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Could Fenbendazole Treat Cancer in Dogs and Cats?

There is good evidence to suggest that a new supplement program could help dogs and cats beat aggressive cancers when other drugs have failed. The treatment uses the over-the-counter dewormer Fenbendazole and seems to be the most promising natural cancer treatment since vitamin C.

Research on Fenbendazole for Cancer

Several scientific papers have already reported on the positive results of Fenbendazole in combatting a form of brain cancer. Researchers identified a significant increase in neutrophils (white blood cells), which inhibits the growth of cancerous cells. At the same time, the treatment caused a suppression of protein, which results in oxygen starvation to the cancerous cells. This means the cells are unable to use oxygen and must turn to sugar for energy instead — again, resulting in cell death.

Some studies looked at the effects of Mebendazole rather than Fenbendazole. Both are benzimidazoles, used for the purpose of killing whipworms, roundworms, hookworms, and some types of tapeworms. The main difference is that Mebendazole is designed for humans, Fenbendazole for  animals. For cancer treatment, research suggests that Fenbendazole is the more effective of the two.

In addition, anecdotal evidence for users backs up the claims that the drug could be effective for a range of cancers.

A Fenbendazole Success Story

The most well-known success story with Fenbendazole comes from cancer patient Joe Tippens. He was inspired by a scientist at Merck Animals who treated who brain cancer with the deworming drug. Tippens reports that he takes a dosage of 1-gram granules (containing 222 milligrams of Fenbendazole) for his small cell lung cancer. He takes the treatment for three consecutive days and then takes no drugs for four days.

Tippens follows this treatment protocol continuously and reports experiencing no side effects. He also reports that he knows more than 50 more people on the same treatment protocol. These patients have had success treating prostate, colon, colorectal, pancreatic, and non-small cell lung cancer. None of them have experienced any side effects either.

How to Take Fenbendazole

Fenbendazole is sold under several different brand names, one of which is Panacur C from Merck, which is a canine dewormer. It comes in the form of granules containing 22.2 percent Fenbendazole. In other words, each gram of the product has 222 milligrams of active ingredient.

Other forms of Fenbendazole that may be just as effective include a liquid form of the drug called Safe-Guard suspension. Other patients report using a type designed for tropical fish.

Dosage and Treatment Protocol

Human patients are advised to take a daily dose containing between 200 and 400 milligrams of the active ingredient, three days on and four days off (like Joe Tippens). Studies have also found that the drug is well tolerated at up to 500 milligrams for 10 days and 2,000 milligrams in a single oral dose.

The treatment regime is just slightly different for dogs and cats.

Treatment for Dogs

Dogs should be administered a similar dosage of Fenbendazole to humans: around 200 milligrams of the active ingredient for small dogs and around 400 milligrams for large dogs. To find the right amount for your dog, follow the dosage advice on the packaging for deworming — don’t worry about being too exact. Like with humans, treatment should be three days on, four days off.

If the treatment leads to a response and causes tumors to shrink, you can continue with the treatment into the long term. The drug is completely safe for all dogs, with only minimal precautions needed for dogs with liver disease. In fact, even then the likelihood is that Fenbendazole is much safer than chemotherapy due to its much lower toxicity.

Treatment for Cats

Cats should receive around 100 milligrams of the active ingredient. You can also measure 1 milliliter or ⅕ teaspoon of liquid. Again, there is no need to be extremely accurate. In fact, a major study from 2000 found that even large doses lead to no adverse reactions.

Administer the treatment three days consecutively, followed by four days without treatment. Just like for dogs, if the protocol is successful, there is no reason to cease treatment.

Alternative Protocols

If, for any reason, the above protocol is not possible for the patient, you can use a minimum treatment protocol instead. This involves administering the drug for three consecutive days, then waiting three weeks before taking the drug again for another three days. After this, wait three months before administering the treatment for a further three days.

This is the same protocol for treating whipworms (Trichuris vulpis). It works for whipworms because the parasite takes three months to become an adult. The medication kills mature adults in the first three days, adults matured from larval worms at three weeks, and adults matured from eggs at three months.

However, if you are able to use the continuous protocol, this is the better option. In either case, after two or three months, check to see if the treatment has led to a response to decide if you will continue long term.

A Cause for Skepticism?

As with any new treatment, Fenbendazole for cancer has its share of skeptics. If Fenbendazole has such great potential, these skeptics ask, why is the drug not radically changing medical professionals’ approach to cancer? Skeptics also argue that the results of studies on live animals are too good to be true. They doubt that a simple dewormer could succeed when so many other solutions have failed.

There is one main answer to this cynicism: research is still in its early stages. Oncologists have not yet embraced the treatment because it is still unclear which types of cancers Fenbendazole is able to treat effectively.

Plus, it is not actually true that serious scientists are ignoring Fenbendazole. A paper was published in Nature — one of the most prestigious scientific journals — suggesting that Fenbendazole has the potential to be relevant in the treatment of many types of cancer.

Fenbendazole Plus Treatment from Vitality Science

At Vitality Science, we have dedicated decades to creating effective supplements to improve dogs’ and cats’ health, with a particular focus on immunity. We do this by arranging nutrients in synergistic blocks, which allows the different components to work together.

For the last 10 years, our focus has been on a supplement program called the Advanced Immune Protocol. Due to the all-natural ingredients, it is more gentle on the body than traditional solutions. As the supplement targets all the key factors responsible for immune system performance, it is also highly effective.

The latest research on Fenbendazole has led us to consider the deworming drug and take the immune support a step further.

How Our Fenbendazole Protocol Works

Our Fenbendazole treatment is called Advanced Immune Gold. In addition to the deworming drug, it uses all the building blocks of Advanced Immune Protocol. These are the following.

Essential Fatty Acids

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are found in super foods like tuna. We use the EFAs methionine and cysteine, both of which are sulfur-bearing amino acids.

The combination of methionine and cysteine is called the Budwig Protocol. It is named for Dr. Budwig, who used the protocol for more than 40 years in Germany and other countries in Europe to successfully treat immune-damaged patients. She reported that the two EFAs led to the charging of cells in the body, much like how you charge the cells in a battery.

Mitochondrial Stimulation

Cells are only able to function due to mitochondria — it is the mitochondria that provides them with the energy they need. When mitochondria are functioning well, they are able to keep disease at bay. In contrast, when they start to become depleted, cancers are able to develop.

Scientists only know of one substance that can stimulate the production of fresh mitochondria: pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ). Another useful substance is Coenzyme Q (CoQ), which increases the energy levels of existing mitochondria.

Advanced Immune Protocol Gold contains both PQQ and CoQ.

Modified Citrus Pectin

The modified citrus pectin in Advanced Immune Gold is made from orange peels. This simple substance is hugely important: it stops cancerous cells from being able to stick together. This makes it easier for the animal’s immune system to rid the body of these cells.

Other Nutrients

A few more nutrients we use in Advanced Immune Protocol Gold to boost the immune system are:

  • CBD
  • Turmeric
  • Ascorbyl palmitate (a form of fat-soluble vitamin C)
  • Spirulina
  • Vitamin K2
  • Zinc carnosine
  • Aloe vera (the inner leaf)
  • Bromelain
  • Lactoferrin
  • Larch tree water-soluble fiber (arabinogalactan)
  • Full-spectrum enzymes

Why Is Advanced Immune Gold Better Than Pharmaceutical Drugs?

The main advantage of Advanced Immune Gold is that it contains a wide variety of valuable nutrients. In addition, it is safer than pharmaceutical drugs. This is because the supplements are designed specifically to support the immune system. Best of all, the supplements are available at a low cost.

The dosage schedule for Advanced Immune Gold is different than for Fenbendazole products. Simply stick to the recommended dosage listed on the container. As this will be a new supplement for your pet, increase the dose in small increments.

The Takeaway

It may be surprising that a dewormer could have such a significant effect on so many types of cancers. Although scientific research is in its early stages, the few studies that have been released are promising. Add this to the numerous success stories of people who have used the treatment on themselves and their pets and there is good reason to believe that Fenbendazole could be a viable solution for curing cancer.

At Vitality Science, we believe that it is worth pursuing the potential of Fenbendazole. If the drug has the power to make cancers disappear in humans, dogs, cats, and other animals, it is worthwhile combining it with other cancer treatments (like chemotherapy) to maximize the chances of success.

Almost all animals with a depressed immune system see fantastic results with the Advanced Immune Protocol. We are confident that by adding Fenbendazole to the mix to create Advanced Immune Gold, we can deliver even better results, including for pets with aggressive cancers.

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