"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 [...]

5 Signs Dogs Might Have Cancer

- Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:21:54 +0000

Cancer is unfortunately a common illness in many dogs. So if you notice any of these signs in your dog, be sure to take your pup to the vet as soon as possible. 1. Limping: Sudden limping without injury is always something to be concerned about. If sudden limping is severe or lasts for longer [...]

Keeping Your Dog Healthy And Happy In Both Spring And Summer

- Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:26:50 +0000

Keeping your dog happy and healthy all year round is important. You can enjoy the company of your furry family member when you ensure that it is comfortable. Spring and summer is a great time for you to enjoy being outdoors with your dog. With the great weather, you can enjoy months where taking long [...]

Dogs, people team up to develop drug testing device

- Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:55:50 +0000

A new device could speed the development of cancer drugs for both people and pets by allowing scientists to test multiple drugs within a living tumor. The device, called CIVO?, looks like a pocket flashlight studded with needles. It delivers tiny doses of up to eight different cancer drugs or combinations, allowing doctors to study [...]

How to help your dog live a long and healthy life?

- Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:05:49 +0000

1. Encourage a healthy diet Dogs who eat less live longer. According to a 2011 study, dogs who were raised on a restricted-calorie diet-about 25% less than “normal” recommended amounts of food-lived an average of two years longer than dogs who were fed more. Of course, you should not drastically reduce your dog’s caloric intake [...]

Study reveals hormonal link between dogs and humans

- Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:55:29 +0000

Dogs are called “man’s best friend” – women’s, too – and scientists say the bond between people and their pooches may be deeper than you might think. Researchers in Japan said on Thursday oxytocin, a hormone that among other things helps reinforce bonds between parents and their babies, increases in humans and their dogs when [...]

Gene Signatures Predict Treatment Response in Canine Bone Cancer

- Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:54:54 +0000

There are two chemotherapies commonly used to treat bone cancer in dogs: doxorubicin and carboplatin. Some dogs respond better to one drug than to the other. But until now, the choice has been left largely to chance. New work by University of Colorado Cancer Center members at Colorado State University Flint Animal Cancer Center presented [...]

Dealing with it when a 4 legged family member is ill

- Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:03:54 +0000

It was Black Dog Day at the veterinary hospital. There was Daphne, an ebony pup with a bobbed tail and a playful personality. Owner Trish said she was 4. Across the room was a handsome purebred Black Lab. He was also 4, his owner said, though I didn’t catch either of their names. Then there [...]

When to take a dog to the vet ASAP?

- Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:57:01 +0000

How do you know when your dog’s health problem is life threatening and requires immediate veterinarian attention? Here is a list of the top 10 most common dog emergencies seen in the vet ER: 1. Dog trauma If your dog has sustained some form of trauma such as a fall, gunshot wound, getting hit by [...]

6 Pet Health Myths You May Have Fallen For

- Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:17:39 +0000

Like that old game of telephone, misinformation has a way of getting around – and around again. Pet care isn’t immune to the game. To help clear things up, here’s a list of some of the most popular misconceptions about pet health and the truth behind them. Myth 1: Parasite Prevention Isn’t Necessary Year-round In [...]

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