Showing posts with label homemade dog cancer diet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label homemade dog cancer diet. Show all posts
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

A Low Carbohydrate, Novel Protein Diet For A Dog With Food Allergies And Cancer


Are you wondering what foods might be helpful for dogs with inflammatory conditions like cancer or allergies? We are sharing what was in our rescue dog Legend's breakfast bowl this morning.  14 year old Legend has epilepsy, atypical Cushings, food allergies and now liver cancer.  He is 78 pounds and still going on two walks a day. Here is what is in Legend’s bowl: baked salmon, raw rabbit patty, dandelion greens, artichoke hearts, Amazing Omegas, okra, asparagus, carrots and broccoli. We change the vegetables every day and include green beans, shredded cabbage, peas and squash (butternut, zucchinni and yellow squash).  Every pet's needs are different and if your dog has to be on a special diet such as a low fat diet or one for a health condition like kidney disease,  than this would not be a good fit.  It's best to always check with your veterinarian before changing your pet's diet.

If your dog has any joint issues, allergies, skin problems or cancer, adding omega 3s in the form of fish and fish oil is helpful. Veggies like artichoke (chopped frozen from Trader Joe’s), dandelion greens and carrots support liver health. The raw frozen food is the gold standard in providing fresh nutrients for pets. Notice the diet is low in carbohydrates—very important for any cat or dog with cancer, digestive issues and especially inflammation. Finally, feeding your pet these types of foods doesn’t have to be an all or nothing decision. Vegetables, fish and raw food are definitely expensive so even if you mix in what you can a few times a week or on the weekends when you have more time, that’s a big win. Anything you can do to add more fresh nutrients to your pets diets is great!

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Saturday, May 9, 2009

Homemade Diets For Dogs with Cancer

On the Internet, there are many homemade diets for dogs with cancer and unfortunately most are not accurate. Some include unhealthy ingredients such as pork fat and other foods that might actually aggravate your pet's health. When your dog has cancer, you need to be sure you are providing the right BALANCE of nutrients that support your pet's particular situation. For example, we have many patients who come to us who are following a "dog cancer diet" they found online that advises them to use an overabundance of fatty protein when their pet has elevated liver or kidney blood values. We strongly urge you to schedule an appointment to get the exact percentage of ingredients based on your pet's bloodwork and symptoms. We do not have "canned diets" because every pet needs a different ratio and we use mathematical models to calculate for you. We work in conjunction with many veterinary oncologists and can provide you with sound advice not just about diet but about a supplement regimen that will support your dog with or without chemotherapy. Dr. Gordon and I see patients in person at the VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital in Lake Forest, CA and also provide telephone consultations to people all over the world about dog cancer and appropriate diets. You will need to schedule a combination appointment with me and Dr. Gordon if you would like advice regarding medications or your pet's prognosis. If you would just like advice regarding the best supplements and diet for your dog with cancer, then you can just schedule an appointment for a nutrition consultation.. If you would like to get expert advice on a cancer diet for your pet, please complete the pet health consultation form on for a telephone consultation or call VCA Arroyo Animal Hospital at 949-770-1808 to schedule an inperson appointment in Orange County, CA.