Thankfully there are things we can do right now to help prevent scary diseases like cancer in our pets. Things that are relatively inexpensive and absolutely easy to incorporate into the lifestyle of our dogs. We can make this difference for our dogs by adding leafy green vegetables rich in sulforaphane! The selenium found in broccoli also shows to be anti-cancer! Yes, you read that right. Using leafy green vegetables to help prevent cancer is supported by scientific research!
Adding Leafy Green Vegetables
If your dog doesn't want to eat their veggies, you can chop them up as finely as possible as sneak them into some fresh, raw ground meat. Simply mix the ingredients together and serve!
The daily dosage of leafy green vegetables is 1/4 teaspoon per 10lbs of body weight!
The following vegetables are full of sulforaphane and other amazing nutrients and are safe for dogs!
- Broccoli sprouts
- Brussels sprouts
- Red Cabbage
The Science Behind It
The effects of sulforaphane on canine osteosarcoma proliferation and invasion.
Evaluation of the effect of dietary vegetable consumption on reducing risk of transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder in Scottish Terriers.
Independent effects of the broccoli-derived compound sulforaphane on Ca²⁺ influx and apoptosis in Madin-Darby canine renal tubular cells.
The next set of studies were conducted with humans or mice.
Sulforaphane, a Dietary Component of Broccoli/Broccoli Sprouts, Inhibits Breast Cancer Stem Cells
Selenium from High Selenium Broccoli Protects Rats from Colon Cancer
Dietary constituents of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables: Implications for prevention and therapy of cancer.
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