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by Suzie Cyrenne April 14, 2023 7 min read
So your cat has just been diagnosed with nose cancer…
As a pet parent myself, I know this is one of the most difficult experiences that you can ever go through. I can also relate if you’d want to give him the best medical care to help him get through this ordeal.
But the thing is I’d like to tell you as early as now that resorting to conventional treatment isn’t just your only option when dealing with cat nose cancer. Interestingly, there are natural remedies—and they’re backed by scientific evidence, too—that you can use to support your pet during this serious disease.
And what’s even more interesting is it’s highly likely that you may already have these natural remedies in your kitchen or pantry. So make sure you read this all the way through to find out what they are.
Let’s start things off by having a quick overview of what nose cancer in cats is…
Cat nose cancer basically takes place when there is a significant amount of division and growth of abnormal and damaged cells in a cat’s sinus and nasal passages.
Although these abnormal and damaged cells often die out or are terminated by a cat’s own immune system under typical circumstances, they somehow manage to survive and even multiply during nose cancer in cats.
Interestingly, there are three most common types of cat nose cancer, namely carcinoma, lymphoma, as well as squamous cell carcinoma. I’ll briefly describe each one so you can understand them better…
Carcinoma is usually set off by the constant accumulation of abnormal and damaged cells in and around a cat’s sinus and nasal passages. This type of cat nose cancer is usually indicated by bumpy rashes and sores.
As for lymphoma, this type of cat nose cancer is triggered by the irregular activity of the lymphocyte, which is one of the kinds of white blood cells that compose a cat’s immune system. Its adverse effects are often limited to the nasal passages.
Moreover, squamous cell carcinoma is a type of nose cancer in cats that begins in the scale-like tissues that line the interior of the nose and sinus cavity. These tissues are technically called the squamous epithelium, hence the name.
Now we’ve got that taken care of, let’s find out what nose cancer looks like on a cat…
Given its name, cat nose cancer primarily exhibits symptoms that affect the nasal and sinus passageways. One of the most common indicators that a cat is afflicted with nose cancer is the appearance of bumpy rashes and sores in and around the nasal area that never seem to heal.
It is also accompanied with difficulty in breathing as well as nasal discharge and bouts of nosebleeds. Additionally, here are some other key indicators of nose cancer in cats that you have to keep in mind…
Next up, let’s touch on the probable cause of nose cancer in cats…
If we’re being honest, there is still no exact factor or cause that can be specifically pinpointed to bring about cat nose cancer.
However, there are four (4) risk factors that are considered to potentially have a key role in the development of nose cancer in cats, particularly genetics and heredity, environment, dental issues, as well as a compromised immune system.
Allow me to quickly elaborate on these so you can get a clearer picture…
You can simply look at it like this: if either or both of a cat’s biological parents have been afflicted with nose cancer, there is a chance that he will be prone to the disease as well. In this case, cat nose cancer can be deemed as a genetic and hereditary illness.
Another risk factor is a cat’s environment or surroundings. Let’s say a cat lives in an environment where he is constantly exposed to pollution and chemical irritants, such as cigarette smoke, harsh household cleaners, automotive fluids, and pesticides.
These environmental factors may lead to the proliferation of abnormal and damaged cells in a cat’s nasal and sinus passageways, which could potentially result in nose cancer in the long run.
This can cover anything from tooth decay, diseased gums, broken or cracked teeth, as well as persistent sores in and around the mouth and nasal regions. If not properly and immediately taken care of, dental issues may lead to systemic inflammation in the sinus and nasal passageways.
Sooner or later, these inflammations may weaken the immune response in the affected areas and set off the development of cancer.
When a cat has a compromised immune system, his body won’t be able to get rid of abnormal and damaged cells directly and efficiently. Chances are these abnormal and damaged cells will continue to multiply since the immune response is not functioning like it should.
This can lead to the development of various cancers in the long run, including nose cancer in cats.
Now let’s discuss a question that I have been asked by lots of cat parents and pet lovers already: can a cat survive nose cancer?
The short answer is it depends. Due to its severity and precarious nature, proper and immediate medical attention is required to alleviate—if not entirely get rid of—nose cancer in cats.
But here’s something that a lot of people mistakenly believe…
As I have emphasized earlier in this blog post, conventional medicine and similar procedures that can often become invasive, are not just your only options when it comes to properly supporting your cat during nose cancer.
Did you know that there are actually natural remedies that you can use to deal with nose cancer in cats? What’s really interesting is that you may already have these in the form of spices right in your own kitchen or pantry.
This brings us to the next part of our discussion. I will now walk you through 4 herbs and spices that you can use to stave off cat nose cancer…
A study published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) reveals that ginger contains several bioactive compounds like phenols and polyphenols that obstruct the communication of cancer cells.
This interference in their communication helps exterminate cancer cells by preventing them from getting access to resources like glucose that are essential for their survival.
To use ginger in supporting your cat during nose cancer, you can peel and grate a sliver of this spice and mix it in directly with your pet’s food. Grating helps get rid of the stringy bits that your cat may not like.
Moreover, make sure you integrate the grated ginger thoroughly since it can have a prominent spicy kick when eaten straight.
As revealed by another NCBI study, parsley is abundant in a natural flavonoid called apigenin that is observed to trigger cancer cell apoptosis or cellular death. Additionally, the apigenin in parsley is also seen to help impair the mobility of cancer cells, which keeps them from moving to other areas and setting off further infection.
To use parsley in supporting your cat during nose cancer, finely chop about two to three sprigs of this herb and directly mix it with your cat’s regular meals. Just remember not to include the lower stems, though, since these can be quite fibrous when chewed by your pet.
Another scientific study shares that besides having significant antioxidant properties, rosemary is also loaded with phenolic elements that have a cytotoxic effect on cancer cells. This simply means that these phenolic elements poison cancer cells.
To use rosemary in supporting your cat during nose cancer, grab about two to three fresh sprigs of this herb and chop them finely. Keep in mind to only use the leaves since the stems can be a bit stringy.
Mix the chopped parsley thoroughly with your cat’s food and you’re good to go.
Another study highlights that the curcumin in turmeric has been seen to inhibit cancer cells from developing and spreading to other areas. The anticancer properties of curcumin have already been observed in the treatment and support of several types of cancers including pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, as well as neck and head cancer, among others.
To use turmeric in supporting your cat during nose cancer, peel and slice a thumb-sized amount of this spice and then steep the slices in a glass of hot water for about ten minutes. Let the mixture cool down completely and you can either add this turmeric tea to your cat’s meals or water.
Remember to store the unused portion in a covered container inside the fridge to retain its freshness.
And speaking of natural options to give the right support to your cat during nose cancer, here’s a high-quality product that you should consider including in your home pet care checklist…
Zumalka’s PIPTOPET is made from a mushroom called Fomitopsis betulina. Besides being complimented for its remarkable antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, concrete scientific evidence also shows that it has the ability to weaken cancer cell adhesion.
What makes PIPTOPET stand out from its counterparts available in the market nowadays is the fact that it is designed to promote a stronger and more efficient immune system health rather than just target the symptoms.
As a pet parent myself, I know that dealing with cancer can be extremely tricky. This very serious and terrible disease can affect your cat unexpectedly and having the right know-how with respect to giving your pet the right support he deserves is definitely an advantage.
And reaching out to a pet homeopathy expert as early as now can significantly help you maintain the quality of life you’ve always wanted for your cat even during cancer. You can contact us at any time to do just that.
Naturally with you and your pet, every step of the way!
HOMEOPATH & CO-FOUNDER OF ZUMALKA
Suzie Cyrenne is a certified Homeopath with over ten years of experience creating natural products for cats and dogs. She co-founded eCommerce brand, Zumalka in 2013 with her husband Matt and is on a mission to help thousands of animals naturally improve their quality of life and shares her experience on their popular YouTube show. Hence, she created a line of high-performance natural pet supplements to target the root cause of common health issues. Suzie was influenced by her mother-in-law, who practiced homeopathy and made natural remedies from home. After being on prescriptions for many years for a skin issue without resolution, she wanted to try something new. Her problems were cleared up within a few months of dedication to a better diet supplemented by homeopathic remedies. That's when she knew that homeopathy worked! During this process, she wondered why there weren't better options for pets and soon created a popular line of natural remedies that have helped thousands of pets across the USA. When she’s not traveling or reading the next personal development book, you can find Suzie snowboarding, working out, or enjoying a daily hike.
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