Our Story


The journey began when our founder and CEO, Robert Schlien, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2005. Doctors prescribed chemotherapy and radiation but understanding their extreme toxicity and ultimate limitations, he decided to explore other, more humane options. Adjustments to diet, certain supplements etc. were somewhat successful in delaying the advance of his cancer until 2010. Then the cancer began to present much more aggressively and panic struck. By then the doctors were adamant.


It was then Robert learned of Dr. Johanna Budwig and her Budwig Protocol. The science behind her theory made sense and He immediately adopted the regimen. Shortly thereafter he noticed improvement and today his cancer is "non-detectable" using only this lifesaving formula.

This simple program, developed in the 1950s in Germany, involves combining a protein and an omega-3 fatty acid in a very specific way. Dr. Budwig observed that this combination makes the omega-3 oil more water soluble. This is thought to enable mal adaptive cells to re-oxygenate and subsequently heal.

After Robert's tremendous success, neighbors and friends frequently approached him to learn more. Many times they were asking for other family members, particularly pets! After much research, we discovered that cancer is as epidemic in dogs as in humans. Dr. Budwig claimed that her protocol is equally effective for animals so we re-engineered the Budwig formula specifically for pets.

It is Robert's personal experience, our work with other sick dogs and copious positive testimonials that inspired the creation of Buddy Custard. We wanted to develop an effective and affordable product in a convenient package that can be a healthy adjunct to any pet's diet. And while this new formula was developed for our ill companions, it may also be very effective as a defense for healthy pets. THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA). THE PRODUCT DEVELOPED AND MANUFACTURED BY THE COMPANY IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE. The Company is unaware of any double blind, scientific study that has caused the scientific community to agree that the Company's product or that any work or product manufactured or inspired by Dr. Budwig will cure, prevent or treat any illness whatsoever.

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We have seen amazing results with this formula and our passion at Buddy Custard is to see many more pet lives saved.