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Prevent Cancer in Boston Terriers

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More and more dogs are being diagnosed with cancer.  So it is important to prevent cancer in Boston Terriers.

More and more dogs are becoming cancer survivors because their owners are doing their holistic homework.

1. Provide only pure water. Tap water can contain chemicals such as lead, arsenic, and nitrates. Holistic vets strongly advise using a good-quality water purifier to filter your tap water. You may also decide to use bottled or distilled water. Pure water flushes toxins from the body and contributes to the feeling of well-being, says Dr. Goldstein.

Avoid contaminated water. Keep your pet away from street puddles, which can contain cancer-causing toxins such as hydrocarbons and asbestos dust from brakes.

You should change your pet’s water daily. Keep the bowl clean and in a place protected from dust and debris.

2. If your pet already has cancer, avoid all vaccinations. Vaccinations can stress your pet’s immune system.

3. Avoid indoor pollution. Keep your pet away from cigarette smoke. Studies show that secondhand smoke contains hundreds of toxic chemicals that can cause lung cancer in humans.

Ventilate your house well to reduce indoor air pollution. Grow houseplants that filter the air, such as philodendrons, spider plants, aloe vera, chrysanthemums, and gerbera daisies, but keep the plants out of your pets’ reach.

4. Keep your dog’s weight under control. Obese dogs are prone not only to cancer but heart ailments, joint problems, diabetes, breathing difficulties, and more.

5. Use natural flea products on your dog. Pyrethrins are a natural and safe means of flea control, but need to be applied frequently. D-limonen and other citrus-based methods can be used in dogs.

6. Do not allow your pet to ride in the back of a pickup truck. Along with the danger of being thrown out of the truck, your pet will be susceptible to inhaling toxic car fumes and smog. Let your dog get fresh air either by way of a park, beach, or your backyard.

7. Keep your dog away from pesticides and herbicides on lawns and plants.

8. Keep your pet stress-free. Stress is emotional imbalance caused by anger, frustration, or anxiety.

Try some de-stressing methods such as: maintaining a regular pet routine (including feeding times and playtimes); massaging your pet; being in tune to your pet’s needs; looking for stress signals (from appetite changes to excessive barking); keeping peace in a multipet household; and providing tender loving care.

9. Exercise your dog on a regular basis.

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I have never had a dog with cancer, if you have, please tell me about it in the comment section below.  You can prevent cancer in Boston Terriers by following the tips outlined above.

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