In 2006, the black Labrador Retriever from New York, was diagnosed with stromal sarcoma. After the tumor was removed from her spleen, the vet gave her three months to live — adding nonchalantly that chemotherapy or radiation would be a waste of time.
Today, more than two years after her owners embarked on a course of treatment that included a special home-cooked diet and a host of supplements ranging from powdered seaweed extract to fish oil, Murphy is alive and kicking.
“Her energy level is fantastic,” says owner John B., noting that Murphy is a two-time cancer survivor — she had had a mast-cell tumor removed before the splenic one was found. “She’s 9½ years old, and she races around like a teenager.”
Want to read the full story? Check out the Natural Dog flipside of DOG FANCY’s 2009 February issue