Cancer ... the awful word that makes your heart sink to the bottom of your stomach when you hear it.
Unfortunately, it's increasing at alarming rates and can strike any breed at any time, just like in humans. However, many breeds are more susceptible to certain types of cancers simply due to no fault of their own, due to genetics.
This is why it's extremely important to start your dog on the healthiest diet as early as possible, especially when your loved furry companion is a target for cancer.
Commonly, after being diagnosed, many are advised to turn to traditional medicines and procedures in hopes to reverse it but, interestingly, many pet owners still stick to the same diet their dog has been on before being diagnosed and solely depend on chemo and radiation treatments.
Sometimes these procedures work but sometimes they don’t. There is one thing that all holistic practitioners will agree upon that can alter the prognosis significantly in you and your dog’s favor. Change your dog's diet immediately!
What is known is that cancer cells multiple and thrive in acidic environments and that is mainly determined by what you have been feeding your dog. Many processed foods containing lots of carbohydrates, bad grains (corn, wheat, soy), sugars, artifical colors & flavors and chemical preservatives are contributing factors that will alter your dog's internal ph levels to become more acidic.
However, there are some proteins, vegetables and fruits that are considered acidic as well. So, what you feed your dog daily and how much daily moisture they get in their diets, especially after being diagnosed, can greatly impact the outcome.
For dogs, a body ph level below 6.9 is considered acidic as 7 is considered neutral. So, when cancer has plagued your pet, your dog’s body ph levels are more acidic then.
But when ph levels rise above 7.4, cancer cells become dormant and when ph levels reach close or over 8.5, the cancer cells will perish. This then allows healthy cells to rebuild themselves naturally; making your dog's immune system much stronger.
So, what kinds of foods are considered more alkaline to alter the ph levels within your dog's body?
BEST PROTEINS: Chicken, Turkey, Lamb, Venison, Cold Water Fresh Ocean Fish
BEST OILS: Organic Flax, Coconut & Olive Oils
BEST RAW VEGETABLES: Broccoli, Cauliflower, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Squash, Green Beans, Alfalfa,
BEST FRUITS (with minimal servings): Papaya, Apples, Pears, Strawberries, Melons, Coconut, Watermelon, Mangoes
In addition, it is extremely important to feed your pet WHOLESOME foods that still have the natural moisture intact and not over cooked. This process will destroy a lot of the natural enzymes, vital vitamins and minerals, should you choose not to feed a raw food diet to your pet.
Give your pet more of a fighting chance against cancer ... know what you're feeding and how to feed for a healthier pet for years to come.
Should you like additional information on keeping your dog healthy or overcoming minor health issues through holistic food nutrition, stop by our grooming and holistic health food center for dogs at The Dog Spaw of Little Silver, 333 Silverside Ave., Little Silver.