Keto Pet Sanctary
Reduce Your Dog’s Risk
Signs of Cancer
Cancer in Dog’s by Location & Type
The Dog Cancer Series
“According to veterinary oncologist Dr. Stacy Binstock, estimates show that 25%-33% of dogs will have cancer at some point in their lives. It is the number one cause of death in older dogs. The good news is that you can help with early cancer detection and early treatment of your dog.” Whole Dog Journal
For dogs NOT battling cancer animal nutritionist Dr. Richard Patton and many others advocate for a low carb diet preferably a balanced raw diet and to avoid dry kibble due to high soluble carbohydrates. Dry kibble varies in quality and the total amount of carbs can vary greatly as seen below. If your dog is battling cancer continue reading below for guidance with a keto diet.
Carbohydrates contribute to weight gain and carbohydrates will feed cancer. “It is known that most tumor cells preferentially use carbohydrate as an energy (fuel) source and use fat and protein far less efficiently. Therefore, feeding an animal who has cancer a diet that shifts its energy balance away from carbohydrate and towards fat is designed to feed the patient while starving the tumor. Because tumors grow fastest when using carbohydrate for energy, depriving them of this form of energy may slow their growth and slow the progression of the cancer.” 
For dogs not battling cancer there is information here on how to choose a food. If you would rather see a list of quality dog foods for dogs not battling cancer go here.
If your dog is battling cancer continue reading below for guidance.
“I’m always coming across the latest product touted as a “miracle cure” for dogs. Sadly, many people purchase such products in desperation to help their beloved animal companions, but many – if not most – of these products end up doing nothing more than draining the person’s wallet. That’s why when I discover a product that is clinically tested and proven to benefit dogs, I get really excited and I want to pass that information along. I’m-Yunity® is one such product. I’m-Yunity is clinically proven to extend the lifespan of dogs with hemangiosarcoma, an aggressive, invasive cancer that originates in the blood vessels and spreads to other parts of the body, most commonly the spleen.” https://petfooddiva.com/im-yunity-extends-lifespan-of-dogs-with-cancer/
“Who would benefit? Dogs with congenital or acquired liver disease; dogs undergoing cancer treatment; older dogs in general; and cats exposed to acetaminophen. Cat with liver disease and geriatric cats may benefit form SAMe supplementation as well, but without published evidence on its use, SAMe for cats falls into the category of “not harmful, possibly helpful” so worth a try if you can give pills to your cat.”
“How to get it? There are a number of commercial SAMe supplements sold for both veterinary and human use and either type may work for your dog or cat. When selecting supplements (marketed for pets or people) it is important to know that SAMe is prone to degradation during manufacturing and storage so capsules and enteric coated pills are better than chewable wafers.”
“Another key consideration when supplementing SAMe is that it undergoes a significant first-pass metabolism with approximately 50% of the ingested SAMe being metabolized by the liver before it can be used as SAMe itself. Additionally, the presence of food in the stomach can decrease absorption of SAMe even further, meaning that SAMe supplements should be given on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before a meal to have maximal absorption.”
While not a cure, KetoPet (KPS) has found the ketogenic diet to be effective in improving outcomes when treating canines with cancer. In fact, 55% of the dogs who graduated from the KPS program are still going for long walks, enjoying belly rubs, playing catch, and experiencing a quality of life far beyond their original prognosis. Some of these sanctuary dogs are even living cancer-free.
A ketogenic diet is restricted calories, high in fat, adequate in protein, and low in carbohydrates (carbs). Keto diets are based on a ratio of fat to protein/carbs. Its important to understand that weight does not correlate to nutrients. e.g. 4oz or 112g of chicken skinless breast provides 23g of protein and not 112g as in total weight. (See below)
Keto Diet for Dogs
KetoPet Sancturay has simple and free recipes you can download.
KetoPet Calculator (simple diets for dogs fighting cancer!)
Should you vaccinate a dog with cancer?
Dr. Karen Becker answers the question here on facebook.
Heartworm pills for dogs fighting cancer...?
Dr. Karen Becker discusses the question here.
Reduce Your Dog's Cancer Risks
Make sure your lawn is safe for your children and pets by following organic care practices. Studies have linked canine cancers to lawn chemicals. (See Below) In addition to coming in contact with pesticides, herbicides or other chemicals and tracking these chemicals into the home, many dogs enjoy eating grass. Why do dogs eat grass?
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