The Magic Bullet Fund


Simba Kelley

The book Help Your Dog Fight Cancer by Laurie Kaplan has been a life line for my dog Simba and our family. Bullet's journey has been a inspiration for us. Laurie supplied a wealth of knowledge from experience ranging from diet to chemotherapy treatments and protocols. Simba has experienced periods of lethargy coupled with episodes of zero appetite, and Simba's hair began to fall out. It was one crisis after an other. For a while I thought there was no hope, then I would pick up the book just to see the words "Don't Panic." This book helped me see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Thank you for your help and for giving us hope!

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 your book. Its helped me through some very difficult times and given me ideas, strength, and wisdom about canine cancer.     My Sheltie, Roxy, has been thru many months of chemo. Even though the costs have been devastating, I would do it all over again. We have been blessed with an additional year of love from Roxy.
     Every day, I whisper in Roxys ear “not today, not without a fight.” Thank you for writing this book! Marcy Alexander

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

GilliganYour book made a huge difference to us. Thank you so much for spending the time to write such a thorough book. You'll never know how helpful it was for me to have an active part in fighting Gilligan's cancer.
You are a wonderful person to make that effort and try to make a difference for people like me who felt hopeless in the face of a terrible disease. Gilligan also sends a belated thanks... without your book, he wouldn't have started eating ground beef, shredded chicken, and veggies at EVERY meal! He loved his new diet his last few months.
Sondra Sondregger &Angel Gilligan

I read your book the first week of Duncan's diagnosis and I was totally blown away and felt armed. It was my first life preserver - I felt I was sinking to great depths no matter how fast I swam. Thank you thank you so much.

I shared your book with the vets in Duncan's cancer team, as something they should all have available for their patients. I went thru your book page by page with both of them. I am so thankful for your book... it is an absolute Godsend.
Patti & Duncan, my little Doodle-bug

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

Laurie, your book was delivered to my house yesterday and I read it last night (absorbed the minute I opened it) - thank you so much for bestowing your wisdom and experience on so many of us who are struggling to make informed, good decisions in treating a pet with cancer.

I found your book to be very insightful.   It's such a huge gift you've given on so many levels!
Tracy Doering and Eddie

My dog was diagnosed with lymphoma this past November. It is only because of your book that I have had any idea how to treat him. I don't know what I would have done without it.

Your book guided me through something I could never have imagined I would be going through. Without it, I would have been lost.Your book is truly what got me through the whole experience.  Your book has been a life saver, and I thank you for writing it.
Kim Puris and Marley

I want to personally thank you so much for your book. I feel so much better prepared to deal with this disease. 

And now my new motto is yours, Not Today and Not Without a Fight!

I wanted to share that with you and let you know I appreciate you and your sharing Bullet's story, as well as the wealth of information that you have. Thank you! Heath, Danielle Truex and Tigger

I can't tell you enough how your book has brought me such rock solid information, direction and comfort.

Bullet's remarkable spirit came through in your book and his legacy lives on in your unique writing.
Christine Starkweather

Dear Laurie,
   Until I got your book, I really didn't know if I was going to make it. It was as if you were watching over me writing the book as I was going on with my struggles - knowing what was making me feel terrible, and knowing what every one of my worries would be. Until I read your book I felt so alone - your book made me feel that everything I was feeling was normal. Thanks to you, I got to see my 5 year old cancer dog be a puppy again!
    I want you to know that you've made a difference in my life and of course Manta's. I really can't imagine where we would have been without your help and the hope that you provided for us.
Jennifer Anderson
Manta (left) Jen & Marlin (right)

I wanted to let you know how helpful your book is, as a tool for empowerment and as a reference guide.
It has been about two years since I first emailed to thank you for the wonderful information in your book. I am delighted to report that Nell is doing great and continues to enjoy life. Nell remains on Bullet's Cancer Diet and is thriving with lots of energy, a beautiful coat and to my delight she is cancer free at this time.
I credit you and your book Laurie, for helping me feel like there was something constructive that I could do to participate in Nell's health care after her diagnosis.
I will always be grateful to you and Bullet. Thank you again for allowing your experience with Bullet to touch so many! 
Annie Elliott

Dear Nancy [reader's friend],

When you gave me Laurie Kaplan's book, "Help Your Dog Fight Cancer," I was still trying to deal with Kerrie's diagnosis. Now, almost four weeks have passed since I said good-bye to my beloved friend... I read Laurie's book cover to cover and it became the foundational tool that I used to move forward with Kerrie. I... put Kerrie on a natural diet much like the one that Laurie outlines in her book as Bullet's Cancer Diet, and supplements to fight cancer growth and boost Kerrie's immune system.

Kerrie survived 5 months and 1 week from diagnosis. This was high-quality time because I took Laurie's book to heart and took advantage of every suggestion she made that was pertinent to Kerrie's diagnosis... I hope that you will send this message to Laurie, to whom I owe a debt of gratitude. She has done a great service to more people than she will ever know. Of this I am completely certain.
With the very warmest regards and my deepest gratitude,
Suzanne Daycock

SJaneYour book is a godsend - thank you for sharing Bullet's story and your experiences with all of us cancer-dog parents. I've never agonized over any decision in my life the way I did about whether or not to try chemo! You have used your difficult experience in a way that helps so many dogs and their people! Thank you so much.
Daryl Goldfarb & Strawberry Jane

I received your book yesterday, read through it at lunch and am going through it again today, slowly this time. You provide so much information - THANK YOU!!!!

I am going to give this book to my vet and order another one for myself.  Thank you so much for writing this book!
Sharon and Don Samuelson

Your book was my savior, my inspiration while battling cancer with Maxim. Anybody fighting cancer with their pet should have Help Your Dog Fight Cancer as a reference.

Maxim was only 11 months when we found  the cancer. I was devastated and did not know what to do but then found your book. It became clear by reading Bullet's story that I had to fight this disease alongside Maxim. 
Your book was always close by throughout this difficult period. I referred to it everytime a new symptom arose or just to give me strength when things were not looking good. I have tabs and highlights on certain pages. I used your recipe for Bullet's Cancer Diet. Thank you for writing this book and for sharing Bullet's story.
Hugs from Marie & Angel Maxim

Toosox Your book is fabulous. I would recommend it to anyone for any reason, not just because thier dog has cancer. There is a wonderful story in there of the love & care you gave Bullet. You two had an amazing relationship that is worth reading about. I'm so glad you shared it.     
While we had intended to try chemo with Toosox (primarily because of your book!) her reaction to the prednisone really turned us against any treatment. She always was very sensitive to any drugs. We felt that ultimately the chemo would be too much for her. Your information gave us the knowledge to make the decisions we had to make. Even though I did lose Toosox, your book gave me the courage to try to save her. Kim Burkovich and Toosox

I extend my most sincere thanks for how much your book and Bullet’s story has touched and helped me with my dog Kobi’s ongoing battle with lymphoma.

Thanks to your book and all the tips inside, Kobi is on the road to recovery! He’s actually healthier than before being diagnosed – despite being on the dreaded chemo.

I can’t thank you enough, Laurie & Bullet, for what you have done for us. I know how much you miss your boy, but I know he is proud of you for what you’re doing. You are a brave and generous soul. God Bless.
Lisa M. Lopes

A long over due book with information for dog Moms and Dads.

This book is filled with easy to read information that can be understood by everyone. The author writes with compassion and understanding for those people who have dogs with cancer. Laurie Kaplan has written a book that gives readers a sense of hope that there is something that they can do to help to make their dogs live longer with a good quality of life. I recommend this book to anyone who has a dog with cancer.
Theresa M. Cunningham

My 5 year old Beagle was diagnosed with lymphoma. His name is Peanut and he is a huge part of our family. I do not consider him a dog. He is my "furry son." I bought the book "Help Your Dog Fight Cancer" from This is the most precious book in my life right now and I can say that it is priceless. I wish I would have had the knowledge I have now. I love the book and will keep it for as long as i own these great pals we call dogs.
LuAnn Will

"We are starting treatment for our boy, Alex, a beautiful 5-year-old doberman who was diagnosed yesterday with lymphoma. He is still very healthy, but after researching the disease and speaking with our Vet, we were going to put him to sleep.

Then I read Bullet's story and have renewed hope. My wife says that two lives have been given a second chance, Alex's and hers, as their lives are of each other. We pray his treatment will be as successful as Bullet's."
With love, Gary, Eun Mi & Alex Hopps

Thank you for allowing me to help Nikita maintain the grace and lightness she possessed in her healthy days until the very end.

I began reading your book as a skeptic. It was loaned to me by Nikita's oncology vet, but I had seen and read so much information on canine cancer that I thought your book would only corroborate what I already knew. I was now in need of something more and your book provided that "something more." "Help Your Dog Fight Cancer" was the most honest account of what I was to face of any source I found. Your book has a "human element" that is priceless.

Thank you for sharing, that so Nikita could have a better, stronger caretaker. Your book was a vital emotional lifeline for us.
With Gratitude,  Lisa Bruniers & Family

Thank you for sharing your story and writing the book for other people to benefit from. We were devastated 9 months ago when we found out that Jake, our 6-year-old Golden Ret., had lymphoma. I ordered your book right away and started reading and educating myself. Your book brought much help and comfort to our situation. I made Jake's food based on your recipe and was always referring back to it for information on possible side effects and so on. It was a huge help to us.

I'm sad to say that Jake passed away last week, one week after his 7th birthday, of kidney failure due to a high calcium level. He was an incredibly special dog that will always be in our hearts. I truly give God all the honor and glory for each day that he was in our lives, but I also want to thank you for your book and for your dedication.
Nancy & Jake

We bought this book when we found out our Bogart had cancer. It is full of information and gives you hope. And when you learn your dog has cancer that is the first thing you need to cling to because without it, your dog is lost. This book was our cancer Bible during Bogart's fight and we returned to it often to help us get to the next day. Bogart is gone now, gone over the Rainbow Bridge, beaten by the awful cancer but if your beloved pooch has cancer I urge you to get this book. It was the most helpful of the numerous we purchased when we got the devastating news. 
Peter and April Yungel

I just wanted you to know that your book helped me immensely when I first learned of my dog Molly’s cancer. Even though you dealt with a different kind of cancer than me, your book helped me come to grips with my feelings of guilt and dismay. Everything that I had been feeling – you addressed. Molly’s has had radiation and is currently on the vaccine from the Univ of Wisconsin. Her prognosis is not good but she is fighting the good fight. As long as her quality of life is good – she will be with me. Not one person at any vet has answered my questions like your book did. Thank you!
Kathy Yurkunas

I want you to know how very much your and Bully's story meant to me.  During Scrunch's battle with cancer I purchased your book. It truly gave me hope and comfort. I carried that book4 with me to and from work. Though I was not doing chemo with Scrunch, it was a comfort to know I had a "tool" of sorts and helped me activly participate in her treatment when I couldn't be with her.
Scrunch had the attitude of "Yeah...right...make me," and I had to chuckle when you wrote about the one and only time Bully came to you when you called him at the shelter. Still makes me chuckle!  I want to you to know how much your book helped me and Scrunch. 
MelissaThe most precious help when you most need it, This is a "must have" for all dog owners!
I found out about Laurie's personal fight and her book on the internet. I was desperate looking for information to help my boy friend's daughter, Sara, and her GSD, Alf, diagnosed Lymphoma at 8 years old. There is lot of information on the net, but when we desperately need accurate information, there is none.

Our Alf is gone, now at Rainbow Bridge. The Lymphoma was very aggressive and I live in a country were chemotherapy for animals is a laugh... even so, I read the book and strongly recommend it to all the persons who are trying to give their dogs a chance.

This book is the most precious thing you'll have to help your dog... The book is easy read, full of examples, gives you information about several treatments and ways to approach the disease, so that you may decide what is best for your dog; and best of all, it teaches you how to make life easier for your pet and how to help him fighting cancer.  To all of you and your dogs, I wish all the best!
Cristina Sofia Paulo "Nynf" (Portugal)