Osteosarcoma in dogs is a bone problem. A tumour grows within the bone and over time, grows outward. As with any tumour growth, the problem is a serious one, and one which will do well when treated with a combined approach of natural dogs health care.
Osteosarcoma in dogs can develop in any bone, but the common sites are the shoulder, the wrist and the knee.
There are several causes for any tumours, but for osteosarcoma they include:
- a metal implant from a previously broken bone (a good reason to avoid these and go back to simply setting the bone)
- exposure to radiation, such as in aggressive cancer treatment (a good reason to avoid it)
- chemical carcinogens
- a deep injury which doesn’t heal well, indicating a poor immune system
- sterilising especially before the dog is one year old, and especially in males (65% higher chance in males, 34% in females compared with unsterilised dogs)
There are some breeds, the larger ones, who are more prone to this problem, but all breeds are susceptible, when the conditions are right.
The first symptom that you are likely to notice is a lameness and/or pain. As the tumour grows, you may notice it as a lump. The bone becomes more weak, with a tendency to break easily.
Veterinary diagnosis is with an X-ray and a biopsy. A biopsy can disturb a dormant cancer, so don’t have this procedure down unless absolutely necessary.
As an affected broken bone will not heal well, amputation where possible, along with chemotherapy is the preferred veterinary treatment.
Amputation does not stop the spread of cancer and is a highly invasive procedure. Chemotherapy is a very toxic poison and does not treat the cause of cancer. It is liver toxic and immune suppressive. If your dog does not die of the cancer, he is liable to die of the aggressive treatment.
A much more gentle as well as effective treatment is to consider the cause of the osteosarcoma. As with the cause of any serious or life threatening disease, diet is the main culprit. You may well consider that the diet you are feeding your dog is the best money can buy. Your veterinarian endorses it, the packet soothes your conscience. But it’s the contents that matter.
Your vet may be wrong. When you ask holistic vets, as a body, they will tell you of the harm that commercial dog food does. They will tell you how they successfully treat cases of leukemia and cancer simply be removing the cause – commercial dog food.
This may be difficult for you to take in at the moment. Just let the idea remain in your conscious mind. Solutions have a habit of coming to you when you don’t dwell on them or when you don’t reject an unpalatable idea.
What if they are right? What if you could successfully treat the osteosarcoma in your dog simply by ditching the brand of dog food you are feeding him, instead feeding him a quality, natural diet, in keeping with his origins? Isn’t it worth a try? It certainly won’t cost you much and you have nothing to lose.
Any residual problem can be more effectively treated with good homeopathy from an holistic vet or therapist. Don’t despair. Osteosarcoma in dogs is not necessarily a death sentence, depending on what you do. The combined diet and homeopathic therapy in a natural dogs health care system may be totally successful.
Even on the rare occasions it is not totally effective, it can palliate very well.
The benefits are many
- natural, safe, effective treatment
- species specific diet
- boosted immune system
- no toxins (quite the opposite in fact as the treatment will help to drain toxins)
- economical, no enormous bills that require re-mortgaging the house
- your dog will enjoy the treatment, rather than resisting it