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Many people are becoming carb conscious in an effort to lose weight and feel healthier. But before you toss that pizza crust or a few french fries to your begging dog, reconsider. People and dogs aren’t the only ones who crave carbohydrates. It turns out so do cancer cells. “Cancer loves carbs and thrives on them,” says Jean Hofve, DVM, holistic veterinarian, best-selling author and founder of the Little Big Cat website. “While early research was only on lymphoma, it can now be said that all cancers are fed by carbs. By severely limiting carbs, the dog’s system will learn to function with ketones — even the brain.” Wondering what to feed a dog with cancer then? Let’s take a look.

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