Laurie Kaplan’s Siberian husky Bullet was diagnosed with lymphoma at 9 years old. With chemo and a home care regimen that Kaplan designed, Bullet survived cancer. He passed at 14 years old, four and a half years after his lymphoma diagnosis. He was still in remission!
During Bullet’s chemotherapy protocol, Kaplan was the editor of Catnip medical newsmagazine from Tuft’s school of veterinary medicine. Bullet’s oncologist, Dr. Paolo Porzio, urged Kaplan to write a book to help others who have a dog with cancer. Kaplan wrote the first edition of Help Your Dog Fight Cancer. This is the book that dog owners turn to when they need help taking care of their dog with cancer. This book provides the information that dog owners need to turn despair to confidence and become their best friend’s best advocate.
In 2010, Kaplan published the book titled So Easy to Love, So Hard to Lose: A Bridge to Healing Before and After the Loss of a Pet. With a Masters in counseling, Kaplan has helped hundreds of grieving pet owners. She wrote this book to reach out to others who are want guidance to get past the grief of pet loss. This book offers pet owners a way to go through the grief process, mentally and emotionally, and come out still feeling the love for their pet but letting go of the intense sadness and pain.
Kaplan provides phone consults for those caring for a dog with cancer, to find the best treatment plan and home-care plan for their dog.
Kaplan provides phone consults for those struggling with the pain and sadness of losing a pet.
Magic Bullet Fund
Kaplan is the founder and administrator of Magic Bullet Fund, helping people who have a dog with cancer but cannot afford treatment fees. So far, this fund has helped 580 financially strapped families provide cancer treatment for their dogs.