Breta’s story is particularly touching and extremely heartwarming. We first met her when I wrote an article on cancer and plant-based dogs, but this article is all about Breta – the “Wonderdog” as the vets call her who has survived cancer and a very bad start in life.
A query we received in September 2020 from concerned owner Annie about her gorgeous girl Breta
“I have a 5 year old labrador bitch who recently had a 2cm malignant melanoma removed from her hard palate. Histology showed that the margins were clean and a CT scan of her chest and biopsies of the lymph glands showed no spread as yet. However, I have been informed that spread and death are inevitable.
I am vegan and am very aware of the cancer growth-promoting properties of meat. I wish to convert her to a vegan diet in order to give her the best chance of a longer life expectancy. Could you comment and also recommend a particular brand, please? She was a rescue and I have only had her for 10 months. I have been feeding her the Science Diet.
Thank you, Annie”
Read further for an update on Annie and her touching history, and listen to the words of her owner in a video below (Breta also makes an appearance:)
“I just thought I would show you this picture of Breta. It was the day I bought her in November 2019 from a man who professed to be a game keeper. She was a trained gun dog and had had goodness knows how many litters. She had burn marks on the tips of her ears, was filthy, stank to high heaven and was extremely nervous.
I just couldn’t leave her with him. I cried all the way home, which was 100 miles away. Although it was supposed to be a purchase, I always feel it was a rescue. It took a whole year of gradually relaxing and trusting to become the well-adjusted, happy soul that she is today. The cancer was such a cruel blow, but I hope she will live for years and have all the love and happiness she deserves, along with scrumptious vegan food!”
“Breta continues to do well. The oncologist was surprised to see her in September, stating that she wished that all her patients came for a second booster. She said, ‘Hello, Wonder dog!’ I am hoping that she will be back for her third cancer booster in March and be one of 2% that make it to two years after diagnosis! So far, she seems perfectly well and walks 4 – 5 miles per day with me, so fingers crossed (and she just LOVES her Solo Vegetal food as does Roman who has now transitioned to plant-based too). 😊
We all need a Dora in our lives – her optimism and love of life and her vegan dog food fills us all with such hope!
Moss shows no interest in his brother’s food, whereas his brother is very keen to get Moss’ vegan food!
Troy was fed a raw food diet all his life but at the age of 12, he transitioned to vegan dog food and the changes seen are astounding!
Molly the Shi Tzu’s life changed when she transitioned to Solo Vegetal to sort out the pain of her IBD
Teddy the rescue Jack Russell had a dramatic behaviour change on a homemade plant-based diet
The vet was so concerned that they thought he would eventually have to be put down, he was 1.5 at the time, he’s now 2.5 and thriving
Pru the pretty Cockapoo was originally on a raw food diet. In her Mum’s words – “I really didn’t like the raw bloody meat in the fridge – I just found it all revolting”
Frank the Golden Retriever’s Mum is a medical student full of wonderful advice with all her intense research
The choice to transition Lola to plant-based has been the best decision possible to manage Lola’s weight and help with managing her arthritis and health
“He’s my best friend and I want to keep him as happy and as healthy as possible for as long as possible”
The homebaked meals are so wonderful and easy to make and we cook for ourselves everyday so why not cook for our little ones as well?
Hear all about the wonderful transition of ‘problem child’ Trixie going from raw to plant-based and what a huge impact it had on her health and her happiness