It is estimated that 60% of dogs will die of cancer, and many of the senior dogs that come to live out their days at the beautiful Frankie and Andy's Place cabins in the woods are taken in because their families have dumped them just as soon as they receive a cancer diagnosis.
They think 'chemo, radiation therapy, drugs, sadness, lots of expense', and instead of committing to the dog they brought into their family, they just walk away.
A double whammy of deceit and misery for the dog right at a time when they need help the most, and the shelters are full of such cast-aside souls.
At Frankie and Andy's Place, we know we cannot cure cancer, but we have a fervent belief in a very different approach to it than most.
Instead of attacking the immune system by injecting toxic substances so strong that you have to wear industrial gloves to handle them, or blasting the dogs with radiation that can make dogs feel pretty sick, we do something wildly different...
We believe in making the dog so comfortable and happy that yes, they WANT to live long enough to tick off all the items on their bucket list.
We believe in a carefully prepared anti-cancer diet that fills the body with immune-boosting ingredients but tastes delicious.
We believe that the cure cannot feel, or be, worse than the disease and so we only use gentle holistic treatments that will not have horrific side effects.
Part of every individual's cancer-fighting protocol we use at Frankie and Andy's is Pet Wellbeing Life Gold.
We started buying this to give to every single dog that has been diagnosed with cancer a long time ago.
Why? Because quite simply, we have found nothing, NOTHING to beat the almost instantaneous lift of the spirits that Life Gold gives a dog suffering from cancer.
Dogs that wouldn't eat because cancer messed with their gut, start to eat.
Dogs that won't even lift their heads, start to enjoy their surroundings again...and even play!
Dogs that were about to be put down the NEXT DAY, because all hope seemed lost, have gotten a renewed vigor and spark and enjoy weeks, months, even in one case YEARS more of quality time.
And let's face it, time and comfort are the most important gifts with a cancer diagnosis….
We don't know the full science of how it works, but we know it works. That’s enough for us, and we have tested it on many, many dogs. Even our own personal dogs with cancer have surpassed all life expectancy using Life Gold.