In the post on July 29 I covered the basic answers to any health related question for people or animals (probably plants too). Please read that post before (or after) reading the specific answer here.
Remember to thank Mother Earth each time you go for a walk – and the trees, water…all life. They so appreciated being thanked.
We cover this approach to animal health – empowering you to be in charge rather than merely doing what the vet says – at the Holistic Actions! Academy. Our next class is on behavior and brain disease, and covers the approach that works for all dis-ease.
My facebook post asked people what issues they have and what they want covered in talks.
Mast cell tumors… diet, prevention, the use of anti-histamines to reduce occurrence.
Prevention is the 7 keys to health discussed July 29 post, especially no vaccines except Rabies.
Diet – raw meaty bone with lots of pureed vegetables and supplements. Variety. What you are having for dinner. Especially important to be organic if cancer is present, and if possible do organic (or non certified equivilent from local farmer).
I do not find anti-histamines harm in the long run, but are often not effective.
Main problem is the bleeding of skin mast cells tumors (which I think you are asking about).
The best way to prevent any tumors or cancer is to use holistic approaches from the day the animal comes into your home – homeopathy is my preference, but also regular TCVM, chiropractic, herbal and osteopathy can help.
by tracking the Early Warning Signs of Internal Imbalance then striving to eliminate them, you get healthy enough to often avoid cancers. Doggy odor, hairball vomiting, thirst in cats, behavior problems, training issues, early morning eye crud and many more are clues to less than health.
One dog I treated lived locally. He was the first “baby” and was 10 years old. Then she got married and now had a 2 year old son. The first mast cell was surgically removed (still getting vaccinated, feeding dry food, on flea and tick chemicals, etc). Then second 5 were removed. When 10 popped up with a few weeks, she looked into holistic options and found me. PLEASE – start now to work with holistic vets – not at the end. As we talked, she was so sad because he was acting so old, slow on walks, less interactive (and he was a lab!). He had bleeding tumors all over (maybe 50). We started the basic health care and I prescribe a homeopathic remedy. Over the next two weeks – “My dog is back. He is happy, energetic and playful. The only problem is rubbing his bleeding tumors all over the house. This is critical – he was doing great in spite of the tumors. We reduced the number but they never completely resolved (often much harder to cure after surgeries or chemo is done). he stayed happy for 2-3 more years, then started to go back down and did not respond to 2 remedies and she was being pressured by family who did not like the blood in the house, and was now ready to let go of her cherished dog as his quality of life was slipping.