"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 [...]

Ear inflammation: a common problem in dogs

- Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:10:57 +0000

Ear inflammation, or otitis, is one of the most common medical problems that dogs experience; because there are many causes, it is important to seek veterinary care to prevent severe pain and damage to deeper structures of the ear, which may lead to dizziness and long- term hearing loss. Inflammation may occur in the outer [...]

Compound Derived From a Mushroom Lengthens Survival Time in Dogs with Cancer

- Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:04:48 +0000

Dogs with hemangiosarcoma that were treated with a compound derived from the Coriolus versicolor mushroom had the longest survival times ever reported for dogs with the disease. These promising findings offer hope that the compound may one day offer cancer patients – human and canine alike – a viable alternative or complementary treatment to traditional [...]

Hair Loss in Dogs

- Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:59:43 +0000

What is Alopecia? Alopecia is the medical term for partial or complete hair loss. Alopecia is almost always a symptom of an underlying disease or condition. Thus, if your dog is suffering from alopecia, it is important to seek veterinary attention for your dog. Alopecia is categorized in different ways depending on how and where [...]

Dog Eye Infection: 3 Primary Health Risks for Your Dog

- Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:16:18 +0000

A nasty dog eye infection may begin as a simple allergic reaction to ragweed and before you know it you may find your sweet dog in your home with blood all over her paws and face. Then you would need to drive 30 miles on a Sunday to an emergency animal hospital and be told [...]

My Dog Has Cancer: What Do I Need to Know?

- Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:19:32 +0000

Any pet owner who has been told their animal has cancer knows the two emotions: anxiety for the beloved pet’s life, and hope for an effective treatment. “Many people consider their dogs and cats members of the family,” says Food and Drug Administration veterinarian Lisa Troutman. “Just as FDA reviews drugs for humans for safety [...]

Ask the Vet: Health benefits of spaying your dog

- Sun, 07 Sep 2014 18:02:24 +0000

I recently got Chloe, a purebred Golden Retriever puppy. I might want to have puppies someday. What are the pros and cons of spaying her? Puppies are a big responsibility. It takes time and effort to be sure that they are healthy and find appropriate homes. In addition, the birth process can have unforeseen complications [...]

Love your dog? Learn the 10Ls

- Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:12:45 +0000

At the beginning of each month, remember to Feel Your Dog for the 10 L’s and report anything unusual to your vet. We want you to have many happy years with your best friend! Early Warning Signs in Dog Cancer 1. Lumps Not all lumps and bumps are cancerous in dogs. There are sebaceous cysts, [...]

Global snapshot of infectious canine cancer shows how to control the disease

- Thu, 04 Sep 2014 18:13:38 +0000

Research published in BMC Veterinary Research could assist veterinarians and policy-makers in the future. In this guest post, Andrea Strakova describes the history and distribution of canine cancer, an infectious disease that not only infects ‘man’s best friend’ but threatens the existence of the Tasmanian devil. In ‘Fighting a contagious cancer‘, Fellow researcher, Elizabeth Murchison, [...]

Golden retriever becomes a key player in fighting cancer among dogs and humans alike

- Wed, 03 Sep 2014 19:25:36 +0000

A sweet, loyal golden retriever named Matilda has become a key player in fighting cancer among dogs and humans alike. To combat the disease, she goes on walks, naps, plays with the family’s pet bird and enthusiastically thumps her tail. Enrolled in one of the nation?s largest veterinary studies, 3-year-old Matilda is contributing to science [...]



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