Cancer Care

Please see my book in development on Path With Paws, Integrative and Holistic Methods of Treating Cancer in Cats and Dogs

Good nutrition is very important in any animal fighting cancer. A diet high in protein, moderate in fat and with no grain or very low grain is ideal. Home made cooked diets or home cooked raw diets are best. If that is not possible then a good quality high protein, canned commercial diet can be substituted. If dry food is the only option then a no grain high quality diet such as Orijen can be used. I do not recommend uncooked raw diets for animals with cancer if they have not been on raw diets before or are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation.

Sample cancer diets

Dog (approximately for a 40 lb dog per day)

1 1/2 cups cooked or raw meat (freeze meat if raw and never feed raw fish)
1 cup cooked vegetables
1/8-1/4 cup chopped liver and organ meat
1/4 cup yam, sweet potato or pumpkin
1/8 cup nuts such as almonds, walnuts, or cashews or almond butter
2 T yogurt with live cultures
1 egg with shell

Cat (2-3 days of cat food)

12 ounces of meat or fish cooked or raw ground or chopped (about 1-1/2 cup)
1/8 cup liver and organ meat
1 egg
2 T pumpkin, sweet potato, or yam
1/2 teaspoon cod liver oil
1 teaspoon almond butter
calcium supplement
taurine(if meat is cooked)


*If possible I also recommend adding reishi, shitake, and/or maitake mushrooms to the diet. Mushrooms are strong immune stimulates and have anti-cancer properties. A vitamin supplement with calcium should be added to any homemade diet. Cats will need a supplement with added taurine.