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Herbal Home Remedies for Dogs with Cancer

Updated on May 26, 2011

 Canine cancer is not only painful, but deadly. Luckily, there are several great home remedies using special herbs that can boost a canine’s immunity system and help fight cancer cells. Herbs can be given to a canine along with conventional treatments because they do not interfere with the medications or treatments being administered by a veterinarian.

Milk thistle is a great herb for dogs with cancer. This herb is effective in protecting the canine’s liver from not only the cancer itself, but also chemotherapy. Chemotherapy has damaging properties that can affect the liver. Milk thistle is effective in protecting the liver from the harmful chemicals that are in chemotherapy.

Echinacea is a well-known herb for boosting the immune system. For dogs with cancer, a strong immune system is vital for fighting off cancer cells. Garlic also has immune strengthening properties.  

Green tea is a herb that has many positive properties for dogs with cancer. Like some other herbs mentioned, green tea can strengthen and stimulate the immune system. However, green tea is also a stringent and antioxidant. These qualities make green tea an effective herb for fighting cancer. In recent studies, green tea was most effective with stomach and skin cancers.

Red clover is hailed by many herbalists as being the best herb for cancer in canines. This herb is helpful in cleansing cell tissue because it strengthens lymphatic functions in canines. The herb is also special in that it has tumor-inhibiting properties.

Burdock root is one of the safest herbs for canines and can be used for a prolonged amount of time. Like milk thistle, burdock root is a herb that stimulates and strengthens the liver. This herb is also helpful by assisting the liver with waste and toxic removal.

Astragalus is another helpful herb in fighting off cancer in canines. While the herb stimulates and boosts a dog’s immune system, it is also effective for fighting skin cancer. Recent studies have shown that astragalus contains an alkaloid. Alkaloids are effective in inhibiting the spread of the skin cancer melanoma.

Modern technology makes it possible to treat cancer in dogs effectively. However, the treatments can be harmful to a canine’s body. These herbal home remedies not only help make the treatments more effective, but also protect the canine’s body from the harmful chemicals in the treatments.


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