Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is becoming much more common in companion dogs nowadays and seems to be catching up rapidly with the incidence in both humans and horses if the referrals to our practice are a good indication.
Although the causes are open to debate in alternative and orthodox veterinary circles, the generalised breakdown of metabolic and immune systems and the bodily processes involved in cell health maintenance are seen to underlie the development of all these cancers in general terms.
Dogs systems are called upon to digest far too much processed food since the advent of commercial dog feed in the 1950's. Also, their eating patterns have been subverted by over feeding so as to deny the long periods of fasting which they experienced in nature and which allowed their metabolism to clear toxins. In addition the domesticated dog is almost never allowed to bury and retrieve a bone and many never have raw meat in their diet at all. This change in diet and feeding practice after almost 5000 years living with humans can be seen as sudden and detrimental to canine health.
Squamous Cell Cancer could therefore be seen as an end result of a systemic and prolonged assault on blood and the immune system in general which may never have appeared without late 20th century domestication practices.
McDowell’s Herbal dispensary staff prepares a specific Squamous Cell Carcinoma Support Mix, which includes concentrated extracts of; Bladderack, Comfrey, Rue, Hypericum, Nettle, Rosehips and Violet Leaves along the Bach Flower Remedies; Oak, Olive, Pine, Water Violet, Walnut, Rescue Remedy and Wild Oat.
This Squamous Cell Carcinoma Support Mix, is given in conjunction with a powerful antioxidant extract derived from the bark of the Maritime Pine Tree, (Maritime Pine Bark Extract). Together the two support mixes have the potential to slow the growth of the cancer and boost overall health. In addition they can assist in healing localized irritation and inflammation which may have resulted from the cancer.
McDowell’s Herbal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Support Mix can be used in conjunction with other alternative medicines or with orthodox medical treatments such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
The important distinction between our Herbal approach and that of traditional medicine is that; here we are aiming to boost the robust health maintenance and disease fighting systems already at work in every dog, not just remove or kill cancerous cells – hoping they don’t return.
We expect noticeable change and reduced symptoms in the first four to six weeks of having your dog on our Herbal program and ask that you submit regular reports to your McDowell’s Herbal, clinical Consultant.
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