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I’m not a veterinarian or a nutritionist. You probably have questions on diet and canine most cancers, please contact your veterinarian. This can be a private weblog that explores matters as I be taught extra about canine diet. This weblog put up was initially revealed September 2017.


There’s an article going round that I consider is deceptive: 7 Causes Why Oprah Feeds Her Canine a Uncooked Meals Weight loss program.  Based mostly on the title, I’ve seen many posts expressing disappointment that Oprah is telling those who uncooked prevents most cancers.

Display screen seize of Canine Complete Well being picture from HealthyDogForLife.com

The above picture is featured within the article, itemizing all the advantages of uncooked feeding, considered one of which is “Most cancers Free; most cancers now not turns into a priority.”

I’ve two points with this text:

  1. This weblog put up is selling misinformation; uncooked feeding would not forestall most cancers.
  2. The title leads folks to consider that Oprah Winfrey has authorized this picture and contributed to this text.

Earlier this week, considered one of my followers contacted me on the worst day of her life.  Her uncooked fed canine (fed uncooked since she was a pet) was identified with most cancers, and he or she was confronted with making some powerful choices.  Whereas I WISH that uncooked feeding was a cure-all, it isn’t.

As a lot as I want this have been totally different, uncooked feeding would not forestall most cancers.  After which I noticed this text stating the other.

Screen capture of Canine Total Health image from HealthyDogForLife.com; the title of the article leads people to believe that Oprah was interviewed.
Display screen seize of Canine Complete Well being picture from HealthyDogForLife.com

7 Causes Why Uncooked Feeding Would not Forestall Most cancers

1 – We’re Nonetheless Studying

Whereas uncooked feeders have witnessed the advantages of uncooked feeding in canines, we’re nonetheless studying.  Many people are formulating diets based mostly on data we obtain from books, YouTube, and different uncooked feeders.  Many people do not have entry to a licensed canine nutritionist or veterinarian who’s skilled in formulating a balanced uncooked diet.

Personally, in case you have been to ask me for a recipe that’s assured to stop most cancers, I would be at a loss.  What about you?

2 – Some Breeds are Predisposed to Most cancers

Sadly, some canines are predisposed to most cancers.  In accordance with DogCancerBlog.com, “the Golden Retriever is the breed most vulnerable to most cancers.  It’s estimated that as much as 75% of Goldens will contract most cancers throughout their lifetimes.”  Different breeds talked about embody Boxers, Nice Danes, Rottweilers, Scottish and West Highland Terriers, and Shetland Sheepdogs.

I’ve met folks on-line who’re elevating these breeds they usually’re beating the percentages due to a uncooked meals diet.  And I’ve referrals for pure rearing breeders who’ve puppies which can be from a protracted line of uncooked fed, wholesome canines.

There’s hope.

3 – Most cancers Must be Bred Out of Our Canine

Most cancers and different well being points are in lots of breed traces, and a number of other breeders have defined that it’ll take a number of generations of accountable breeding earlier than historic well being points start to vanish.  If we now have a canine that comes from a line that has seen most cancers, feeding that canine a uncooked meals diet will give them a greater shot at not getting most cancers, in my view, however there aren’t any ensures.

For those who’re searching for respected, pure rearing breeders, go to the Pure Rearing Listing.

4 – Elevated Publicity to Toxins

For many years we have uncovered our canines to vaccinations, flea and tick repellents (spot remedies, collars, oral medication), and heartworm preventative remedies.  Add this to the toxins our canines are uncovered to in and outdoors our houses – weed killers, exhaust fumes, mosquito repellents, flea bombs, cleaners, air fresheners.  Lengthy-term publicity to any of this stuff can contribute to most cancers.

“In accordance with Dr. Larry Glickman and his staff at Purdue College, serum and international proteins in vaccines may cause autoimmunity (i.e. most cancers, leukemia, organ failure, and many others.).  This analysis additionally signifies that genetic injury is feasible, since vaccinated canines developed autoantibodies to assault their very own DNA.  Analysis from the College of Geneva echoes this discovering.”

~ Canine Naturally Journal

And the animals we feed to our canines are additionally uncovered to toxins.  What are they fed?  Corn?  Grass?  Are the fields that home these animals sprayed with pesticides?  Are the animals injected with antibiotics, steroids, or hormones?  Is our supply promoting high quality human-grade meat or are they promoting us 3D and 4D meat?

5 – Early Spay and Neuter

With the shockingly excessive variety of homeless pets, we’re seeing rescue teams and veterinarians go for early spay and neuter to stop undesirable litters.  Whereas I fully perceive why some rescues have chosen this route, I consider some canines will face negative effects of early spay and neuter.

Above is a Fb Reside that Karen did on this matter in 2017.

6 – We Do not All the time Know a Canine’s Historical past

For these of us who rescue or make the error of shopping for a pet from a lower than respected breeder, we could also be at the hours of darkness a couple of canine’s background and heritage.  Once we discovered Scout and Zoey, merchandise of an unintended litter, we have been beneath the impression that they have been a mix of Australian Shepherd, Blue Heeler, and Catahoula.  We have been surprised by their actual breed combine after we had their DNA examined.  We thought Rodrigo and Sydney have been Blue Heeler Mixes, nope.

We did not keep in contact with the household or join with different households that took residence puppies (though we tried), so we do not know the way the opposite canines or the mother and father are doing well being clever.  And we do not know the background or well being historical past of Scout and Zoey’s mother and father.

7 – Uncooked is Simply the Starting

In terms of protecting our canines wholesome, feeding a biologically acceptable diet is only the start.  There are a number of modifications I’ve needed to make in how I increase my canines as a way to assist them dwell lengthy, wholesome lives.

  • Transition to a balanced uncooked meals diet, sourcing for high quality manufacturers, farms, and different suppliers
  • Apply a conservative vaccination protocol and conduct a milk thistle detox to strengthen the liver.

And this can be a brief record.

Studying to Feed a Balanced Uncooked Weight loss program

I might like it if feeding uncooked meant that I now not needed to fear about most cancers or every other sickness.  It will be superb if the reply have been that straightforward.

Nevertheless, for many people, it isn’t that straightforward.

I agree that uncooked offers our canines a greater shot of dodging most cancers as a result of uncooked promotes a more healthy, stronger immune system.  I consider that the pureed and fermented greens we feed present antioxidants and one other layer of safety.   

I do know that the shortage of grains and starch (which break down into sugars) in a uncooked diet is more healthy for canines.  I do know that the time I take to examine and double examine my sourcing signifies that my canines are being fed a more healthy diet and never uncovered to toxins which can be evident in lots of luggage of kibble.  And I consider {that a} uncooked fed canine has a greater likelihood of surviving a most cancers prognosis ought to it land on our doorstep.

I consider that the very best factor we are able to do to present our canines a greater likelihood of dwelling an extended, more healthy life is to…

  • proceed to find out about canine diet,
  • do what we are able to to scale back toxins in our canines’ surroundings,
  • and schedule annual or bi-annual wellness checks with our veterinarian.

I pray that every little thing I am doing right this moment will imply that my canines shall be with me 10-15 years from now.  My canines imply the world to me and I do know that I am not alone.


What Concerning the Reader Who’s Canine Has Most cancers

This one has a cheerful ending.  The most cancers did not unfold to the lymph nodes and he or she’s now talking together with her vet about the very best remedy choices.  My reader’s canine is not out of the woods, however issues are trying up.  I will be praying for these two as a result of they deserve a cheerful ending – all of our canines do. 

* There aren’t any reviews of canines in Washington State contracting heartworm.  Thus far, the one instances are in canines introduced in from out of state or that have been visiting one other state (based on my vet).  I hold my eye on attainable reviews and examine in with my vet when the canines have their blood work carried out.