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Old 01-16-2013, 05:37 PM
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food and supplements?

What do you all feed your pup with cancer? And, any supplements that you have found helpful?

We've changed Scouty's diet so much since his diagnosis. He now eats 100% grain free kibble(before it was just no wheat or soy). He also gets eggs, chicken and cottage cheese for protein. Citrus fruits and sweet potato to help alkalize his belly (MCT makes it bad). And veggies and low sugar fruits for snacks....especially veggies with fiber (like green beans) to try and curb his insatiable prednisone appetite. Prior to his diagnosis, he almost never had people food....so he loves this.

He also has pepcid and bendaryl to help with the histamines of MCT (not to mention prednisone and chemo) and we recently added fish oil for a whole host of things. On his chemo days, he gets bland food like chicken and yogurt until we know he's back on his feet.

I've been reading so much about what to do and not do that sometimes it gets overwhelming and sometimes articles contradict each other so I thought it'd be nice to hear other people's routines.

I've been considering milk thistle. Last vet visit his liver panel was slightly elevated. The vet said not to worry too much about it but I've read the milk thistle helps.
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Fatty bony raw meats are great nutrition I like pork side ribs, I don't really have much Experiance with cancer in dogs but you seem to be doing pretty well just don't mix the kibble with anything else because it causes digestion issues, you may also want to consider yogurt instead of cottage cheese or no dairy at all because many dogs are Mildly intolerant of lactose, and eggs are also good but I would remove the whites and just feed the shells and yolks I think the whites have some properties that inhibit digestion. Try feedinga bit of beef liver, it's extremely nutritious, first few days he may have soft stools because its so rich. Coconut oil is also a very good supplement


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Oh and if he's having liver issues bitter greens will work well, kale, dandilion, arugula. I'm sorry your little bud is going through this I can't imagine one of my guys past or present getting cancer


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Thanks, Tuco! We've never tried anything in the bitter green department but I definitely will. I'd rather do that than another pill.


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Yea I like to take the natural approach with their health, the thing with drugs is they fix the problem but then create other problems


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My theory is give them what they like to eat.
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I'm so sorry to hear about that your pup is going through that. I really can't even imagine. I would say to give him what he wanted. I have been doing a lot of reading on plant based diets helping with cancer in humans so it seems the same would be true for dogs. So maybe some leafy greens. This product also immediately came to mind, it's a powder that you sprinkle on top of the food. SALE - Cranimals Very Berry 4.2 oz. - $18.95 - LuckyDogVitamin.com. Good luck to you...lots of prayers and hugs.
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food and supplements?

Although plant based diets work with humans dogs not so much, only about 5~10 % plants. Focus on nutritious meats and secreting organs like liver kidney and pancreas


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My oncologist suggested low carb, high protein so I changed to a low carb dog food made by Evo. I give him a dog multi-vitamin and am going to add omega 3, zinc and vitamin C (all suggested by the oncologist). My baby was just diagnosed with oral melanoma so I don't know if this is going help yet.

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food and supplements?

Also try giving coconut oil it has been proven to help with cancer


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