Doing all you can to prevent cancer is key, but where do you start? Here are 5 easy ways you can reduce your dog’s cancer risk from Dogs Naturally magazine.
- Reduce the use of flea and tick products. “Dr. Dobozy of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) pesticide division states that one of the laboratory effects of fipronil in the popular flea and tick product Frontline, is thyroid cancer and altered thyroid hormones.” See my natural flea control plan here.
- Maintain your lawn and garden with non-toxic products. “Scientists found that dogs with malignant lymphoma were 70 percent more likely to live in a home where professionally applied lawn pesticides had been used.” Visit Wondercide, my trusty go-to for natural yard and lawn care.
- Know what’s in your detergents, soaps and cleansers. “Even cleaners labeled ‘safe,’ ‘non-toxic’ and ‘green’ can contain hazardous ingredients.” Check out the Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Healthy Cleaning to see if your cleaners are truly risk-free.
- If you must alter your dog, don’t do it too young. “A growing body of research is implicating early spaying and neutering in increasing cancer rates.” Get more info so you can make an informed choice.
- Eliminate or minimize vaccinations as much as possible. “The reason cancer is so strongly linked to vaccines is a commonly found vaccine adjuvant: aluminum. In 1999, the WHO named aluminum hydroxide as a grade 3 out of 4 carcinogen, with 4 being the most carcinogenic. If you must vaccinate, be aware that it only takes one core vaccine to protect a dog or cat for life. There is no need to revaccinate once a dog has responded to a vaccine.” Learn all about vaccines from this trusted holistic vet.
Read the full article at Dogs Naturally magazine.