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.

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An Oncologist's Thoughts on Diet

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 yourself crazy over food. While there is no official “oncologist diet for dog cancer” there are a few simple things to do.

Why Don't Veterinarians Have an Official Dog Cancer Diet

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

Is Peanut Butter Bad for Dogs

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

Is Keto Diet for Dog Cancer a Good or Bad Idea

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

What To Do When Your Dog Won't Eat

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. read more

jerky treats for dog cancer

Homemade Jerky Treats for Dogs with Cancer

Looking for an irresistible, safe treat for your dog with cancer? Homemade jerky treats are simple, easy, and yummy. read more

How much should I feed my dog?

How Much Homemade Food Should I Feed?

How much homemade food does a dog need? As usual, there isn't one "right answer" to this question -- but here's how to work your way toward the answer for your own dog. read more

is quinoa good for dogs with cancer?

Is Quinoa Good for Dogs with Cancer?

Quinoa's a popular grain. Could we use quinoa instead of steel-cut oats or brown rice as cancer-fighting complex carbohydrates in the dog cancer diet? read more

A photo of Brussels sprouts broccoli and cabbage

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

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