Diet and Lifestyle Boosts

Deep dives into the best nutrition for dogs with cancer and the nutritional benefits of specific ingredients and food items. Also, information about ways to improve your dog’s quality of life and enjoy each day despite having cancer.

Perspective Posts

What To Do When Your Dog Won’t Eat

Don’t panic when your dog has trouble eating. It doesn’t help and might even make the problem worse. Instead, try these simple tips that have helped hundreds of thousands of dogs over the decades.

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 more

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Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli and Cabbage

I recommend cruciferous vegetables for dogs with cancer. Why? Many reasons. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage have some direct anti-cancer benefits ... and they offer excellent liver support in general. The liver is overworked in... read more

An Oncologist’s Thoughts on Diet

As a veterinary oncologist, I used to think any old dog food would do. My thoughts on diet and cancer have changed ... But I don't think you should be hard on yourself or drive... read more

Why Don’t Veterinarians Have an Official Dog Cancer Diet?

Veterinarians have diet guidelines for many diseases, from diabetes to pancreatitis to heart conditions. So why not an official dog cancer diet? Especially when human oncologists readily admit that there is a role for dietary... read more

Keto Diet for Dog Cancer … Good Idea or Bad Idea?

A keto diet for dog cancer is all the rage now. But what is it, and what does it do, and does it really help? read more