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Featuring Demian Dressler, DVM and Sue Ettinger, DVM, Dip. ACVIM (Oncology), authors of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide
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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:

Integrative Oncology Is the Future: An Interview with Dr. Kendra Pope

Today’s Dog Cancer Answers podcast episode is such a good one! Dr. Kendra Pope, an integrative veterinary oncologist, joins us for a Deep Dive into all things oncology. And as her clients in Red Bank, NJ know, she’s knowledgeable AND a clear communicator. And her results speak for themselves. Whether you have an integrative oncologist…

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Dog Cancer Treat: Snack Water

Does your dog refuse to drink water? Renée has a way to tempt her to drink up: Snack Water!

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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!

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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).

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Was There Anything Else I Could Have Done?

Was there anything else I could have done? This is an inevitable question we all face. And the answer is always the same.

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Is Garlic Bad for Dogs?

Isn’t Garlic Bad for Dogs?

The internet screams “garlic is bad for dogs!” But is that even remotely true?

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Bone Broth: A Healthy Addition to Your Dog’s Diet

Bone broth is hearty, satisfying, and nourishing. And best of all — dogs love it.

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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,…

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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.

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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!

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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Modified Citrus Pectin, Dogs, and Cancer

Modified citrus pectin, dogs, and cancer: This inexpensive, easy to give food product may offer powerful benefits to dogs with cancer.

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Soil Depletion and Nutrients in Your Dog

Trace minerals and elements have not gotten the attention they deserve for our pets’ health. For example, zinc, selenium and magnesium are all critically important for dogs fighting cancer for many reasons, among them immunity and resistance to drug reactions. One of the reasons this may be problematic is that many ill dogs have low…

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Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli and Cabbage in Dog Cancer Diet?

Is it safe to give dogs brussels sprouts broccoli and cabbage in dog cancer diets? Demian Dressler, DVM explains why it’s both safe and necessary.

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Oleic Acid, Red Meat, and Mammary Cancer

As readers of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide know, dogs who have not been spayed by their fourth heat run a higher risk for mammary cancer. (Spaying offers its own risks for other types of cancer, but that’s another post.) But other factors can contribute to canine mammary cancer, and some of these are not…

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Could Killing “Good” Bacteria Increase GI Cancer Risk?

Probiotics are linked to all sorts of necessary bodily functions. But do they really help to prevent cancer?

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