Veterinarian Service

Pet Vitamin C Therapy Veterinary Service in Richmond, VA

Vitamin C works selectively as an oxidant and can be used in treating many types of cancer and other conditions.

Vitamin C Therapy

We all know that Vitamin C is a very potent and effective anti-oxidant, but did you know that when given at high doses of vitamin C goes from being an antioxidant to an oxidant? It is true. At levels that can only practically be achieved by providing a pure form of Vitamin C in an IV drip, Vitamin C becomes a highly effective oxidant in treating various conditions.

At these very high concentrations, Vitamin C forms a hydroxyl radical (an oxidant), which healthy cells can break down with catalase. Cancer cells and other “stressed” cells do not have this catalase and will thus be damaged or killed. Therefore vitamin C will work selectively as an oxidant and can be used in treating many types of cancer and other conditions, such as arthritis, in which inflammation is a factor.

Most of the research on this therapy is coming out of the human field, with the Riordan clinic in Texas and Kansas University doing most of the work. A few veterinary clinics have been using this modality extensively for long periods, and we’ve been working with them to develop our protocols at the Integrative Veterinary Center of Richmond.

Clinically, we cannot guarantee that tumors will shrink or organs in failure will improve. However, we expect that virtually all of our patients will feel better from the therapy as it is intense detoxification. In cases of cancer, it is most effective in the early stages of the disease. Severe arthritis and other conditions can also be effectively treated.

At the Integrative Veterinary Center of Richmond, we do not use this as a stand-alone therapy for most disease processes but as an essential part of treatment that can work with our other modalities to significantly improve the quality of life for a significant number of animals.

Miss Gracie looks great at her post-Vitamin C follow-up. Can you believe she was diagnosed with cardiac hemangiosarcoma before she came to see us?