The most common cancer treatments of Western Medicine are surgery, chemotherapy agents and radiation therapy.
All of these conventional treatments can be frightening, painful, debilitating, disfiguring, and possibly minimally effective for pets.
But alternatives exist that may enhance a purely medical approach. Cancer and Your Pet shows how dietary strategies, botanical supplements, Traditional Chinese Medicine, homeopathic remedies, acupuncture, vitamins and minerals, enzymes and anti-inflammatory agents can be used in pre-treatment, during conventional treatment, and post-treatment and prevention. The number of human cancer patients and survivors incorporating alternative medicine and complementary medicine into their treatment programs is increasing. What has worked for them can also work for their pets. Here, Marie Cargill offers a comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the latest information on the most widely used alternative and complementary methods of approaching cancer in our pets. It will also serve as a valuable resource for all practitioners realizing the information can be used in meeting the needs of patients better. Anyone hoping to enhance the lives of their suffering pets will find a variety of methods they can use to provide comfort, care, and better health for their furry friends.