Man Bought a $6M Super Bowl ad To Thank The Vet Who Saved His Dog From a Deadly Cancer

While tuned into the Super Bowl this Sunday, you might see an ad for veterinary research featuring a very, very good boy. That’s Scout, and here’s his story.

© Sean Fine Scout at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in WeatherTech’s 2020 Super Bowl spot

The poor pooch was given a month to live. But the owner, who couldn’t accept that prognosis, is now thanking the veterinary clinic that saved his beloved pet by taking out a $6 million Super Bowl ad.

Scout the Golden Retriever, who belongs to WeatherTech’s CEO David MacNeil, is no rookie to being in the spotlight. Last year, he starred in WeatherTech’s commercial, showing off their new line of non-toxic pet bowls.

© Sean Fine Scout at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in WeatherTech’s 2020 Super Bowl spot

He seemed happy and healthy, but sadly this past July, Scout suddenly collapsed one day. He was rushed to the vet, where they discovered a tumor at the base of his heart that was constricting his blood flow.The 7-year-old dog was diagnosed with cancer in his blood vessel walls, CNN affiliate WMTV reported, and had a 1% chance of survival.

“There he was in this little room, standing in the corner… and he’s wagging his tail at me. I’m like, ‘I’m not putting that dog down. There’s just absolutely no way,” said MacNeil.

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