Natural Cancer Treatments for Cats
Your cat has been diagnosed with cancer and you’re terrified. Your veterinarian has probably thrown all kinds of information and statistics at you and your head is spinning. You have a lot to consider. Along with conventional medical treatment, you also have the option of treating your cat holistically. Holistic medicine has much to offer in the way of supplemental support as your cat goes through cancer treatment.
Proper nutrition supports the immune system. Feed your cat a high-quality, all-natural diet that is high-protein, low-carbohydrate, and moderate in fat.
Herbs and Supplements
Some herbs and minerals have been found to contain compounds that boost the immune system and stimulate the growth cancer-killing cells. Try astralagus, echinacea, ashwagandha, milk thistle, Reishi mushrooms and selenium to support your cat’s health.
Acupuncture is directed at correcting the underlying imbalance in the body that caused your cat’s cancer. Acupuncture is also thought to help with the pain and loss of appetite associated with feline cancer.
Add fish oil to your cat’s food to support his immune system, combat weight loss and increase his energy level. Fish oil, such as that from the wild salmon, is believed to have strong cancer-inhibiting properties.
Colustrum is the milky fluid with which a mother cat nurses her kittens for the first day or two following birth. It is thought to contain immune system-boosting properties. Research on colustrum is ongoing.