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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.