It is important to know the right kind of foods and diet to be taken especially if you’re sick. This is also true with pet dogs. The worst sickness that can make dogs suffer is cancer. So it is of great value to have an idea about dog cancer diet. These are some of the tips that must be considered if your dog is suffering from cancer:
One important thing to take note is that foods that are high in amino acids and proteins are helpful because it lessens the episodes of vomiting especially if the dog is undergoing chemotherapy.
Fats and lipids are also important so Omega 3 must also be present in the diet because it stops the growth of tumor and cancer cells. Foods that are high in Omega 3 include salmon, flaxseed oil and cold water fishes. But on the other hand foods that are rich in Omega 6 must be limited because it triggers growth of cancer cells.
Vitamins A, C, E, Selenium and iron are also some of the essential food that must be in the food intake of dogs with cancer. Other supplements such as beta carotene from carrots, green tea and grape seed extract, glutamine, arginine, garlic and green and black teas are also suggested.
It is also important to have a diet with zero grain content. Raw food and partially cooked food is also advisable. Diet must be a combination of 25 % fruit and vegetables and 75 % meat. Some of the suggested foods include raw bones, ground or chunked meat, vegetables such as capsicum, carrot celery, broccoli and spinach, fruits such as pear, orange, apple and grapefruit.
Cottage cheese and yogurt may also be included to increase the dog’s appetite. Aside from these things, herbal supplements can also be helpful. For instance Echinacea and astragalus that serves as the dog’s immune booster and fights viral infection can be mix in the diet.
There are also herbs that are possible to use. Some of it is the cat’s claw and pau D’arco that boost immune system and has anti-inflammatory and prevents multiplication of cancer cells. Milk thistle can also be a great help it prevents liver damage in dogs having a cancer.
Nowadays, a combination of these helpful ingredients can be done in order to lessen the effort and money in treating our dogs suffering from cancer. One good example is the ES Clear which is a combination of turkey rhubarb that cleans and promotes good digestion; sheep sorrel that detoxify and lessens swelling; burdock that initiates faster wound healing and lessens liver damage; and slippery elm that lessens swelling of the oral area in order for our dogs to eat comfortably.
Always remember that dogs feel safe when their owners show that they truly care. So, when they unfortunately acquire such illness, give your pet proper dog cancer diet. Somehow, your simple ways of caring will reduce the pain they have.