"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 [...]

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. [...]

Life lessons I learnt from my dog

- Fri, 18 Sep 2015 20:09:17 +0000

I’ve had a few ‘aha’ moments in the past few days observing my adorable yellow lab, Daisy. Seriously, I’m not joking; she’s definitely taught me some essential life lessons. Don’t roll your eyes! Let me elaborate. 1. Living in the moment: Nope, I’m not going to spew out any words of wisdom from Eckhart Tolle’s [...]

Dog at death's door with cancer bounces back to win top competition

- Thu, 17 Sep 2015 18:23:23 +0000

An 11-year-old dog has bounced-back from an aggressive form of cancer to win at the world’s most prestigious dog show. Nakura, a basenji, has been best in show and champion at a number of dog shows over the years. But her family feared the worst when a trip to the vet revealed she had a [...]

Fall River family, friends rally to give beloved pet dog with cancer a fighting chance

- Wed, 16 Sep 2015 17:01:53 +0000

Dakota’s howl wasn’t meant to frighten and had nothing to do with the moon, which was still neatly tucked behind the afternoon sunshine. It was a happy howl. On three legs, Dakota, a 9-year-old Alaskan malamute, came to the door and set her mouth in an “O” and gave her visitors a welcoming howl. She [...]

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