posted on Jun, 7 2012 @ 10:49 AM
reply to post by Wheelindiehl
My golden died of cancer three years ago. I have not been able to get another dog since, I loved her so much. Anyway, she ended up with cancer in
her stomach, which spread to her lungs.
Here are some things that I learned when researching her cancer. Some breeds, such as goldens are very prone to developing cancer. Theories include:
inbreeding too much, vaccinations, food, and flea and tick treatments. Don't feed your dog a corn based dog food, while dogs are omnivores, their
diet in the wild consists of a lot of meat. You can research raw diets, or find a good high quality dog food that is well-balanced. Just remember,
commercial dog food is processed, and we know how well that works out for us!
I am not saying they won't grow and develop with commercial dog
food, they will, but I can tell you that it is not the best thing for them. To each his own though, I fed my dog commercial kibble her whole life
that I thought was decent until I finally read the package at the end of her life, and changed her diet.
Flea and tick medications, most are strong medications. You can research organic methods, none work as well as the chemicals, though. Have not read
about the water thing though, I suppose reverse osmosis takes care of that problem. There is a lot of talk about certain vaccinations causing
problems. Here in Texas we had a great oldtimer vet, he told us some unpleasant info about rabies vaccinations, but again, up to you, if you have an
outside dog, this is something to think about.