Alternative Treatment for Canine Oral Cancer


Alternative Treatments for Oral Cancer

Please research each treatment thoroughly and discuss such with your holistic veterinarian or naturopath.

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Mouth Cancer: Gingiva Squamous Cell Carcinoma



Gingiva Squamous Cell Carcinoma is the most common mouth cancer. Mouth cancer tumors grow rapidly. They invade nearby bone and tissue. They however do not usually spread to other organs. They occur most often in older dogs. Symptoms include enlarged lymph nodes, malformed facial appearance, blood in the mouth, weight loss, bad breath, problems chewing, losse teeth, and drooling.

1. Artemisinin: Give 3-4 hours after dinner. Give with cottage cheese or cream cheese. Dose as 50 mg twice daily for 30 pounds and under, 100 mg twice daily for 30 pounds and over. Give butyrate and vitamin D-3 at the same time you are giving the artemisinin. Continue for 8 weeks and if improvement occurs switch to every other day. Dogs can continue this regiment indefinately. Supplement with Vitamin C 500 mg and Vitamin E 400 mg once per day.


1. Apis mellifica is a good remedy for alleviating stinging pains with marked soreness and edema of the affected part. Aggravation occurs in the afternoon. Use this remedy if tongue appears scalded.

2. Arsenicum album is indicated in malignancies with extreme difficulty in swallowing. The dog is restless with marked exhaustion. It is indicated in any form of tumor, be it cancer or not.

3. Condurango is indicated in cancerous fissures in corners of mouth, strictures of esophagus, and cancer of stomach. Many cases have improved under the Ix potency. In open cancer and cancerous ulcers, it modifies the pain. Bernstein believes the field of this remedy to be in epithelioma, especially in open and ulcerated types. He recommends the 6x potency, and has had remarkable results from its use.

4. Hecla lava is indicated in bone cancers where bones become spongy.

5. Kali sulphuricum has cured cases of facial epithelioma.

6. Thuja is indicated for spongy tumors. It is a remedy for polypoid growths in the nose and ears. The epithelial variety of cancer, and cauliflower excrescences would seem to correspond to this remedy. Dr. Helmuth also considered Thuja as a valuable remedy in sarcoma. Palpillomata also comes within its field.


Mouth Cancer: Oral Melanoma


Oral melanoma is commonly found in the gingiva or the buccal mucosa. It can also occur in the labial mucosa, palate, and dorsal surface of the tongue. Oral melanomas are locally aggressive. They can metastasis to distant locations, including regional lymph nodes. Symptoms are similar to Gingiva Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

1. One treatment which has shown success is a combination of Shark cartilage. vitamins C and E, and selenium. This is a long term treatment. The tumor should shrink.

2. Artemisinin (See Above)

3. Homeopathy (See Above)


Mouth Cancer: Oral Fibrosarcoma



Fibrosarcomas are tumors of the maxilla and mandilbe bones. They normally remain localized with a low metastatic rate. There is, however, an aggressive variant that looks benign histologically but is very aggressive. This fast growing type is referred to as histologically low-grade but biologically high-grade fibrosarcoma. Symptoms are similar to Gingiva Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Melanoma.

1. Artemisinin (See Above)

2. Homepathy (See Above)



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