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!
When Bullet was diagnosed, Kaplan was the editor of Catnip medical newsmagazine from Tuft’s school of veterinary medicine. Bullet’s chemotherapy vet, Dr. Paolo Porzio, knew Laurie as editor of Catnip and saw that she was helping Bullet fight cancer far beyond the chemo treatments he was providing. Dr. Porzio urged Kaplan to write a book to educate others about ways to help their dogs fight cancer.
Kaplan wrote 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. This book offers guidance to help owners get past the grief of pet loss. If offers 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.
- Those struggling with the pain and sadness of losing a pet.
Magic Bullet Fund
Kaplan is the founder and administrator of the non-profit Magic Bullet Fund. This organization raises funding for people who have a dog with cancer but cannot afford treatment fees. So far, this fund has helped 650 financially strapped families provide cancer treatment for their dogs.
- If you need financial assistance for your dog’s cancer treatment, APPLY!
- If you can help another dog receive treatment, DONATE for a dog!
- Or make a donation to the General Fund.