I live in the boondocks where the vets (and human doctors) are sometimes good, sometimes quite good, but not at all up to date on the newest research so I often find myself printing out studies and articles for both my vets and human doctors to try and encourage them to prescribe some of the newest longevity or arthritis drugs. Usually they say no. Which I guess is understandable. But while they were saying no, my pug was turning 14 years old. A PUG who is FOURTEEN is amazing. That is old for a pug who might live to 12 IF you are lucky. And she showed it. I'm sure she had some dementia and I could barely convince her to go for one short walk per day in the cool evening. And while she didn't complain, I know she has some arthritis that was hurting her. But she's my cuddlebug and I want a couple more years of her snoring by my side so I searched the web and fortunately found Dr. Kevin. It only took a couple of doses of rapa for me to see a difference. After the first week, I definitely saw signs of regaining mental function and she got more energy and started following me and the other dogs on two walks a day. Now she sometimes goes for three short walks a day. She even runs a bit. (Okay it's more like a slow waddle, like a blind pickle barrel on toothpick legs trying to run, but that's more than I've seen from my Chubinca in a long time :-) ) She doesn't like taking pills and usually it is quite a fight to get her to take one but I bury the rapa in peanut butter and so far have had no trouble. I'm now giving her UC-11 and Longevity Plus at the recommendation of Dr.Kevin. I take boswelia and curcumin for my own health so why not give it to my beloved dogs and combined in one pill.
We are so thankful to be able the order Rapamycin for our dog, Joey. He is taking 3 capsules a week for off label oral melanoma cancer treatment with metastasis and while not a clinical trial his oncologist said try it as no other options are available at this point. (surgery and palliative radiation completed). After 4 months treatment the tumor is still visible but seriously smaller, he is eating, running, happy and we are hopeful that every day we have with him continues to be the best day ever. Just so thankful we can get this quality capsule for our 8 year old dog. I have no doubt that Rapamycin has made the difference as Joey has already beat the odds by months- and we are hoping for years!
Its too early to say anything she is only on her second dose but capsules are hard with dogs it should be a caplet or powder or liquid my dog is old and does not have all her teeth.
I am so excited to help my pooch feel her best! Thank you Dr. Kevin!!
Happy to have found this as an option. Kevin is a caring vet and provides help if needed.
Hoping it helps my old dog with overall aging issues and arthritis.