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    DefaultThis may possibly be the stupidest question but...

    is rice considered a grain or just wheat and corn? I am researching cancer diets for Boomer and grain-free seems to be a big part of the equation, but a couple of them include rice. Currently he gets Natural Balance Duck and Potato with a small amount of one of their food logs diced on top. These all include rice in the ingredients. I don't know whether to stick with the kibble and add stuff like veggies and chicken breast to it or replace the kibble entirely.

    If anyone has any experience in this area any input would be greatly appreciated.

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    I believe rice is a grain. Oatmeal, too, but it's considered a "better grain" from what I've been reading on other forums.

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    Yes rice is still a grain, the only difference compared to wheat is that is is considered a low inflamatory food and is glueten free.

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    Tank has been getting turkey, potato, and carrotts for a about 3 years now.
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    When our dog had allergies, our vet back home put her on Lamb and rice. It worked wonders for her. It was also great for her digestive system. Hope this helps.

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    Not a stupid question at all. Just like the others said, it is a grain. You might try Flint River Ranch dog food, they have a Duck and Oatmeal that doesn't contain any other grains. Or Trout and Potato that has no grains. All of their products are top notch but those two come to mind when you are thinking of eliminating rice.

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    Rice is considered a grain.

    Raw can be very affordable if its something you have interest in. Much more affordable than grain free kibble, if you do it right. We had the girls on Grain Free kibble for a while before switching to raw. There were some obvious benefits from the switch and it was cheaper for us.
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    You want to avoid carbs (not just grains) with cancer. Potato is a carb and so is oatmeal.

    have you looked at Diet & Health Info for Man's Best Friend for info on cancer? Great site.

    Alfalfa fights cancer and do a search on Essiac too.

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    Be careful in future on alfalfa. Monsanto and others are trying to get a Round up encased Alfalfa genetic seed passed. First they will use it in Africa. With FDA not really caring about longterm results, it may get here.
    I know I prefer organic food but problem in future will be these genetic/heribicide farms using these seeds near the Organic. I will try to get the information but it is on the Web.

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    I feed Kassa rice and fresh food with no processed food when she had cancer. I would be feeding it to Ernie, but can't as he has Crohns. His food is rice based.

    Bone Cancer dogs has a wealeth of information on food and vitamins. The link is on the bottom of my signature.
    I tried Essaic tea and Artemisinin. You can join the support group which is very good.

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