Cancer Diet

This information is based on research done at Colorado State University on dogs with lymphosarcoma. The research demonstrated that cancer cells had a preference for using carbohydrates in the diet for their source of energy. Therefore, as it was proven, a diet higher in good quality available protein and fats (specifically Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oils) supplied energy for the animal and not the cancer cells. Dogs fed this diet lived longer with their cancer.

Ideally this diet would be made using only organic ingredients, avoiding all the pesticides, herbicides, and hormones present in the majority of grocery store meats and vegetables. However, any homemade diet will be superior to any commercial diet. Please don’t become overwhelmed. Go Slowly. But remember, feeding this diet will be the most important thing you do for your pet with cancer.

2 2/3 cups (1 1/3 pounds) ground chicken, turkey or lean heart.
8 cups cooked brown rice (organic)
8 eggs (organic)
4 tablespoons cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil

3,000 milligrams calcium
¼ teaspoon iodized salt
¼ teaspoon potassium chloride (optional for taste)
1 cup parsley, finely grated carrot or other vegetable
Steamed or finely grated.

Mix everything together in a large bowl. Ideally this diet should be served using raw meats; however cook the diet initially for acceptance and cook the diet if your pet is undergoing chemotherapy. Bake the meal in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Let it cool before adding any vitamins or supplements. Be sure to provide plenty of fresh, pure water (filtered). Feed twice as much of this food daily as you were feeding dry food. Feed the same amount as canned food. Double or triple the recipe as needed for convenience.

To each meal add:

  • 1 tsp. of oat bran or psyllium husk per 20 lbs of body weight to a maximum of 1 Tbsp.
  • Glutamine 1,000 mg twice daily for a large breed dog (75-100 lbs)
  • Arginine 1,000 mg twice daily for a large breed dog
  • Methionine 1,000 mg twice daily for a large breed dog
  • 1/8 (cats) up to 1 clove (large dog) of garlic twice daily
  • Vitamin Supplements as shown in the “Your Dog and Cat Naturally

Holistic Veterinary Center
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Concord, NH  03301
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