MilliesMom Posted September 20, 2016 Share Posted September 20, 2016 Grandpuppy Max is our third dog with cancer:Ringo, our first dog (Springer Spaniel-retriever), developed cancer (I don't remember what kind) in the early '80s and died at 13.Millie, our greyhound, had skin cancer but died of old age in '03, 10 days before her 15th birthday.Now Max the Maltipoo, only 10, has cancer.Had researchers been working on a promising therapy when Ringo or Millie were alive, perhaps it could be saving Grandpuppy. Perhaps it even could have saved my dad or my step-brother. That's why I was so shocked when Dr. Annette Sysel, the President and Chief Veterinary Officer of Bauer Research told me that NO-Cbl (nitrosylcobalamin) likely NEVER would be sold, despite shrinking tumors between 40 and 70% in ALL of the dogs in the first study. "We have had a lot of publicity regarding NO-Cbl, including magazines such as US News and World, Forbes magazine, newspapers, canine and feline publications, etc. We have had thousands of people visit the website and contact us directly, but it seems that no one is willing to donate since they can't obtain NO-Cbl for their pet. It's a shame, because with their help it's possible that NO-Cbl could be available for another of their pets that might develop cancer in the future. Unfortunately, it's unlikely that NO-Cbl will ever be developed for either human or companion animal use simply due to lack of funding."We have tried reaching out to pet owners and it seems that people just don't care enough to contribute, even when their own pets have or have had cancer. This year, the Bauer Research Foundation has received less than $1,000 in donations. If everyone who wrote in to us requesting NO-Cbl had donated even $10, we would be a lot closer to starting at least the first canine clinical trial. It's truly a shame because I sincerely believe that NO-Cbl could save a lot of lives."The concept is simple and was developed by a physician at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic: cancer cells love B-12; use activated B-12 as a Trojan horse, so the cancer cells will accept it; then kill them off with a toxic dose of nitric oxide hiding inside. Is it the answer to cancer? I don't know, but what I do know is we're spending thousands of dollars to try to save our beloved dog. I don't think we'll ever get over his loss. I don't think we'll ever get another dog. But I do know that I can find a way to send them a few dollars in hopes of sparing somebody else the terrible sense of loss we'll be feeling. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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