"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 [...]

Tips to keep your dog safe during Fourth of July

- Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:36:23 +0000

Like many Americans, you may be planning to have a festive Fourth of July. Along with barbeques and day at the beach, no July holiday celebration would be complete without enjoying the fireworks that celebrate the birth of our nation. Perhaps you are considering staying at home and planning a get-together with friends and family. [...]

How to help your dog avoid canine influenza

- Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:19:25 +0000

The American Veterinary Medical Association says canine influenza is spreading through the United States and Columbus veterinarian Hank Hall says owners should consider having their dogs vaccinated. “More cases have been reported the last three years,” said Hall of Northside Animal Hospital in Columbus. The flu is a highly contagious infection caused by an influenza [...]

Ohio State University Faculty member awarded grant through National Canine Cancer Foundation

- Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:33:42 +0000

Dr. Gwendolen Lorch, assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, was featured in a Columbus CEO article about pets with allergy symptoms. The story, “Pet allergies are big business,” explains how there are very few vaccines or treatment options for pets with allergies. One problem is that the diagnostics take time and money, [...]

10 Ways to Support Your Pet's Natural Immune System

- Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:31:21 +0000

The immune system is an intricate biological protection system responsible for determining what belongs to and in the body versus what does not belong and requires elimination. It defends the body against infection, disease and foreign substances. Keeping your pet’s immune system in good shape will go a long way in preventing ill health and [...]

What is a Biopsy and When Might Your Dog Need it?

- Sat, 27 Jun 2015 18:41:51 +0000

When your dog has a mass (something unexpected in or on his body), one of the decisions you will need to make with your veterinarian is whether you should remove and test it, or test a piece of it first, and then remove it. Regardless of which option you choose, testing a piece of a [...]

Dog Tumors of the Eye - Understanding Your Pet's Melanoma

- Thu, 25 Jun 2015 19:47:47 +0000

If your veterinarian has told you that your dog has cancer of the eye, you’re probably feeling scared, overwhelmed, worried and confused. What are dog tumors of the eye, what causes them and what sort of treatment can help? This information will help you understand this condition and what your veterinarian can do. What are [...]

The Ethics of Cancer Treatment For Dogs

- Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:18:00 +0000

There are varying opinions concerning the ethics of canine cancer treatment. One of the reasons many people give for this line of thinking is the opinion the money on research and cancer treatment should be directed toward humans rather than animals. While this may appear to be a realistic line of thinking, the reality is [...]

How high-tech treatments add hope, and cost, to keeping a sick pet alive

- Mon, 22 Jun 2015 17:27:10 +0000

If your golden retriever was diagnosed with cancer 10 years ago, you were likely given two options: chemotherapy or compassionate euthanasia. Today, you may have access to a variety of advanced treatments, such as stents that deliver high doses of chemotherapy straight to the cancerous growth, the injection of tiny beads that block the tumor’s [...]

Committing to a Dog After Cancer

- Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:49:48 +0000

Leap Year Day, 1986: I drove up to a ramshackle house in Berkeley to pick out my first dog. It was a month before my two-year cancer anniversary, at which point I would be considered “cured,” and I was ready to make a commitment – to life, longevity and a puppy. In a local paper [...]

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