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Sweet Potatoes for Canines post amputation for Osteosarcoma
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My Golden Retriever, "Jack" is now 8 months post amputation of his front right limb due to Osteosacoma. Jack is 4 and doing GREAT. He loves life, runs, swims, chases squirrels and ducks, eats well, plays with his older brother "Montana" and is generally a really super happy dog.

Jack is on a daily very low does of Cytoxan (8mg) and has been for months after having finished with traditional chemo. Our vet has prescribed this "metronomic chemo" as a way to give Jack the best chance possible for a longer life span.

Recently, Jack has had some loose stools and our vet suggested adding some sweet potatoe to his diet. I am hesitant to do this as we are on a no grain and carb/sugar restricted diet. We are following Dr. Dressler's Anti Cancer diet. For those of you who may not have read his book, I highly suggest that you do so as it is a wonderful reference guide. Jack is also on daily Apocaps (4 pills with each meal) as well as Onco Support.

Does anyone have any info on adding sweet potatoes to Jack's diet to get more fiber to help with the occasional loose stools?

Thanks- MIKE

Livermore, CA

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27 December 2016 - 5:14 pm
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Hello Mike and welcome to the forums, your future posts will not have to wait for approval. 

It's wonderful to hear how well Jack has done! 

We are big fans here of Dr. Dressler!  It's always helpful to get feedback to share with our community here.

Here are a couple of links on natural cures for loose stools. Lots of info in our Nutrition Blog on diets.

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

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              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

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27 December 2016 - 5:15 pm
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Welcome and best wishes for Jack!

You'll find many blog posts and forum topics about metronomics and diet here. We are big fans of Dr. Dressler and his Dog Cancer Survival Guide too. While you wait for more feedback from others, check the Tripawds Nutrition blog for lots of helpful grain free diet tips. Don't miss Jerry's Canine Cancer Diet and Supplements.

FYI: Use the Advanced Search above to refine your search results with specific phrases, and you're sure to find lots of helpful feedback.  You can also search all blogs here . Need help getting started? Start here .

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Sweet potatoes are better than potatoes for sure, but can be difficult with thyroid malfunction, for example (another interesting and frustrating area for the canine-nutrition-interested...). I use cooked carrots (or make carrot soup)for loose stool

Guardian of Manni the Wonderdog. -Or was it the other way around?
Osteo and amputation in Dec 2015. Second, inoperable, primary osteosarcoma found in June 2017.
The end of our adventures came Dec 10, 2017. 2 years to the day.

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