"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 [...]

Skin Tags: Are They Dangerous?

- Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:04:16 +0000

With the all knowledge of skin cancer and the dangers of malignant lumps, it’s not surprising that any new or unusual growth on your pet?s skin causes concern. However, skin tags are quite common, particularly in older pets, and are generally nothing to worry about. What are skin tags ? Skin tags are the result [...]

Can Cancer in Dogs be Prevented?

- Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:48:23 +0000

Physicians have known for years that good nutrition and adequate exercise are very important in maintaining our health. Veterinarians are finding that the same advice holds true for our dogs and cats as well. Early detection is also extremely important. Researchers have proven that finding cancerous lesions before they become malignant or while they are [...]

10 Things: I Tell People Who Just Learned Their Dog Has Cancer

- Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:34:51 +0000

I love my Dolly girl. More soul sister than pet, she keeps me grounded and makes me laugh. When I learned in April ’2012 that the cancer removed from her leg two years ago had recurred and could not be successfully treated with surgery alone, I lost it. The next few months were some of [...]

A Little Scare and Some Big Plans

- Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:33:11 +0000

My friend Porter is fighting stage 3 Mast Cell Cancer. He is really a champ, this is his 8th week on Palladia, and the lymph nodes have all shrunk to normal size and he is his normal peppy self. Quite a big change from thinking we had 2-4 weeks left with him. We hike a [...]

Why is Understanding Cell Health so Important for your Dogs Wellbeing?

- Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:20:15 +0000

Cells are the fundamental units of life; these small living organisms in your dog’s body are responsible for constant communication, responding to environmental changes, and reacting to signals from your dog. If your dog’s cells are compromised, the function of tissues and organs, which are created and made up of cells, can fail. The physical [...]

Learn about common Canine Cancer Lymphoma

- Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:54:57 +0000

Lymphoma is a common form of cancer that originates in the lymphatic system, a network of vessels, nodes, and organs that are part of the circulatory system. “The lymphatic system produces B-lymphocytes and T-lymphocytes, disease-fighting white blood cells that travel through the blood in a fluid called lymph,” says Mona Rosenberg, D.V.M., a board-certified veterinary [...]

Dog Study Suggests Bacteria as Cancer Fighter

- Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:06:43 +0000

Pet dogs have helped researchers show that a special bacteria can seemingly fight cancer, causing tumors to shrink. A modified version of Clostridium novyi bacteria, when injected into solid soft tissue tumors, will eat away at the cancerous cells without harming surrounding healthy tissue, researchers report Aug. 13 in the latest Science Translational Medicine. Researchers [...]

How to help a pet who has food allergies be healthy and happy

- Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:05:46 +0000

Just as with people, our four legged friends can suffer from allergies too. There are many types of allergens that can affect your dog. Allergy symptoms that result from repeated consumption of potential allergens are usually referred to as food allergies. Food allergies are most commonly seen in response to the protein source in the [...]

Cancer in dogs

- Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:45:06 +0000

The dreaded “C” word is something no canine owner ever wants to hear, but a cancer diagnosis doesn?t mean a death sentence for your pooch. Tim Falk investigates what cancer can mean for you and your dog. When Bianca Russell’s 11-year-old Labrador Ruthie was diagnosed with leukemia, Russell immediately assumed the worst. “I thought that [...]

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