Feasibility And Tolerability of A Complete And Novel Canine Diet

Patient Disease:

Canine Lymphoma

Study Name:

Feasibility and tolerability of a complete and novel canine diet in canine patients treated for lymphoma

Purpose of the study:

  • To determine the tolerability and digestibility of this diet in dogs with lymphoma undergoing treatment with the CHOP chemotherapy protocol.

  • Ultimately, to substantiate the potential beneficial roles of nutrition in the management of cancer in dogs

Primary Eligibility Criteria:

  • Dogs diagnosed with lymphoma that will be treated with CHOP chemotherapy protocol

  • No prior chemotherapy or radiation therapy for the lymphoma

  • Otherwise healthy and free of other major diseases

Study Protocol:

  • Currently enrolling patients into the control arm where there is no diet change

  • Pre-enrollment: diet history, fecal exam

  • Week 1: Physical exam, blood sampling, chemotherapy treatment

  • Week 2-15: chemotherapy treatments per CHOP schedule (weekly), intermittent fecal sample collections

Owner Responsibilities:

  • Collect stool samples over a 24 hour period for 4 days during the study protocol

  • To provide three additional single fecal samples throughout the study

  • Treat your dog with the CHOP protocol as indicated by your oncology clinician

Financial Incentives:

  • A $500 compensation in VTH credit will be granted on week 7 of treatment, and another $500 will be provided in the end of the study.


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