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  • Pet owner drove hundreds of miles a week to care for her sick dog

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Wednesday October 22nd, 2014 at 09:25 AM

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    An animal lover who spent more than 1,000 per month and drove hundreds of miles a week to care for her sick dog has been named Britains most dedicated pet owner.

    Committed Christie Hanson embarked on a 150-mile round trip every week, at the same time as racking up thousands of pounds worth of vets bills, in order to give her German Shepherd Roxie the best possible chance of fighting cancer.

    Prize winner Christie Hanson, left, and tragic German Shepherd Roxie, right

    The 25-year-old video game...

  • Getting Ticks Off of Your Dog

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Monday October 20th, 2014 at 12:56 PM

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    If your dog spends time outside in areas where ticks like to hang out, a tick check should be part of your daily routine.

    Even the best repellents may not prevent these parasites from latching onto your pooch. And since it can take 24 to 48 hours for an attached tick to transmit an infection to its host, its important to promptly and properly remove these parasites.

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    Check, please!

    First, run your fingers slowly over your dogs entire body. If you...

  • 7 Top Canine Health Problems

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Sunday October 19th, 2014 at 10:01 AM

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    Canines unfortunately do not complain of their health or tell you they are in pain. The most serious health problems can be prevented by vaccinations and regular treatment, yet it would help to have a look at the 7 top canine health problems.

    1) Vomiting and Diarrhea:

    It could be caused by an infection known as parvovirus, or when the canine swallows inappropriate foods and objects like little toys, items of clothing, chocolate, or gum wrappers. It is the cause of concern when a dog repeatedly...

  • FOUR GREAT DOG EXERCISES

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Friday October 17th, 2014 at 11:59 AM

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    1) Walking:

    Walking is a great activity for any dog. Walking doesnt stress joints, can be done in almost any weather, and lets your dog explore.

    No matter how well behaved and trained you believe your dog is, keep him on a leash. The local wildlife, other dogs, people and other outside activities can be a big distraction, and you dont want your friend to run out of sight or into a street. For off-leash fun, explore your local off-leash dog park.

    2) Jogging and Running:

    Slowly introduce jogging if...

  • 10 Awesome Miracle Dogs Who Beat Cancer

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Thursday October 16th, 2014 at 12:25 PM

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    There is nothing quite like the thrill of finding out that your dog is cancer free. Your dog has been given a clean bill of health and a new lease on life. You know that you have been granted the honor of spending more loving time with your pet and enjoying more special moments together. Here are 10 brave and awesome dogs who kicked cancers butt!!!

    This doggie took her last chemo pill. Now thats a cancer free smile.

    This sweet old dog beat cancer and his family wanted to share it with the...

  • 16 Most Common Myths About Dog Health Debunked!

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Wednesday October 15th, 2014 at 11:33 AM

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    1. Dogs should have a litter before they are spayed.

    This is not true. Dogs that have a litter before they are spayed are not better for it in any way. In fact, spayed dogs are at lower risk for breast cancer and uterine infections.

    2. Dogs are sick when their noses are warm.

    The temperature of a dogs nose does not indicate health or illness or if they have a fever. There is an old wives tale that cold wet noses indicate health. And Warm or dry noses indicate a fever or illness. The only...

  • Runners take on canine cancer

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Tuesday October 14th, 2014 at 08:33 AM

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    For many families, a pets health is the utmost importance, and dealing with a disease like canine cancer can be difficult. On Sunday the mission to find a cure brought Vermonters together in South Burlington.

    Her name is Dezi she just turned eight four days ago, said Rich Armstrong, Dezis owner.

    The golden retriever mix was diagnosed with cancer six months ago. She lost her front leg but never lost her loving personality. She was wagging her tail within a few hours of surgery and shes just...

  • Hector the Pit Bull Has Cancer But Says: I Win

    from We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information

    Monday October 13th, 2014 at 09:38 AM

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    Hector the Pit Bull has led a life full of ups and downs. Hector spent his first two years as one of Michael Vicks pit bulls. He was being groomed for the dog fighting world, but fortunately was able to find a loving home in Minnesota after the Vick dog fighting ring was dismantled in 2007.

    The pit bull was adopted by Roo and Clara Yori, with whom he has lived the past seven years as a therapy dog. Hector has a purpose in life. A purpose to prove that dogs like him, even when saved from the...

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