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Which diet is better for a dog recovering from OC amputation. Raw meat,no grains or regular dry food
Hi just came across your site as my 6 1/2 year old Akita is scheduled to get her front leg amputated. I want to provide the best possible recovery for her and that includes her diet to combat the spread of OC. The question is which diet is better,a raw meat,no grain products or the basic dry food with by products? I was told the raw meat will digest easier and give the dog more strength to combat cancer and stronger immunity. Do you have some facts on this rather than just an opinion?
Thanks for your time
Hi Pete. I'm not a vet, and I don't know your dog so I can't say for sure. But...
My best advice is to find a holistic practitioner who specializes in nutrition. Most traditional vets don't know enough about nutrition, so licensed DVM holistic practitioners are where you should turn.
We do have a great Tripawds Nutrition blog that share tips and ideas about nutrition and cancer and how others have coped. This is at http://nutrition.tripawds.com
You can also check out Dr. Demian Dressler's nutritional advice. He's an awesome dog cancer vet: http://downloads.tripawds.com/2010/08/1 … et-e-book/
As for me, I was on a raw diet, but it's not the diet for everyone. A holistic practitioner can really gauge what your dog is lacking, nutritionwise, and where she is strongest. All dogs are different.
Good luck with the surgery and the cancer. We're here to help, come visit us at Tripawds anytime.
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