  • Improve the dog's overall health

The remedies don't promise a full recovery, but can improve the dog's life quality and can also work well at preventing cancer.

Common Ingredients Used in Homeopathic Dilutions for Cancer

In the dilutions used by homeopaths, there are numerous ingredients that may come from plants, minerals or animals. For cancer, the dilutions often contain ingredients such as:

  • Viscum album, better known as mistletoe, which will promote immune system health and may also fight against the multiplication of the cancerous cells.
  • Echinacea purpurea, or the purple coneflower, is also used to improve the function of the immune and the lymphatic system.
  • Uncaria tormentosa, or cat's claw, is beneficial for the immune system and strengthens the dog's body.
  • Withania somnifera is a plant that can be used as a tonic and can reduce the secondary diseases that are common in dogs with cancer. The ingredient can also keep the red blood cells at a normal level.
  • Sylibum marianus, also known as milk thistle, is a well known antioxidant, which can prevent cancer and may also hinder the development of cancerous cells.