Help Your Dog Fight Cancer: What Every Caretaker Should Know About Canine Cancer, Featuring Bullet's Survival Story, 2nd Edition

ABOUT Laurie Kaplan

Laurie Kaplan
More than half of all families in the U.S. have a pet. One pet owner, Laurie Kaplan, has made significant contributions to help pet owners take better care of their pets. The story of Laurie and her Siberian Husky, Bullet, has become a legend for all dog lovers. Laurie’s book, Help Your More...


A crash course on canine cancer, for all dog lovers. Covers prevention, diagnosis, treatment options, side effects, diet, supplements and home care. Medical animal writer Kaplan shares journey with her own lymphoma survivor, Bullet. A must read for those who have a dog with cancer.

I am a medical animal writer. In 2000 I was editor in chief of a pulication called Catnip from Tufts Vet School. And my dog Bullet was diagnosed with lymphoma. Bullet's chemo vet saw all of the things I was doing for Bullet to help him fight cancer in addition to traditional treatment, and he saw how well Bullet was doing. Dr. Porzio convinced me that I HAD TO write a book to help others who had dogs with cancer. So I published this book, which has now helped about 50,000 dog owners whose dogs had cancer. I also started a fund called the Magic Bullet Fund, to help people who can't afford cancer treatment for their dogs. The fund has helped 250 families so far - these dogs would not have been able to have treatment without the fund and the dnoations from people who love dogs. You can donate at Dogs with lymphoma must be given chemotherapy or the disease will take them within 4-8 weeks. With chemo, the dogs have a chance to survive 12-18 months. Bullet survived the rest of his life in remission from lymphoma. Bullet survived 4 years and 4 months after his diagnosis. I lost him to kidney failure at the age of 14, still in remission.

Thank you so much for everything you have done for me and Angel. Without you and your book, I do not know what I would have done.
My favorite part of the book and most helpful for me is Chapter 6, Side Effects. Without this section I would probably blow up the vet's phone 24/7, but now, your book has helped me understand so much about Canine Cancer. I catch myself picking it up all the time and rereading sections just because I find them so interesting. The entire book is FANTASTIC. Thank you so much.
Stacia Loving

My little old pug, Winnie, was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in her mouth. I purchased Laurie's book "Help Your Dog Fight Cancer, " out of sheer desperation.
    My little Winnie will celebrate a year since her diagnosis this September! Laurie, I thank you for this book. Without it I don't know where we would be and if I would even have my Winnie at this point.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, from me and from Winnie.
Jennifer Traficante

Thank you for writing such an incredible resource for those of us who are owned by pets with cancer. My own Mango was diagnosed with lymphoma Friday, and I searched desperately for information to help me extend his life.

Your book is a bible of information that I rely upon time and time again. I have certain pages marked that I read over and over...Thank you so much for your help and for taking the time to put together the information in "Help Your Dog Fight Cancer."  Linda Campagna and Mango