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Can human food stop cancer in dogs?

Do you believe that diet and nutrition is an important factor to your dog's health?

There is so much information available nowadays about health and nutrition and how to stop cancer in humans. Why not the same for our dogs?​

I have had some doggy friends die of cancer lately which has sent me looking for information on how to stop cancer in dogs.

I came across an article by the very popular Rodney Habib, Pet Nutrition Blogger, that talks about including vegetables in your dog diet.

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If you are interested in this,  please read the article below by Rodney Habib, Pet Nutrition Blogger:


Today, ninety-six percent of pet owners around the globe are feeding dry commercial pet foods. Of those 96%, there is a large majority that believes dried commercial pet food is really all their pets need and would never stop to consider the benefits of adding fresh "human food"

(“Human food” definition in this article: clean sources of meat-based proteins and some organic plant matter, not beer and nachos...!There are many reasons why some of these pet parents feel this way, however the most popular reason today seems to be the 50-year-old rumor that is in existence and still spreading.

There are many reasons why some of these pet parents feel this way, however the most popular reason today seems to be the 50-year-old rumor that is in existence and still spreading.

You know the one: “Giving your animal table scraps is bad!” How or when did this terrible rumor start?

Well, if we go back in time, research shows that shortly after the invention of processed pet foods, manufacturers were having a hard time convincing pet parents to make the switch from foods in their refrigerators to their commercial pet foods.

So in 1964, the pet food industry, along with the PFI, joined together with a whole bunch of marketing dollars and launched one of the most influential campaigns the pet world had ever seen: the “Ban All Table Scraps from your Pets’ Bowls” campaign! 

Through thousands of newspapers, magazines, and news stations, the public was warned about the dangers of table food scraps or “human food” and the importance of feeding “processed” commercial pet food. From there, the giant smear campaign took off!

Not only did this clever campaign work, but it was so impactful that now, 50 years later, folks are still in fear of offering anything that is not labelled pet food.


Not according to ongoing research it isn’t, especially with today’s cancer rates being 1 in 2 dogs!

In a 2005 study conducted at Purdue University on Scottish Terriers, the results showed that adding fresh vegetables to dry commercial kibble actually prevented and/or slowed down the development of transitional cell carcinoma (aka bladder cancer)! 

In the study, dogs ate a diet of dry commercial pet food, while some got an assortment of vegetables added to the mix at least 3 times per week. 

When the study was concluded, according to the researchers, they weren’t really shocked by the results. 

Study Findings:

Dogs that ate any green leafy vegetables, like broccoli, had reduced the risk of developing bladder cancer by 90% and the dogs that consumed any yellow – orange vegetables like carrots reduced the risk by 70%!​ 

Seriously! A lousy carrot helped smash the potential of cancer: Journal Article.

Yes, of course cats are obligate carnivores (must have meat to survive) and our dogs are facultative carnivores (carnivores with omnivorous potential if circumstances demand) so offering clean meat-based protein sources should always be top priority and essential.

However, because today’s world is ever-so changing due to factory farmed livestock being fed genetically modified grains and our planet being contaminated with every type of pesticide, fungicide and larvicide, the importance of fresh, organic plant matter to help detox the body couldn’t be more crucial.

So if the “cancer reducing benefit” doesn’t tickle your fancy enough to convince you to add any “human fresh foods” to your pet’s bowl, then maybe think of it this way:

How bad would it suck if someone forced you to eat dry processed foods your whole life!?​

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What about raw?

I have previously written an article about the raw diet for dogs which you can read here and believe that it is important to feed your dog quality raw meats.  

I believe we need to do our own research and readings and make our own choices . Adding more vegetables to my dog's diet makes sense to me.

How to change your dog's diet

Are you are becoming more aware and wanting to find ways to stop cancer in dogs.  Improve your dog's diet and nutrition and consider adding green, yellow and orange vegetable to your dog's food bowl.

Remember that your dog's digestion system is very sensitive. Slowly add vegetables to your dog's usual food. If you notice your dog is suffering from diarrhea, slow down the change. You many need to try a few different vegetables, your dog may not like all of them.

Stop cancer in Dogs and swap to a natural fresh diet for your best friend

From Rick Woodford, the "Dog Food Dude" himself, comes Feed Your Best Friend Better, with easy recipes that will make even humans drool a little bit. Natural food can enable dogs to live longer, healthier lives, just as it can for humans, and with these meals, treats, and cookies, dogs will never miss commercial kibble.

Feed Your Best Friend Better

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