Caring For Your Pet Naturally and Holistically
Jun 7 2012
There are two ways in which cancer treatment in pets can be approached. The first is the conventional treatment, which is often tantamount to maltreatment. This is so because conventional treatment is insensitive and causes a great amount of suffering to the animal. Cancer treatment is toxic and options like chemotherapy, radiation and surgery are beset with side effects. These side effects can be more dangerous than the disease itself.
The other approach is the holistic approach, which targets the underlying cause of the disease and attempts to cure it. A holistic approach helps in uprooting the disease from its roots. It also strengthens the overall body organs.
The basic principle behind a holistic approach is that no disease occurs without a cause. A holistic approach treats symptoms as reflections of the body’s effort to heal itself or as the results of the causes behind the disease.
The free flow of information in today’s environment and easy access has made pet owners alive to the symptoms of cancer in dogs and cats. Whether it is a case of cancer in dogs or a feline cancer, it almost always puts pet owners in a dilemma. The dilemma exists between proper treatment and putting the animal to sleep to save him from unnecessary suffering. The seriousness and the fatal nature of the disease almost always desists cat owners to look for any alternative treatment.
It is opined by some specialists that almost everyone has some type of cancer cells in the body. The real defense against cancer and for that matter any other disease, is the body’s immune system. If the immune system is strong these cells are killed or reabsorbed before they can cause cancer or threaten overall health. If the immune system is weak, treatment only results in a temporary remission of the disease only to reoccur.
Natural remedies for tumors in cats may not be a sure cure at present but extensive research has been undertaken to study the role played by the transfer of tiny molecules in colostrum (milky fluid secreted for the first day or two after parturition) from mother to her baby. This can prove to be of a great help in stimulating a weak immune system. Any breakthrough will naturally result in discovery of ways and means to transfer cells that kill cancer cells to those affected with cancer.
In the meantime the only option is to opt for a kind of conventional treatment!