LDN for Old Cats

"The really good news is that the 3 cats that were two steps from the grave are doing really well after a couple months on the LDN.Just like last time, they have all gotten their appetites back and eating like a pack of hungry wolves and gaining good weight which in turn gives them so much energy.One of them is mine, old George has very bad arthritis and could hardly move and became so skinny that I thought he would die of starvation.For the last few days he has been following me around the house and today he totally surprised me as he jumped up on my bed for his afternoon nap just as he had always done when healthy. He had not even been able to make it up the stairs for the last 8 months."

- Lynne from Canada

LDN for Cats

LDN for Sick Cats.

"I have to post on here some good news. About 2 months ago I asked for advice for my cat who had just been diagnosed with lymphoma. I immediately started him on LDN, using a transdermal cream compounded by Belmar Pharmacy. He pretty quickly started doing things he had stopped doing for quite some time, though I hadn’t noticed, and his energy level has gone way up. Yesterday we went to my vet, who took blood again. Last visit his lymphocytes were off the chart. They are still elevated now, but they dropped by so much. My vet said that she never saw such a change and so quickly. This is great news and I am ecstatic! LDN truly is a wonderful drug. And, I want to thank everyone who had offered me advice when I originally asked."

Lodonal for Dog w/ IBD and Autoimmune Pancreatitis. (LDN)

 "I have an Italian Greyhound with IBD and autoimmune pancreatitis.  We have seen drastic improvement just the LDN and her grain-free kibble.  She drinks bone broth and raw goats milk without causing vomiting or bloody stool.  

Look forward to hearing more. "

Kecia Klause

Texas

Lodonal (LDN) for my Dog

"I used LDN for my dog who was dx’d with lymphoma and given 3 weeks to live.  He could not keep food down, had terrible diarrhea, had lost a lot of weight and was so weak he could not go for walks with us anymore.  With the help of LDN he regained all his weight, stools returned to normal, he was hiking with us again and playing with our other dog.  He lived for 10 more months of high quality time.  Had I known about LDN sooner, he might have lived a lot longer, but I was so grateful for the additional time we had with him.  His recovery didn’t happen overnight—it was a gradual return to health over a couple of months.  I think there is very little downside, and tremendous upside potential, so you don’t have anything to lose."

Pets with arthritis

"Yes. LDN does seem to be helping her arthritis too. Her back legs were bone to bone until we started this. She is climbing steps again."

From personal stories we see that LDN or Lodonal can help pets with Arthritis. It works the same way as it does with humans. It helps modulates the immune system allowing the body to protect it self. Treat your pet with Lodonal today. 

Old pets feeling young again because of Lodonal (LDN)

"Two weeks ago our 13 year old pittie – Petunia – was lethargic, throwing up, not eating, not at all herself. Had lost 6 pounds in 1 month. We had our house vet come out, and she said it’s very likely lymphoma. We started her on IV’s that weekend to keep her hydrated. She still seemed to feel horrible, and we felt her life was short lived. Then I had the idea of LDN for her – and immediately mixed 10, 4.5 mg capsules with 45 mg’s water [per what I’ve found online]. I’ve been giving her 2.1 mg’s [.33 X her weight] for about 10-days now, and she is a NEW DOG. She is running and barking again, eating with vigor. It has been amazing to see. I hope this continues, but do want people her to know.. this works QUICKLY in dogs. At least it did in mine"

LDN for Horses and Animals


I use the LDN with my dogs (and horses) all the time. It is priceless for just about everything. To do that, I dissolve a 50 mg pill in 50 ml of water. Each ml of water contains 1 mg of naltrexone. 

I use the formula of .03 mg per pound, so a 30 pound dogs gets .03 X 30 = .9 mg of naltrexone, or .9 cc (ml) of the solution. A 50 pound dog gets about 1.5 mg of naltrexone or 1.5 ml of the solution.

I simply squirt it in their mouths from a 3 cc syringe (with no needle, of course). It is bitter, so if you want to mix it with some broth, or put it in their food, that works just as well. 

In my personal experience, I have found that for my dogs, treating every other day is as effective as treating every day, so a schedule is not terribly important, other than not re-treating in under 24 hours. 

If you have horses, I use about 5 mg with a 550 pound Caspian Horse, and about 6 mg for a 1,000 pound Friesian. Horses (and to a lesser extent dogs) do not have well developed bitter taste buds. I have seen horses eat thistles that are beyond bitter to us. So, the taste has never been a factor in treating my animals. 

I hope this helps, I love Salukis,

Francie
 

Vet that will prescribe Lodonal to my pet

Getting Lodonal (LDN) for your pet is often more difficult than it should be. Once Lodonal is FDA approved that will get much easier. In the mean time while it is still considered off-label try this.

The medication must be specially compounded based on the weight of the animal and is typically given each night to canine patients and each morning to feline patients (since they are nocturnal). If this sounds like something that might help your pet, please call us at (908) 725-1800 for an appointment or to speak to one of our veterinarians. Dr. Linda Piffer, a Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, has practiced at Somerset Veterinagy Group for over 23 years.

"Endorphins help control pain and focus the immune response to better attack invaders while lessening the likelihood of attacking one’s own cells. We have used this therapy to help palliate chronic arthritis pain in pets who do not tolerate other medications, to assist in treating some immune mediated disorders, and to help slow the growth of some cancers."

Lodonal and Pets in the Winter

"When pet owners take their dogs and cats to the vet for checkups, they want to know on the spot if there are any health issues they need to address--and they’re willing to pay to get the information fast. IDEXX Laboratories ($IDXX) recognized this trend years ago and responded with a host of diagnostic tests that can diagnose common health problems in pets in minutes. Judging from the company’s third-quarter earnings, announced on November 1, it’s reaping the rewards from being an early mover in the rapidly growing market for animal diagnostics." - Fierce Animal

It seems pet trends always tend to follow human trends. WebMD and other website that offer immediate results for health care problems have gained immense popularity. Now you can find similar sites that analyze your pets health just by common symptoms. However, as person who takes Lodonal themselves and have given it dogs and cats and seen incredible results, we recommend when you have a problem you try Lodonal. Most disease happen when the immune system breaks down. On Lodonal it helps strengthen your immune system and prevent you from major disease but also the common cold. Now that its getting cold again lots of animals will have a  tougher time. Try Lodonal and see the incredible change that we have see ourselves. 

Lodonal and Animals

"The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development lays out a host of priorities including “food security and nutrition,” an ambitious plan to eliminate hunger and malnutrition. Now, the organization is defining the role of the world’s livestock caretakers in meeting that goal--naming animal health as a key part of its strategy." - Fierce Animal

This will be a game changer in the farmer industry for many. Many already abide by these standards and have top notch animals. However those suffering from hunger and Malnutrition could vastly benefit from Lodonal (LDN). A study done by AC Carter on weaning pigs on Lodonal shows that the piglets taking Lodonal grow to be much bigger, stronger, and overall healthier. There are farmers out there that take Lodonal their selves but also give it to their cattle, horses, pigs, and their dogs. Lodonal is known for helping with autoimmune diseases, but they way it works by regulating the immune system, it works for a plethora of other diseases as well. Also animals especially dogs have the same receptors as humans allowing Lodonal to have same effect. We hope the UN can see the benefit for Lodonal with animals and can utilize that in their strategy to eliminate hunger and malnutrition in animals. 

AC Carter's Study

AC Carter's Study

Veterinarians Drug Labeling Standards

As of October 31, manufacturers of veterinary biotech drugs will be held to new, strict standards on labeling. Although companies will have between four and six years to comply, the changes will ultimately help clarify treatment risks and benefits for veterinarians, pet owners and food producers.

In the past, the labels of vaccines and other biotechnology drugs for animals only had to describe the approved indications, according to the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA). Once the rule change has been implemented, those labels will include many more details, such as vaccination schedules, routes of administration and the minimum age of the animals targeted for treatment, according to the USDA. Some labels will also include pregnancy and fetal health risks.

Well it's about time is all we can say. The pet health industry is vastly different than the human industry. Which was understandable many years ago, but we have the technology and resources today to treat animals with the same pride and respect. Pets have the same receptors as humans allowing the rebound effect of LDN to help them the same way it helps us. It will balance their immune system and has been know to fight many types of cancers, tumors, weight loss, and many unknown problems. If you wouldn't give your self the drug, then why should your dog take it. LDN for you and your pet, thats the real winner. 

Patient Testimonial

"we had an Airedale who weighed about 70 pounds when he was healthy.  He was dx’d with lymphoma and given 4 weeks to live.  They recommended chemo, which we declined.  We consulted by phone with Skip at Skip’s pharmacy in Boca Raton (who is an expert on the use of LDN in people and in animals).  He suggested a dose of 1.5 mg of LDN and we had it compounded.  At the vet’s recommendation we put the dog on a course of antibiotics followed by prednisone.  When the antibiotics were finished, we started the prednisone and the LDN and continued on the LDN while we ramped down on the pred.  Within 3 months our dog had regained all the weight he had lost, the vomiting and diarrhea had stopped and all the swelling in the peripheral lymph nodes had disappeared.  Our dog was back to hiking with us and rough housing with his ‘brother’.  He lived for another 6 months of good quality time before finally succumbing.  I often think we might still have him if we had known about LDN sooner."

It's amazing to hear these stories and we are honored to share them with you. Hope you can have the same success with your pets!

Grant for cancer immunology discoveries in dogs to people

"Immuno-oncology--the effort to boost the immune system’s ability to fight cancer--is among the hottest areas of cancer research, and it has already yielded a handful of blockbuster drugs. But some patients don’t respond well to treatment, and scientists still don’t quite understand why. To help improve the understanding of the immune system, as well as the therapies being developed to engage it in the fight against cancer, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is funding a major study in pet dogs that have naturally occurring tumors.

The NIH recently awarded a $500,000 grant to fund the research, which is led by Jonathan Levitt, associate professor of pathology and immunology at Baylor University. Levitt will work with veterinarians at Texas A&M, the University of Florida, the Animal Medical Center of New York and the Technical University of Denmark to try to better understand how cancer interacts with the immune system of dogs. Their ultimate goal is to determine whether that interaction is similar to what happens in people. If it is, dogs that develop cancer naturally could someday be included in clinical trials of new immuno-oncology treatments for people." - Arlene Weintraub

I hope they know about LDN and can utilize that $500k appropriately. LDN and MENK have both been proven to treat cancer in both pets and humans. This is an exciting time for all parties as medical advances are growing exponentially.  A dogs life is often ended too soon and how amazing would it be to have another couple years with your dog. Another couple healthy fulfilling years? It would be very nice. We are very interested to see what Levitt will find, but also excited for you and your pets to try LDN!

Health of food saftey for animals becoming a serious issue

"The USDA has had its hands full in recent years dealing with outbreaks of new diseases that threaten the health of food animals and, by extension, the bottom lines of farmers and food producers. Recent examples of such emerging threats include porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv), which has taken the lives of at least 8 million pigs since 2013, and the highly pathogenic H5N2 avian flu that led to the loss of 48 million birds last year.

So it’s no wonder the USDA is fine-tuning its response to emerging animal diseases--and seeking the public’s input on its plan for doing so. The agency has released an 18-page document outlining four core activities that it believes should be undertaken in response to outbreaks of animal diseases. It is asking for comments to be submitted by November 1, after which time it will propose a new rule, according to a statement." - Fierce Pharma

Farm animals make up majority of our plates animals. We use them for just about everything. We use them for food, we use them for warmth, we use them to keep our eco system strong, but if we don't take care of them properly they will not take care of us properly. Many animals have been dying because we do not feed animals properly or treat them properly. These animals are suffering from diseases. Not only are these farmers losing "inventory", we as a consumer are losing quality in our product. Low Dose Naltrexone is a safe solution to keeping these animals healthy. LDN boost the animals immune system allowing them to fight back against these emerging diseases. It helps the farmers and it helps the people. Not only is a safe solution it is also an affordable solution. 

Do you know what drugs your pets are taking?

Pew reviewed the labels of 389 antibiotics that are considered “medically important,” meaning they are also used to control infections in people. Of those, 240 are subject to judicious use rules, according to an issue brief published by Pew. But more than 140 of those drugs’ labels are not fully in compliance with the FDA’s rules.

What’s more, Pew reports, 75% of the non-compliant labels are on new, branded drugs. That could mean that future generic versions of those drugs will also violate the judicious-use principals, “because the label of a generic drug has to reflect that of the pioneer drug on which it is based,” Pew explains.

Pew Charitable Trusts shows mishap of animal drugs. It is criminal that these drug companies keep getting away with it. Not only are these drugs violating FDA rules they are also expensive. If I'm going to pay a lot of money for my pet I want to make sure it's going to be safe and effective. Of course we at LDNIM are a little different because we know how safe and effect LDN is... VERY. The only negative thing people say about LDN is it disrupts there sleep for a short period of time when they first start taking it. As time goes on it becomes normal and they see a major difference is their. LDN works just as well if not better on dogs and pets. Don't let the big companies fool you. 

Pet Healthcare Needs as Much Help as Human Healthcare

 "Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology concluded in a new paper that animal health is just as inefficient as human health. Their study was published recently by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).To examine end-of-life spending, the authors collected records from one California veterinary clinic and found that the owners of 44 dogs who suffered from lymphoma spent much more in the final months of life than they had prior to the diagnosis. Medicare data shows similar trends in human medicine, they say.

Of course, there are some key differences between human and pet health, not the least of which is insurance coverage. Although several new pet insurers have popped up in recent years, only about 1% of dog and cat owners opt to carry coverage, according to several estimates." - Arlene Weintraub

Don't let the inefficiency of all healthcare get you down. Healthcar is changing. Slowly, but it is changing. The pet insurance is growing which has potential to help pet owners as well. Also there is this amazing drug called LDN which can help you, your loved ones, and your pets. Pets have the same receptors to LDN as humans do. We know how successful LDN has been in humans and the number of pets taking LDN grows everyday! We have seen to many success stories to not share LDN with the world!

Health-monitoring Ear Tags For Cows

Fierce Pharma writes an interesting article discussing a health-monitoring ear tag for cows as cost saver. On my initial impression I thought this was a pitch to sell million of little tags and eventually farmers would be forced to buy them especially if FDA mandates it. That would be a nice little pay day for the creators of the ear tags. However after reading more about it and seeing all the benefits it has, I think it could be a great idea. It will save time, energy, and most importantly money. You can tell which cows are actually sick oppose to dealing with cows that may look like it but aren't, or cows that are sick and the farmer would have had no idea. Saving 15% on medicare per animal doesn't seem like a lot but when you calculate how many cows there are that adds up to a pretty big number. Plus knowing which cows need attention makes administering Low Dose Naltrexone easier. Although LDN can be beneficial to every animal whether healthy or sick, if you are on a budget (even though LDN is one of less expensive drugs on the market) these tags pin point which cows NEED to be on LDN. 

"An increasing number of cattle ranchers are embracing wireless sensors that clip to cows’ ears and help them monitor the activity levels and feeding patterns of their animals. The tags are paired with software packages that producers can use to analyze herd health over time. Such technology could also improve methods for detecting early signs of disease.

Several companies are angling to grab a piece of the growing market for high-tech ear tags, including Southfork Solutions, Precision Animal Solutions and Quantified Ag, according to the Wall Street Journal. The companies say their technology can save livestock producers 15% in medication costs per animal."

Third Hand Smoke Dangers to Pets

Thirdhand smoke refers to residues that end up in a smoker’s environment, such as on furniture, clothes, carpets and pets’ fur and skin. Nicotine is particularly sticky, the FDA warns, and when it interacts with other chemicals in the air, such as nitrous acid from gas-burning stoves, it forms cancer-causing compounds.

“Like children, dogs and cats spend most of their time on or near the floor, where the tobacco smoke compounds concentrate in house dust, carpets, and rugs,” the FDA alert says. “Pets can also ingest tobacco smoke compounds by licking their owner’s hair, skin, and clothes.” And thirdhand smoke is almost impossible to remove from clothing and other surfaces, the FDA adds. - Fierce Pharma

Well if this isn't motivation enough to quite smoking... Not only is smoking extremely harmful to your self, it is harmful to all those around you. Your family, your friends, and your pets. We know quitting isn't easy, but think about the lives around you. You should be adding to their health and happiness, not depriving them of it. Often times if its your pet, your going to be the one thats going to end up paying the medical bill as well. Take care of your pets and your self :)