Our dogs, cats and horses are more than just pets, they are part of our families. They greet us at the door, encourage us to get off the couch, brighten our moods, help us make new friends, and research shows they even make us healthier overall. When a veterinarian uses the word “cancer” in reference to our furry friends, it can be devastating. Sadly, one in four dogs will receive that diagnosis at some point in their lives. Until recently, the only choices available were surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or the only option faced by many pet parents—palliative care until euthanasia. ELIAS Animal Health is dedicated to changing that, and in fact, we’re changing the way cancer is fundamentally treated. Many experts believe immunotherapy, stimulating the body’s own immune system, offers the best hope for combating cancer. That’s what we’re doing at ELIAS. Because you deserve better options and so does your pet.
My Pet is a: Tripawd
Piper is a three-legged rescue dog. We are not quite sure how she lost her leg, but we sometimes like to make up stories about how she did. She is a very sweet dog. She doesn’t bark, and will always put a paw up to shake as you walk by. She loves her pet squirrel and the snow!
My Pet is a: ELIAS Hero Dog
Echo was diagnosed with osteosarcoma of the left distal tibia on May 16, 2017. All the stars aligned and she was included in the clinical trial at the University of Missouri. Her left hind leg was amputated, she received three autologous vaccines and apheresis, followed by T cell infusion and 5 doses of IL-2. Echo still shows no signs of metastases and we could not be more thrilled with the results of the trial.
She enjoys an active lifestyle at home with her brother (litter mate), Houdini. They both love going for car rides and running alongside the bike. Echo can easily keep up with her brother, even with one limb missing.
My Pet is a: Beloved member of the family
Zook is a 10-year-old dog who doesn’t have cancer. I am thrilled that process is in place for treating big dogs like my beloved Zook.
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See the video of Roscoe, an ELIAS Hero Dog, on the Results page.
Titan, another ELIAS Hero Dog, was able to live an active and relatively normal lifestyle even after subsequently developing metastatic disease.