Raw Diet for Pets with Cancer

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Last Modified: September 17, 2012

Question

I've read that a diet free of grains may slow the cancer, is this accurate? what are the panel's thoughts on the Budwig diet or flax oil/cottage cheese combination?

Erika Krick, VMD, DACVIM, Veterinary Medical Oncologist, University of Pennsylvania, responds:

Answer

There are no clinical studies of grain free diets in dogs with cancer. I would recommend that you consult a holistic veterinarian or veterinary nutritionist with your diet questions.

The AVMA recently approved a policy on raw diets that may be helpful.

Learn more about Nutrition in the Pet with Cancer.

This question and answer was part of the OncoLink Brown Bag Chat Series. View the entire transcript from When a Beloved Pet has Cancer.

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