preventing cancer in dogs and cats

Along with a healthy lifestyle, high quality diet and minimal vaccines, here are some factors to help reduce your animal’s risk of cancer.

Cancer has become so prevalent in companion animals that it may seem there’s not much we can do to prevent it. But there are lots of things you can do to help reduce your cat’s risk. Along with a healthy lifestyle that includes a high quality diet and minimal vaccines, here are some factors you may not even have considered.

1. Eliminate plastic feeding bowls.

Plastic leaches into water and wet food and becomes an estrogen mimetic, which wreaks havoc on the hormones in your cat’s body. Estrogen also feeds fungal infections, and fungi feed cancer cells.

2. Give him pure drinking water.

The need for clean, chemical-free water cannot be emphasized enough. Water flushes out the toxins that could cause cancer by remaining in your cat’s cells.

You can add some extra water to your cat’s wet food if he does not have a tendency to drink much. If possible, purchase a high quality water filtration system, such as reverse osmosis, for your home. If you purchase bottled water, use companies that store the water in glass bottles.

3. Feed him coconut oil.

Sodium selenite is one form of the mineral selenium that has remarkable anti-cancer and anti-viral properties. Coconut oil is a great source of sodium selenite. Many cats enjoy a daily teaspoon of coconut oil.

4. Alkalinize his body.

The reason some of the dietary recommendations for human cancer work so well is because they alkalinize the body. In general, most disease is associated with an acidic condition within the body.

Cats are big meat eaters and dietary animal protein makes their bodies acidic. In addition, red meat, which is high in arginine, increases the nitric oxide in their systems, and cancer cells feed themselves with nitric oxide. Cats need to eat meat in order to thrive, but you can try feeding him some alkalinizing veggies with his meals. Asparagus is a healthy choice that many cats like steamed. If your cat enjoys it, feed it to him a few times a week.

5. Give him chlorophyll.

Chlorophyll helps cleanse all the cells of the body, build the immune system and detoxify all systems. It also increases oxygen utilization within your cat’s body – cancer exists only in oxygen-deprived tissues. Importantly, chlorophyll also reduces the ability of carcinogens to bind with DNA in the liver and other organs. It binds to toxic heavy metals, eliminating them from the body before they cause organ damage such as kidney failure. Kitty greens are a good source of chlorophyll and are easy to grow at home.

6. Eliminate mold.

There should not be any mold or fungus in the house. Sometimes you don’t see it, but you can smell it. Test kits are available in stores like Home Depot to check for household mold, or hire a reputable specialist to help you detect and deal with it. Have your vents cleaned and use good quality air filters.

7. Avoid corn.

Corn is the most genetically modified food, and corn products often turn up in low quality pet foods. Corn oils increase tumor growth in the body. Look for cat foods that contain no corn.

8. Minimize EMF disturbance.

Our DNA controls our health and longevity and it’s the same for cats. Numerous studies have shown that Wi-Fi, computer and laptop exposure induce DNA fragmentation. Exposure can damage DNA in a way that has a huge impact on health and the potential for cancer.

I recommend you turn off your Wi-Fi at night or when you are out of the house. Research has found that melatonin protects against oxidative injury by wireless devices. Additionally, selenium and L-carnitine have been found to reduce the oxidative stress that can occur in the heart due to radiation from wireless devices. Talk to a vet before giving these to your cat.

9. Supplement with zinc.

This super mineral increases the effectiveness of interferon by a factor of ten. But it’s not easy for your cat to get enough zinc in his diet, so the best thing to do is to is consider a supplement that contains zinc. Talk to an integrative or holistic vet for help choosing a product.

Commonly used spot-on products for fleas and ticks contain potent carcinogens. In fact, the percentage of carcinogenic chemicals in these products has increased over the years as fleas and ticks become more and more resistant.

The first thing to do is ascertain the likelihood that your cat will get fleas or ticks. If it is low, you don’t have to use the products at all. There are also many natural products available that work well. If you live in an area where fleas are a real problem, and have cats that go outdoors, you can treat as you need and not all the time.

I also recommend that you research more natural alternatives to lawn and garden pesticides and herbicides, as these products contain xeno-estrogens that can fuel cancer cell growth.

By taking all the steps you can to keep your cat healthy, you can significantly reduce her cancer risk – and that equals peace of mind!


Veterinarian Dr. Deva Khalsa authored Dr. Khalsa’s The Natural Dog and co-authored Healing Your Horse: Alternative Therapies. She lectures internationally and is a professor at the British Institute of Homeopathy. She has almost 30 years of experience in holistic modalities.