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I had posted the info on that Dog Cancer Series under Vet's corner but since it is all about the food, I figured this is the more appropriate place to continue what I learned.

In the 3rd lesson they tell about the type of diet the dog should be eating to prevent or cure the cancer. In the 4th lesson they give 5 most important supplements and then try to sell you the documentary series for 2-4 hundred dollars. Well, I had already gone to keto pet sanctuary and downloaded the e-book that had all the same info the series was telling me.

So the food plan is to feed the dog a low carb, paleo style, keto diet high in fat, moderate in protein and low in carbs. What the research showed was that sugar feeds cancer cells and to stop cancer from growing and kill off the cells you have to stop feeding them. The documentary had several success stories where people put their dog on the diet and cured the cancer. None of the dogs in the series were Rottweilers by the way.

A Recap of the entire series before I continue:

To reduce chances of your dog getting cancer:
1) eliminate chemicals in the environment.
don't put herbicides or pesticides on your lawn
don't use chemicals inside the house (not even air freshener) unless is is deemed safe
2) look at what you are feeding your dog and see how many carbs are in the food you currently use
for dry food: add up the guaranteed analysis % of protein, fat, fiber, ash (6% if ash not listed) subtract that number from 100% and the result is the % of carbs in the food
for wet food it is a bit more complicated: add up % of guaranteed analysis of protein, fat, fiber, ash and moisture. Subtract that number from 100%. Then convert wet to dry matter for accurate values because the water in the food should not be part of the percentage values.

Example: crude protein = 10%, crude fat = 4%, fiber = 1%, moisture = 80%, ash = 2%
10+4+1+80+2 = 97
100 - 97 = 3% carbs on wet matter basis
for conversion: moisture = 80% so dry = 20%
3% / .20 = 15% carbs

I know----you need to like to do math here.
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Great info! They don't need it, but adding some fresh fruit (blueberries, bananas, apple slices,melon etc.) and some greens also good as anti-oxidants. Through the years I have fed my dogs raw, home cooked, and a top kibble(Orijen/Acana). At one point I had 3 adult Rottweilers to feed...and found it hard to find reasonably priced supply of meat. One dog did not really care for raw, one loved it, and the 3rd developed kidney problems (not from the diet). I ended up doing home cooking for the kidney problem dog, because he would not touch the K/D prescription diet that the vet pushed.

The Rottie I have now..will eat raw, and will switch between raw and kibble with no problems. I have been doing titers on my dogs for years....and rabies vaccine is good for 3 years in our area.You can titer for parvo and distemper...usually around $200. that includes the blood draw and the vet sending to a lab. Jemma is 9 years old...and had her last parvo/distemper combo at 18 months of age. I titer every couple of years or so...and all of her anti-bodies were still high and she was considered protected. We really don't have flea or tick problems around here...I have Atvantage on hand if the cat, or she should get fleas....but have not had to use it. I do give her Heartgard Plus for 6 months of the year...and that's about it. Lots of fresh air, sunshine and exercise. Hope she lives a few more healthy years.
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You may want to print and present this to your vet: https://drjeandoddspethealthresourc...-guidelines-2017-for-dogs-review#.Wtc1eUxFyF4
Dr. Jean Dodds and Dr. Shultz are both tops in their fields for immunology and now even the AAHA has tried to get vets to stop giving annual vaccinations.

I've never heard about having to have rabies yearly for 3 years.. the vaccine is the year/three year. I live in an area that does have rabies...and pups need their rabies vaccine given alone at around 4-5 months, and then 1 year later a booster...and that booster is good for 3 years.
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Yes, Lew Olsen has lots of knowledge in canine nutrition. She also sells supplements on her website. I have that book. You can also supplement with calcium pills...if you do not have enough egg shells.
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