The 5 Best Holistic Cancer Treatments For Cats

The 5 Best Holistic Cancer Treatments For Cats

 

A cancer diagnosis never equates to good news. That said, our cats are fortunate not to understand us humans, so they don't really know what's going on. You have to make the decisions for your cat and it's not always easy, I know that.

 

If you are in this situation, please know that I sympathize with you and am sincerely sorry that you have to go through this ordeal.

 

 

I have put together different holistic medicines for treating cats with cancer in this article for you.

 

I will walk you through these cat cancer treatments : traditional Chinese medicine, nutrition, medicinal plants and mushrooms, as well as homeopathic cancer treatments.

 

For more information, you can also consult our complete guide to cat cancer.

 

Our natural health experts and I are here to help you find the best natural remedy to treat your cat's cancer.

 

 

Treating cat cancer with traditional Chinese medicine

 

One of the foundations of traditional Chinese medicine is to consider the body and the mind as a whole, as well as their interdependence. It can be of great help as a supplement to conventional medicine and is particularly useful in preventing disease.

 

This holistic approach uses different tools, such as acupuncture, nutrition and herbal remedies, to help the body maintain or regain good overall health.

  

Acupuncture points are distributed throughout the body along meridians, or energy trajectories. Certain acupuncture points can help relieve the side effects of chemotherapy. They can also stimulate a sick animal's appetite, as well as relieve nausea.

 

It’s important to consult a vet specialized in acupuncture to find out if acupuncture is appropriate for your cat.

 

In many cases of cancer, these energetic releases may not be advisable, mainly when there is a risk of spread (i.e. metastasis).

 

The different elements and nutrition in traditional Chinese medicine

 

To treat a sick person with traditional Chinese medicine, one must take into account the harmony between the five elements, also called the five movements.

 

Each element is associated with one or more organs. For example, fire represents the heart and water represents the kidneys. There is also wood, metal and earth.

 

To treat your cat's cancer with Chinese medicine, you will need to pay attention to its diet. The balance between the two opposing forces of Yin and Yang is essential for achieving good health.

 

A vet specializing in Chinese medicine will be able to guide you in selecting an appropriate diet for your cat, according to its energy balance.

 

Foods are characterized by their nature (hot, neutral, warm or cold) and their flavor (bitter, spicy, salty, sweet, sour). Depending on the organs affected by the disease, the vet will recommend specific foods to try to restore the balance of your cat’s vital energy.

 

 

Nutrition for a cat with cancer

 

Nutrition in itself is a holistic treatment approach for your cat's cancer.

 

Whether it’s mouth cancer, lung cancer or liver cancer, eating a good diet appropriate to your pet’s unique needs will strengthen its immune system and help them maintain good muscle mass.

 

Several diets exist and some are more appropriate than others in the treatment of cancer in cats. For example, a diet a little higher in protein could help a sick cat retain its muscle mass.

 

Your vet can guide you in choosing the ideal type of diet for your kitty cat, following a physical examination and according to the results of various diagnostic tests.

 

  

 

Treat cat cancer with herbal remedies

 

Herbal remedies can be great allies in treating cat cancer. They are the perfect complements to medical treatments offered by your vet.

 

Herbal remedies can be of great help in relieving some symptoms, such as nausea and inflammation.

 

These plants can even be found as an active ingredient in some pharmacy drugs!

 

Curcumin

 

Curcumin is one of the natural remedies that cats can benefit from.

 

Although there are no scientific studies to prove it, this molecule found in turmeric has the ability to slow the growth of certain cancers, in addition to having other incredible virtues.

 

Ginger

 

The well-known ginger is a valuable tool in controlling nausea. As nausea is a frequent side effect of conventional cancer treatments, it can be considered a great asset in the event of illness.

 

Some even attribute anti-cancer qualities to it and recognize its ability to shrink tumors!

 

Care should be taken to check the toxicity of the plants you want to use, as some can be harmful to your cat. It is therefore important to ask your holistic vet if your cat's condition allows the use of the desired herbs and for their dosage and method of administration.

 

 

Homeopathic treatments for cat cancer

 

Another way to naturally treat your cat's cancer is to use homeopathic remedies.

 

They are great supplements to traditional medicine and may help slow the progression of your cat's cancer while relieving symptoms.

 

At HomeoAnimal, our remedies are based on the various holistic medicines mentioned above, namely traditional Chinese medicine, medicinal herbs, homeopathy and medicinal mushrooms.

 

Keep reading to learn about the benefits of mushrooms for fighting cancer in cats.

 

 

Medicinal mushrooms for treating cat cancer

 

Indeed, the world of mushrooms is a vast and varied one. Some are deadly, while others can work miracles. Here is an overview of our favorite mushrooms, which could give your cat a boost if it has cancer.

 

Agaricus Blazei

 

If your cat has cancer related to its reproductive system, such as uterine cancer, prostate cancer, or a mammary gland tumor, this remedy may be beneficial, as it is credited with anti-tumor properties.

 

This mushroom activates the immune system and can therefore also protect your cat from secondary infections.

 

Chaga

 

You've probably already heard of the popular chaga, which is popular with humans for its antioxidant properties.

 

It’s a mushroom that grows on trees, has the appearance of charcoal and is able to adapt to extreme weather conditions.

 

This mushroom has been the subject of several scientific studies, which have demonstrated its powerful anti-cancer power.

 

It helps slow the growth of cancer cells and tumors, and helps reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It is used, among other things, in the treatment of cancer of the stomach, esophagus and lungs.

 

It is also well known for its positive effects on longevity, on stress and for its anti-inflammatory potential.

 

Hericium

 

This mushroom, which is also rich in antioxidants, helps support the immune system, in addition to helping fight certain cancers, such as colon, liver and stomach cancer.

 

Also called Lion's Mane, it has tremendous potential in the prevention of cancer. In addition, its effectiveness has been demonstrated in the fight against leukemia cells.

 

Maitake

 

This mushroom is an adaptogen, that is, it adapts to conditions in the body to help restore balance. In animals, it is mainly used in the fight against osteosarcoma, or bone cancer.

 

This remedy is also useful for blocking the growth of breast tumors and in helping to relieve the side effects of chemotherapy.

 

Shiitake

 

You read that correctly! This is the same shiitake that you use in your delicious recipes! This mushroom has shown promise in slowing the growth of certain cancers, including liver cancer. It also has hepatoprotective properties.

 

It does not attack cancer cells directly, but helps strengthen the immune system, increase longevity and improve quality of life.

 

It also has antibacterial and antiviral qualities.

 

Coriolus Versicolor

 

In addition to being an ally in the fight against lung, colon and skin cancer (melanoma), this mushroom also helps cats living with feline AIDS.

 

It even helps increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy and radiation therapy and reduce their toxicity to healthy cells in the body.

 

Cordyceps

 

This medicinal mushroom is known for its protective action on certain organs, such as the kidneys, liver and lungs.

 

It also has an effect of slowing the progression of certain cancers.

 

Like other mushrooms, it also helps boost the immune system and decrease the side effects of conventional cat cancer treatments.

 

Reishi

 

Has your cat had surgery for its cancer?

 

This mushroom could help it during recovery. It allows the body to make more of certain white blood cells, the natural killer cells, which are useful in fighting infections and cancer itself.

 

It helps stimulate the immune system of animals, and also helps prevent cancer.

 

 

How to optimize the natural treatment of your cat's cancer?

 

 

This is one of our favorite natural remedies for treating cancer in cats. It’s made from another particularly amazing type of medicinal mushroom called Piptoporus Betulinus.

The PIPTOPET remedy optimizes the effect of all the mushrooms presented above. Using them in combination is therefore strongly recommended.

It has anti-tumor properties and stimulates the immune system in an exceptional way. It also helps prevent cancer recurrence and can be used simply for prevention.

 

 

Finally, as you can see, there are many solutions to help your cat in its fight against cancer.

 

Tell us, how long has your cat been fighting this disease? Have you ever tried natural treatments to help it?

 

Let us know in the comments section below.

 

We are wholeheartedly with you at this difficult time. We invite you to contact us so that we can guide you through the multitude of possibilities and help you find the best remedy for your companion.

 


About the Author


Veronique Fournier
ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN

Véronique Fournier uses her extensive knowledge to write articles about pet health for HomeoAnimal.

She earned her degree in Animal Health from Cégep La Pocatière in Quebec. Her experience includes internships on animal production farms and rehabilitating birds of prey; managing the care of up to 100 wild animals in a day at the SOS Miss Dolittle Refuge; working at the Aquarium of Quebec, where she monitored 10,000 animals of 300 different species. She worked as a chief animal health technician in a veterinary clinic in British Columbia, as well as a few contracts in various other veterinary clinics.

She also makes lots of canine friends by volunteering at local shelters, fostering, and dog sitting for friends.

Feel free to contact me anytime at support@homeonanimal.com

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