Cancer is one of the most devastating diseases that can affect our pets, and conventional cancer treatments can be very hard on both the pet and their pet parent. These therapies can be toxic to your pet, and unfortunately sometimes they don’t even work, or they only offer relief in the short term. If you’re worried about conventional cancer treatments with your pet, it might be time to look into alternative cancer treatments for pets that could improve your pet’s quality of life during and after these traditional therapies.
Cancer in Cats
Cancer is the leading cause of death in cats, with more than 50% of cats over the age of 10 developing the disease. Though there are many conventional treatments available, they often come with a host of side effects that can be difficult for both the pet and the pet parent to manage. Fortunately, there are a number of alternative treatments that can help improve your pet’s quality of life during and after cancer treatment.
Cancer in Dogs
Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs over the age of 10. The most common types of cancer in dogs are lymphoma, mast cell tumors, and osteosarcoma. Symptoms of cancer in dogs can include weight loss, lethargy, and bumps or lumps on the body. Treatment options for cancer in dogs include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.
Getting Help During and After Treatment
Cancer is a scary diagnosis for pet parents. Traditional cancer treatments can be tough on the body and have many side effects. There are, however, alternative treatments that can help improve your pet’s quality of life during and after treatment. These include herbs and supplements, acupuncture, chiropractic therapy, massage therapy, light therapy, and laser therapy. Dr. Kendra Pope has extensive experience in treating pets with cancer who require conventional medical care, as well as providing natural therapies to ease their symptoms. She will meet with you to discuss how she can best provide these therapies to your pet during their treatment.