Fucoidan, a polysaccharide found in algae, is know to produce a number of biologic anti-cancer effects, including inducing apoptosis along with inhibiting invasion, metastasis and angiogenesis of cancer cells.
Our current study is aimed at determining if giving cancer-bearing dogs a low-molecular weight fucoidan will enhance their quality of life. Our secondary objective is to determine if fucoidan has anti-cancer effects when used alone or with chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
This is a randomized blinded placebo controlled study. There will be a 2:1 ratio of treated to placebo controlled dogs. The study covers the cost of exams, blood work and some imaging (radiographs and/or ultrasound) when needed.
Dogs currently taking any other supplement
Prior steroid use within the past 7 days
Liver values (ALT, AST) > 2 x ULN
Other clinical findings precluding the use of FucoPets® (Oligo Fucoidan)