Good nutrition is essential for remission, recovery, and quality of life in canine cancer.
It's not just that good nutrition prevents the symptoms of malnutrition. Dogs with cancer that don't get the nutrition they need have issues with wound healing. Surgical incisions, radiation damage, ordinary cuts and scrapes, and bites from fleas and other parasites won't heal if your dog isn't getting the needed amino acids from high-protein foods.
Dogs with cancer typically develop electrolyte imbalances. Cancer cells act a little like vacuum cleaners for glucose, the sugar that powers every cell in your dog's body. Cancer cells burn tremendous amounts of glucose.
Every time a single molecule of glucose enters a cell, it is accompanied by three sodium ions. deplete a 's blood plasma of sodium, and electrolyte imbalances can follow.
Dogs with are prone to a condition called cachexia. The term cachexia comes from two Greek words kakos hexos, or "bad condition." In cachexia, are multiplying out of control, demanding a significant quantity of .
Proteins are made from chains of , but every protein is made from in a set order and in set amounts. If your 's doesn't provide enough of just one essential amino acid, can send out signals that lead to the breakdown of healthy cells to provide the wants.
Breaking down healthy tissue to get just one kind of amino acid is bad enough. But a liberated from the destruction of healthy tissue indefinitely. Your 's liver must break down those extra into urea and glucose. Then, because urea is highly acidic, your 's kidneys need to find a way to keep your 's blood pH from sinking too low. They can send out signals that break down bone to provide calcium.'s body can't store all the other
In addition to the implications of protein metabolism in the face of , critical fats are also necessary. Getting all these nutrients can be a very difficult job in your own especially without expensive, expert guidance.
Or you can just provide your and support their while not fueling . complete nutrition formulated by veterinarians with specializations in and nutrition. The right nutrition should help your
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