• Dr. Katie Woodley

Warning Signs of Dog and Cat Cancer and Key Holistic Remedies

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Did you know that 60% of pets will develop cancer at some point in their life?

Maybe you've had a pet with cancer and you're worried that your other pets may also develop cancer?

Or maybe you've run out of options and feel alone and overwhelmed, because you've been told there's nothing else you can do for your dog or cat?

As a pet parent myself, I understand how hard it is to navigate the pet cancer realm. I've had three pets develop cancer and eventually pass away from it. The pain and heartbreak of losing our pets is one of the hardest parts of being a pet parent.

One of the most confusing parts about pet cancer is how quickly it can seem to appear in our pets and your pet can have normal bloodwork. This is one of the many reasons why it's important to know what signs to be watching for so that your pet can receive care right away, which will hopefully give your loved one many more months or even years of amazing quality of life.

Dogs and cats are very stoic, meaning that don't tend to show when they are sick until they are really sick, especially cats. However, when we focus on preventative care for our dogs and cats from day one, their chances of developing cancer reduces.

Food is the foundation for health. If we are feeding our pets food that is not optimal to their health, it's like us eating fast food every day. They will not thrive and they will develop disease and potentially cancer. There are some pets that will not become sick even with a poor quality diet, but do you want to take that chance? Learn more about how to read your pet's food label at our previous blog post Do You Know What's in Your Pet's Food?

Take a long hard look at your pet's food, and make sure you ask your veterinarian whether they are on an optimal diet. You can also partner with a holistic vet who can formulate diets or direct you to brands that are optimal for your pet's health. Your pet's wellness and vitality depend on your willingness to provide holistic alternatives to your pet's care. Go to to find an integrative vet near you.

Conventional medicine is necessary. However, conventional medicine only treats symptoms. Whereas, Eastern medicine looks at the whole body and how everything is connected. When we find the root cause, we treat the actual reason for the disease occurring and resolve the problem. For example, anxiety in pets can be linked to leaky gut or gastrointestinal issues. However, when we "treat" anxiety with conventional medicine, we use meds that sedate or help chemical imbalances (which can be necessary) but do not treat the GI issues the pet has been experiencing. We've had numerous patients come off of their conventional drugs when we started feeding a more appropriate diet and resolved leaky gut. Looking at the whole body is important when we are treating or preventing dog or cat cancer.

Make sure you watch the short video, and we'd love to hear what questions you have regarding cancer and what you found helpful. Comment below!


In this video, you will learn about:

  • Warning signs of cancer

  • Key points for cancer holistic therapy

  • Using holistic nutrition as medicine and prevention

  • Herbal medicine as cancer treatment and prevention

  • Using supplements as a preventative and treatment for cancer

Feeling alone or like there are no other options for your pet, please contact us at to find out if we can partner together to help your beloved dogs and cats achieve a vibrant and long life. We are here for you!


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*Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian or doctor. Dr. Katie Woodley cannot answer specific questions about your pet's medical issues or make medical recommendations for your pet without first establishing a veterinarian-client-patient relationship.

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