Sunny Boy was a young terrier when he was first diagnosed with cancer. He had an operation to remove a liver tumor. After Sunny Boy recovered from surgery, his veterinary oncologist determined that Sunny Boy was a suitable candidate for the human DNA melanoma vaccine. At that time the drug was still in experimental trials, but eventually it became the first-ever FDA-approved cancer vaccine and is now commercially available as ONCEPT, manufactured by Merial.
After an initial treatment of four vaccinations in a six-month period, Sunny Boy received 2 shots a year. The vaccine helped him remain cancer free for more than two years!
– Kathy & Ken N.