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 helping your cat who's fighting cancer in this article for you.

 

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

 

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 a natural product to promote your cat’s good health.

 

 

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 is often used in addition to conventional medicine and many use it for disease prevention.

 

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

  

This alternative medicine is based on different theories, namely energy balance, the use of meridians and the harmonious relationship between the different elements, and the balance between Yin and Yang.

 

Meridians and acupuncture points 

 

Acupuncture points are distributed throughout the body along meridians, or energy trajectories. The National Library of Medicine has published an article which reports that 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 help someone that is sick maintain good health 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 promote the health of your cat with cancer using 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 for a cat suffering from cancer. 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 solutions for cat with cancer

 

Another way to naturally support your sick cat's system is to use homeopathic products.

 

Many use them as a supplement to traditional medicine. They help maintain the proper functioning of the animal's body.

 

At Zumalka, our products 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 to help support your cat who's fighting cancer.

 

 

Medicinal mushrooms for cat who's fighting 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 some interesting mushrooms in the context of diseases such as cancer. 

 

Agaricus Blazei

 

The US National Library Of Medicine has published an article reporting on the beneficial effects of Agaricus Blazei against allergies, infections and certain types of cancer.

 

In this study, the anti-tumor properties of this mushroom were demonstrated in mice in cases of fibrosarcoma, lung cancer, ovarian cancer and prostate cancer. Scientists also report its impact in cases of gynecological cancer in humans.

 

The use of Agaricus Blazei is common for breast cancer, prostate cancer, uterine cancer, and for benign skin tumors.

 

Click here to purchase this type of mushroom for your pets. 

 

Chaga

 

You've probably already heard of the famous 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 many virtues.

 

Medical News Today reports that Chaga may slow the effects of aging and help lower cholesterol levels, in addition to preventing certain cancers and slowing their progression.

 

It is also reported to slow the growth of tumors, in addition to supporting the immune system. It is used, among other things, in the treatment of breast and lung cancer.

 

They note that Chaga can help fight the side effects of chemotherapy and help relieve inflammation.

 

To try Chaga for your pets, take a look at our product.

 

Chaga is commonly used for Hodgkin lymphoma, lung cancer, stomach cancer, or for pain control. 

 

Hericium

 

The US National Library Of Medicine notes that the anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-cancer properties of this mushroom have been demonstrated.

 

Also called Lion's Mane, this mushroom that is rich in antioxidants, is noted as being used in the treatment of cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's and is still being studied for its possible anti-depressive properties.

 

To use this mushroom for your sick cat, visit our Hericium product page.

 

The use of Hericium is common in cases of brain cancer, colon cancer, esophageal cancer, intestinal cancer, rectal cancer, stomach cancer, leukemia and some generalized cancers.

 

Maitake

 

This mushroom is an adaptogen, that is, it adapts to conditions in the body to help restore balance. The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center claims that this mushroom helps prevent and fight cancer.

 

It also reports that this mushroom is helpful in managing diabetes, blood pressure, and weight loss.

 

Maitake is also noted as being an immune system stimulant.

 

A natural product for animals with a base of Maitake is available here.

 

Maitake is commonly used in cases of bone cancer, generalized cancer or to provide support during chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

 

Shiitake

 

You read that correctly! This is the same shiitake that you use in your delicious recipes!

 

The US National Library Of Medicine notes in one of their published articles, that Shiitake has tremendous anti-cancer and antioxidant potential.

 

They also report that this mushroom has shown promise in slowing the growth of and preventing certain cancers. Its use can increase life expectancy and quality of life.

 

It also has antiviral qualities and helps fight gingivitis.

 

The use of Shiitake is common in cases of pancreatic and liver cancers.

 

To buy Shiitake for your cat with cancer, visit this page.

 

Coriolus Versicolor

 

Coriolus Versicolor is a fairly common disc-shaped mushroom of various colors. It grows on tree trunks and fallen trees in the forest.

 

Medical News Today reports that several studies have shown its benefits for the immune system.

 

In addition to being an ally in the fight against colon cancer and breast cancer, the extract of this mushroom is said to increase the number of cells in the body that fight cancer.

 

You can find this mushroom in our natural product Coriolus Versicolor.

 

The use of this medicinal mushroom is common for hemangiosarcoma, as well as bladder, lung, sinus and skin cancers.

 

Cordyceps

 

This parasitic mushroom of caterpillars is reported by Medical News Today as being a mushroom that can provide multiple health benefits. They note, among other things, that it has anti-inflammatory attributes and is an asset in the treatment of arthritis.

 

This medicinal mushroom is commonly known for its protective action on certain organs, such as the kidneys, liver and lungs. It is also used by many for its effect of slowing the progression of certain cancers and for its potential to decrease the side effects of conventional cat cancer treatments.

 

Cordyceps use is common for bladder, kidney, bronchial, lung, sinus, and spleen cancers, as well as lymphoma and leukemia.

 

This natural Cordyceps-based product is specially designed for your feline companions.

 

Reishi

 

Has your cat had surgery for its cancer?

 

This mushroom could help it during recovery. The National Center for Biotechnology Information has published an article highlighting the anti-cancer properties of this medicinal mushroom. They also note its power in terms of preventing cancer and inhibiting the development of metastases.

 

This text also reports that Reishi has antiviral and antibacterial properties, helps regulate glucose, and protects the liver and stomach.

 

It is reported that the use of Reishi is common in cases of cancer of the anal glands, intestinal cancer, rectal cancer and for some benign skin tumors.

 

A natural product for animals made from Reishi is available here.

 

 

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

 

 

This is one of our favorite natural products to support the health of cats that are fighting cancer. It’s made from another particularly amazing type of medicinal mushroom called Piptoporus Betulinus.

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

This mushroom is commonly used for its anti-tumor properties, since it would help prevent cancer recurrence.

 

 

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 product for your companion.

 

Veronique Fournier
Veronique Fournier

ANIMAL HEALTH TECHNICIAN

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

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.

20 Responses

ZUMALKA
ZUMALKA

September 20, 2022

Dear Lisa,
We are so very sorry to hear about your poor cat!!! This must be so stressful for you both!
We have sent you a private email (check your junk mail if you don’t see it right away) so we can help you with your request. We look forward to helping you both in any way we can.

Warm regards,
-Zumalka

Lisa
Lisa

September 20, 2022

My cat stopped eating 2 weeks ago. He is currently syringe fed and given subQ. All his tests came back normal, then a vet finally diagnosed him with neurological disease..no MRI yet, but she stated brain tumor/ infection. Currently on steroids, antibiotics, anti nausea, appetite stimulant. I am giving him an herbal formula for cats and mushroom complex, along with prebiotic. Can you help him? No seizures yet but has the head tilt, constant pacing and looks anorexic, doesn’t sleep much

HOMEOANIMAL
HOMEOANIMAL

July 19, 2022

Dear Don,
I am so very sorry to hear about your poor kitty with cancer in her lip. We are more than happy to help set up a personalized natural cancer treatment plan for her. We have sent you a private email so we can help you with that.
Regards,
-Homeoanimal

Don Iarussi
Don Iarussi

July 19, 2022

how do i put all this together. my cat has the beginning of cancer inn her lip

HOMEOANIMAL
HOMEOANIMAL

June 27, 2022

Hi Larry,

Thanks for sharing this with us. You are for sure off to a great start with what you are giving. We do have mushrooms that can help even more… We have sent you a private email to help guide you in your Tuxie’s specific needs.
We are with you and Tuxie every step of the way!
-HOMEOANIMAL

Larry Matheny
Larry Matheny

June 27, 2022

My cat, Tuxie, was diagnosed with cancer. He has a tumor growing on the right side of his jaw. I have ordered your Piptopet product. At this time, I have him on Gynostemma extract, Brazilian bee propolis (sour honey), concentrated hemp extract, and Coriolus extract. Are there any other mushrooms that would be of benefit for this type of tumor? Thanks much.

HOMEOANIMAL
HOMEOANIMAL

June 13, 2022

Hi Meghan,
Thank you for sharing your cat’s issue with cancer. We will be sure to help you find the best mushroom to help.
We have sent you a private email so that we can help you with a personalized recommendation.
Regards,
HOMEOANIMAL

Meghan
Meghan

June 13, 2022

Hi! My cat friend Sully (12 yr old) has been diagnosed with cancer. We would need to do a surgery that would open her up in order to figure out exactly what kind of cancer she has, but the vet doesn’t recommend it. It looks like she has mesothelioma. She has ascites (distended belly with fluid build up in her abdomen.) We got it drained and she seems to be feeling more comfortable that way, but the doctor said her cancer is advanced. We are unsure if we should do chemo therapy for her, since if it’s mesothelioma it’s untreatable, but I want to give her all of the support I can. If you could recommend what mushrooms to help her we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

HOMEOANIMAL
HOMEOANIMAL

May 23, 2022

Thank you Yvette! I am so sorry to hear about poor Macy. I can understand your desire to help her in any way possible. We are for sure with you in this and will do all we can to help. In a private email we will be sure to help provide you with a personalized treatment plan that will target her specific needs.
We hope she can feel better soon!
-HOMEOANIMAL

HOMEOANIMAL
HOMEOANIMAL

May 23, 2022

Hi John, Thank you for sharing your cat’s story with us and I am so sorry to hear about the terrible diagnosis!! I am sure this is very hard on all of you.
Rest assured we are here to help you!! We have sent you a private email so we can help keep your cat as comfortable as possible and for as long as possible. We hope to help him feel better soon!
-HOMEOANIMAL

Yvette Fragile
Yvette Fragile

May 23, 2022

Hi, I’m thankful to have found your site. My sweet, gentle Macy kitten who is a 13 year old Ragdoll was diagnosed with Squamous cell carcinoma or osteocercoma in her left jaw last Friday. The vets says the prognosis is 1 to 3 months. I believe very strongly in the power of healing and of the power of the natural elements of our planet. I want to give her every chance to shrink the tumor. We went to see a holistic vet yesterday that prescribed Wei Chi Booster and JT Stasis Booster. I’m wondering if you would recommend one of your other products here that have known immune boosting and tumor reducing properties. Thanks so much!

john c
john c

May 23, 2022

Our cat was just diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma. He is 17 and had a growth removed from his throat. We are not going to do anything heroic and make him suffer at his age. We would like to use some supplements to fight the cancer. We do not know how widespread the cancer is…if it has even spread. Thanks for your help.

HOMEOANIMAL
HOMEOANIMAL

May 09, 2022

Hi Nellie,
I am sorry to hear about your Dam. We will do all we can to help and hope that this article has given you some good tips of safe ideas to try.
We will also be sending you a private email to help you even more.
Have a great day!
Homeoanimal

HOMEOANIMAL
HOMEOANIMAL

May 09, 2022

Hi Marilyn, Thank you so much for sharing your dog’s situation for us. We will be happy to find a more targeted treatment for her with you.
We have sent you a private email to be able to get all the details from you so we can help you best.
Regards,
Homeoanimal

Jak
Jak

May 09, 2022

Hi, I wonder if you can help me. My local PDSA vet (PDSA is a charity that helps treat the pets of those on a low income) thinks that my cat Bowser (who will be 13 this summer) has a brain tumor and that there is nothing that can be done to help him except palliative care. He is not in a good way and is currently having half a prednisone steroid tablet a day. We started him on oriental wormwood and also a turmeric product (for cats and dogs). We have also heard that IP6 might be helpful with fighting cancer and I’ve purchased some but am now nervous about giving it to him in case there’s interactions with the other things we’re giving him. I’d be so grateful if you could advise whether it would be ok to try that or let me know anything else you know that might help him that would be worth giving a go. We are all so worried about him. Thank you so much for your time

HOMEOANIMAL
HOMEOANIMAL

April 12, 2022

Hi Tracy! We are glad you found us! We are happy to help you with your poor cat. Tigg is in good hands with us. We have sent you a private email so we can help you find the best natural treatment to target her specific needs.
We look forward to helping Tigg.
Regards,
-Homeoanimal

Tracy
Tracy

April 12, 2022

I am so thrilled to find someone like you that has homeopathic experience in treating animals, as well as an extensive list of experience with animals in general. I just found out yesterday our 13 year old female cat has a squamous cell carcinoma mass under her left lip. Thankfully, it has not yet spread to the inside of her mouth. The vet wants to cut out the mass. I would be grateful for your opinion and expertise. There is the concern of the money it will cost, but more so, will the cancer quickly return? If given a cancer diagnosis myself, I have always told myself I would opt for treating it naturally and so, I would like to explore those options for our cat. With your knowledge, please let me know what would be the best way to treat squamous cell cancer that we’ve thankfully caught in the early stage. Our kitty, Tigg, may be 13 but she is still very much full of life and playful. I want to give her the best fighting chance. Thank you so much for your time and expertise!

kim
kim

March 14, 2022

My 16 year old male cat was diagnosed with digestive issues 3 weeks ago. He suddenly began losing weight rapidly. On my return visit to my vet, he stated he could feel a lump on his intestines and it was cancer and to put him down. I declined and the cat is on a appetite stimulate. He eats only wet and very little and wants a new flavor everytime. His bowel movements are flat looking and small. Is it to late to save him?

HOMEOANIMAL
HOMEOANIMAL

December 07, 2021

Dear Samantha,
I am so sorry to hear about your pet’s diagnosis!! We sympathize with how difficult this situation is on you both. We have sent you a private email so we can help examine your pet’s case in more detail and offer some more targeted advice for you.
We look forward to helping your pet as best we can.
Regards,
Homeoanimal

samantha raftery
samantha raftery

December 07, 2021

my amazing little OSH of 13 years has just been diagnosed with adenocarcinoma in the mammary chain. She was a rescue who was a breeder and spayed late. Is there anything that can be done to help her?

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