Cancer-Causing Compounds Surround Our Dogs Daily

Cancer Causing Compounds Surround Our Dogs Daily

Monsanto, the makers of toxic pesticides like Round-Up, have over 150,000 people claiming lawsuits against the cancerous toxins found within their products. Despite Monsanto and Bayer’s assertions that the compounds in Round-Up and other products are perfectly harmless, many of these people have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Pesticides with the most deadly poison we know of are sprayed all over our towns and cities. This contains the majority of crops grown in the United States (and around the world with exceptions for those who have banned the product like Sri Lanka).

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Because this substance is sprayed virtually everywhere, it penetrates into our groundwater, contaminating our water sources, our soil, and even the air we (and our dogs) breathe.

Remember that this isn’t just about us. This has an impact on our dogs as well. They are also subjected to greater levels of exposure than humans. Your dog goes outdoors and rolls in the grass to take in the beautiful sunshine.

What you may not realize is that grass is almost certainly poisoned (even if you don’t spray it yourself), and your dog is constantly exposed to a toxin.

Why are Our Dogs at a Higher Risk than Us? 

The answer to this question is simple. 

At all times, our dogs are on the ground with their four furry paws and their fluffy bodies. Our dogs are lying down in the grass. Our dogs are running about on the grass. Our dogs are inhaling all of those chemicals and absorbing them into their skin throughout all of these ‘should-be-fun’ activities.

white short coated dog on green grass field
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Another reason dogs are more likely to be exposed to pesticides is because of the dog food they eat. Wait…. what? 

Across the room, there’s a bag of kibble. All of the grains in kibble, including pea protein, chickpea protein, and lentil flour, have been sprayed with glyphosate.

The relationship between glyphosate and non-lymphoma Hodgkin’s has been established through years of research. Dogs can get lymphoma as well, and their lifespans have been on a continuous decline. This can be tied to the environment, but it is more likely to be linked to their diet. For us, this has been eye-opening. 

Each pet parent who has their dog tested, in many cases, is asked to complete a voluntary survey, and the most eye-opening finding is that food is the most common source of pesticide exposure for dogs. This isn’t only what they’re exposed to when they’re walking on grass. This is what they are consuming.

Why is the FDA Sitting Still?

Why is the FDA doing nothing and letting this happen? 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) isn’t doing enough to keep contaminants out of our food supply. 

People place a lot of trust in agencies, but they must understand that just because someone says something is alright doesn’t mean it is.

They have two agendas: one is to promote health, and the other is to promote agricultural chemical industries. So, how can they be dedicated solely to the goal of protecting our health if they also have a mission to promote glyphosate-based products?

Minimize Your Dog’s (And Your Own) Exposure 

Giving your dog an assessment if he or she is suffering from a health problem, such as cancer, may assist pinpoint certain problem areas. You can grab a test kit at HRILabs.com and test your dog’s exposure (and your own). A collection cup and round-trip postage is included with your purchase (P.S.- We do not receive any compensation for this referral). 

A high-quality, raw diet is one of the greatest methods to approach cancer in dogs, according to studies and experiments.

The Raw Diet

Protein, fat, and carbohydrate are the only three energy sources available to your dog. Your dog’s only source of calories (energy) is these macronutrients.

Amino acids are the building components of protein. Amino acids are required not only for energy but also for the formation of tissues in your dog. They also produce enzymes that control key metabolic processes.

Fat is a powerful energy source. Fat contains twice as many calories as protein, pound per pound. As a result, you must limit the quantity of fat your dog consumes. However, make no mistake: fat is an essential nutrient. It serves to protect your dog’s cells and is necessary for the production of hormones and fat-soluble vitamins.

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Protein and fat are both important nutrients, which means your dog will perish if he doesn’t get enough of them. Carbohydrates, on the other hand, aren’t required… Your dog will be perfectly content without them.

This isn’t to say that some carbohydrates aren’t useful. Some carbohydrate sources can help your dog’s immune system and lower his risk of cancer and other disorders.

But, this is a topic for another time. There’s too much information here to discuss in-depth today, but if you’re interested, we highly recommend you do some digging of your own.

Read more:

3 big reasons why owners are switching to raw food

Canine exposure to herbicide-treated lawns and urinary excretion of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid

Pesticide Drift

Published by AmberLDrake

Dr. Drake is an award-winning author and well-known cancer specialist in her field. She is best known for her extensive research on canine cancer prevention and nutrition, her dedication to help dogs live a long, happy life, and for teaching veterinary medicine. As the CEO of Canine Companions Co., the Founder of Drake Dog Cancer Foundation and Academy, and the Co-Founder of Preferable Pups, in addition to being a respected figure in the dog world, she has earned the respect of thousands of dog lovers worldwide.

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