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23 June 2020 - 10:19 am
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Wow that’s exciting stuff, I hope Copper can do this!

I’m so glad more onco vets are giving this a try. It would be great to have one of them on Tripawd Talk Radio , or at least interview them for Tripawds News. If any of you have a sec and wouldn’t mind sharing your oncologist’s name with me via Private Message, I can reach out to them to see if they’re wiling to chat. Thanks!

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Hello all,

Here are my latest news on Auranofin. Last appointment I had with the oncologist he gave me a prescription to get Auranofin at the drugstore directly. It was indeed cheaper (but still not cheap). 440 CAD+ tax for 60 pills (so maybe closer to 500CAD). 

Arktik was on 9mg every three days. My original plan when getting it from the vet was to finish what we had after chemo (which would make it about 2 months overall). But with the prescription and the ‘slightly’ cheaper cost I decided to continue it for maybe for 2-3 months. I can’t afford it year round but it would not hurt to continue it a little bit. Also, because the dosage is 6mg for dogs <15kg and 9mg for >15kg, I decided to continue with 6mg (Arktik is bigger than 15kg but he his only 21.5Kg so he is not 40kg either.

I am aware that optimally it would have to be 9mg for the rest of his life, but as all the literature on it does not say anything about an optimal length of treatment or more precise dosage, this is what we decided to do. 

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3 July 2020 - 11:54 am
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Thank you so much for sharing. That’s not cheap but yeah, I can only guess that even on a short term basis it’s giving Arktik a cancer-fighting advantage. As for dosage and length of treatment, it’s similar to a lot of pet cancer treatments and hopefully in time, more specifics can be discovered and recommended as studies are done.

Now go kick cancer’s butt Arktik!

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That was my thoughts exactly! 

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