It has been estimated by some experts that over 90% of cancers can be prevented; most cancers are due to environmental exposure. Therefore, only 10% of cancers are genetic! This is great news because it gives pet owners who own those breeds predisposed to cancer a fair amount of hope.
Just some of the breeds predisposed to cancer are:
Labradors and many of the Retriever breeds
For the pet owner, owning a specific breed of dog or a cat should not mean continual fear that cancer will rear its ugly head. Because most cancers are caused by environmental exposure, it really does give the pet owner great control over what can happen to their pet.
The exposures some of the common exposures that put pets at higher risk for cancer include:
Over use of topical chemicals and flea and tick medications
Certain pet food ingredients
Some of these pet food ingredients include:
Simple carbohydrates like corn, wheat, and soy
Again, the good news is there are many things the pet owner can do to help protect his/her pet. Not only by avoiding over exposures and unnecessary chemicals, and feeding the best food that fits the owner’s lifestyle, but also feeding an easy, special recipe (the Budwig Diet) can help avoid cancer.
The Budwig Diet was discovered/invented by Dr Johanna Budwig, a German biochemist who found high quality flax seed oil could bring oxygen to the tissues; but the flax seed oil needs the help of a sulfur containing protein to be well absorbed into the body – thus cottage cheese. Because cancer develops in a low oxygen environment, flax seed oil makes it harder for cancer to find that place to grow in the body.
2 tablespoons flaxseed oil, fresh, refrigerated
1/4 cup cottage cheese, organic
Mix together so that the cottage cheese is no longer oily. If it is still oily, add more cottage cheese.
Feed this mixture to your pet two or three times a day every day on an empty stomach. Wait one hour to feed a regular meal.
Every day. Feed 1-2 teaspoons for cats, up to ½ cup twice a day for large breed dogs.
Make fresh at each meal. Flax seeds can be used but should be ground fresh then mixed into cottage cheese.
While this won’t stop all cancers, it will go a long way to provide healing oxygen to the cells of your dog or cat’s body.
That in itself is incredibly healthful!
Dr. Cathy Alinovi DVM
As a practicing veterinarian, Dr. Cathy treated 80% of what walked in the door — not with expensive prescriptions — but with adequate nutrition. Now retired from private practice, her commitment to pets hasn’t waned and she looks forward to impacting many more pet parents through her books, research, speaking and consulting work. Learn more at drcathyvet.com