Many dog owners are increasingly noticing it: The disease "Cancer" takes its course and makes before many fur noses no more stop. But why is that? Why does the ugly feeling creep in that the number of dogs with cancer was vanishingly small just 50-100 years ago??
Certainly, in the first place, the new modern form of veterinary diagnostics plays a major role. The technology makes it possible to recognize tumors and also smallest ulcers at an early stage. Only 50 years ago, dogs died of cancer without us humans knowing what the four-legged friend actually had now.
But a much bigger role in the development of cancer is played by us humans. Yes exactly, we who love our animals so much bear a very large part of the blame for all this. Because all the things that are man-made, no matter how wonderful, can kill us at the same time.
Certainly the genetics of the individual dog is not uninteresting, but much more important are the things that we as humans add to the dog’s life. You have to imagine the body as follows.
The healthy defense system of each dog eliminates around 400-4000 cancer cells every day IN EVERYONE …Day by day. If this defense system is disturbed or even hardly present, the cancer cells have the possibility to spread unhindered.
So where do we find these sources of interference with the defense system??
Let’s start with deworming and spot-ons. Chemical means, made by man, which serve to eliminate parasites and insects. We often forget that these nerve poisons are a great burden not only for parasites and insects, but also for our dogs. Now I know how important people think it is to have a hygienic dog (this also explains the many bathing and showering of dogs that have once rolled in the sand), yet it should be remembered that there is no way to prophylactically deworm. Where there is no worm – none can be killed.
Here it makes sense to look first of all whether worms are present at all in the excrement. Against ticks and fleas a dog owner can use the nature by the way wonderfully, in order to prevent. Likewise, nature with its flora and fauna is also optimal to create a worm-resistant climate in the intestine. No chemistry is needed for this.
As a further point I would like to address the nutrition of the dogs. Here the spirits divide, as in so many things. Nevertheless, dog owners should consider how they want to feed their dogs. If you want to feed as naturally as possible, you can switch to feeding raw meat with fresh fruits and vegetables. This has the advantage that every dog owner can freely decide what exactly he gives his dog to eat. When he holds a kilo of beef heart in his hand, there is usually only 1 kilo of beef heart in it and not waste products, growth promoters, preservatives and thickeners. For whom, however, raw feeding is out of the question, he should at least keep an eye on the ready-made food.
A recent study has shown that in 15 types of food (especially in puppy food) a concentration of the plasticizer diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) was detected, which was also found in the testicles of many male dogs.
Some feed suppliers have gone to the trouble of eliminating sugar, grains and preservatives. Furthermore, terms such as soy, peel bran, pectins, carrageenan, autolysates and many more should be respected. A recent study has shown that in 15 types of food (especially in puppy food) a concentration of the plasticizer diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) was detected, which was also found in the testicles of many male dogs. Researchers tried to find out why the sperm count of male dogs has been decreasing by 2.5% per year for the last 15 years. The cause for all tested dogs was the industrial feed with the substance that has been banned for more than 15 years. The info can be found in the study by Richard Lea from the University of Nottingham.
Another problem for the immune system: stress
The dog has to know 47 different signals, has to listen perfectly to his recall, gets a new "command" every 5 minutes, has to have his food taken away from him by the owner, just so that he can practice his "dominance" and cannot move around freely as a dog in any other way.
But what is stress? I often hear "My dog has no stress"….but then I see an underactive thyroid, pain in the musculoskeletal system or a dog that gets an "off", "no", "fie" or "don’t do that" for everything every minute. In addition, he is used as a permanent toy by small children, has to keep his bladder in check for 12 hours because his mistress is out of the house for 10 hours, and in addition, hardly any walk is relaxed because permanently free-ranging dogs with inconsiderate owners drive the dog on the leash crazy.
It starts already in the puppy age, when the dog is encouraged in his barking, because mistress wants to bring him to rest with stroking or yelling at him> Stress for the dog. Or the puppy, which is not allowed to do anything at home, except lying – so he should not nibble on things or behave like a toddler. Further it goes in the young dog age, if the dogs are castrated fast and they have to do afterwards often a life-long with regulation disturbances in the hormone household.
Now many surely say: My dog always had stress with bitches in heat, that’s why we castrated him. -> I believe that on my word, but also here nature can do wonders and bring the dog in its naturalness back into balance. By the way, the dog also has stress when Herrli (mostly out of convenience) throws a ball for 30 minutes. No, the dog is not having fun anymore when his tongue is already hanging on the floor – he is stressed and probably just broken and over-excited. This is certainly no way to give the dog a relaxing workout Loneliness and boredom also cause stress, as do constant changes of owners, freezing cold or excruciating heat, noise, hunger and thirst. A probably very stressful matter for the dog is often the high demand of the dog owner to his four-legged friend. The dog has to know 47 different signals, has to listen perfectly to his recall, gets a new "command" every 5 minutes, has to have his food taken away from him by the owner just so that he can practice his "dominance" and cannot move freely as a dog in any other way. Permanent measures are stress!