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Dizzy has low white cell counts as she is going through chemo we have 2 other dogs as well and i was wanting some advice on food i could feed her to boost her immune system, we are in the UK and it would seem that the supplements available in the states don't seem to be available here. so far she has only had 1 session we have 3 more to get through and i want to do all i can to help her through this

Dizzy diagnosed with osteosarcoma 24 may 2011 amputated same day doing fine hopping around on three legs giving the neighbourhood cats what for

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A lot of the folks here use a mushroom supplement of one kind or another.  I have a recipe a friend used for mixing her own mushroom supplement for her dog who fought lymphoma.  If you were looking at one of the mushroom supplements and are interested in giving the home mixed a try, PM me and I'll locate it and send it to you.

I didn't use the mushrooms, but gave extra fish oil for immunity.  There is a concentrated oil made in New Zealand - Moxxor, that is big with a holistic vet we used toward the end.  You might do some research on it.

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gillian said:

i was wanting some advice on food ...

FYI: We've moved your post here to the Eating Healthy forum.

You'll find lots of canine cancer diet recommendations in the Tripawds Nutrition blog. There are also various homemade dog food cookbooks in the Downloads blog . You might consider starting by reviewing Dr. Dressler's free canine cancer diet ebook.

For supplements, consider these blog posts and forum topics:

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