the Pet Health Cafe Blog at Fiesta Pet Deli

Why is there such a recent influx of cancer in pets?

Cancer currently tops the list of causes of death and disease in our pets. We are constantly encountering a parade of owners asking us to “look at” the latest tumor or lump. There was a time when I would only read about such things. Until the 1980’s, cancer was fairly rare in our pets. It is time that everyone understand the things that contribute to it in order to learn how to prevent and eliminate it.

Most cancers are not genetic or caused by pathogens such as a virus or bacteria, but are caused by imbalances and toxins in the body. The exposure to chemical toxins, specifically man-made synthetics has multiplied over the past 50 years. These synthetics are found in most drugs, vaccines, cleaning products, food preservatives, sweeteners, colors, flame retardants, glues and paints, lawn chemicals, and, are basically everywhere. Here’s something to think about, if these chemical toxins are so bad, why are they allowed to be used and how do we avoid them?

The products mentioned above plus many more are allowed because of the current testing methods that usually show exposure to only one toxin for short periods of time thus showing no significant signs of danger. Our problem is the sheer quantity of these toxins that we are exposed to daily for long spans and sometimes a lifetime.

Think of our carpets as an example and you’ll start to get the picture. Most carpeting is composed of several different synthetic materials such as nylon, plastics, other fibers and backings which are glued together. We then add synthetic chemical dyes, flame retardant, stain retardant and sealers. Smell a piece of new carpet. Does it smell natural? Now imagine over the next five years how many cleaners, deodorizers, spot-removers you have added. Now add in the floor cleaners, lawn chemicals and even just plain contaminated dirt that you tracked across it. As a bonus, think of the food and drinks that have been spilled with their artificial colors and flavors.

As you can see easily, you have a virtual chemical toxic dump right under your feet! Now, where does your pet eat, sleep play, and live?

Let’s also look at what goes into your pets’ body. If you are like most pet parents, you believe the marketing hype over commercial pet foods. If you read the ingredient label of most, you’ll find most ingredients can’t be found in a food store. These meat and grain meal items are also created using synthetic chemicals as are most of the “extra” vitamins that are added. There are also the colors, preservatives, and flavors, again made with chemicals.

Cancer can be prevented by eliminating these chemical threats. First and foremost is cleansing the body of the toxins already present through natural chelating herbs and foods.

When shopping, please be aware of the hidden dangers in the so-called “all natural” food products as well. Be sure to thoroughly read those food labels. Even if they say “all natural,” some contain ingredients such as rice, guar gum, additives and artificial flavors, Keep in mind that rice is of only modest nutritional value to a animal and can sometimes contain arsenic. Guar gum is the ground endosperm of the guar bean, usually produced as a whitish powder similar to flour. It is used as a thickening, stabilizing, suspending, and binding agent, however it does expand in the intestine, causing a sense of fullness and could decrease appetite. If you are unsure about even one ingredient on a food label, look it up. Then ask yourself this, “Do I feel confident in feeding that food to my pet on a daily basis?”

Our philosophy…it is best to play it safe and go back to the basics by feeding a truly natural, real food species appropriate diet. This will help build the pets’ immune system. We can also prevent and possibly eliminate cancer even further by creating a cleaner, less toxic environment by using only the most naturally safe products in their surroundings as well.
While the toxic burden on our pets’ body is extensive, we DO have the ability to make the changes and enable our pets to a healthier life.

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