"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 [...]

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 [...]

Canine Cancer patients shedding light on Human Cancer

- Mon, 13 Apr 2015 18:45:20 +0000

If you have cancer and your dog has cancer, it turns out you may be treated with the exact same drugs. An innovative initiative at the University of Missouri combines traditional cancer research and care with veterinary medicine. This benefits our canine friends and, ultimately, human cancer patients. Dr. Carolyn Henry, a veterinary oncologist at [...]

The Benefits Of Coconut Oil For Dogs

- Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:23:49 +0000

Coconut oil is a fantastic addition to a dog’s diet. More and more people are discovering the amazing health benefits of virgin, unrefined coconut oil. We are now learning that this healthy oil is also extremely beneficial for our dogs as well! Coconut oil consists of approximately 90% saturated fats, yet most of those fats [...]

Sheriff's K-9 handler recounts final days with beloved partner

- Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:34:55 +0000

It’s going to be a very hard and lonely drive to work now for Rowan Sheriff’s Lt. Neal Goodman, after he lost his beloved K-9 partner to an aggressive bone cancer late last week. The dog, Skylar, had to be put down Sunday, following a trip to the veterinarian. ?It’s the first time in almost [...]

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