The amazing work being done at KetoPet Sanctuary is something that every pet owner should be aware of. KetoPet Sanctuary gives us hope. Hope with a disease that takes far too many lives. Hope using the power of food.
I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with Paul Raybould, Executive Director at KetoPets Sanctuary. We chatted for about an hour, and I listened in awe of what these folks are doing. KetoPets is using food as a cancer treatment. Food!
From the KetoPets Sanctuary website: “At KPS, we feed dogs a high-fat, adequate protein, and low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet for all of our canines while they are at the facility. Most nutritional protocols rely on faith, lacking objective metrics from which the diet can be analyzed. However, unlike other diets, the ketogenic diet is one type of nutritional protocol that can be assessed by examining blood glucose and ketone levels. By definition, a ketogenic diet is any diet that produces ketones, so we use blood metrics to determine the efficacy of the diet.”
“In 1924 Nobel Laureate Dr. Otto Warburg observed that a cancer cell’s metabolism s different than healthy cells. Unlike healthy cells, cancer cells rely mainly on glucose for their energy needs.”
“Ketogenic diets put our dogs in a state that limits cancer cells from getting access to glucose – effectively starving the cancer.”
“We spare no expense and use the diagnostic tools that physicians use to examine humans. This allows us to see where the tumor sites are, what the glucose uptake is in the cancer cells, and how effectively our protocol is reversing cancer. PET/CT scans give us a very strong indicator of these metrics, and we have very tight tracks on the status of cancer in each dog.”
KetoPets has adopted – unadoptable cancer diagnosed shelter dogs, some given only months to live – and provides them with a home and treatment. If the dog becomes cancer free, they are adopted.
Dora (above) was given less the three months to live when she came to KetoPets with mammary cancer. Last week Dora ‘graduated’ from KetoPets – cancer free – and was placed in a new forever home.
This is Spot (below).
“Spot arrived at KetoPets Sanctuary on 5/19/2016 after being diagnosed with a mast cell tumor located on his right rear thigh. This tumor was resected (removed) on 4/15/2016 before his arrival at KPS. Based on the PET/CT scan data, Spot was PET/CT Scan negative on day 60 of our protocol. Spot is currently cancer free and ready to be adopted.”
This is Jacy.
“Jacy arrived at Keto Pet Sanctuary on 4/14/2016 after being diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma which was located on her right front leg. During her time at KPS she received two Pet/Ct scans to monitor the status of her cancer. Both scans revealed that there is no longer cancer present in the initial cancer location. Jacy is ready to be adopted and play fetch with her new owners.”
This is Avery.
“Avery arrived at Keto Pet Sanctuary on 4/7/2016 after being diagnosed with perivascular wall tumor (grade 1 soft tissue sarcoma) on 3/3/2016. Throughout her time at KPS Avery’s cancer has continued to decrease (comparing Pet/Ct Scans). She is a very happy and extremely energetic dog and would make a great addition to a loving family who is active.”
The KetoPet folks are doing all of this research – for the most part – on their own dime. From Ron Penna co-founder of KPS “There’s no drug at the end of this rainbow. There’s no proprietary molecule that will solve the problem. As a result, there’s no one putting any money into researching this approach. Even though it’s the most powerful weapon on the cancer scene, there is no economic driver to incentivize investment into researching it. That’s what we’ve been doing – using our own money to test the idea and see if it’s really as powerful as we thought. We’ve been quietly validating just how powerful this approach is using our own funds and now we’re ready to get help from other people to continue furthering the knowledge of how best to apply it.”
Cancer is big business. Cancer treatments using food aren’t popular in traditional scientific circles; drug companies or hospitals don’t make money from food. Traditional medicine will shun and ridicule the concept of food treating or curing cancer. But my guess is that Dora, Spot, Jacey and Avery would tell the nay-sayers a different story if they could.
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Changing the future of cancer treatment. Downright amazing. And – significantly – KetoPets is more than willing to share information with pet owners and their veterinarians. Again…downright amazing.
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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