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Diet and Supplements for Canine Health Concerns
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18 February 2009 - 3:18 pm
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marleyflynn said:

Since we've heard that fish oil is better, would you just substitute the flax seed with fish oil? She says in the video how important it is to use a blender and mix the cottage cheese with the flax seed oil so that they bond and then the flax seed oil can be “carried into the cells”. Would this be necessary to do with the fish oil I wonder?


Great questions, thanks for asking, and Pam, thanks for answering!

A lot of people advocate the cottage cheese, so we just stuck with that. Plus, it was yummy and I liked it a lot! It also helped me keep weight on when I didn't feel like eating a whole lot.

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I had remembered pumpkin was a great cancer fighting food and now I've also read it's good for dogs.  So, I gave it a shot and you would be amazed with how many pills you can hide in one spoonful of that tasty stuff.  Its working great for us.

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Oh yeah, that stuff's like candy! Yum! Good thinking.

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Olivia is having her amputation today.  I am in the throes of trying to sort out what diet and supplements I want to put her on (and am also in the throes of nauseous grief at all that is happening to my sweet girl).

Pumpkin...do tell.   We have had so many pills to give Olivia over the years that she turns up her nose at Pill Pockets 9 out of 10 times.  I have been wondering how I am going to vary the ways I give her supplements moving forward (peanut butter, cream cheese).  So, do you use canned, pureed pumpkin?  Cooked chunks?  I'm curious!

Thanks for any insight.

Leah & sweet Olivia

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Leah said:

Pumpkin…do tell.


We (and many others) have found that pumpkin is a great treatment for digestive issues – not as a way to hide pills. Just use plain canned pumpkin, not spiced pie filling.

For the pills, Jerry was good at just letting us put them right down his throat by hand. If Olivia isn't keen on that idea, or you are not, try Braunschwager / Liverwurst. It stinks, but it helped us get Jerry to gobble up his pills as he took more and more later in his treatment.

Regarding supplements, everyone has their own suggestions. We recommend picking a treatment plan and sticking to it. Reporting results in your own forum thread will help others determine what might work for them. Here are the canine cancer diet and supplements that were part of Jerry's treatment plan.

Hope this helps. Best wishes for a complete, speedy recovery for Olivia!

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Just discovered PetWellBeing.com, another online superstore for all natural pet health remedies and supplements ...

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