Extend Your Dog’s Life

sophieOur dog ages and we know the inevitable outcome. It is a trip to the vet and a long sad time after the dog has passed. However, it may be possible to extend the life of your dog. Our dog Sophie, 13, had a really tough time in the spring of 2014. It began with a urinary tract infection and resulting liver and kidney issues. After increasing the amount of vitamin D, sulfate as MSM, NAC, and changing the type of food she recovered. However, she was not the playful dog that we had known. In late November, we begin to supplement her diet with two sprays of Metadichol on her food. She has now returned to her old self and has become very playful. Also, as I have described in an earlier post, her lipomas are shrinking.

Last article, we reported the findings of Dr. Joe Marasco and his experience of Metadichol with his family. Now , here are his comments about experiences with his dogs and Metadichol. Read my other articles on Metadichol by selecting that category. – Pandemic Survivor

 One Dog’s Surprising Turnaround

6/25/12

My wife and I adopted our son’s dog named “Miles” about 6 months ago in January 2012, as our son was moving into an apartment that had a dog restriction. Miles is about 9 years old, and is a beagle and corgi mixed breed, 30 lbs., and a very mild mannered, non-aggressive and loving dog. His tests for Lyme disease have been negative. We treat our dogs as family members, and want to make sure that they have a safe and comfortable life in our household.

Miles had what appeared to be arthritis in one of his hind legs, and would get around by hobbling on his other three legs about 75% of the time, but the condition appeared to be worsening. His other hind leg was also giving him problems. He did not run. Upon taking him in, we thought his health would steadily go downhill to the point where he would need to be euthanized. We were expecting to have to proceed with that unpleasant event within a year.

I started giving Miles two small doses per week of Metadichol about two months ago. The doses were about one-fourth of a teaspoon of your liquid formulation, mixed in his normal food. There was no hesitation on his part to eat the dosed food, thereby suggesting that he was not able to detect any adverse odor or flavor.

Almost immediately, Miles’ activity level picked up. Where five months ago he would not be able to take a walk on a leash outside, he now actively is walking, running, and jumping. He now greets me by standing up on his back legs! He looks forward to daily walks.

I was told by his vet at a recent checkup in June 2012 that, exact quote: “there is nothing currently wrong with his joints.” When playing with other dogs outdoors (we have four dogs), he is able to run and keep up with the fastest.

This is a startling turnaround in his behavior, and friends and family who know Miles are stunned by his transformation. Only a few months ago was a dog that had to slowly limp to his water bowl is now outside chasing squirrels like a hound, and outrunning his younger peers. If nothing else, your product has given a new lease on an active life for Miles.

Taz

9/26/13
TazTazzy is a 14 year old Pomeranian with the kindest and most expressive disposition out of any of the many dogs we have raised. People say that he should be brought to nursing homes to snuggle and cheer up the residents that have little outside contact with the world. This photo is of Taz just as he was starting to become ill. It’s worth taking a close look at the expression in his eyes.

Taz’s kidneys had started to fail. We found this out after noticing that his behavior had changed from the frisky, bouncy, perpetually-moving, little ball of fur to a depressed and constantly tired shell of the dog he once was. This change happened over a one month time frame. Taz was brought to the vet for blood tests, which then confirmed the beginning of kidney failure. This was a death sentence, which we had sadly seen with a couple of our dogs in the past. The only realistic path forward leads to euthanasia. Usually the dogs with failing kidneys begin to sleep much more than usual, and lose any liveliness they usually have. They appear to be in constant discomfort, and begin to refuse to eat. Taz showed all of these symptoms in the matter of a few weeks, and lost so much weight (almost two pounds off of an eight pound dog!) that his ribs became prominent and were easily felt even under all of that fur. At the rate of this decline, it looked like that final trip to the animal hospital would be upon him within the next month.

With knowledge of the human responses seen with patients that had been treated with Metadichol, Taz was given a daily dose of about 3 mg in solution, sprayed onto his food each morning. On the third day after treatment started, a miracle in the making became apparent. His tail wagged again for the first time in weeks. He ran again for the first time in weeks. After one week of treatment, he began to act hungry once again and his food consumption doubled. Now, after 4 weeks of treatment, he is acting normal once again, is hungry like he should be, and runs and plays with the other 3 dogs, his “cousins,” that live in the same home with him. More blood tests will follow and we will compare the data.

If nothing else, with or without test data, it became obvious just after the third day of treatment that this tiny, gentle and loving dog was actually behaving like he felt better. Much better. Just this effect alone is incredible. I bet Taz would agree. You can see it in his once again wagging little tail. –Joseph M. Marasco, Ph.D.

Joe largeDr. Marasco, CEO of Diffinity Geonomics, is responsible for business development and company operations. Prior to joining Diffinity, he served from 2007-2012 as CEO and board member of Chiral Quest Corp., a US headquartered fine chemical and active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing firm. Dr. Marasco has served in several other leadership roles in both early stage and publicly traded firms including Dow Chemical and Beckman. He led the launch of Coenzyme Q-10 as a nutritional supplement in the US during the 1990’s while serving as Director of Kaneka’s pharmaceutical division (the original manufacturer of Q-10). He earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from University of Virginia, and was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship in Biochemistry at the Walter Reed Medical Center. 

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