Dr. Dressler’s “Cancer Diet” is a basic recipe that can be customized with lots of different tasty foods to appeal to even the most finicky eater. Combine these amazing, healthy foods with the recommended plant-based supplements, and your dog will “become what he eats.
If you’re like most dog lovers dealing with dog cancer, you may be wondering what to feed your dog if he or she has been diagnosed with cancer.
Here are few Answers from Dr. Dressler:
“If your dog has cancer, you want to do all of the following:
- limit carbohydrates (rice, corn, etc.)
- moderate protein (lean chicken, etc.)
- pack in the omega -3 fatty acids
- use a salt replacement
- add a good calcium source
- add a balanced vitamin supplement
One of the most convenient foods for dogs with cancer was designed by Greg Ogilvie, one of the nations leading veterinary oncologists.
(I like his food, but I also like him. Greg is a very nice guy.)
Greg created a food extremely high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are usually found in fish oil like mackeral, menhaden, salmon, sardines and so on.
This food also has low carbohydrates, which is important because cancers love carbs.
The food avoids sodium by using potassium chloride instead of sodium chloride for flavor.
It has extra branced-chain amino acids like arginine, which are beneficial in dogs fighting cancer.
Greg’s food is produced by Hill’s Science Diet, and is called ND (which stands for Neoplasia (cancer) Diet).
You can also boost your dog’s levels of *natural* cancer-fighting agents by adding foods like ginger, garlic, certain berries, shiitake mushrooms, dietary enzymes, and more. These cancer-fighting weapons are gentle on your dog, but tough on cancer.
Be sure to introduce any dietary change very slowly, because dogs can experience digestive upset with sudden changes in food. Gradually use less of the old food and increase the proportion of new food over 2 weeks.
Always watch for vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, or lethargy during these transitions.”
And if you have the ability to cook for your dog at home (rather than getting ND, for example), the anti-cancer recipe included in the book can be tailored in a variety of ways so that even the most picky eater will eat.
There’s even an “anti-cancer stress management exercise” included that urges a “cheat day” for your dog!
Food is such an important part of a dog’s life – it’s what Dr. Dressler calls a “Joy of Life” – that your dog will really appreciate you putting into practice Dr. Dressler’s tips.
Dr. Dressler runs a full-time veterinary hospital in Maui,
Hawaii. He cares for dogs (and plenty of other beloved pets) day in and day
out. The rest of the time he spends thinking about dog cancer and how to help
dog lovers fight it.
It also includes cutting edge botanical-based
treatments from the
frontiers of human cancer research that help to shrink tumors and
kill cancer …that are affordable, readily available, and you can give to your dog at home.