We Are The Cure Blog | Canine Cancer Information
Tuesday September 23rd, 2014 at 12:43 PM
Cancer shortens the lives of fully half of all dogs and cats in the U.S. The disease is pervasive, its often diagnosed too late, and there is a disturbing trend toward cancer in ever younger companion animals. These factors, coupled with the risks and expense associated with aggressive traditional veterinary cancer treatments, have vets and pet owners alike searching for less toxic, effective therapies to prevent and treat the disease in dogs and cats.
Two supplements are currently under...
Monday September 22nd, 2014 at 09:07 AM
Health officials are warning dog owners to be on the lookout for a deadly canine virus that could sicken or kill their pets.
Dozens of dogs have been killed by the canine parvovirus in New Jersey, according to ABC News affiliate WPVI-TV in Philadelphia.
The American Veterinary Medical Association says the virus is highly contagious and can affect all dogs, although puppies and unvaccinated pets are most at risk.
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Friday September 19th, 2014 at 11:22 AM
In 2008 Debra Roseman decided she needed a new hobby and on Thanksgiving Day she set out and hit the pavement for her first run. Several months later, and many miles later, her husband found an event online called The Bruiser Memorial 5k being held in October 2009. Knowing his wifes love for dogs, he suggested she go to the race which benefited canine cancer research.
Deb did sign up for the race that day and having known friends who lost their dogs to cancer she even took a shot at...
Wednesday September 17th, 2014 at 11:59 AM
We dont yet know exactly why 60% of golden retrievers will get cancer. We know this is about twice the rate for other dogs and we know it is definitely genetic. What we dont know yet is which specific genes are involved.
We also dont know why golden retrievers from the U.S. are more likely to end up with a form of cancer called hemangiosarcoma. Or why golden retrievers from the U.K. are more likely to get lymphoma. (Genetics almost certainly explains most of this difference too.)
Tuesday September 16th, 2014 at 12:10 PM
Ear inflammation, or otitis, is one of the most common medical problems that dogs experience; because there are many causes, it is important to seek veterinary care to prevent severe pain and damage to deeper structures of the ear, which may lead to dizziness and long- term hearing loss.
Inflammation may occur in the outer ear, middle ear or inner ear, known by the medical terms otitis externa, otitis media and otitis interna.
The outer ear comprises the ear canal, which ends at the ear drum. A...
Tuesday September 16th, 2014 at 10:17 AM
Everyone knows that they should eat more fruits and vegetables in order to enjoy better health, and maybe even extend their lifespan by more than just a few years. What many people do not realize, however, is just how good for them these foods are. In addition, most people are not aware of exactly how the fruits and vegetables they eat benefit them. Broccoli is one food that should be on the daily, or at the very least weekly, menu of every person on the planet, and here are the reasons why.
Friday September 12th, 2014 at 10:04 AM
Dogs with hemangiosarcoma that were treated with a compound derived from the Coriolus versicolor mushroom had the longest survival times ever reported for dogs with the disease. These promising findings offer hope that the compound may one day offer cancer patients human and canine alike a viable alternative or complementary treatment to traditional chemotherapies.
The study was conducted by two University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine faculty. Dorothy Cimino Brown is...
Wednesday September 10th, 2014 at 09:59 AM
What is Alopecia?
Alopecia is the medical term for partial or complete hair loss. Alopecia is almost always a symptom of an underlying disease or condition. Thus, if your dog is suffering from alopecia, it is important to seek veterinary attention for your dog.
Alopecia is categorized in different ways depending on how and where the hair loss occurs. Localized alopecia means that the hair loss is only in one area on your dog. Symmetrical alopecia is when alopecia occurs in the same area on both...
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