West Coast Canine Life CANCER CARE Muffin Mix Recipe

Sadly, 1 out of 3 dogs, is diagnosed with cancer at some point in his or her lifetime.  This recipe is suggested for dogs living with cancer and provides a higher protein percentage.  Dogs with cancer often prefer a variety of different foods.  Even food temperatures can make a difference.  Try making two or three batches of muffins using different proteins. 

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  • 3 cups West Coast Canine Life Premix

  • 1 cup minced raw green vegetables (see table below)

  • 1 minced red apple (Red Delicious is our first choice.)

  • 1 raw organic egg.

  • ½  cup PURE  unsweetened cranberry juice (e.g., R.W. Knudsen family or Bremner’s)

  • ½ cup organic sunflower, safflower oil, or Extra Virgin Olive Oil (The oil from the first pressing)

  • 2 lb raw, boneless ground chicken or turkey.

  • ½ to 1 cup filtered water (more or less water  may be required depending on the water content in the ingredients you use.)

Tailor the recipe to your dog's tastes and needs with the following substitutions:

  • Decrease the amount of Premix per batch to 3 cups, from 5 cups. This will provide for a higher protein percentage, often suggested for dogs living with cancer.

  • Increase the amount of ground meat used to 2 pounds per batch, using just 3 cups of Premix.

  • If your dog tolerates liver, try using 1 ¾ pounds of ground meat and ¼ pound liver, e.g., beef liver, chicken liver, turkey liver.

  • If your dog tolerates broccoli, consider this as your first vegetable choice, followed by other cruciferous or green vegetables, e.g., cauliflower, cabbage, bok choy, Brussel sprouts, kale, and collard greens.

  • Add ½ cup of fresh or thawed, frozen organic blueberries to each batch.

This recipe makes approximately 18 regular size muffins, weighing approximately 90 grams each.

We suggest making cookies from this Premix, as other treats may contain ingredients not tolerated by your dog.  Recipes can be found on our website.




Green Veg







organic  Egg

3 Cups 2 pounds 1  cup ½ Cup ½ cup 1/4 cup 1 1
  Ground chicken or turkey, and liver as above Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, kale, bok choy, cauliflower, collard greens   Safflower, Sunflowe, Canola, Extra Virgin Olive

R.W. Knudsen Family or Bremner’s


Red Delicious  Apple or other red apple