More than a year after a diagnosis of terminal stage-5, T-cell lymphoma, Walter, the first dog on Canine Biologics, shows no signs of cancer and is thriving! We could not be more thrilled to share this update.
We first told you about Walter in the June/July 2020 issue of Mile High Dog. He was diagnosed in November of 2019 at the age of 3. At the time of diagnosis he was not expected to live the 4-5 months the recommended course of chemotherapy would take.. He had lost a lot of weight, was lethargic, vomiting and suffering with diarrhea. His owners, Scott and Andrea resolved to make him as comfortable as possible as they tried not to think about him dying.
A chance meeting lead to an introduction to Jeff Sutherland and the Canine Biologics Integrated Nutrition System, even though it was not yet available to purchase. Jeff provided Scott with the supplement mix, one of the three parts of the Integrated Nutrition System, and recipes to cook the food component and sources for the salmon oil. Within two weeks of starting on Canine Biologics, with no other treatment other than prednisone to help with inflammation and pain, Walter showed marked improvement. He had more energy, was regaining lost weight and strength, vomiting less and had less diarrhea and his coat had improved. Jeff referred Scott to Dr Hafeman, the veterinarian who formulated the supplement mix for Canine Biologics, who started Walter on a chemotherapy drug called Lomustine.
In the summer of 2020, when Canine Biologics Integrated Nutrition System became available in the market, Scott stopped cooking for Walter and started feeding him the full Integrated Nutrition System.
Fast forward to January 2021 and Walter is thriving! He recently had a checkup and full blood work and he is still in remission and has been since June of 2020! According to Dr Hafeman, who specializes in oncology, this type of improvement in a dog with Walter's diagnosis and chemotherapy treatment is "exceptional".
Walter has lived to meet his new human baby brother and has reached the age of 4. He can run and play, hike and fetch, all while feeling good. We are all optimistic about his future.