It’s impossible not to panic when you hear those dreaded words.
But its terrifyingly common.
There are up to 6 million cases of cat cancer a year in the US alone.
If your cat has been diagnosed, your vet may be able to offer a treatment plan for your precious furry one.
My vet couldn’t.
My sweet cat Moofy had a fibrosarcoma.
Of all the types of cat cancers (and there are many), it’s one of the trickiest to treat.
The tumor was on her flank, very close to her spine, and surgery might well have left her unable to walk. Even if we’d cut it out, the tumor would’ve been back within months anyway.
That option seemed lose-lose to me.
We couldn’t cure Moofy.
And so we chose to go down the natural path, and focus on giving her amazing quality of life for as long as possible.
Natural therapies bought me two more years of quality time with the Moof, and also turned her into the happiest cat cancer patient I’ve ever seen.
I couldn’t have stopped her climbing the curtains if I tried (which I didn’t).
If you’re thinking of taking the same path, here’s a quick rundown of the natural solutions that worked so well for us.
On the advice of several animal naturopaths, we made the switch from dry to wet food.
Dry biscuits – even those super-expensive ones – are not ideal food for cats.
And that’s because:
High quality wet food provides better nutrition – and that makes your cat stronger, and more able to fight infection.
What does it cost? About $3 a day.
2. Homeopathic drops
Homeopathy takes a holistic approach, treating the whole animal, rather than the symptoms only.
Moofy’s homeopathic drops addressed specific issues in her body, targeting chemicals and toxins, and supporting her body’s ability to heal itself.
What does it cost? About $20 a month.
3. Immunity booster
Many researchers believe that cat cancer starts with a weakened immune system.
That means that your cat can’t fight off cancerous cells as they multiply in her body.
So it makes sense to strengthen her immune system with a targeted natural product.
After a lot of research, I chose Life Gold by Pet Wellbeing for Moofy.
It’s a natural tonic given twice a day with food. It boosted her immune system and helped her body to resist the cancer.
What does it cost? About $35 for 6 months.
4. Bioptron Light Therapy
Bioptron uses polarised light rays which stimulate healthy cell regeneration.
Many hospitals use it on human patients to speed wound healing after surgery.
It’s painless, safe, and it was easily Moofy’s favorite cat cancer treatment.
What does it cost? A one off investment of $800 (but I hired one first for a couple of weeks to try it out. We quickly couldn’t live without it).
5. Energy Healing
You may know energy healing as reiki.
Healers can transmit energy to your cat, supporting her self-healing and helping to keep her calm, pain-free and happy.
What does it cost?
It ranges from about $5 to $60. Or try it free from the Distant Healing Network.
None of them will hurt your furry patient, and most can be used alongside conventional cat cancer treatments.
Of course, I wish with all my heart that I could have cured Moofy.
But this cat relished every single day of her life.
She’d often dance past my window with her big stripy lump.
And every time she did, she was showing me hard proof that natural solutions can make a real difference to cancer in cats.
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