"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 [...]

Early detection key in finding tumors in dogs

- Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:04:01 +0000

Schautzie, was a cute 10-year-old Schnauzer sent to me for straining to urinate for the past two months. His family veterinarian had tried two courses of different antibiotics with no improvement. Talking to his owner, I (Perry Jameson) found out that he had been neutered as a puppy and had no major health problems until [...]

9 Ways Your Dog Knows You Better Than Anyone Else

- Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:38:47 +0000

When I was in high school, I experienced my first real heartbreak. I was in the lowest of moods and moped around the house like a modern-day Eyesore. Everyone left me alone to “grieve” in peace – everyone, that is, except for my dog. Sapp followed me around like a shadow as I sulked and [...]

Smoker says passive smoking was to blame for the death of her dog

- Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:55:32 +0000

When her beloved dog collapsed and had to be rushed to the vet, Heather Goddard was horrified. The grandmother was left grief-stricken when tests showed Clover, an eight-year-old crossbreed, had lung cancer and would have to be put down. But the biggest shock came when she was told that her dog?s death was caused by [...]

When Cancer in Dogs Isn't Just Bad Luck

- Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:18:23 +0000

While it’s true research has shown that a roll of the dice determines most cases of cancer, there is an area where the incidence of cancer is not a function of bad luck but of something more concrete: genetics. As a follow-up to my earlier article, I thought it would be useful to look at [...]

National Puppy Day Raises Awareness About Orphaned Pups

- Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:44:30 +0000

Dog lovers, give your little furry friend an extra hug and treat today. Monday is National Puppy Day. Celebrity Pet & Home Life Style expert and author Colleen Paige founded the holiday in 2006 to “help save orphaned puppies across the globe and educate the public about the horrors of puppy mills,” according to the [...]

Beloved Seattle police dog retiring after terminal cancer diagnosis

- Sun, 22 Mar 2015 19:59:56 +0000

A dedicated Seattle police dog will be retiring following a cancer diagnosis – and his heartbroken partner is retiring from the K9 Unit, as well. KOMO 4 News reported yesterday that bomb detection dog Dennis, who has patrolled the streets of Seattle for six years, will be retiring after receiving the devastating diagnosis. Dennis’ partner, [...]

Dog bacteria might benefit human health

- Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:57:33 +0000

Arizona researchers are studying the biological connection between humans and dogs that could be shared through saliva, skin, and even feces. Scientists at the University of Arizona created the Human-Animal Interaction Research Initiative (HAIRI) to study the health links between humans and animals. “We’ve noticed that the human-non-human interaction is something that happens all around [...]

Does your dog have food allergies?

- Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:37:45 +0000

Just as we can develop food allergies, so can man’s best friend. Food allergies occur when a dog’s immune system mistakenly treats a specific protein as harmful and responds with antibodies that trigger a series of symptoms. Proteins are present not only in meats, but also in grains and vegetables, so any commercial dog food [...]

Knowing the signs of a rare canine cancer

- Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:02:41 +0000

Invasive TCC is a rare disease overall, but it’s the most common cancer of the urinary tract in dogs. Certain breeds are at higher risk: Scottish terriers, Shetland sheepdogs, beagles, West Highland white terriers and wirehaired fox terriers. We don’t know exactly what causes the disease, but researchers suspect a combination of genetic predisposition and [...]

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