Cancer-Fighting Homemade Dog Food (mostly vegan)

We discovered a lump on my senior dog Cleo’s chest last week, and she is going to the vet this week to have it checked out.

In the meantime, I asked my friend, teacher, and amazing raw food chef Crystal for advice. She has posted publicly about making food for her own senior pup who has cancer.

Here is the recipe she posted, slightly adapted to my area and with links to the supplements I am using. Happily, Cleo gobbles it right down!

We will stand up to cancer as best we can.

Please also stand up for yourself if anyone is being unkind to you today. You don’t have to be treated that way. Be safe. I love you.

Ingredients (all organic)

Cleo also gets an occasional piece of grilled chicken breast as a treat (I don’t eat meat, but it’s organic, human-grade chicken.)


Start by mixing all these foods in with their normal kibble so as to not shock their digestive system. I’m still playing with the ratio, but it’s about 1 part rice, 1 part yams, 2 parts cruciferous veggies, 1 part carrots/berries, and a sprinkling of all the powders/broth.

I layer the rice on the bottom first, then all the supplements, then the veggies and berries on top. Finally, I drizzle bone broth over the whole thing. Make sure the veggies aren’t too hot – room temperature is best.

Sending healing thoughts to you and your pup!

Chef Maitri Carmichael brings a creative and peaceful energy to every plate. She grew up in Toronto with a British Grandma and an Italian Nonna who showed their love through food, then she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years, spending her free time at community farms and zen kitchens. Originally a scientist and biotech entrepreneur, she graduated from the Vegan Chef School in London (2021) and the Raw Food Culinary Academy in Vancouver (2023), and is now settled in Hawaii.

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