A mom claims pumpkin helped save her dog’s life, and veterinarians were stunned when he miraculously recovered from ‘terminal’ cancer.
Martha Haslett assumed it was hopeless when vets predicted that her family’s beloved dog Koda would have less than 12 months left to live after a mass was found on his intestine in October 2019.
“We were devastated, said the 63-year-old from Lewes, Delaware. “We loved this little guy and we didn’t know what to do.”
But plucky Koda, diagnosed with intestinal cancer, defied the odds and the retired teacher believes a key factor was the orange squash he chomped-down on daily when he refused all other foods.
He lost a lot of weight during the chemo–down from 23-lbs to just 16–so they needed to find a way to encourage him to eat more.
Koda ate the whole pumpkin. It is high in vitamins A, C and other nutrients that may help to boost your immune system.
The mother-of-two started buying tins of canned pumpkin from Aldi, and hundreds of cans later, Koda was given the ‘all-clear’ by oncologists this September.
Martha wasn’t the only one to see it as miraculous. Martha was told by veterinary doctors that her pooch beat all odds and to keep going.
Martha recommends a pumpkin diet to any dog. It’s both nutritious and good for the digestive system.
Koda continues to eat pumpkins three times daily despite being given the all clear a month back.