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Tripawd Tuesday: Bentley the Bone Cancer Vaccine Warrior

Did you know that Tripawd Bentley and his people are helping future dogs affected by osteosarcoma bone cancer? Today on Tripawd Tuesday, we honor Bentley’s pack amazing dedication to participating in a groundbreaking clinical trial that will eventually help both dogs and people alike.

Bentley and Mom

Just like Shilo the Science Dog, they just completed participation in one of Dr. Nicola Mason’s bone cancer vaccine studies at the University of Pennsylvania (the same one that Tripawds member Spirit Sasha, profiled here, participated in). His Mom says:

 . . . cancer sucks and lung mets suck..but Dr Mason is absolutely amazing and was so good with Bentley and very helpful and caring with us – we are in great hands. And we’re staying hopeful that maybe Bentley will be the trailblazer and be the first dog to go into remission with lung mets in this study! Maybe he’ll go down in history and save lots of other babies! Still taking it one day at a time and enjoy every minute with my handsome man!

Bentley’s pack has had their share of ups and downs during the last few months, all while driving a long way to have him be in the study. From learning that he had lung metastasis while being evaluated for the trial, to barely surviving a rare but almost fatal side effect of the vaccine just days after his people’s May 17 wedding! After it was over, his Mom writes:

We’re hopeful that this heart issue is going to settle down and that he is not going to have any long term effects, first and foremost. But, we’re also hoping that maybe the vaccine did have some effect on his lung tumors – and who knows, maybe a miracle?

Throughout it all, they’ve endured so much together, and always with a smile.

Tripawd Hero Bentley

We just want to give them a big three-paws up and honor Bentley’s Journey today on Tripawd Tuesday (and congratulate his people on their marriage)!

Congrats to Bentley’s Pack!
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4 thoughts on “Tripawd Tuesday: Bentley the Bone Cancer Vaccine Warrior”

  1. Such a beautiful wedding picture and family. Your boy is adorable. I just found out the news and have to schedule my boys right front leg….I’m petrified. Any help or words of wisdom. Does Bentley do ok getting around? This decision is so hard. I pray your trial works and you get plenty of time with Bentley. My boy Jagen is my big buddy. We’re so blessed!

  2. Bentley is such a handsome hero and those eyes say so much! Congrats on the wedding, beautiful pack with 3 fur-babies already. Do you know if the vaccine is available in Oklahoma?

  3. Yes! HERO indeed! As are his loving pawrents!

    Just look at that face! That is one happy boy who I s clearly loving life and not worried about a thing! YOU
    Bentley has been given the great gift of time and hope. Looks like he’s making the most out of that opportunity and has no intention of letting anything interfere with enjoying himself and soaking up the love and the spoiling!

    All paws in tripawd land crossed for you sweet Bentley!!!And that’s a lot of pawsitivity!


    Sally and Happy Hannah

  4. Bentley you are a hero to us. Keep up the good work. Any updates on the heart issues & the study?

    Michelle & Angel Sassy


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