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by Suzie Cyrenne February 08, 2023 4 min read
Cancer in dogs is no doubt the most serious disease that your canine family member could ever go through. And this health problem could even lead to fatal consequences for your precious pet if not immediately dealt with the right way.
While there is still no specific cause for canine cancer pinpointed until now, there are some factors contemplated as possibly triggering this health problem. We’ll go over them as we go along in this blog post.
But before I walk you through what these possible causes are, let me just give you a quick rundown of what dog cancer is to really understand this disease…
Cancer in dogs takes place when abnormal cells in your pet’s body grow and multiply in an uncontrolled manner. What’s really alarming is this proliferation of abnormal cells can just start in any part of his anatomy.
Although this starts in a primary site where it usually remains, such as in the case of non-metastatic dog cancer, it can also spread to other parts of the body like metastatic cancer in canines.
Now we’ve got that covered, let’s check out the possible causes of dog cancer to help you minimize the chances of your canine family member falling victim to this disease…
It is believed that a female dog’s risk of being prone to cancer in canines rises with every heat cycle she goes through. This is attributed to the very high production of sex hormones in her body, which could trigger mutations in the tissues in and around the mammary glands leading to breast cancer.
Another possible factor believed to set off dog cancer is age. It is thought that the older a dog is, the tougher it will be for his body to deal with abnormal cells that could eventually multiply and turn malignant.
On the other hand, this also applies to puppies whose immune systems are still not that developed to fight off disease. This is the reason why boosting your pet’s immune system health as early as possible is crucial in keeping cancer in dogs at bay.
Although this may sound surprising, some breeds are just more vulnerable to cancer in dogs compared to other pedigrees.
Examples of these include Rottweilers, Bernese Mountain Dogs, and Boxers, among others. Moreover, Golden Retrievers are more prone to lymphoma, while Scottish Terriers have a higher risk of getting bladder cancer in dogs.
Did you know that toxins possibly present in and around your home can potentially trigger cancer in dogs?
The most obvious ones include second-hand cigarette smoke and vape emissions, as well as insecticides, asbestos, vinyl chloride, radon, cadmium, and benzidine. However, continued exposure to harsh detergents and household chemicals can also lead to dog cancer.
Finally, an underlying disease or health problem can also possibly trigger cancer in dogs. It is thought that the existing condition significantly hampers the way your pet’s body can stave off the increase in abnormal cells.
Moreover, specific viral issues like papilloma have also been seen to be a common denominator among canines that have been diagnosed with oral cancer in dogs.
Like I emphasized earlier, your dog’s overall immune system plays a crucial role in fighting off illnesses like canine cancer. And one way of keeping his immune system health in tiptop shape even during cancer in dogs is having PIPTOPETin your home pet care checklist.
Designed to boost your pet’s immune system health, PIPTOPET only uses premium natural ingredients—primarily Fomitopsis betulina, which is backed by several pieces of scientific evidence as having proven anticancer properties—combined with a gentle, holistic approach to support pets dealing with a high count of unhealthy cells.
Moreover, PIPTOPET can also be used as a standalone natural support product or used in addition to more traditional treatments such as chemotherapy.
Although there is still no specific cause that is attributed to the development of cancer in dogs, having an idea of the possible factors that can trigger this serious disease will really help your pet in steering clear from this health issue.
In case you’d like to learn more about maximizing homeopathy in giving your canine family member the quality of life you’ve always wanted or perhaps just want to chat, please feel free to contact us right now.
We’d love to hear from you real soon and you can easily reach us at any time. Naturally with you and your pet, every step of the way!
HOMEOPATH & CO-FOUNDER OF ZUMALKA
Suzie Cyrenne co-founded Zumalka over five years ago, and has worked in naturopathic pet medicine for more than six. Day-to-day, she works as the lead manager for the Zumalka staff and specializes in training the team to have thorough knowledge of pet health and the company’s extensive line of naturopathic remedies.
Suzie has gained a lot of experience from years spent in the pet health field and she earned her degree in Homeopathy at the School of Classical Homeopathy in Quebec, Canada, (a partner of the European Academy of Natural Medicine (AEMN) in France).
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