An Anti-Cancer Diet For Dogs – Updated as of 10/3/2014

I am not a medical professional. I am not related to the veterinary field at all.  I am simply a dog guardian who happened to discover in Sept. 2011, that my dog had an aggressive form of cancer, histiocytic sarcoma. My options at the veterinary surgeon’s office were to do nothing or to give my dog chemo.  The prospects of both were extremely bleak, so I decided to do my own research and find an alternative.

What I discovered is amazing and vast as far as alternative treatments go.  Since the 1930s scientists have known that cancer cannot thrive in bodies that are alkaline rather than acidic.  Most of us and our pets inhabit highly acidic bodies because of the foods we do and do not choose to eat. *  The first thing I did for my dog was get him off of his commercial food – even though it was a very good food you can only buy in the specialty pet stores – and I began to make his meals myself.  Most healthy dogs will do well on a raw meat diet, but my dog, being a cancer patient needed extra cautionary measures.  I sought the advice of my regular vet, who has known Bart his whole life, nearly 11 years now,  and she suggested that I begin cooking him meals of 50% meat and 50% vegetables due to his already compromised immune system.  Knowing I wanted to approach his condition holistically through diet, she did a lot of research for me and helped kick start a regimen that has shown wonderful results.  I’m so grateful to have such a wonderful doctor to consult. I honestly believe my dog is happier now than he’s been his whole life.  He’s still very active, playful and has a voracious appetite.

Below is the diet I am feeding my dog every day:

My dog is around 65 lbs. as he is an American Staffordshire Terrier.  He’s extremely muscular and very active so this should be varied according to the weight and activity level of your own dog.

Preparation: We make large batches of food that last from five to six days at a time.  Place half in one container for the fridge and the other half is frozen until only a day’s worth of food is left in his refrigerated container.  We let his frozen food thaw over night and then place it in the fridge in the morning.

Vegetables and Meats I Feed My Dog.
It’s really helpful to have a list of options to feed your dog when preparing his or her meals to rid the cancer from the body.  It is also really important to do a lot of research before you feed your pet any vegetables we aren’t used to seeing our pets eat. I have read extensively that the cruciferous vegetables have the greatest anti-cancer, and cancer fighting properties. This means,  broccoli, cauliflower, (Use these two sparingly, if your dog has thyroid issues, they could be harmful to him. And feeding a dog without thyroid problems broccoli or cauliflower too often can eventually cause thyroid issues) brussel sprouts, kale and collard greens (there are others in this class of veggies but I don’t know if they are  safe to give your dog.)  The few I’ve mentioned above are some foods I know that your dog can eat.I often make batches of food like this in a large cast-iron, ceramic cooking surface, dutch oven. Cook it on medium heat until all the meat is thoroughly cooked and the veggies are tender.  (AS MUCH ORGANIC AS POSSIBLE) This usually gives me about five days of food for my guy.  I freeze half so I know it’s all still healthy and fresh when he gets to the bottom of the batch: (You can use a food processor, I happen to Ninja Chopper.

A head of cauliflower, shredded (remember to use this sparingly, and avoid all together if your dog has thyroid issues.)

5 pounds of grated carrots

Occasionally a bag of frozen peas (He loves peas!) but you should mash them up when they are soft for digestion (these have a bit more carbs than some other veggies so I don’t put them in every batch we make)

2 bags of frozen greens. They can be kale, spinach, collard greens, mixed greens. I buy them in the frozen section at Whole Foods.

A pound and a half or more of ground turkey

One or two large talapia fillets

A pound or two of lean organic beef or bison

Spice it with a little turmeric (2 tsps) which is highly touted as a great anti-tumor, cancer combatant food.  (Be sparing, your dog may not like the flavor of the turmeric and you don’t want to throw out  a whole batch of food because he won’t eat it with a spice in it.)

(A chicken breast and one thigh that are boiled separately on the bone. Bring to boil in about a 2 quarts of water, cover and heat low for 2 hours to make broth. When it’s done, I usually distribute the meat to my furries as a treat. I boil the chicken in a separate pan from the rest of the food – to make a delicious pure broth that helps me to get him to drink his Essiac down.)
I also give him 2 scrambled eggs (scrambled with whole milk yogurt from Whole Foods) every other evening to help keep his weight up. His other food is very lean, so it takes a lot to ensure he’s getting enough calories.
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I’ve varied this list up.  Sometimes I use cauliflower (remember not to use broccoli and cauliflower if thryoid issues) instead of kale, or string beans instead of peas. I’ve used brussel sprouts and collard greens and frozen chopped spinach too. Luckily he has loved all of his meals.  I think the ground turkey, beef, talapia and chicken are the main draw.
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Supplements:

There are three supplemental treatments I am using beyond basic supplements.  Each of the following are linked to order pages you may use if you like,  I am not affiliated with most these brands or companies however, I do get a small commission from Apricot Power for anything bought through the link below. I recommend that all do their own research and find what resonates best.   I am putting this out there to help make the research process easier for others, as I spent endless hours looking for all that I have found below: (Click on highlighted word to go to a website that provides each item.)

Essiac Tea 

Vitamin B-17

Carnivora

Below is the schedule I am feeding my dog every day:

My dog is around 65 lbs. as he is an American Staffordshire Terrier.  He’s extremely muscular and very active so this should be varied according to the weight and activity level of your own dog.

Preparation: We make large batches of food that last from five to six days at a time.  Place half in one container for the fridge and the other half is frozen until only a day’s worth of food is left in his refrigerated container.  We let his frozen food thaw over night and then place it in the fridge in the morning.

5am Breakfast -

about one and a half cups of his 50/50 mixture slightly heated with added supplements as follows:

1 calcium capsule, emptied into the bowl (discard the shell)

1 adult (human) multi-vitamin capsule emptied into bowl (discard the shell- many of these are corn based and corn is an allergen for most dogs)

3 tsps of unfiltered 100% olive oil (Whole Foods has a great unfiltered olive oil in their 365 brand. Make sure it is pure. Many olive oils are now cut with canola and other bad oils that may do more harm than good. Coconut oil is a very good option to use)

1 100mg B-17 tablet crushed

mixed all together

After he eats this we give him 3 drops of Carnivora mixed with a tiny bit of water from an eye dropper.

Then he gets two treats, a dollop of cottage cheese with bromelaine crushed and mixed in, and sprinkled with cinnamon. He loves it!  A dollop or two of whole milk yogurt (make sure it contains no more than 12g of sugar, less is better but you want to do whole milk to help keep the weight up.) In his yogurt we sprinkle a half capsule of noni fruit powder, and some cinnamon. We found the noni tablets on Apricot Power.com but they will no longer be carrying that soon. I suggest Amazon.com.

9am (or earliest time possible, sometimes this means 12pm) Essiac Tea mixture

The thing about Essiac is it should be given on an empty stomach, but this isn’t always easy based on scheduling conflicts.  The Essiac is essential in his healing regimine, so however you have to do it, get it into your dog’s system.  I make up some chicken broth every time I cook a batch of food for the week, so I’ll pour a little broth in with the tea to get my dog to drink it up.

1pm Lunch

1 and 1/2 cups of his 50/50 mixture and a capsule of probiotics. Dr. Udo’s, Udo’s Choice Adults Probiotic available in the refrigerated supplements section at whole foods. This came later – maybe a year and a half after he started having some digestion issues. This cleared those up almost immediately.

After lunch 3 drops Carnivora

4pm  or later, depending on the way our schedules unfold, Essiac Tea and broth

9pm Dinner

1 and 1/2 cups of 50/50 mixture and 2 eggs scrambled in 2 tbs of whole milk organic plain yogurt.    Supplements: 1- 100mg B17 tablet, 4 fish oil capsules (365 Whole Foods brand)

3 drops Carnivora

At times we wait an hour past his last meal and then give him his last Essiac tea for the day. As I said before, this all depends on how the day unfolds for us.

Next it’s bedtime and we wake up at 5am the next morning and start all over again! Good luck and check my FAQs page on the blog.

Disclaimer: For educational purposes only.  It is not to be construed as medical advice.  Only a licensed medical doctor can legally offer medical advice in the United States.  Consult the healer of your choice for medical care and advice.

70 responses to “An Anti-Cancer Diet For Dogs – Updated as of 10/3/2014

  1. Vegetables and Meats I Feed My Dog.

    It’s really helpful to have a list of options to feed your dog when preparing his or her meals to rid the cancer from the body. It is also really important to do a lot of research before you feed your pet any vegetables we aren’t used to seeing our pets eat. I have read extensively that the cruciferous vegetables have the greatest anti-cancer, and cancer fighting properties. This means, broccoli, cauliflower, (Use these two sparingly, if your dog has thyroid issues, they could be harmful to him. And feeding a dog without thyroid problems broccoli or cauliflower too often can eventually cause thyroid issues) brussel sprouts, kale and collard greens (there are others in this class of veggies but I don’t know if they are safe to give your dog.) The few I’ve mentioned above are some foods I know that your dog can eat.

    I often make batches of food like this in a large cast-iron, ceramic cooking surface, dutch oven. Cook it on medium heat until all the meat is thoroughly cooked and the veggies are soft. (AS MUCH ORGANIC AS POSSIBLE) This usually gives me about five days of food for my guy. I freeze half so I know it’s all still healthy and fresh when he gets to the bottom of the batch:

    3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and finely shredded. (You can use a food processor, I happen to use a Salad Shooter someone gave me for Christmas.) Removing the sweet potatoes and replacing with carrots. Just read that high carbs are bad for cancer diets.

    A head of cauliflower, shredded (remember to use this sparingly, and avoid all together if your dog has thyroid issues.)

    A few pounds of grated carrots – maybe 2 or 3 pounds

    A bag of frozen peas (He loves peas!) but you should mash them up when they are soft for digestion

    A bag of frozen blue leaf kale

    A pound or more of ground turkey

    Two chicken breasts

    Two talapia fillets

    A pound or two of boneless skinless chicken thigh meat Also elliminating this from his diet, replacing with lean organic beef.

    Spice it with a little turmeric which is highly touted as a great anti-tumor, cancer combatant food. (Be sparing, your dog may not like the flavor of the turmeric and you don’t want to throw out a whole batch of food because he won’t eat it with a spice in it.)

    (I boil the chicken in a separate pan from the rest of the food – to make a delicious pure broth that helps me to get him to drink his Essiac down. Then I add the chicken after I shred it, into the large pot of food.)


    I also give him 3 scrambled eggs every other evening to help keep his weight up.
    His other food is very lean, so it takes a lot to ensure he’s getting enough calories.
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    I’ve varied this list up. Sometimes I use broccoli instead of kale, or string beans instead of peas. I’ve used brussel sprouts and collard greens and frozen chopped spinach too. Luckily he has loved all of his meals. I think the ground turkey, talapia and chicken are the main draw.

    Disclaimer: For educational purposes only. It is not to be construed as medical advice. Only a licensed medical doctor can legally offer medical advice in the United States. Consult the healer of your choice for medical care and advice.

  2. Thanks for stopping by – I wish you luck with this treatment. I will check back to see how things are going. I used Dr Charles Loops DVM a homeopathic vet to treat my cat with cancer and he was cancer free in months. Dr Loops also has a web site and does phone consults.

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  4. Lori

    Once my dog was diagnosed with cancer, we went totally heliolithic with her food and I’m excited to have found your article. I have ordered the B-17, and apricot kernels. I really would like to know if your dog is now cancer free and how long did it take? I also would like to know if you gave your dog cancer medication along with your daily regiment.

    From
    Old Girl

    • Hi Lori- I would love to know what heliolithic means. Also tell me more about your dog and situation. Was this a recent development? I wish you much success with her health. Please keep in touch!

      As for Bart, I don’t know if he is cancer free. I asked my vet if they could do a blood test on him, but they told us the only way to determine would be to do an ultrasound. We may schedule one, but for now, he has lived well for 7 months post surgery and according to the oncologist, he only had 3 months. I haven’t given him any cancer medication, only herbs, whole foods and supplements. I’m working on making a website so that we can have a community of people sharing ideas and tips back and forth in a forum. It is called http://www.caninecancerremedies.com I have a bit to go with it yet, but I’m in a learning process at the moment.

  5. Lori

    I would like to apologize I meant HOLISTIC, do you know if it’s safe to give your dog raw collard-greens? I feed Heidi raw turkey or lamb meat mixed with raw veggies, like carrots, sweet potatoes, apples, dried cranberries, some beans, and sprouts. I’m going to start adding all the veggies that are high in B-17 too.
    Heidi developed a small bump on her left lip and my vet removed it, but not before advising me that if it comes back it is most likely cancer. Well it did come back and I did not have my vet send it for a biopsy. I felt that if it’s cancer I would deal with it and start doing everything possible for her to get rid of it. We have removed the tumor twice and it still has come back again, so we knew at that point the surgery would not work and it would be very bad to put her through that again. It just makes the cancer spread faster. We have her on a low dosage cancer medication because she has now developed a small tumor in her bladder now and it is starting to block her urethra to be able to urinate. I’m hoping and prying that the B-17 and the apricot seeds will make a difference to help heal her or prolong her life and shrink the tumor in her bladder.

    • Hi Lori-

      I totally understand about not wanting to go through another surgery. After what Bart endured, we knew there was no way we could put him through that again. It’s so traumatic for them. The benefit of having it tested is to know what kind of cancer it is so you can vary your treatment based on this knowledge, but I wonder if it will matter in the long run, as long as you are totally strict about what she does and doesn’t eat.

      I was advised to cook the meats and veggies for Bart because he has a compromised immune system due to the cancer. That is the reason we add supplements.

      Have you asked your vet to help you develop an ideal diet for Heidi? I was really lucky that my favorite Dr. at our vet is open to natural medicine, so she did some research for me and through her I mostly follow the advice of Dr. Olgilvie and Susan Wynn: see this site http://www.caninecancerawareness.org/html/Diet.html

      Here are a few things I learned on my own, only unfiltered pure olive oil is ideal. Whole Foods 365 brand sells some that is not terribly expensive. Other filtered oils are often cut with the less desirable oils like canola or corn or other. Those other oils cause cancer. Secondly I strongly believe in the Essiac Tea regimen. This site sells it in bulk, the best price I could find online and it has lasted me maybe six months and I still have a lot left. http://www.bulk-essiac-tea.com/

      Another thing you can try is Pure Noni Juice. I buy mine from a health food store in the city. It’s pricey, but if you read about it you might want to include it. We mix it in with the Essiac Tea. Read about it here: http://www.cancertutor.com/Cancer/Noni.html

      Best of luck to you. I will hold many positive thoughts for Heidi as well.

      • Lori

        Hi Sue,
        When I found out about Heidi’s cancer I found a wonderful book called “Natural Health for dogs & cats” by Dr. Pitcairn’s, it has a tremendous amount of homeopathic remedies in it and what to feed your pets with or without cancer. He states to feed as much raw veggies as possible and to use one of the 3 different type recipes that is for animals with cancer. Also there is a wonderful healthy powder that contains nutritional yeast (vitamin B, iron & other nutrients), lecithin (linoleic acid, choline, & inositol, which helps your animal emulsify & absorb fats, improving the condition of their coat & digestion), kelp (for iodine and trace minerals), and bone meal (calcium); it also states to add 1000 mg of vitamin C to the food at the time of feeding which helps with the immune system and any allergies your animal may have. We also give her vitamin B complex, along with Essiac tea twice a day; I have known about Essiac tea for quite some time, I use to sell the ingredients for Essiac tea so I have tons of it… Heidi goes back in to the vet’s office next week to have a new ultrasound done on her bladder to see if the tumor has decreased in size. I’m hoping that it has, but I can’t wait until I receive the B-17 and apricot seeds. I’ve heard wonderful things about both of them. I’ll keep in touch and let you know how things are progressing after we see the vet. Keep good thoughts for us, thanks for all your input 

  6. Thanks for the information on that book. I’m going to look for that one and read it myself. There are a lot of different ways to treat cancer naturally, but the main idea that they all seem to agree on is diet, so you are definitely making a great difference for her. The best thing is to have as much information about all the different ways as possible, I think.

    I’m mostly happy that she’s eating what you are feeding her. If Bart didn’t like his food, I don’t know what I would do. Fortunately with dogs, we can pretty much get them to eat anything. Cats are a different story. I have 3 cats and they are all cancer free, but I am curious on what one would do about making a cat eat a cancer diet if it turned it’s nose up to it. I guess you’d have to almost liquify the food, swaddle him in a blanket and use a turkey baster to get it into him.

    • Lori

      Hey sue,
      let me fix some wording I made mistakes on…
      Actually, not necessarily; in the book it tells different way to make the diet for cats to except and how to feed a cat properly so they will not be so finicky… cat are connivers so they need to go without food during the day, they have always had to hunt for their food so it made them hunger. Get the book, it will tell you everything you need to know. Take care and have a wonderful weekend…

    • I ordered my copy! I also put up a post about it on the blog. You have a great weekend too and thanks again. Keep me posted on how Heidi is doing!

      • Lori

        Hey Sue,
        Great news, Heidi’s tumor has decreased in size in her bladder and on her lip. I received the apricot kernels on Friday and I’ve giving her 1, 3x a day. I’m still waiting on the B-17 tables however. I’m so excited that the tumors are shrinking in size. I have to say, I agree with you about the Essiac Tea; I really do believe it’s what’s making the difference. I have put together a holistic dog food recipe with high vitamin B-17 in it for people who have dogs with cancer. If your interested I’ll be more then happy to share. I’m hoping for a complete remission on her cancer if at all possible. Of course my vet said not to get to excited yet, she has never seen an animal go into a complete remission with cancer. So how’s Bart doing? I he still very active and playful? Talk with you soon…

      • Oh that’s wonderful! I’m so happy for you and Heidi! I would totally appreciate the recipe, would you mind if I share it on the blog? And yes, Bart is still doing well. He loves to eat and loves to play. Two very good signs.

      • Lori

        Hi Sue,
        Yes, I would be glad to share the recipe; however, I’m not home I’m @ work so I’ll have to do it tonight when I get home. Also what is your blog address? I would love to partisapate.

      • Hi Lori-
        You can go to http://doggeared.wordpress.com or I’ve been working on a new site that I plan to put a forum on when I figure out how exactly to do that. It has more personal writings on it about my journey through this process, and I plan to get a podcast going to interview people on their own experiences, as well as doctors and other experts. Maybe you and I can schedule a call when I get that going too. It’s called http://www.caninecancerremedies.com

      • Lori

        That would be so cool. I can’t wait to check out your sights, and explore all the different ideas and suggestions you have. I would love to help spread the news on how to help with curing canine cancer. I have all different kinds of homeopathic remedies… talk with you soon, I’ll be on line late tonight.

      • Lori

        Here’s a picture of Heidi, she’s being lazy and will not give me a good pix
        well, I guess I can’t drop in a pix for you to see. So maybe some other time I can put on of Heidi on where everyone can see her. Take care

      • Hi Lori-
        I sent you an email letting you know I made you a contributor on the blog. You can post about Heidi’s diet, share her pics and videos if you have them and anything else you think is relevant and others need to know when they are fighting canine cancer naturally.

        I do want to ask that you post this disclaimer when giving advice:
        “Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor nor do I make any claims for cures. For educational purposes only. It is not to be construed as medical advice. Only a licensed medical doctor can legally offer medical advice in the United States. Consult the healer of your choice for medical care and advice.”

        and please never use the word “cure” as a description of anything you recommend. It is a serious legal necessity in this day and age that we make these statements. Thanks so much for your input!

      • Lori

        Hi Sue,
        Where do you live? I’m in So. Oregon and Yes, I agree about the disclaimer, If I did use the word cure, I due apologize. I do have other stuff I would like to post, but I would feel better if you read them over and placed them where you think they would fit the best on your sight. I hope I didn’t make you feel like I was intruding in on your website. I just got so excited about what you have accomplished that I wanted to help as much as possible. Let me know what you think :)

      • I don’t recall you using the word “cure,” I just read some news story about a guy who kept a blog about some new healthy diet, and he said it “cured” diabetes, and he was arrested – facing prison time. Yikes! And I am really excited to know another person who can share her experiences on the site too. I felt no pressure at all! I think we are both on the same page. I can review your posts if you prefer, no worries oh and no pressure to add posts either. Only do it if you feel compelled and have the time. It can be a chore if you don’t approach it casually. So If you want I can copy and paste your recipe as your first contribution, and then it’s totally up to you how and when you add info. I’m really just excited to have another person who thinks like I do about this difficult situation. Oh and I’m in Chicago.

      • Lori

        Very nice, thank you Sue… I have posted the recipe to your website, but I think I would like to add some disclaimers to that. If you could go in a clean it up that would be great, but I will do it if you wish. I did want to add a list of veggies that dogs should not have at all and the veggies that need to be cooked before giving them to there dog. I’m still at work and I will not be able to get to it until 10pm tonight. Thanks for everything, keep in touch…

      • I liked the post about your recipe. I cleaned up a few things, but it really is fine. Don’t worry about getting to the blog. Like I said there is no rush and please do not feel obligated. I don’t get a lot of views each day yet. A lot of views on a given day at this point is like 20, and on average lately I get from 2 views to 7. So like I said, don’t tire yourself out on this. It takes time, and I’ve only been casually working on the blog for about four or five months. I might have to delete all of our back and forth conversation on here before we start getting more readers. ;)

      • Steph

        Hi Sue and Lori,
        My 12 month old golden retriever has been diagnosed with a pediatric cancer called Nephroblastoma. Unfortuantely we don’t have the money to do the surgeries and chemo so I have been scouring the internet for holistic ways to keep him around as long as possible. The tumor is on his kidney but his stomach is very distended and I’m afraid it is spreading. I love reading your stories that give me hope. I tried to go to your blog, but it wouldn’t open (caninecancerremedies.com) Any other advice you can give would be much appreciated.
        Thanks so much,
        Steph

      • Hi Steph-
        I’m sorry your are experiencing this with your puppy. Wow, 12 months old. I guess human kids get cancer too, so even though it is hard to fathom, I suppose I can try to wrap my head around that. I checked on the other site, http://www.caninecancerremedies.com and I had trouble getting it to open too. But after a few minutes of looking up where I might find support from the host, it finally loaded. Thank you for letting me know it was not working.

        I’m not sure how I could help you beyond suggesting the diet, essiac tea, B17 and other supplements, but if you have questions for me, I will do my best to find the answers. Also make sure your environment is free of toxins, and be strict about what your pup can and can’t eat. No breads, grains or sugars. Let me know if there’s anything else.

        Sue

  7. Lori

    It’s all good, no worries… talk with you soon. :)

  8. Lori

    Dear Sue, I absolutely give up on trying to sign up for a WordPress blog. For some reason every time I put in my username and password it would kick me out. I think I’ll have my husband help me out on this. Sorry for all the delays

    • Don’t worry. I haven’t had a chance to try a test on a different email to see what you might be dealing with. I’ll figure it out soon. Thanks for trying though. Also sorry you’ve been losing time in the process.

  9. cedar

    Another alternative adjunct that does not interfere with any medications or therapies is a homeopathic remedy called “carcinosinum”. It requires an RX from your vet but is very very helpful. It will not harm your pet.

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  11. Steph

    Thank you for such a quick response! I tried the website again and it just took awhile to load this time. What a great site with so much helpful information. Thank you so much. I am stariting my research but will probably have some questions along the way. Truly appreciate the support!

  12. Christy haupt

    How is Bart doing now a year later? I just received my apricot kernels for my 40lb border collie. Waiting for the Carnivora extract. Is one kernel twice a day a good amount?

    • Hi Christy. He is doing very well and it has been two years now. He had a chiropractic appointment today and the Dr. said he’s adjusting easily and well, so he’s great on all fronts. I believe the apricot power website suggests that one kernel per 10 pounds is ideal. You can check out their FAQ page here: http://www.apricotpower.com/faq.asp
      We give Bart 2 kernels three times a day. He’s around 65lbs. I also give him a 100mg B17 tablet three times daily.
      I wish you great success with your dog. Remember to keep positive.
      Sue

  13. Pete Gandolfo

    Just ordered the B17, carnivora and Essiac tea. We cooked up some chicken breast and ground beef with broccoli, green beans and carrots.

    I’ll let you know the results.
    If it works it will be a miracle!
    Our Border collie is 7. We just got the bad news yesterday. X-ray shows in lungs. Blood work not good. Looks like it’s in bones too. Still wanting to play and eating ok.

    • As long as your dog wants to eat and play, you can be assured that she’s in good spirits, which matters a lot. Good luck, and keep giving your dog what he or she wants.

      • christy

        Keep the alkalinity high! Chicken and a few veggies but no grains together. Chicken is the only alkalizing meat. No dairy at all. No eggs as they are acidifying. Grains can be fed, but separate from meat several hours after. It takes different enzymes for people and animals to digest meat, legumes, grains, dairy, so don’t combine in one meal! See Gersen Therapy. No peanut product as peanuts are massively acidifying. Grains are heavily GMO’d except for the ancient ones like kamut, spelt and quinoa.

  14. Katy

    HI
    can anyone let me how much B17 (tablet form) is safe on my 17 kilo staffy who is 14 and has a penile cancer tumor. I have had him on apricot kernals 4 per day, the Budwig protacol (quark and flaxseed oil) and changed his diet to fresh cooked veg and raw organic meat for the past 7 years. He was first diagnosed with testicular cancer 8 yrs ago. I stupidly had it removed and of course it metastasised and soon a tumor the size of a golf ball turned up in his bladder. We managed to get rid of it much to the vets surprise, with the above mentioned things. Since moving interstate he has been back on non organic meat because I cant find an alternative where we live. He has been on this for 5 mths now and I suspect this is how things have come back. We also couldnt source apricot kernels for 3 mths due to shortages. I have the B17 sitting here waiting to go but I cant find info on how much is safe without being toxic….any help would be great! Thanks :)…katy

    • Hi Katy-

      I don’t think removing the cancer could be considered stupid, especially when you say he’s survived for 8 years. That is amazing. You did great! Anyway, 17 Kilos is what, roughly 37.5 pounds? Bart weighs 65 pounds or 29.5 kilos and I give him 300mg of B17 daily and he does just fine. You could give your dog 150mg to 200mg of the B17 spread out over the day – I would say start with the lower amount and work your way up if you have to. I am not a doctor so I am only basing this on how much my dog takes. I hope this helps. And I use http://www.apricotpower.com to get my apricot seeds and B17. They are based out of California in the states, so I’m not sure if they are feasible for where you are, but just in case, they are a very reliable resource.

  15. Katy

    Hey Sue
    Thanks so much for your help! …I got the B17 tablets from Cytopharma which is part of the Conteras Cancer clinic in US. The tables are 500mg so I was thinking I might try him on a 1/4 tablet once a day for a few then gradually increase it.Ill have a look at your suggested site too. Thanks again

  16. kim

    Just wondering what kind of meat an vegetables you use to make the 50/50 mixture. And did you use organic?
    Thanks

  17. AMANDA

    My dog has lymphoma, a cancer. She has bee given a week or so to live. She has been given steroids over the last 10 days but i have since heard about bitter apricot kerrnels and have bought some. i want to start her with the apricot kernnels as soon as possible. Do you know if i can give them to her whilst she is taking the steroids because im afraid there won’t be enough time to wean her of the prednisolone first.Hope you can please help me. Thankyou. Amanda.

    • Amanda I’m so sorry I didn’t respond sooner. I have been on vacation visiting my parents. I found this, which you may find helpful to read. I can’t say for sure how the B17 and the steroids will combine. I’m just a layman, but this site has really promising info. http://www.bluestale.com/

  18. Katy

    I lost one of my dogs 2 yrs ago from an exceptionally aggressive and rare cancer. In her last 2 weeks I gave her a small amount of apricot kernels. If I had my time over with the limited time she had I would not have gone so easy. I cant advise what to do because Im not a vet but I use B17 on both my dogs now and I also used B17 to cure my own cancer. I wouldnt wait,…but thats just me personally.
    The other excellent treatment that I get awesome results with my dogs is the Budwig protocol….Organic Quark and flaxseed. In your dogs case Id get 2-3 small containers of it into her a day…..starting immediately. Good luck and be brave :)

  19. Katy

    Also I noticed xylitol mentioned in the Budwig Protocol. Do not use XYLITOL in your dog’s food. It is okay for a human but extremely toxic to dogs. I’m not sure about Stevia for dogs:

    Ive never used Xylitol…all is use is quark and flaxseed :)
    Good luck Amanda! :)

  20. gemma wilson

    Thanku!! This menu nd ingredients looks brilliant…. Helped me do my own research aswel! The vets basicallyjust sed no different diet needed!!!!! Clearly don’t have a clue!!!!
    Thanku sooooooon much x

  21. Alexis

    Hi – I have been looking online for the past week or so browsing recipes for dogs with Cancer

    Our story – My Pitbull Apollo had his first mast cell tumor 2 years ago. I had it removed and 7months later I had another removed. In November 2013 started noticing multiple bumps on his neck and body. My vet informed me that since the mast cell tumors are no longer isolated, I had 2 choices: .put him on Palladia (which is $650+ a month) or just let him live a happy life until he longer can. So I started a donation site to raise money for his medication. https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/qbx3/apollo

    In this process I learned that raising this much money was probably not feasible, so I went to a vet that practiced Eastern and Western medicine. He provided us with Huang Lian/Coptis (topical) for his raw tumors. In addition to Wei Qi Booster, Stasis Breaker, Benedryl and Pepsid AC. He also suggested I put him on a natural diet, but suggested for me to obtain a diet from their dietitian which would cost an additional $300. I said I would hold off and have been looking online for the past week or so and I really cant find anything consistent. I noticed some of your recipes, but it was a lot of supplements. I have slowly been trying to ween him off his dry food. So far I have been feeding him a mixture of his dry food (until its gone) and the below:

    Ground beef and or chicken
    Cauliflower
    Kale
    Sweet Potato
    Eggs

    Is this diet sufficient, what else would you recommend to add or change?

    Thanks,
    Alexis & Apollo

    • Hi Alexis-

      I would think that those ingredients are quite good. I have been reticent about giving Bart sweet potato -or potato of any kind- because it is so high in starch, which turns to sugar in the body. Sugar causes a release of excess insulin which plays a role in feeding cancer cells. (I am not a doctor, but this is something I have read multiple times over from medical sights and literature.)
      I have also read that dry dog food, of any quality is something that needs to be eliminated from the diet of a dog with cancer. Grains are highly advised against. I guess they play a role in feeding cancer cells as well, but if it is grain free it might not be as detrimental. I don’t know that for sure.

      What I feed Bart is a blend of cancer fighting veggies, and I mix them with meat. The supplements are to be sure he gets everything he needs nutritionally that I might not be able to ensure is in his homemade diet.
      I make a batch of food that lasts about 5 to 6 days and he eats 3 meals daily.

      Let me know if this helps at all.

      Blessings to you and Apollo.

  22. Katy

    I got all my anti cancer dietary suggestions from a book written by a wonderful old herbalist……..http://www.amazon.com/The-Complete-Herbal-Handbook-Dog/dp/0571161154
    I agree with the comment above…cancer fighting veggies…multi colour in the bowl is good!
    I cook every few days for my dogs…loads of veggies like parsnip, turnip, carrot, yellow squash, zuccini, chokoe and broccoli. Then I blend up some watercress, kale, a little garlic and water and pour it over the food. I have cut their meat right down but feel they do need it because they are dogs, so they have uncooked organic beef offcuts. In the morning they have quark and flaxseed oil (Budwig protocal) .They are both extremely happy and healthy :)
    Good luck with Apollo

    Katy
    ps…no wind making veggies if you can help it eg peas and cauliflower and they can give dogs a belly ache

  23. Katy

    psss…..my dogs are staffys :)

  24. Alexis

    Thank you both!

  25. Joyce Gonzalez

    I just ran across these two links last night on dog cancer. Cancer cells produce histamine which causes your dog to produce more stomach acid which causes stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea and lack of appetite. Exactly what my girl has been experiencing. Several dog owners are using a combination of benadryl and tagament to treat this. I read two studies that show that tagament has anti-cancer properties. As soon as I read that I ran out to buy both and gave them to my girl, who I have been syringe feeding for the last 3 days. I usually have to carry her out of bed in the morning but this morning she was up on her own and raring to eat. I couldn’t believe it. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
    The dog cancer blog also has a cancer diet recipe that can be downloaded. I’ll be making my baby’s food from now on.

    http://www.bavariasboxers.com/cancer.htm

    http://www.dogcancerblog.com/why-benadryl-for-mast-cell-tumors/#.UxC66F5-JXE

  26. Kylie

    Hi,
    My 6yr English staffy just got 2 lumps removed off his scrotum, the results came back saying they were aggressive grade 2 mast cell tumours with a survival time of less then 5 months. We went to a specialist, he had an ultrasound done, blood work and urine also aspirations done to other little lumps on his body. All tests came back clear but they want to start chemo ASAP. I’m reluctant to start chemo at this stage as his not sick and I’ve red so much positive things about a holistic diet approach.. I’ve completely changed his diet in the last 3 days, no more can food and kibble.
    For breakfast he gets a boiled egg and a teaspoon of coconut oil. Lunch he gets mixed veggies- carrots, broccoli, spinach. With sardines or pork back fat.
    And for dinner he gets the same mix as lunch but I mix in rosé hip vital canine as he has arthritis. Tomorrow I’ll be buying chicken and beef to add to his diet along with other veggies. I’m waiting on tablets K9 immunity and artimix to arrive then j will be startinv him on then.
    Is there anything else you could recommend I feed him? Thanks so much for your time

  27. Sue Anne Stoermer

    http://www.carnivora.com/order-carnivora.html

    I am wondering which item I order? My Golden Retriever Thor is very sick with histiocytic sarcoma in his lungs. I want and need to order ASAP. Please help me.

      1. Hello Sue Anne. I’m so sorry to hear about your Thor. If you go to this link: http://doggeared.wordpress.com/an-anti-cancer-diet-for-dogs/ I have hyperlinked all of the sources I personally use to order Bart’s Carnivora, apricot seeds (B17) and Essiac. Each of these words are underlined, which means if you click on them, they will take you right to the pages I order from. They are only suggestions. There are plenty of other resources out there, but I have been ordering Bart’s Carnivora, B17, and Essiac from each of these stores since the beginning of Bart’s treatment. I think this is what you are hoping for.
    • Also, I order the carnivora in liquid form. Bart stopped drinking water from his bowl after he came home from the surgery, and so in order to give him the proper dose I use a shot glass and eye dropper. This is how we do it, I drop 3 drops of Carnivora into the shot glass, then I take another eye dropper and put a little water in it, squirt that into the shot glass with the Carnivora drops, and let the water and Carnivora mix a bit. Then I suck it back up into the eyedropper and squirt that into Bart’s mouth. We used to do this 4 times a day, we reduced it to 3 times a day after two years. The Carnivora will come with an instructional sheet, and I believe they advise you start out with a lower dose and build up to an aggressive dose over time. But be sure to read the instructions before you start. I hope this all helps. My best advice is to find a holistic vet, and tell him or her what you are doing to treat Thor. Best of luck to you!

  28. Sue Anne Stoermer

    Essiac Tea

    Vitamin B-17

    Carnivora

    apricot kernels

    Would you help guide me through what to order?

    I want to help my Thor and his bother Boji. Both are Goldens.

  29. Pam

    My 9 yr female Brittany has man miry cancer. I would like to try alternative methods as I an uncertain surgery is the answer.
    What foods r using in ur mixture? U don’t say and I would like to try the mix.
    I want to do what’s best for her. Vet says to have operation. Friends say I shouldn’t as so many cancer patients die after surgery as it spreads.

    Thanks for ur help

    Pam

    • Hi Pam. It is a difficult decision to make. Just remember for piece of mind, there is no right or wrong choice. I am aware of the same concerns about surgery and cancer spreading. Bart had surgery and fortunately he is doing fine today – his tumor ruptured in his gut so we didn’t have a choice in the matter.
      Follow this link, it details every ingredient I use in Bart’s diet.

      http://doggeared.wordpress.com/an-anti-cancer-diet-for-dogs/

      Best of luck to you and Brittany.

      • Michelle

        How much Essiac tea do you give at a time? I gave my dog 2 oz tonight with some homemade chicken broth. I boiled 2 eggs with the chicken for the trace calcium. My dog Sandy has a large mass in her abdomen that they say appears to have metastasized to her lungs. She’s having surgery to remove the mass tomorrow.

  30. Hi Michelle,
    The Essiac Bulk site has a great chart for dosing pets.

    http://www.bulk-essiac-tea.com/pet-cancer.html

    Also be sure to look at my FAQs. You might find it helpful.

    http://doggeared.wordpress.com/frequently-asked-questions/

    Good luck with Sandy and her surgery. Try to stay positive as best as you can.

  31. I am so happy I stumbled upon this! My dog Cash is only 6 years old and has been diagnosed as having TCC (transitional cell carcinoma). I just got the call last week and I have 3 options – Chemo, which they say cold prolong him for 1-2 years, and at home anti-inflammatory drug OR nothing. He had a tumor removed and it was the only one in existence. So even though his body is tumor free, they say that it is an invasive cancer that is in his blood stream. Now it’s a waiting and guessing game as to when/if any tumors will come back and where.

    My first step has been research and I’ve decided that changing his diet is something that needs to happen. I’m still hold onto hope!

    This is the first site I’ve come across that actually has spelled out what a typical day/menu looks like. My Cash is a very good eater so I think what you’ve laid out will work for me and my family.

    I see that you are feeding him three times a day. Due to our work schedules this isn’t possible. Do you have any suggestions to a twice a day feeding schedule? How would you work in the tea?

    Thank you!

    • Hi Nichole-
      Bart’s situation is much like Cash’s. He had the only existing tumor removed completely too. I think in that respect, we are lucky. Maybe the best way to feed him on a twice daily schedule would be to divide up the amounts of food and supplements so that he gets 1 and a half, twice daily. So for Bart, who is about 65lbs., if we were to do a twice daily regimen we would give him his breakfast with the supplements + another half of the amount of the food. Then at dinner, I would probably do the same food-wise and include his lunchtime pro-biotic. For the tea, it is advised to just get it into their system one way or another. You might choose to just mix it in with both meals. They say it can cause tummy upset if not taken on an empty stomach, but I have never seen Bart act as if his stomach is upset from the tea. Sometimes our schedule makes it so we can’t give an hour buffer around his meals and tea, so we make it 45 minutes or less between tea and meals.

      I hope this helps.
      Sue

      • Thank you so much for the reply! We are on our second batch of food and he’s eating like a King. We just saw the oncologist yesterday so we’ll be adding supplements into the mix for him soon. I also just ordered the tea today so I’ll be starting him on that too.

        We still haven’t made our decision on the chemo so for now we are just giving him a daily anti-inflammatory. I’m still holding onto hope that we don’t see a tumor back in his body anytime soon or ever.

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