"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 [...]

Breast Cancer in pets

- Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:31:39 +0000

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but chances are dog owners have no idea that their dogs can actually get breast cancer. The bad news is that breast cancer in dogs is common, but the good news is that there are ways to prevent your furry friend from getting sick. Vets say the best prevention [...]

When cancer strikes your much loved family pet

- Wed, 07 Oct 2015 17:04:49 +0000

The family crowded in to my consultation room: both parents, three teenagers and, of course, Ryan, the eight year old Collie cross who was the centre of our attention. Ryan was one of those dogs who had fitted in perfectly with his family. He was good natured, well-behaved, friendly, and intelligent. The youngest child had [...]

Help pet live a healthy life

- Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:53:49 +0000

While pet owners often think they are providing a healthy and happy life for their furry friends, it is important to know there is much more to raising a dog than feeding it quality pet food and scratching Rover behind the ears. Dr. Elisabeth Giedt, director of Continuing Education, Extension and Community Engagement at the [...]

The Link Between Cancer and Your Pet's Size and Color

- Fri, 02 Oct 2015 17:06:11 +0000

There is nothing a dog parent fears more than hearing the devastating words, “Your dog has cancer.” And one of the first questions many distraught pet owners ask is, “Why? Why my dog? How did this happen?” Often, feelings of guilt set in immediately as the person wonders what he or she could have done [...]

7 Signs Your Dog Definitely Needs More Exercise

- Wed, 30 Sep 2015 19:26:59 +0000

Sufficient exercise is important for all dogs, but some require more than others. Toy breeds are fine with a regular daily walk, while working breeds might need an hour or so of running. Regardless of your dog’s breed, their individual needs will vary as well. If you think your dog is getting enough exercise but [...]

Indiana couple makes emotional video of dog's final days on earth

- Mon, 28 Sep 2015 18:39:39 +0000

You may remember Sheridan – an Indiana dog who received national attention over the last year! In July 2013, Sheridan was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an extremely aggressive bone tumor. In order to slow down the spreading of the cancer and reduce his pain, Sheridan’s right forelimb was amputated. His owners, veterinary students Morgan and Zach, [...]

9-Year-Old Perfectly Sums Up Why Rescuing A Dog Is So Worth It

- Fri, 25 Sep 2015 19:43:37 +0000

You don’t have to be a grown-up to get why adopting a shelter dog is such an incredible (and important) thing to do – or why rescues make the best pets. Nine-year-old Sadie Bettendorf summed it up perfectly last week, explaining why she and her family adopted their new pit bull, Maxx, from the Siouxland [...]

Tiny Beads Cause a Revolution in Cancer Treatment in Dogs

- Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:20:40 +0000

New options for cancer treatments in dogs don’t exactly occur every day. Around 2008, I heard of a new option to complement cancer surgery. So far, my results using this option have been very impressive. Until recently, my “follow up” treatment after removal of cancerous tumors included chemotherapy and radiation therapy, just like in people. [...]

UW researchers testing drug as 'fountain of youth' for pet dogs

- Mon, 21 Sep 2015 13:56:15 +0000

Merlin is a black lab who works wonders as Leila Jones’ service dog. If there was a pill that could magically make Merlin live longer, Jones is buying. “If I could extend his life a couple more years that would be great,” said Jones, who considers Merlin her only child. Merlin may be in luck. [...]

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