My girl was diagnosed with cancer last week. She has secondary cancer in the lungs and the primary is likely somewhere in the abdominal area.
Not bad. She had Chemo at 6 years of age and (so far) has lived another 10 years to be an old lady of 16. She is happy and still likes her short walks and still loves her food.
Ok, I have been researching this a lot and apparently the best food option is high protein, high fat and low carbohydrate (as the cancer feeds off the carbohydrate).
She doesn't like kibble but that is ok because all the online vets I could find say that canned is better than kibble for dogs with cancer.
In terms of dry weight percentages I have found 3 that are at least 45% protein and at most 15% carbohydrate. The remainder being fat. Apparently the fairly high fat is for helping keep the weight on. Sasha is slightly underweight so that is fine. She has always liked fatty foods (sausages, schmackos - - - err even pizza in her younger days).
I don't even cook food for myself so please don't go there :-)
The canned foods all have a first ingredient of meat and include:
Blue Wilderness 45%P 41%F 14%C
Innova (Evo) 55%P 36%F 9%C
Nature's Logic 45%P 40%F 15%C
But I have been searching for the last couple of hours and can't find these for sale in Australia - I live in Perth.
Does anyone else know where I can get these or similar nutritional amounts of other brands available in Australia?
I will also be giving her sardines, salmon etc for the high levels of omega 3 which are also good for cancer (and protein of course).
PS, she has started bleeding from the left nostril. It has happened 3 times in the last couple of months now and each time the vet gave antibiotics. An XRay could not determine the problem and I'm not sure what to do as it has happened again today. Mucus with varying amounts of blood in it. Possibly related to the cancer. The Vet wasn't sure.