- Astragalus - Studies have shown that it helps to restore immune system functioning and suppress tumor growth in cancer patients.
- Echinacea - Benefits immune functioning and as a tonic for the lymphatic system.
- Ashwagandha - Has anti-tumor properties that can help prevent or slow the development of tumors.
- Milk Thistle - A widely researched herb that has been shown to restore liver functioning. Milk thistle contains silymarin, a powerful antioxidant that helps in detoxifiying the liver. This herb is often recommended to counteract the harmful effects of prescription drugs and vaccinations.
- Reishi Mushrooms - Enhance immune modulators and inhibit the growth of cancer cells.
- Selenium - An antioxidant that protects cell membranes and slows down the hardening of tissues due to oxidation.
Acupuncture has been found to help suppress pain and inflammation and effects neurologic function and so will often work with both conventional and non-traditional therapies. A trained and licensed practitioner will determine the treatment points carefully so as not to stimulate activity of a cancer cells. In many cases,, acupuncture will be used to correct the underlying imbalance of the body that initiated the cancer. It is also commonly used for the secondary pain and loss of appetite that often occurs with cancer.
NEW - C-Caps from PetAlive
PetAlive C-Caps contain a combination of natural herbs known for their anti-tumor properties and their ability to optimize immune functioning. Used for centuries in traditional medicine, many of these herbs have been subjected to clinical research which have upheld their ability to slow down the spread of cancer to surrounding cells, retard the growth of malignant tumors and strengthen a compromised immune system.
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For additional support, ask your veterinarian whether your pet would benefit from any of these products which support the immune system.
Immugen from Thorne Research
Immugen's unique formula combines vitamins, minerals, amino acids, botanicals and other nutrients for optimal immune system functioning. This powerful formula contains the antioxidant vitamins A, C and E, Zinc, NAC, Thymus, Reishi Mushrooms, and the herbs Echinacea, and Astragalus which are known to help the immune system fight bacterial and viral infections as well as reduce inflammation. Scientific studies have found that astragalus restored the function of the immune cells of cancer patients. The extract also was found to have antitumor properties, inhibiting the growth of tumors in mice.
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ModucareVET from Thorne Research
ModucareVET is a proprietary blend of plant sterols and sterolins. Sterols and sterolins have been shown to be important in helping to keep the immune system in balance and in keeping the body’s inflammatory response under control. Supplementation with sterols and sterolins helps maintain an optimum balance of these micronutrients and provides a natural means of supporting your pet’s defense system. This formula provides support for animals with cancer in that it enhances natural killer and T-helper cell activity.
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Small Animal Antioxidant from Thorne Research
Thorne Research has updated their Small Animal Antioxidant formulas to include:
- Potent plant-based antioxidants – curcumin, grape seed extract, broccoli seed extract, resveratrol, milk thistle, hesperidin, quercetin, and carrot
- Amino acids to enhance glutathione levels – NAC, glycine, glutamic acid, and glutathione itself
- Antioxidants that are powerful free-radical scavengers – ascorbic acid and d-alpha tocopheryl
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Super EPA-VET from Thorne Research
Super EPA-VET is a fish oil concentrate that is a superior source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Although more studies need to be done showing the effects of Omega-3s on reducing cancer risk, some have shown them to be beneficial in reducing and stopping the growth of tumors, as well as reducing skin damage from radiation treatment. Omega-3s are also beneficial in helping stop cancer cachexia (weight loss).
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