Reduction of Risk Factors
While the genetic factor is a threat that is waiting to be triggered to develop Bone Cancer, the best owners can do to lessen the chance of its stimulation is to avoid carcinogens from entering the dog’s body. The less amount of carcinogens there are in the body, the less chances of interrupted cell growth process. As much as possible, products and materials containing carcinogens should be kept away from your dog.
Undergoing surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy are not easy feats when your dog is trying to survive the pain of Bone Cancer. During recuperation after the several difficult procedures he has been through, it is very important that you help him fight the side effects.
Treatments of cancer will result in the following aftermaths:
Vomiting and nausea
Loss of appetite
Low White Blood Cell Count
According to research, dietary intake is a crucial component in surviving cancer. Findings of veterinary oncologist Gregory K. Ogilvie, DVM, diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine and Oncology), and professor of Oncology and Internal Medicine at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences states that:
Cancer cells readily metabolize carbohydrates, and
Cancer cells are unable to metabolize fats.
Summarizing these findings, it shows that one of the most important factors that will surely help in the recovery of your dog is right nutrition.
Your dog needs your support and care in battling Bone Cancer, and these are some of the ways you can offer them.