Linda Arndt ~ Canine Nutritional Consultant

Blackwatch Feed Program for Cancer

All the supplements recommended in the Cancer Support Program are now available for you to purchase from one place on line or over the phone at - 1-765-284-8288

Editorial Comment: Due to FDA regulations, they are tightening up on individuals who sell holistic products and as you know, the big drug companies lobby Washingto DC and are trying to get control over the holistic health care industry and nutritional supplements. I have removed one of the suppments from this page, so not to draw attention to this product. If you read this article it will explain about the uses for Cancer.
To give you an example. I sell nothing at this educational website, but on sites that sell supplements, words like cancer and arthritis can not be used because they are the name of a condition and it is not approved. In the meantime, you may want to print out this Article of Interest as it relates to the program and read it later.


There is much info on the internet and it is very confusing for me, so I know it is confusing for the average pet owner. In this article I am not suggesting one way is better than the other, frankly we just don't know what is best, but I can try to provide you with information that can help you in your quest to help your pet. It is information and a supplement support program that I would use on my own animals. If you choose to use it, please do so at your own risk and please understand it is not to be used in lieu of veterinarian advice, diagnosis or treatment. My heart goes out to you at this time and I wish you all the success for your pet. We are getting some great reports about this program. Animals are going through chemo and handling it very well with this nutritioinal support.
The Great Dane Lady

The Program

Please note, the majority of the supplements suggested here can be purchased from First Choice However, unlike many of the Blackwatch Feed Programs that come in a Kit format, this program does not because it is too hard to determine the amount of product needed for each pet based on their weight. Only the owner can figure out what is needed based on the dosages in this article.

First Choice Naturals sells both K9 Immunity capsules and K9 Transfer Factor at a very reasonable price and these products NEED to be used together.

They are available through - call for specific information. 1-765-284-8288

NOTE: All of the products suggested can be use together with the Blackwatch Feed Program for Cancer Support and any with meds your pet is currently on.

UPDATE 2011 : This is a supplement for humans and for pets (different labeling) that is an absolute MUST for anyone with Cancer going through chemo and/or radiation to prevent cellular DNA damage. Note in the instructions that come with this that it can't be given at the same time as Graviola and must be alternated if you are using both products.

Contact: POLY-MVA



Of all the Feed Programs I have developed over the years for my buyers, the most difficult one to design for my own dogs would be the Feed Program for Cancer Support. This program is designed to support the body by giving it the building blocks necessary to try and fight cancer at a cellular level, and minimize free radical damage. This is also a supplement program to help get through the cancer treatment, one to lessen the ravages of chemo and radiation and free radical damage. I developed a nutritional program for my own father's lung cancer and it was successful for him, as well as others who were going through this process. So in this article I will talk about food and supplement suggestions and protocols that others have shared with me, that have provided considerable success. I will also include links to websites that offer support.

A quality diet is critical for a dog with cancer, especially for the best possible outcome, you need to provide the absolute best foods and nutrients you can find, to support the body while fighting this battle. I have heard that people or pets rarely die of cancer itself, it is normally because they succumb to secondary problems such as liver or kidney failure from chemo and radiation's side effects, which in most cases can be avoided by controlling the diet and supporting the body nutritionally to minimize free radical damage.


I am going to write this for the lay person, because it is more important to understand the definition of Free Radicals (Oxidative Stress) than it is to know the chemistry behind it, at least for now. You can look that up on a google search.

Daily our bodies are bombarded with toxins and pollutants through the environment directly, the food and water we consume, alcohol, smoking, preservatives in food, processed foods, sodas, pesticides, cleaners, exhaust and simply the air we breathe. These toxins are neutralized or gobbled up by antioxidants - a term we are familiar with. Now, our bodies produce their own antioxidants, which neutralize these toxins, provided we eat the right foods and/or consume the right supplements when our diets fall short. It is best to have a good cross section of antioxidants in our foods, rather than just large doses of one antioxidant, so variety is important in our diet for this reason. Too much of a good thing in this case gives just the opposite effect by over saturating our cells with one antioxidant causing a pro-oxidant effect. Free Radicals are the by-products of our daily bodily functions and we must cleanse them from our cells in order to repair the body. We do so by eating a variety of healthy foods and use whole food supplements as back up support.
The effects of chemo and radiation on the body's cells, is it creates enormous amounts of free radical (oxidative stress), so if one chooses chemo and/or radiation for their pets, it is important to have a highly nutritious diet to eliminate that free radical/oxidative stress damage to the body, so the body can heal.

The 4 Points of Support

1). Alter pH of the Body. - Reverse Acidosis - Poor diet, stress, antibiotics, anger, and bitterness puts the body into an acidic environment. Bad bacteria, virus and fungus can take over causing the body numerous diseases. It is very important for health to maintain your body's pH balance.

Wellspring is a purified, concentrated source of electron-rich alkaline ions and minerals. It turns water into a powerful antioxidant. Add one ounce to a gallon of pure water. The resulting water enhancer can promote health in countless ways by combating the effects of the overly acidic modern diet (

Mix 1 ounce into a gallon of water and use for the dogs drinking water.

A nutritional supplement designed to counter systemic acidemia - a widespread underlying cause of most modern degenerative diseases. To be taken in conjunction with WellSpring™ enhanced water. One capsule four times daily for 5-7 days.

Consult your doctor if you have renal, diabetic or adrenal conditions, have abnormal potassium or calcium levels, are taking any medications, or are pregnant/lactating. Not for use in children.

2). Boost Immune Function - Diet and Supplements.

When fighting cancer, the first and foremost concern is to boost immune function so the body can help fight this battle. This can be addressed with supplements that work synergistically- to reduce tumors naturally and boost immune function.One of the most effective ways to do this is using K9 Transfer Factor and K9 Immunity together.

K 9 Transfer Factor is a companion product, in a chewable wafer, designed to go with the K9 Immunity product for dogs with cancer. Transfer Factors are compounds produced in the body which are required for proper immune system functioning. All mammals make these transfer factors, but often time in cancer, the body's ability to manufacture sufficient Transfer Factors is impaired. K9 Transfer Factor is a specially formulated canine grade supplement for use with K-9 Immunity™ for increasing immune function. By itself, K9 Transfer Factor does not have much influence in the outcome of canine cancer. But its real value is in the way it enhances the absorption and bioavailability of the immune modulators in the K-9 Immunity™. And it is in an easy to feed liver flavored wafer, containing the anti-cancer compounds IP6 and SOD in addition to the Transfer Factors for maximum effectiveness. NOTE: Each 3000 mg of liver flavored chewable wafer contains 400 mg of actual Transfer Factor.

Dosage Daily:

1 lbs to 24 lbs = ½ wafer
25 lbs to 49 lbs = 1 wafer
50 lbs to 74 lbs = 1 ½ - 2 wafers
75 lbs to 100 lbs = 2 wafers
101 lbs to 150 lbs = 3 wafers
151 lbs to 200 lbs = 4 wafers

Both products are found at - info above.

3) Destroy The Cancer Cells :
Our pets are cherished members of the family, and the diagnosis of a serious illness or cancer can be frightening and devastating. In our effort to bring you the best supplements we search and investigated nutritional support for your pet during this most difficult time. We feel K-9 Immunity™ show great promise for use in dogs fighting cancer and other serious diseases. It is made from the same pharmaceutical grade immuno-modulating compounds as human products.. First developed for addressing cancer in Seeing Eye dogs, now it is available for your dog. K-9 Immunity™ has been used in thousands of dogs with cancer, and the human version, for more than 6 years in human patients.

It contains the most widely used anticancer compounds in the world: PSK, PSP and Lentinan, as well as nearly 200 other closely related heteropolysaccharide immunomodulator compounds. It is available in the USA and most other countries without a prescription. K-9 Immunity™ is a daily supplement derived from all natural, all 100% certified organic sources. And it is made in America to the highest pharmaceutical standards.

Consider incorporating K-9 Immunity™, into your treatment regiment. K-9 Immunity™ is a serious supplement that your vet should consider adding to the course of therapy he or she is recommending for treatment of your dog's cancer. First Choice Naturals, Inc. tries to make available to you the best supplements to promote wellness and longevity for our pets. This product is certified Organic mushrooms. Dosage: 1 capsule (500 mg) per 10 lbs of body weight

4). Detoxify (clean out) the Toxins:

Nzymes Granular or Nzymes Chewable Pet Tab for small dogs and cats,
is a Dietary Enzyme derived from a proprietary blend of sprouted foods. Its function is to detoxify the body at a cellular level. Nzymes is a food does not conflict with any medication your pet may be on. Because dietary enzymes are so critical to wellness and repair, it is essential that they be incorporated into your pet’s diet. In other words, Nzymes provide the body with the right nutrients to allow the body to make the chemicals necessary to detoxify (clean out) the body and repair itself.

Note:Because our NZYMES® formula is primarily sprout-derived; it avoids the trypsin inhibitors which can disrupt the digestive tract. Nzymes have been an integral part of the Blackwatch Feed Program for the past 25 years. NZYMES® dietary enzymes put the"living component" back into the diet which is essential for wellness and longevity.

Nzymes can be purchase in a 2 lb container of granular or chewable pet treats and the K9 Immunity and Transfer Factor comes from - where you can write or call for help and questions - 1-765-284-8288


Blackwatch Feed Program for Cancer Support

Foods: - the general principle here is to have a high protein, moderatly high fat diet with less grains/carbs. The food you use should be HOLISTIC and not of the Super Premium Level.

If you want to feed a grain free:

The Grain Free food I like are Precise Holistic Complete Grain Free foods because they are done in moderation with normal levels of calicum and super quality of ingredients. The adult formulas is 26%-27% protein and 14%16% fat both are ideal for cancer and diabetic dogs.

If you want to feed kibble:

Precise Holistic Complete Small/Med breed puppy and adult - regardless of age or the breed - because we want a higher protein/fat diet for cancer forget the title small - medium and go with it for the levels of fat and protein.

The Precise Endurence and Precise Competetion formulas will work as well.

If you want to feed dehydrated balanced raw:

Honest Kitchen Dehydrated Raw - EMBARK- 29% protein / 16% fat

Organic hormone-free turkey, organic flaxseed, potatoes, celery, spinach, carrots, coconut, apples, organic kelp, eggs, sesame seeds, bananas, cranberries and rosemary.

If you want to feed a totally raw diet:

The one I use and recommend is: Diets balanced Raw Diets. and they have a line of grain free treats the dogs are nuts about their teast. This food is tested for pathogens AND parasites and made in their own plant - USDA inspected, human grade.

You can use a combination of kibble and Honest Kitchen Embark and/or Diets Raw Meat. Example: 80% kibble and 20% raw or 80% kibble and 20% dehydrated fruits and veggies. This provides a good variety for the dogs and that way I know all bases are covered nutritionally

List of Other Kibbles

Important Additional Supplements to Enhance Program:

1). Filling N The Wholes - Whole food vitamin/mineral/probiotic/digestive enzyme supplement that supports all systems; immune, digestion, joint and heart.

INGREDIENTS: Barley Grass, Organic Sprouted Flax Seed, Vitamin C, Arabinogalactin, Bovine Colostrum, MSM, Brewers Yeast (Saccharomyces Cerevisiac), DMG, L-Carnitine, at least 68 Trace Minerals, Lethicin, Glucosamine Sulfate, Type IV Collagen & Type II Collagen, Probiotics & Proprietary Enzyme Blend; Aspergillus Oryzae Fermentation Product, Dried Aspergillus Niger Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Thermophilum Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus Faecium Fermentation Product, Bacillus Subtilis Fermentation Product, and Dried Yucca Schidigera.

2) Oxy-E-Drops - helps to maintain the pH of the gut. Antibacterial, Anti-virus and Anti-fungus. Some cancers are thought to be fungus driven. 1 drop per 20lbs of body weight AM and PM mixed in a little water and put on food.

3). Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil - or Ultra Oil which is a perfect balance of Omega-3, Omega-6 and Omega-9. - Omega-6 rich Flaxseed Oil which is then balance with Omega-3 rich Fish Oil followed by Grapeseed oil Omega 9 to help naturally preserve and act as a all natural antioxidant. GMO-Free, Gluten-free, Herbicide & Pesticide free. No THC and Tryspin inhibitor free.

Important news: Mix your salmon oil in some cottage cheese and feed the two together, this is very beneficial to the body when you are fighting cancer. The combination of the two things is highly recommended.

All 3 of these supplements can be purchased at or call 1-765-284-8288

Whole Foods/Raw Food Options:

Crushed Garlic
Cooked Eggs
Cottage Cheese - mix with the oils or sardines when fed!!!
Raspberries/Blue Berries
Shredded/diced carrots or baby carrots.
Raw Meat - Please only use those tested and balanced in Calcium/Phosphorus

Note: Although the majority of vets have NO nutritional training, many veterinarians feel that antioxidants (such as the Nzymes Granular or Treats) should be stopped three days before, and resumed one week after the completion of the radiation or chemo treatment. This comes from earlier assumptions and is not necessarily the latest research info. It is crucial you work with your oncologist to achieve maximum effectiveness in your dog's treatment!

Ramping Up Schedule for Supplements:

We do not want to add everything all at once and make the pet sick so let's start with a routine that spaces the supplements 2 days apart when introducing them until they are used to the supplements. It is best if we can start them before any treatment, if you decide to go this route, but sometimes that is not the case. All I can do is tell you how I would start the supplements with my pets but I am only a pet owner.

A) Day 1 - Make your Wellspring water - for the drinking water that can be started the very first day AND start the OTT Drop Therapy ramping up on these as directed in the instructions.

B) Day 1 - Start with K9-Immunity and Transfer Factor

C) Day 3 - Introduce the Nzymes granular at 1/2 of a MAINTENANCE dose. Check the label specifically for a maintenance dose, the only give 1/2 of that for a couple days working up to a whole maintenance dose based on the dogs weight. This is very important.

Then after you have dose the dog on a maintenance dose for 5-6 days, then DOUBLE DOSE FOR 2 WEEKS. If the dog is going through chemo and radiation he must stay on a double dose during the process and for 4 weeks after then can go back to a daily maintenance dose.

Do not double dose the first two weeks like the bottle says, the dog will detoxify too fast and get flu like symptoms including loose stools.

D) Day 5 - Filling N The Wholes - can be added, divide it AM and PM

E) Day 7 - Oxy-EDrops can be added to food diluted in a little water.

F) Day 9 - if the dog is doing well with these additions, no nausea and loose stool, then you can add anything else you decide is helpful that is on this list.

Editorial comment: I am not a vet, I am not an MD - and I can't find any real answer to this question....but, with my father's chemo and radiation, we stopped the Nzymes product the day before and resumed it the day after and had great results. No hair or weight loss and little nausea, he sailed right though 6 weeks of chemo and radiation and he drove himself, would pick up something for dinner and return home with little loss of energy. He was 87 at the time, when he died it was due to congestive heart failure at 90 1/2 yrs old, and not cancer.

I hope this helps and I wish you all the luck. Remember this - it is better that we be in pain with their loss, then they be in pain suffering. Quality of Life is the key. When their quality of life is diminished it is time to let them go to the Rainbow Bridge. My heart goes out to you at this most difficult time and you and your pet are in my thoughts and prayers.

Linda Arndt - The GreatDaneLady

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