Monday, 16 March 2009


Dear Beverley,

I have an 11 year old Weimaraner called Pippin who was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer just before Christmas. We were told that at her age, nothing could be done bar palliative and symptomatic relief with steroids and anti-cough medications (not that I'd have put her through an op anyway). I literally spent days on the internet, and managed to track down pretty much every supplement known (that is to say, has been proven in studies) to have an anti-cancer effect on canine cancer, from sources including the States, Germany and Holland. We also had a substantial overhaul of her diet. However, it's been a long two and a half months, and we have seen a significant decline, that is to say she has slowed down, (we are down to two short walks a day, not the hikes over Dartmoor that we were used to), and is losing muscle tone by the day, although she is is still alert and eating well as always.

Then last week my mum found your article on CV247. And having twisted my vet's arm to prescribe it, I should take delivery of it later this week. At the end of your article, you mention that if anyone is about to commence treatment with CV247, to let you know. Well here we are! The evidence to support the use of this gentle treatment is exciting to say the least, and we are keeping our fingers crossed. Pippin was ridiculously fit for her age up until November of last year, and an increase in her activity levels - indeed, any improvement in her well-being would be amazing.

Your idea of a blog offering support and help for fellow cancer patients is a fantastic idea, and raising awareness about CV247 can only be a good thing - I so wish that I had come across it sooner, so thanks to Dogs Today for that.

Do let me know if you would like progress reports or any other information I can provide.

Kindest regards,
Kate Clayden

Good luck to Kate and Pippin. We look forward to regular updates and hope that some of you folks will start talking to each other and supporting on another like we used to all those years ago in John's waiting room. It really is excellent to hear how many vets are taking CV247 up. I've had email from the USA asking for help. If there are any alternative vets that would like to be the pioneers please do get in touch and I'll put you in touch with the right people to make it happen.

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