Canine Cancer Diet Recipes

Because dogs with cancer are struggling to maintain their immune system, a healthy canine cancer diet will give your dog the best chance to stay healthy and fight the disease. Many health experts even believe that a healthy diet can prevent some types of cancer.

Simple Cancer Diet Recipes

When your dog is suffering from cancer, experts suggest to avoid carbohydrates, increase fight and moderate protein levels. Because bacteria is a concern, be sure to cook recipes to reduce bacteria.

One option is to mix:

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 teaspoon flax seed oil
  • 1 cup steamed vegetables, blended in a blender or food processor (healthy vegetables include carrots, zucchini, squash, cauliflower, broccoli, peas and spinach)
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup protein, such as beef, chicken or turkey

This will feed a small dog for a day. For a medium sized dog, double. Triple the recipe for a large dog.

A simpler option is to mix:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef, chicken or turkey
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/3 pound liver
  • A spoonful of vegetable oil

Balanced Diet Recipes

Though the above recipes are more specifically designed for dogs with cancer, a balanced, homecooked recipe will also help your dog improve his health to more effectively fight off cancer. When paired with additional supplements, these recipes would also be a good choice.

For an option with commercial dog food, mix:

  • 1 cup high quality dog food, such as Innova, Natural Balance, Merrick's or Solid Gold
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 pound ground meat, such as beef, chicken or turkey
  • 3 to 5 chicken hearts
  • 1/2 clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon alfalfa
  • 1/2 cup steamed sweet potato
  • 1/2 an eggshell ground up
  • 1/2 teaspoon kelp
  • 1 teaspoon flax seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground pumpkin seeds

For a complete balanced option without kibble, mix:

  • 5 pounds ground beef, chicken or turkey
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 32 cups water
  • 8 to 10 cups processed vegetables (see above for healthy suggestions; avoid onions)
  • 2 to 3 cans kidney beans
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 or 3 eggs

This mixture will feed a medium-sized dog for about a week.

Additional Supplements

In addition to these recipes, you may want to add extra supplements designed to fight cancer and support your dog's immune system. Vitamin C is an excellent addition to any canine cancer diet because it serves as an antioxidant. Instead of giving your dog tap water, provide him with distilled water or spring water to provide unhealthy minerals.

To make a healthy powder for any diet, mix:

  • 2 cups yeast
  • 1 cup lecithin granules
  • 1/4 cup kelp powder
  • 1/4 cup bonemeal
  • 1,000 mg ground vitamin C

Add a spoonful to each meal to promote balanced health in your dog.

There are also some herbal remedies designed to fight cancer in your dog. However, check with your veterinarian to make sure they don't react poorly with any medication that may be prescribed. Goldenseal is useful for treating any type of cancer as is Thuya, a homeopathic remedy. Silicea is best used if your dog is suffering from a solid tumor or lymphosarcoma.

No matter what type of cancer your dog acquires, many commercial diets contain unhealthy ingredients that your dog's body must cleanse out. To reduce additional strain on his body, feed him a healthy diet that will help him fight the cancer and reduce symptoms.