Alternative Cancer Treatments

Alternative Cancer Treatments for your Dog or Cat in El Dorado Hills, 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 El Dorado Hills, we can also provide integrative therapy that includes acupuncture or herbal therapies to help support your pets immune system. In addition, these treatments can help control pain and maintain your pets overall quality of life.

You owe it to yourself and your furry best friend to find out the options. Call us for a cancer evaluation at (916) 933-6030. 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 the 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. To be effective, this therapy requires multiple injections administered over an extended time frame. For more specific information, please call our hospital.

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 administered 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 information!

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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    • Mary Jo TruesdaleMary Jo Truesdale

      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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    • Laura Lee RogersLaura Lee Rogers

      Dr. McKerney has been treating my cockapoo, Waldo, with accutpunture for a couple of months now due to a spinal injry that resulted in paralization in the hind area. Waldo can now walk, a little wobbly. When recommended to me we did not know if Waldo would ever be able to walk again. Dr, McKerney is worth our drive (50miles) and time. She was also very thorough in reviewing all of Waldo's medical records prior to seeing him. Waldo is never expereinces any anxiety about going - that says a lot!

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    • 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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    • Holly Hallenbeck RoushHolly Hallenbeck Roush

      Tough visit this time since my dog has Lymphoma, but got lots of support and treatment options. Been bringing my pets here since 1997 with no complaints whatsoever. ��

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    • Stephanie JonesStephanie Jones

      This place is full of the kindest, most compassionate people. Dr Mckerney is Zoey’s favorite and she has gone above and beyond to always give Zoey the best care. Even while Zoey is hospitalized, Dr Mckerney and the staff have checked on her regularly. It means the world to us 💜💜💜

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    • Donna BrodskyDonna Brodsky

      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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    • 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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