Full Spectrum Cancer Care Step 4: The Dog Cancer Diet
Step four in Dr. Dressler’s five-step Full Spectrum approach to treating dog cancer is making changes to the diet.
Here’s the truth: we’ve been listening to hundreds of thousands of dog lovers since 2008, and MANY of them have told us that their dog’s health improved with changing the diet ALONE.
It may be the fourth step, but don’t think it’s fourth most important. ALL the steps are important!
Here are the many, many articles about diet and dog cancer:
Help Your Dog Eat with A Paper Plate!
I wanted to share a Picky eater tip I got from my wonderful Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) vet. 💕 Dr. Hale suggested using paper plates if your dog has an upset tummy. She said this is something that palliative care/hospice vets use. 🐾💕 Glass, plastic, metal, etc., will all retain some smell, even if…Read Article
Does Grain-Free Dog Food Cause Heart Disease?
Grain-free dog food seems to be a risk factor for heart disease in dogs, but we don’t know why yet. So what should you feed your dog?Read Article
Raw Diet and Cancer: Dog Edition
Raw diets and cancer are not a great mix. Dogs with cancer are at higher risk for food-borne illnesses, and may not digest raw vegetables.Read Article
How to Cook Chicken Necks
Chicken and turkey necks are loaded with dense nutrition. But how on earth do you cook them so they’re safe for your dog to eat?Read Article
Berry Coconut Dog Cancer Treat
If you’re looking for a berry-licious dog treat, these are easy and delicious!Read Article
Integrative Oncology Is the Future: An Interview with Dr. Kendra Pope
Dr. Kendra Pope is one of four integrative oncologists practicing in the U.S. She has a lot of advice and straight talk for us humans dealing with dog cancer.Read Article
Dog Cancer Treat: Snack Water
Does your dog refuse to drink water? Renée has a way to tempt her to drink up: Snack Water!Read Article
Dog Cancer Treat for Easter: Peanut or Almond Butter Eggs
Want to brighten up your dog’s Easter with his very own treats? Make these “heavenly hash” egg-shaped treats. De.Li.Cious!Read Article
Valentine’s Day Dog Treat: “Chocolate”-Dipped Strawberries!
These “chocolate” dipped strawberries are coated in carob, which many dogs love. What a lovely and loving treat for your dog on Valentine’s Day (or any special day).Read Article
Dog Treats for Dogs with Cancer: Turkey Meatballs (YUM!)
Looking for a dog cancer diet-friendly treat for your dog? Renée’s turkey meatballs are great for cheat days AND every day!Read Article
Dog Food Recall: Check Your Dates
Sportmix brand pet foods have been recalled due to toxic levels of aflatoxins. So far 70 pets have died and at least 80 more are sick.Read Article
Keto Diet Dogs Cancer … Good Idea or Bad Idea?
Keto Diet, Dogs, Cancer: is there a benefit in following this diet? Dr. Dressler looks into it.Read Article
Is Quinoa Safe for Dogs with Cancer?
This trendy grain has been around for thousands of years, but we’re only giving it to dogs now. Is quinoa safe for dogs with cancer?Read Article
Homemade Jerky Treats for Dogs with Cancer
Want your dog’s undying love? You already have it. But now you can EARN IT with homemade jerky treats for dogs with cancer.Read Article
10 Safe Treats for Dogs with Cancer
Is there such a thing as safe treats for dogs with cancer? It turns out the answer is yes!Read Article
Are Overweight Dogs at a Higher Risk for Cancer?
Are overweight dogs at a higher risk for cancer? Yes. It turns out that being chubby isn’t nearly as cute as we once thought.Read Article
Nutrient-Dense Foods and the Dog Cancer Diet
What exactly are nutrient dense foods? And why are they so important when it comes to the dog cancer diet?Read Article
Is Peanut Butter Bad for Dogs?
In most cases, peanut butter is bad for dogs — but there’s a work-around. Read this article to find out how to make peanut butter a healthy treat for your dog.Read Article
Dogs Can Have Garlic, In The Right Amount
In the right amounts, garlic is good for dogs, despite what you’ve probably heard on the internet.Read Article
Bone Broth: A Healthy Addition to Your Dog’s Diet
Bone broth is hearty, satisfying, and nourishing. And best of all — dogs love it.Read Article
Is There a Link Between Overfeeding and Cancer?
As humans, we know that overeating is not healthy for us and by the same logic, we must realize that overfeeding our dogs is not healthy for them. While overfeeding can lead to obesity and shorten life expectancy, it may also lead to obesity and cancer. And since dog cancer is difficult to deal with emotionally,…Read Article
Food and Nutrition for Dogs with Mast Cell Tumors
Dr. Dressler’s Dog Cancer Diet is appropriate for most dogs, but dogs with mast cell tumors need a few modifications. Read this if your dog needs a low-histamine diet.Read Article
Diet and Dogs with Cancer
Dr. Ettinger’s views on diet have changed since she co-authored The Dog Cancer Survival Guide and attended the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Associations’ conference. This is important stuff!Read Article
Is Your Dog’s Food Helping or Hurting?
One of the most important things you can do for your dog with cancer is improving his or her diet, which is why Dr. Demian Dressler, author of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, made food the exclusive focus of step four of his five step approach to cancer care. But how far do you have…Read Article
Winter Dangers for Dogs with Cancer
Even as I begin writing this post I sigh at the title “Winter Dangers”. It just seems that everywhere we turn there is a threat! And constantly being on guard can be exhausting! So I offer this to you both from the perspective of caring for your dog with cancer, who may be more vulnerable…Read Article
Holiday Foods and Dog Cancer
We all want our dogs to join in the holiday fun. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind.Read Article
How to Help Your Dog with Cancer When He Won’t Eat
When your cancer dog won’t eat, it’s really frightening. It makes you think they’re close to the end, right? Don’t panic – try these things to help.Read Article
Heterocyclic Amines in the News
I’m happy to report a news article highlighting one of the subjects, carcinogenic heterocyclic amines, discussed in the Guide. The Mercola article discussed a publication about finding this substance, PhIP, in dog fur (as an aside, not all dogs have fur, as some have hair, but that is a different story!). PhIP is in a…Read Article
Why Is Diet Ignored In Dog Cancer Care?
Why on earth is diet ignored in dog cancer? This is a huge blind spot in the veterinary profession. We should start looking at this.Read Article