Dr. Dressler recommends a low-carbohydrate diet for dogs with cancer, and ideally a home-cooked diet. However, even if you do all your own cooking, he recommends two grains in particular as part of that diet: oats and brown rice. Both of these grains have been shown to have anti-cancer properties.
Since there are no low-carb commercial dog foods that match Dr. D’s dietary guidelines perfectly, we like this brand for its quality and transparency. These formulas do have grain, but they are good grains in general. Nice for some dogs who aren’t irritated by grain, especially if you have more than one dog to feed and need a “regular” food. Several flavors are available!
Why We Recommend This Brand
“What should I feed my dog with cancer” is the number one asked question we get at DogCancerBlog.com. The answer is not simple, just like cancer and dogs are not simple. There is no “magical food” that will kill cancer. However, there ARE foods that will fight cancer and support the body. The best diet is a homecooked diet. But if you need to use commercial dog food, using food from The Honest Kitchen is close to home-cooking.
That’s because this company uses human-grade food, manufactures to human-grade standards and is dehydrated, not cooked.
When you spoon out the dehydrated food and add a little warm water, you get a balanced, nutritious, REAL food meal for your dog. Use as a base to the home-cooked Dog Cancer Diet Dr. Dressler recommends in The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, or use as the standalone meal.
The Honest Kitchen has literally dozens of options for you. None of them are completely in alignment with Dr. Dressler’s anti-cancer diet, because his diet is not a diet a healthy dog would need. However, you can trust this brand’s quality and cleanliness and integrity.