Chemo Diet for Pets: Restore Harmony During Chemotherapy

Chemo Diet for Pets: Restore Harmony During Chemotherapy


Switching to a special chemo diet will help your pet feel better and recover more quickly after chemotherapy.

Read on to learn more about how chemotherapy affects the body, and how to feed your pet to counteract its side effects.

What is Chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy is the treatment of cancer using cytotoxic and other drugs.

Doctors use chemotherapy to kill cancer cells that have spread to parts of the body away from the original tumor.

Chemotherapy works throughout the entire body, while surgery and radiation only eliminate cancer cells in a certain area.

Unfortunately, the chemotherapy drugs used to destroy cancer often destroy the body’s healthy cells during the process.

How Chemotherapy Affects Your Pet’s Body

Because cancer cells grow fast, doctors choose drugs that kill fast-growing cells for chemotherapy treatments.

But, because chemo drugs travel throughout the entire body, they often kill normal, healthy fast-growing cells at the same time.

Damage to healthy cells causes side effects.

Chemotherapy often damages:

  • Hair follicles
  • Blood-forming cells in the bone marrow
  • Digestive tract cells
  • Reproductive system cells

Chemo Diet Foods to Restore Harmony After Chemotherapy

In TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine), experts agree most forms of chemotherapy affect the “Blood” component of the body.

Accordingly, we recommend a Blood building recipe as a chemo diet for pets.

In TCVM, “Blood” has a different meaning than blood in regular Western medicine.

Likewise, Eastern philosophy views “Blood” as a substance providing nourishment and moisture for the entire body.

For example, The “Blood” component keeps tendons, skin, and hair healthy, strong and flexible.

“Blood”also lubricates the joints, nourishes the mind, and ensures good, restful sleep.

Classic Signs of Blood Deficiency:

  • Pulled ligaments
  • Cruciate rupture
  • Dandruff
  • Dry skin and hair
  • Pale, dry tongue
  • Depression, apathy, lack of spirit
  • Sallow or dull coloring
  • Arthritis
  • Anemia

You can boost your pet’s Blood component by adding more blood building foods to your pet’s current diet.

In addition, feed your pet according to the Blood Building Recipes for maximum blood building benefits.

Blood Building Recipe for Dogs
Blood Building Recipe for Cats

Chemo Diet Blood Building Foods

Meats and Dairy

Beef, red meats
Kidney beans

Vegetables and Fruits

Sea vegetables
Leafy greens

Grains and Beans

Brown rice
Whole grains



However, food alone does not address the root cause or imbalance that allowed cancer to grow in the first place.

Also, a TCVM examination may reveal your pet’s individual needs may require a different diet to help address root imbalances.

And lastly, the Blood Building chemo diet works best when combined with TCVM Herbals, sufficient water, and moderate exercise.

More Powerful Tools for Overcoming Pet Cancer

You might not be aware, but many cancer-fighting tools are easy to get and use at home.

To realize your true cancer-fighting potential:

Get A Phone Consultation with One of Our TCVM Veterinarians


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