"The passion that moves us forward is from
experiencing what Cancer really does to the ones we love.
We are driven because there is a hole in our soul
where once was the love of our dog."
Gary D. Nice


Canine Cancer affects one out of every three dogs.  Of those, over half of them will die of cancer. The National Canine Cancer Foundation is asking for your help to fund important research grants that are working towards improving those statistics. Through a major project funded by the National Institute of Health, the mapping of the genome sequence of the dog has been complete. Knowing the mapping of every gene in the dog, gives researchers an advantage not yet achieved in humans.

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National Canine Cancer Foundation to fund a new innovative Hemangiosarcoma (HSA) Research Project

- Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:57:20 +0000

I have some new exciting news. As you all know we are always trying to find an new edge in the battle against canine cancer. And Hemangiosarcoma (HSA) is one of those cancers we would like to get a better handle on since it seems to end up being diagnosed too late to save the [...]

Does Your Dog Need Vegetables?

- Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:11:46 +0000

You need veggies to be healthy, but does your dog need them? While vegetables aren’t necessary for a dog’s health, in most cases they can’t hurt, experts say. Dogs can benefit from vegetables in their diet. Corn and potatoes give them carbohydrates for energy, plus minerals and fiber. But dogs don’t need vegetables to get [...]

How to know when it's time to put down your old dog

- Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:30:05 +0000

Last October we put down Dylan, our almost 13-year-old chocolate Labrador Retriever (and the best brown dog in the world). About a year earlier I wrote a post about finally acknowledging that he wouldn’t be around much longer because he stopped running upstairs to the kitchen when he heard me making a meal (or doing [...]

Family brings stray dog home, learns she has cancer

- Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:59:22 +0000

The Lockharts weren’t looking to adopt a dog, but one day they realized a dog had adopted them. The family of six now splits their time between Mesa and Alaska, but for two months, they lived in South America. The day after Hilary and Zack Lockhart and their four daughters arrived in the small town [...]

Pet owner takes dog on bucket list adventure after terminal cancer diagnosis

- Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:08:08 +0000

Lauren Fern Watt and her mastiff, Gizelle, are the best of friends. They’ve gone through major life experiences together, and are always there to show one another support. When Gizelle was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer, Lauren was determined to stay strong and go on the adventure of a lifetime with her best friend. Together [...]

Healthy dog food will never have these 5 ingredients

- Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:34:37 +0000

Dog food manufacturers are expected to meet certain quality and labeling standards and the Association of American Feed Control Officials assists with this. However, many of the cheaper brands only meet the minimum standard of healthy dog food and may actually contain unhealthy ingredients. While they will keep a dog alive, they will not necessarily [...]

On Losing a Dog

- Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:16:10 +0000

In his grief over the loss of a dog, a little boy stands for the first time on tiptoe, peering into the rueful morrow of manhood. After this most inconsolable of sorrows there is nothing life can do to him that he will not be able somehow to bear. - James Thurber In July of [...]

Working toward nonsurgical pet sterilization

- Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:05:35 +0000

Harvard bioengineer David Mooney spends lots of time thinking about novel ways to fight cancer. An implantable device he developed that activates the immune system to shrink tumors is now being tested at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in patients with melanoma. Which is why it might seem surprising, at first, to hear Mooney talk about his [...]

Dog Obesity and Fat Dogs - A Growing Health Problem

- Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:07:28 +0000

Dog obesity is one of the fastest growing health problems for dogs today. In this article we’ll discuss the ideal weight for your dog, how to prevent dog obesity through diet and exercise, and what to do if all else fails. The Dog Obesity Issue According to the CDC approximately one-third of adults in the [...]

Mammary Cancer: Mia's Story

- Sun, 18 Jan 2015 15:49:48 +0000

Mia is an 8.5 years old Irish Wolfhound. When she was about 7.5, her mom found a small, pea-sized nodule on her belly. Senior dogs do get the odd lump or bump. It was small so she wasn’t overly worried. Particularly because the nodule wasn’t growing or changing. Irish Wolfhounds are magnificent creatures: gentle giants [...]

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