Alternative Cancer Treatments

Alternative Cancer Treatments for your Dog or Cat in Folsom, CA

Hearing your beloved cat or dog has cancer is devastating news. You may be wondering where to turn next. Is there any way to give you more happy years with your furry companion?

The good news is that YES, there is hope. Advancements in veterinary medicine have proven that there are effective therapies to treat – and sometimes even cure – pets with cancer. Our goal is to provide maximum quality of life with minimum side effects.

At Veterinary Healing Center of Folsom, we can also provide integrative therapy that includes acupuncture or herbal therapies to minimize your pet’s pain.

You owe it to yourself and your furry best friend to find out the options. Call us for a cancer evaluation at (916) 889-7387. We’ll evaluate your pet’s situation, and go over potential treatment plans and costs, and come up with a solution that makes sense for your situation.

 Alternative Cancer Therapies for Pets:

Intravenous (IV) Vitamin C Therapy involves the administration of Vitamin C directly into the bloodstream. Vitamin C at these high blood concentrations does not work as an anti-oxidant, but instead acts as a pro-oxidant. When given intravenously, Vitamin C in the blood has been shown to generate the production of hydrogen peroxide that has potential to directly kill cancer cells in the early stages.  Normal cells have the ability to neutralize the effects of hydrogen peroxide via catalase, but cancer cells do not. This mechanism of action is similar to some conventional chemotherapies, but with a lower cost and less toxic side effects.

Immunotherapy is one of the latest and safest ways to treat cancer in dogs. If the dog has a tumor that can be removed, a vaccine can be created for that patient. First the tumor is removed and shipped to Medivet labs where the tumor and the cancerous cells are used to create a vaccine that alerts the body that those specific cancer cells are harmful. The personalized cancer vaccine is adminstered to the dog which “wakes-up”  the immune system and helps it to recognize the dangerous cancer cells within the dog’s body. The immune system then naturally starts killing the cancer cells and potentially helps prevent them from spreading further.   The immunotherapy vaccine is created in the Medivet lab using your dog’s own specific cancer cells. Veterinary Healing Centers will then be able to administer the vaccine. We create three vaccines, which are given 4 weeks apart.  Click here for more details!  

Common types of cancer in dogs:

Lymphoma or Lymphosarcoma

Hemangiosarcoma

Osteosarcoma

Mast Cell Tumor

Melanoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Mammary Carcinoma

Apocrine Gland Carcinoma (Anal Sac)

Transitional Cell Carcinoma

Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Transitional Cell Carcinoma

Common Types of Cancer in Cats:

Feline lymphoma or lymphosarcoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Mammary Gland Carcinomas

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    • Susie SullivanSusie Sullivan

      I'm very happy with Veterinary Healing Center of El Dorado Hills. They have treated both my dogs, and have specialized their treatment to their individual needs. I appreciate the fact they are interested in what's best for the dog, not what I've experienced with other clinicians.

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    • Joseph Cooper IIIJoseph Cooper III

      For nineteen years, four dogs and one cat Brad and his team have been there for us with expertise and compassion.

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      We brought our older dog Daisy in for various health issues and surgery. The office staff and veterinarian were extremely polite, patient and caring. The... Read More

    • Theresa Ostland EdwardsTheresa Ostland Edwards

      We started seeing Dr Cahoon and Dr McKerney because we needed alternative health care for our 12yr old mutt. We specifically chose Veterinary Healing Center for their knowledge and experience with Eastern Medicine applications. Our family is overjoyed for our pet and the pain relief he is now experiencing since starting his treatment plan just a few months ago. The staff is always friendly and attentive. The prices are comparable to other veterinary offices. I highly recommend their services for your pets needs.

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    • Megan ShanahanMegan Shanahan

      I have been bringing my dogs and cats to Dr. Brad Cahoon for 15 years now. I trust him and his staff to care for and diagnose my pets. They are located conveniently and open 7 days a week. I won't go anywhere else!

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      Brought PeeWee, who lost use of his back legs, in today for the first time and were treated with calm and care. I love the Eastern approach and we all have high hopes that acupuncture, laser treatment, and some herbs will fix the hitch in his giddyup and restore his youthful step again. Fingers crossed.

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      They take care of our pets as if they are their own! Everyone is welcoming and their holistic approach is appreciated!

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