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Rapamycin for dogs

It just may help your dog live longer.

Rapamycin for dogs. like yours.


Rapamycin for Dogs– Here’s How to Get It.

We hear it all the time — “where can I buy rapamycin for my dog?” or “how do I get rapamycin for my dog?”.  The answer is simple.  Right here at NaturalPet.Health.

Rapamycin is a prescription drug, and so we are happy to send it to you guys after…

  • We receive a prescription from your veterinarian, or…
  • We do a consultation on your pet here on the Central Coast of CA.  There’s more info down below on our specialized consults.  Hey, come on out– the weather’s great!!  Or…
  • You send records that tell us that your dog has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, in which case we will prescribe rapa for compassionate use.

We have limited quantities of 99% pure rapamycin in veggie capsules containing

  • 0.5 mg for pets of about10#,
  • 1.0 mg  for dogs of about 20#,   and
  • 3 mg for dogs of about 60#

In stock …and ready to ship your way.

Your cost is $72 for 12 pills, plus a little for shipping.

Why 12 pills?  Because rapamycin is given 3x a week, so 12 pills translates into a one month supply for most dogs.


My ten-year-old border collie, Aztec, was in early stage kidney disease, with arthritis, and other health problems when I had the great luck to find Dr. Kevin, who provided Rapamycin to my dog.

I began to see a gradual difference in Aztec after about three weeks. I’ve heard some dogs begin to act like puppies again on rapamycin, and I saw that happening with Aztec, as well. He began bringing out toys from his old toy box , and has even gone back to his old habit of “stealing” things from my purse and pocket (habits he’d long outgrown). He’s been more affectionate and definitely has much more energy and stamina.

Before Rapamycin, he was very lethargic and slept for most of the day, but Rapamycin seems to have given him renewed energy, zest, and interest in life. He can now run after frisbees about three times longer than before,  For an old boy, Aztec truly looks and acts much younger.

I am so grateful to Dr. Kevin Toman and can’t say enough good things about this compassionate man, who is so generous with his knowledge and time. He’s gone way beyond what most veterinarians would ever do, and I’m amazed at the quick and consistent follow-up. He always answers any questions and has the patience of a saint. I’m so very grateful to have found this wonderful veterinarian… and Rapamycin.


Aztec's Mom

The Summary

Rapamycin for Dogs– Here’s the Deal.




 Rapamycin EXTENDS LIFESPAN in every organism studied to date, from yeast to insects to marmosets.  Yes, studies in humans have started 🙂

Rapamycin has also been proven to….


IMPROVE COGNITIVE FUNCTION (Halloran et al. ; Majumder et al. ),

 REVERSE HEART DISEASE (Dai et al. ; Flynn et al. ; Neff et al. )


–  REDUCE JOINT INFLAMMATION (Bitto et al. ; Fischer et al. ) in aged animals.






    here’s what is really cool.

    Rapamycin for Old Dogs


     The benefits of beginning rapamycin therapy  in old age appear comparable to the benefits of rapamycin given at a younger age, which is a great thing for us lovers of older dogs. (Harrison et al. 


    Rapamycin To Help Dogs Live Longer–The Excitement


    The recent Kaeberlein study on 24 companion dogs at UW showed that….

    1. Rapamycin  significantly improved heart function—in particular, left ventricular function  during the 10 week study, and that the improvement was greatest in those patients with more severe heart disease. According to the authors, these results suggest that rapamycin use in older dogs can actually reverse age-related declines in heart function. Now that’s a statement you don’t hear every day.
    2. Rapamycin created no significant laboratory changes  at doses of either 0.05 or 0.1 mg per kg doses given 3x a week. What this means is that there were no apparent adverse effects during the 10 week study period.
    3.  70% of the owners whose dogs received the higher 0.1 mg/kg rapamycin dose felt  that their dogs were more active while on rapamycin, as did 40% of those whose dogs received the lower 0.05 mg/kg dose.  In fairness, about 25% of the owners who gave their pets a placebo reported the same thing, but still…
    4. Similarly, 20%-40% of owners felt their dogs were more affectionate while being given rapamycin.  The authors suggest that this could be due to the anti-inflammatory effects of rapamycin helping to reduce pain in arthritic pets.

    Thank you, Dr. Kaeberlein and friends!!

    Rapamycin for Dogs With Cancer

    There are A BUNCH OF STUDIES that have proven the benefit of Rapamycin in fighting cancer in our dogs.  Here are links to studies proving that Rapamycin may help  OSTEOSARCOMALYMPHOMA,  MELANOMA, and HEMANGIOSARCOMAAsk your veterinarian or oncologist about this important topic.

    Dr. Kevin and rapamycin have made a huge difference for our loved old dog Noodles. 

    Since she has been on rapamycin, she is more active and affectionate, and just seems like a happier dog.  That is the best investment we could ever make for our best friend, and we are so glad we found Dr. Kevin and his website!!


    Noodles' Dad

    Rapamycin for dogs

    Rapamycin for Dogs — The Questions.

    There are four very important questions about rapamycin therapy for dogs that we don’t have the answers to at this time:

    • The optimal dose:  are rapamycin’s benefits dose-dependent, so that the higher the dose the more benefits?  Or is there a dose beyond which no additional benefits are seen?
    • The optimal duration:  how many doses do our dogs need for optimal benefit?
    • How long do the benefits of rapamycin last, and can this be altered with dosage or duration of therapy?
    • What are the longer term risks and side effects of rapamycin therapy?

    Lest we forget, rapamycin is a potent immune suppressant. In addition to impairing our ability to fight infections, high dose therapy in humans can create oral inflammation, high blood sugar, changes in lipid profiles,  low platelets, and impaired wound healing.  

    The good news is that the Kaeberlein study, above, showed no evidence of these issues, but long term studies are ongoing.

    I’m using it on my own dog. I can’t say much else.

    Rapamycin for Dogs — Early Answers


    • The Kaeberlein study used 0.05 mg/kg and 0.1 mg/kg given orally 3x a week appeared safe and also improved cardiac function.  From a practical standpoint, this dose translates to 1 mg per 22-44 lbs body weight.


    • Even one dose or short term therapy may improve our pets’ cardiac function and healthspan
    • Studies have shown that rapamycin binds to its receptor mTOR to inhibit two different protein complexes: the quick-forming mTORC1 and the more slowly-forming mTORC2.

      In the past few years, it has been generally accepted that the BENEFITS of increased health and lifespan are due to inhibiting the quick-forming mTORC1, and that most of the NEGATIVE side effects are due to inhibiting the more slowly-forming mTORC2.

      What’s this mean to us?  This suggests that single- or short term dosing with rapamycin, which inhibits mTORC1, would offer more benefits and less risk than chronic dosing of rapamycin and resultant inhibition of mTORC2

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