Integrative and holistic approaches to cancer – the beginning of a project

For a long time now I have been frustrated that I am only one person. Part of the year I have to turn clients away and the most frustrating times are when I have to turn people away who have animals with cancer.

I often get calls and emails from folks out of the area with animals with cancer. Sometimes I am able to turn them on to someone who can help them in their area but sometimes they are far away from big cities and holistic vets.

So after much thought I have decided to embark on a journey over the next couple years to bring the information I have to anyone who may want it. I am going to begin to write a book on treating cancer in dogs and cats.

My plan is to post what I am writing on the web in small sections and then in the end to pull all the information together into a book. However I want this information to stay open source so everything will also remain on my website for viewing.

Like many of the articles I write I will try to provide information that is easy to use and navigate. While I think it is still ideal to find a holistic vet to work with if you have a dog/cat with cancer, I want to make this information usable by anyone. I am also hoping that this will be a book that can be used by western veterinarians to aid in both the treatment of cancer and in understanding therapies used by holistic vets.

Here is my proposed chapter index – My plan is to write it in order of importance and fill it in as I go along – more will become available over time:

Integrative and holistic methods for treating cancer in dogs


5 Responses to “Integrative and holistic approaches to cancer – the beginning of a project”

  1. Lucinda Says:

    This is a wonderful suggestion and would be a fabulous resource for many of us pet owners.
    Thank you so much for proposing such a generous gift.

  2. Grandma Betsey Says:

    THANK you Lena. This is such a wonderful gift to pets and the people who love them. Your time and knowledge is greatly valued and treasured. Quality of life for both pet and caregiver will benefit from your generous offerings.

  3. Lena McCullough, DVM Says:

    Thank you to everyone for all the wonderful words of support about this project!

  4. Susan Says:

    Thank you so much for this resource! I in the middle of my journey and have found it difficult to find resources/knowledge/support of using multiple modalities. I found your site while researching where to buy Xue Fu Zhu Yu. I had not fully realized the benefits it offered for my four-year-old mixed breed dog, who recovered from his second mast cell tumor surgery. The first tumor had quickly and surprisingly metasticized (sp?) to his lymph node. We are doing chemo in conjunction with supplements, herbs and Tong Ren. I have decided to combine everything based on combining piecemeal approaches/advice. Although I will never know if this all makes a difference, I know I have tried much of what is out there. I am forever grateful for insight, such as yours, that has helped me along this difficult path.

  5. Lena McCullough, DVM Says:

    Thanks for the comments Susan! Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang is a great formula for dogs with multiple mast cell tumors. It helps mobilize the immune system to the skin where it can stop this tumors before they become tumors. In addition it has some pretty strong anti-cancer properties that can help with mets and helps support his system during chemo as well. I hope he ends up doing well with the integrative therapy approach
    best wishes,