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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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Thank you Andrea for that information. I know not to use air freshner. It's worth mentioning that people who own birds don't use Febreeze because it can kill their birds. One time in our office we had an employee who was a real fussy person and would spray Febreeze around her desk. It made one of our dogs throw up. Febreeze is a really bad one, and they put that crap in floor cleaners and other things. I got a bunch of trash can liners recently before I realized they were scented with Febreeze. What is it with these companies who keep shoving this stuff at us? Why does our trash have to smell good?

I know about the shots too, it's better to do a titer test on your full grown dog before getting boosters, because if your dog has antibiodies for whatever the shot is for, the shots disrupt the immune system. Distrupting the immune system can cause cancer.

I never put my dogs on flea control until they have fleas. I' am lucky in that many years they don't pick up fleas, so they don't need it the whole year. There are different parts of the country where you abolutely have to do what you have to like heart worm meds. Years ago our dogs would get fleas every summer and they didn't have the flea control items that worked like they do now. We would have to give flea baths and bug bomb the house every 2 weeks for several months of the summer (Fleas have a 2 week gestation period). Flea control is so widespread now, at least in my area that we don't have that issue anymore.
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