Matilda is now eating a diet recommended by Dr. Donald Strombeck from a book entitled HOME PREPARED DOG & CAT DIETS. This was recommended by my oncology vet. It was interesting to read that older dogs and also dogs with cancer require more protein, rather than less (than younger dogs). They also require the remaining calories (other than the protein) to be at least 50% fat. He recommends canola oil and /or chicken fat (in certain amounts of course). Matilda is now eating a diet of boiled ground organic turkey with brown rice, pumpkin, sardines and canola oil. She takes her pills with peanut butter. She is eating well, but this week only with the aid of an appetite stimulant and an anti-nausea medication. So far, she has gained a few pounds, rather than loosing. She also takes vitamins and cosequin and bone meal. She seems pretty happy, and is begging for treats.